Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Russia look at new ways to grow rugby league

By Richard Cowley, 3/10/12

With limited funding the Russian Rugby League Association are looking at unique ways to grow the game of rugby league in Russia. The RRLA are isolated in many ways. The have been fighting to have rugby league re-registered with the Russian Ministry of sport. Support form the outside world is also limited due to the nature of international rugby league.

President of Russian Association of Rugby League interviewed on Russian TV

Date: 18/9/12

President of the Russian Association of Rugby League is interviewed by Russian Weekly News program NARA TV. Taturyan's speaks about some of the challenges Rugby League faces in Russia.

Russian Rugby League comrade’s need a hand

By Richard Cowley, Date: 14/9/12

It's up there with Vichy in regards to the wrongs done to rugby league over the years. The date was the 20th of January 2010. The Russian Ministry of Sport’s submitted order 21 which expelled rugby league from the state register of sports in Russia.

Russia Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Russia snapshot and rugby league results


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Foundation Year - 1993

International Team - The Bears

Highest finish in World Cup - Lost all games and finished bottom of Group (2000)