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Ukraine completes first full rugby league season

By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/11/12

The first full Ukrainian Rugby League Championship has been completed with Legion XIII of Kharkov being crowned champions.

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Rugby League accepted into government sports schools in Ukraine

By Phil Caplan, Date: 28/1/14

The Ukrainian Rugby League Federation (UFRL) has struck an agreement with the authorities to include specific rugby league content in the state’s 45 sports schools. 

Ukrainian Rugby League Federation sets out ambitious expansion plans

Date: 18/11/14

Moving into its ninth year, the Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League has revealed ambitious plans for an extensive expansion of the sport in 2015 which will see more teams than ever before play the sport, despite the political situation that continues to affect the country.

At a meeting in L`viv, western Ukraine, UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan mapped out next year’s competition structure which will see eight sides compete in the flagship Championship of Ukraine, underpinned by a second division, a new national cup competition and continued junior development at U21, U18, U16 and U12 level, which will see over 200 matches take place in total.

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Italy and Ukraine prepare for historic youth RL international

Date: 15/4/18

On 19 May, Ukraine U19s will cross the north-east Italian border to Fogliano di Repuglia to play a qualification match for right to be the eighth side in the 2018 U19 European Championships, which will be staged in Belgrade this August.

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Rugby League on display at Ukraine Sports Fair

Date: 22/9/14

Under the slogan ‘Unity in Sport’, the Ukrainian Rugby League has scheduled their Grand Finals day, to climax the Championship season, at the prestigious Star Stadium in Kharkiv, on the 4th and 5th October.

Four teams have made the deciders from the two pools of regular season competition, encompassing eight sides in all, the semi-finals seeing Legion XIII, Kharkiv taking on RC Kivvy Rog Rhinos and Titans, Donetsk facing CEPU, Simferopol on the Saturday.

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Information on this page was updated - 19/5/2014

Foundation Year - 2007

International Team - Ukraine Rugby League

Top level domestic competition - The Ukraine based club Legion XIII currently play in the Russian Championship. Ukraine plan to start their own championship in 2009.

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Legion XIII win Rugby League Cup of Ukraine

Date: 17/11/14

Legion XIII got the double after taking out the Cup of Ukraine earlier this month after becoming the Champions of Ukraine for the 5th time back in October.

The 6 teams that participated in the cup of Ukraine were divided into two groups.

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Ukraine train-on squad for European Bowl announced

By Phil Caplan, Date: 25/6/13

The Ukrainian Rugby League Federation (UFRL) has announced a 20-man squad for the opening fixture of the 2013 RLEF European Bowl against Norway in Kharkov on 6th July. Fresh from their historic 26-22 victory over BARLA Young Lions, Artur Martyrosyan’s men will be full of confidence.

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IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are based only on the results of...
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Ukraine rugby league celebrate eighth birthday

Date: 4/11/14

Cake was in plentiful supply on November 1st as Ukrainian Rugby League celebrated its eighth birthday.