Thursday, April 18, 2024
Ukraine Rugby League

RL receives highest government classification in Ukraine

Date: 18/6/14

Rugby league now has: “All the elements to make a massive leap forward in Ukraine,” according to Ukrainian Rugby League Federation (UFRL) president Artur Martyrosyan.

The positive noises are the result of the sport’s inclusion in the ‘Unified Sports Classification’ list controlled by the ministry of sport, and follow January’s permission for rugby league to form part of the government sport school curriculum.

Ukraine Rugby League

Ukraine Rugby League joins the likes of England as full member of RLEF

By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/5/13

Ukraine has joined European rugby league’s top table after the RLEF board of directors granted the UFRL full member status.

Jubilant UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan commented, "This is a great victory for Ukrainian rugby league. My heartfelt congratulations go out to all the fans, players and federation staff who have contributed to this historic event. I would like to express my gratitude to the RLEF directors for their trust and support of the sport in Ukraine. Now begins a new and more advanced stage of development here."

Ukraine 2014 Championship Finals

Legion XIII win Ukraine Rugby League Championship Final

Date: 10/10/14

Over the weekend the Final Rugby League games between the best Ukrainian teams were held at the "Star" stadium in Kharkiv. Those teams had a chance to uphold an honour of their cities: RLC "Legion XIII" Kharkiv, RLC "Kribass" Krivoy Rog, RLC "Titan" Donetsk, RLC "CEPU" from Simferopol.

Ukraine Rugby League

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. 

Ukraine Rugby League Sports Fair

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.

Ukraine Rugby League Uni Competition

Kviv University crowned first Ukrainian Student RL Champions


Date: 23/11/15

RLV Kviv emerged undefeated from their three games to take the first-ever Ukrainian Student Rugby League championship, after a round-robin tournament held at the Locomotive Stadium in Chop at the weekend.

Four university teams entered, Kviv only conceding points in their final match, against second-place Uzhgorod 1.


Canterbury and Hardgear to donate Ukraine kit for European U19S

The Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League’s fundraising efforts to reach the European U19s Championships have been given a major boost thanks to the generosity of European Rugby League’s official kit partner Canterbury and retail partner Hardgear Ltd, who have...
European Rugby League Ball

Reaction from Euro nations to new Rugby League world rankings

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for some European nations. In the men’s, Serbia – who played the most Test fixtures in 2021 –...
Ukraine Rugby League

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.

Ukraine Rugby League 2020

Rugby league makes a comeback in Eastern Europe

There has been a gradual return to rugby league action across eastern Europe following the interruptions of coronavirus. Serbia has been in the vanguard at senior and junior level, with leading club Red Star Belgrade suffering their first Serbian Championship...