Ukraine national rugby league team

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Ukraine
Badge of Ukraine team
Region Europe
Head coach Gennady Vepryk
RLIF ranking 21st
First international
United KingdomGreat Britain Students 36-18 Ukraine 
(Ukraine; 13 July 2008)[1]
Biggest win
 Ukraine 112-0 Latvia 
(Kiev, Ukraine; 18 September 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Russia 62-14  Ukraine
(Moscow, Russia; 27 June 2010)

The Ukraine national rugby league team was established in 2007 to represent Ukraine at rugby league football. Ukraine is in the fourth tier developing nations along with Estonia and Latvia. The national side played their first international game as a nation playing against the Great Britain Students going down 36-18. Ukraine was originally scheduled to play in the 2008 European Bowl but withdrew at the last minute due to problems with the teams visas.[2]

Their first international matchup was against Great Britain Students Rugby league football club, where they lost 36 to 18.

They then played against Latvia in the 2009 European Bowl winning the contest 40-6.[3] Later that weekend, they wrapped up their European Bowl campaign, taking the championship with an 86-0 win over Estonia.[4]

In 2010, Ukraine competed in an expanded European Shield. They competed in the Eastern group, suffering their first international defeat in Russia before winning heavily against Latvia to finish 2nd.

In 2011, Ukraine competed in two test matches against Russia and Serbia. They would lose both matches.

In 2013, Ukraine beat the BARLA Young Lions to secure their first victory against a British team.[5] Later in the year, Ukraine participated in their second European Bowl competition. They took on Norway and Czech Republic, and they beat them both, securing their second European Bowl title.

They are currently ranked 21st on the RLIF World Rankings.

For more Ukrainian stats, news, team results and more visit Ukraine's RLEF Page.

Players[edit]

2014 Squad[edit]

This is the Ukraine team that took on Russia in the European Championship B.

Ukraine
Starting players Interchange Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 24 May 2014
Source(s): European Championship B 2014

All-Time Results Record[edit]

Official Rankings as of May 2015[6]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Increase  New Zealand 949.00
2 Decrease  Australia 941.00
3 Steady  England 485.00
4  Samoa 320.00
5  France 215.00
6  Fiji 196.00
7  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9  Wales 122.00
10  United States 118.00
11  Papua New Guinea 113.00
12  Italy 79.00
13 Increase  Canada 49.00
14 Decrease  Serbia 47.00
15 Increase  Tonga 47.00
16 Decrease  Russia 45.00
17 Steady  Cook Islands 31.00
18 Decrease  Belgium 30.00
19  Germany 24.00
20 Increase  Lebanon 24.00
21 Decrease  Norway 22.00
22  Ukraine 21.00
23 Increase  Malta 20.00
24 Decrease  Greece 19.00
25 Steady  Netherlands 15.00
26 Increase  Spain 14.00
27 Decrease  Denmark 13.00
28 Increase  South Africa 12.00
29 Decrease  Jamaica 11.00
30 Decrease  Czech Republic 9.00
31  Sweden 7.00
32 Steady  Hungary 2.00
33 NEW  Niue 2.00
34 Decrease  Latvia 2.00
35 NEW  Philippines 2.00
36 Decrease  Morocco 0.00
Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting
United KingdomGreat Britain Students RLFC[1] 2008 1 0 0 1 18 36 2008
LatviaLatvia 2009 2 2 0 0 152 6 2010
EstoniaEstonia 2009 1 1 0 0 86 0 2009
 Russia 2010 3 0 0 3 36 124 2014
 Serbia 2011 2 0 0 2 18 50 2014
United Kingdom BARLA Young Lions 2013 1 1 0 0 26 22 2013
Norway Norway 2013 1 1 0 0 42 14 2013
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2013 1 1 0 0 68 4 2013
Date Result Competition Venue Attendance
24 May 2014 Russia def. Ukraine 24-18 Euro Championship B Vereya Stadium, Vereya, Russia Not known[7]
17 May 2014 Serbia def. Ukraine 40-14 Euro Championship B Zeleznicar Stadium, Niš, Serbia 750[8]
28 September 2013 Ukraine def. Czech Republic 68-4 Rugby League European Bowl Municipal Stadium, Vrchlabi, Czech Republic Not known[9]
6 July 2013 Ukraine def. Norway 42-14 Rugby League European Bowl Dynamo Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[10]
16 June 2013 Ukraine def. BARLA Young Lions 26-22 Artur Martyrosyan Memorial Cup Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[11]
30 September 2011 Serbia def. Ukraine 10-4 Milan Kosanovic Cup Belgrade, Serbia Not known[12]
10 September 2011 Russia def. Ukraine 36-4 Milan Kosanovic Cup Kharkov, Ukraine Not known[13]
18 September 2010 Ukraine def. Latvia 112-0 Rugby League European Shield, East Division Arsenal Stadum, Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[14]
27 June 2010 Russia def. Ukraine 62-14 Rugby League European Shield, East Division Vereya, Russia Not known[15]
26 July 2009 Ukraine def. Estonia 86-0 Rugby League European Bowl Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia Not known[16]
24 July 2009 Ukraine def. Latvia 40-6 Rugby League European Bowl Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia Not known[17]
13 July 2008 Great Britain Students RLFC def. Ukraine 36-18 Friendly match
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