Ukraine national rugby league team

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Ukraine national rugby league team
Badge of Ukraine national rugby league team team
Governing body Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League
Region Rugby League European Federation
Head coach Gennady Vepryk
Home stadium Dynamo Stadium
RLIF ranking 23rd
First game
United KingdomGreat Britain Students 36-18 Ukraine 
(Ukraine; 13 July 2008)[1]
2009 Rugby League European Bowl
 Ukraine 40-6 Latvia 
(Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia; 24 July 2009)
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 November 2016[6]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Increase  Australia
2 Decrease  New Zealand
3 Steady  England
4 Increase  Scotland
5 Decrease  Samoa
6  France
7  Fiji
8  Ireland
9  Wales
10 Steady  United States
11  Serbia
12 Increase  Canada
13  Italy
14 Decrease  Tonga
15  Papua New Guinea
16 Increase  Russia
17 Decrease  Jamaica
18  Belgium
19 Steady  Spain
20  Malta
21  Lebanon
22 Increase  Ukraine
23  Germany
24  Czech Republic
25 Decrease  Cook Islands
26 Steady  Norway
27  Denmark
28  Greece
29  Sweden
30  Netherlands
31  South Africa
32 Increase  Niue
33 Decrease  Philippines
34 Steady  Chile
35  Vanuatu
36  Latvia
37  Solomon Islands
38  Hungary
39  El Salvador
40  Morocco
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[9]
16 June 2013 Ukraine def. BARLA Young Lions 26-22 Artur Martyrosyan Memorial Cup Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[5]
30 September 2011 Serbia def. Ukraine 10-4 Milan Kosanovic Cup Belgrade, Serbia Not known[10]
10 September 2011 Russia def. Ukraine 36-4 Milan Kosanovic Cup Kharkov, Ukraine Not known[11]
18 September 2010 Ukraine def. Latvia 112-0 Rugby League European Shield, East Division Arsenal Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[12]
27 June 2010 Russia def. Ukraine 62-14 Rugby League European Shield, East Division Vereya, Russia Not known[13]
26 July 2009 Ukraine def. Estonia 86-0 Rugby League European Bowl Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia Not known[14]
24 July 2009 Ukraine def. Latvia 40-6 Rugby League European Bowl Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia Not known[15]
13 July 2008 Great Britain Students RLFC def. Ukraine 36-18 Friendly match
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Not known[1]

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