Ukraine national rugby league team

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Ukraine national rugby league team
Badge of Ukraine national rugby league team team
Team information
Governing bodyUkrainian Federation of Rugby League
RegionRugby League European Federation
Head coachGennady Vepryk
Home stadiumDynamo Stadium
RLIF ranking25th
Team results
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]

2018 Squad[edit]

Ukraine
Starting players Interchange Coaching staff

Head coach



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

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

All-Time Results Record[edit]

Official Men's Rankings as of July 2019
Rank Change* Team Pts%
1 Steady  Australia
2 Steady  England
3 Steady  New Zealand
4 Steady  Tonga
5 Steady  Fiji
6 Steady  France
7 Steady  Samoa
8 Steady  Scotland
9 Steady  Lebanon
10 Steady  Papua New Guinea
11 Steady  Wales
12 Steady  Ireland
13 Increase 1  Jamaica
14 Decrease 1  Italy
15 Steady  United States
16 Increase 3  Greece
17 Decrease 1  Malta
18 Increase 2  Norway
19 Decrease 2  Serbia
20 Decrease 2  Hungary
21 Steady  Canada
22 Steady  Philippines
23 Steady  Poland
24 Steady  Niue
25 Steady  Czech Republic
26 Steady  Netherlands
27 Steady  Solomon Islands
28 Increase 17  Cook Islands
29 Steady  Russia
30 Decrease 2  Spain
31 Steady  Turkey
32 Increase 1  Vanuatu
33 Decrease 1  Chile
34 Steady  Japan
35 Decrease 5  Germany
36 Increase 1  South Africa
37 Decrease 2  Ukraine
38 Decrease 2  El Salvador
39 Increase 1  Hong Kong
40 Decrease 2  Sweden
41 Steady  Colombia
42 Decrease 3  Belgium
43 Steady  Argentina
44 Decrease 2  Thailand
45 Increase 1  Brazil
46 Decrease 1  Uruguay
47 Decrease 2  Denmark
48 Decrease 2  Bulgaria
*Change from December 2018
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[6]
17 May 2014 Serbia def. Ukraine 40-14 Euro Championship B Zeleznicar Stadium, Niš, Serbia 750[7]
28 September 2013 Ukraine def. Czech Republic 68-4 Rugby League European Bowl Municipal Stadium, Vrchlabi, Czech Republic Not known[8]
6 July 2013 Ukraine def. Norway 42-14 Rugby League European Bowl Dynamo Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[8]
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[9]
10 September 2011 Russia def. Ukraine 36-4 Milan Kosanovic Cup Kharkov, Ukraine Not known[10]
18 September 2010 Ukraine def. Latvia 112-0 Rugby League European Shield, East Division Arsenal Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine Not known[11]
27 June 2010 Russia def. Ukraine 62-14 Rugby League European Shield, East Division Vereya, Russia Not known[12]
26 July 2009 Ukraine def. Estonia 86-0 Rugby League European Bowl Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia Not known[13]
24 July 2009 Ukraine def. Latvia 40-6 Rugby League European Bowl Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia Not known[14]
13 July 2008 Great Britain Students RLFC def. Ukraine 36-18 Friendly match -- Not known[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ukraine results ar rlpanet
  2. ^ "Ukrainians Euro Bowl hopes Quashed". RLEF. 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  3. ^ "UKRAINE TAKE OPENING EUROPEAN BOWL CLASH". RLEF. 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  4. ^ "UKRAINE TAKE EUROPEAN BOWL". RLEF. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  5. ^ a b http://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/rlp-nations/ukraine/1045-ukraine-rugby-league-team-registers-historic-victory-against-british
  6. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_shield/report?RLE00000546
  7. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_shield/report?RLE00000545
  8. ^ a b http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_bowl/report?RLE00000468
  9. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000284
  10. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000206
  11. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_shield/report?RLE00000052
  12. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_shield/report?RLE00000050
  13. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_bowl/report?RLE00000109
  14. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/european_bowl/report?RLE00000108

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