Ukraine national rugby league team
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.
|Governing body||Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League|
|Region||Rugby League European Federation|
|Head coach||Gennady Vepryk|
|Home stadium||Dynamo Stadium|
|Great Britain Students 36-18 Ukraine |
(Ukraine; 13 July 2008)
|2009 Rugby League European Bowl|
| Ukraine 40-6 Latvia |
(Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia; 24 July 2009)
| Ukraine 112-0 Latvia |
(Kiev, Ukraine; 18 September 2010)
| Russia 62-14 Ukraine|
(Moscow, Russia; 27 June 2010)
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. Later that weekend, they wrapped up their European Bowl campaign, taking the championship with an 86–0 win over Estonia.
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 2013, Ukraine beat the BARLA Young Lions to secure their first victory against a British team. 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.
|Starting players||Interchange||Coaching staff|
Updated: 24 May 2014
All-Time Results RecordEdit
|Official Men's Rankings as of November 2019|
|6||4||Papua New Guinea|
|*Change from July 2019|
|Team||First Played||Played||Win||Draw||Loss||Points For||Points Against||Last Meeting|
|BARLA Young Lions||2013||1||1||0||0||26||22||2013|
|Great Britain Students RLFC||2008||1||0||0||1||18||36||2008|
|24 May 2014||Russia def. Ukraine 24-18||Euro Championship B||Vereya Stadium, Vereya, Russia||Not known|
|17 May 2014||Serbia def. Ukraine 40-14||Euro Championship B||Zeleznicar Stadium, Niš, Serbia||750|
|28 September 2013||Ukraine def. Czech Republic 68-4||Rugby League European Bowl||Municipal Stadium, Vrchlabi, Czech Republic||Not known|
|6 July 2013||Ukraine def. Norway 42-14||Rugby League European Bowl||Dynamo Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine||Not known|
|16 June 2013||Ukraine def. BARLA Young Lions 26-22||Artur Martyrosyan Memorial Cup||Kharkiv, Ukraine||Not known|
|30 September 2011||Serbia def. Ukraine 10-4||Milan Kosanovic Cup||Belgrade, Serbia||Not known|
|10 September 2011||Russia def. Ukraine 36-4||Milan Kosanovic Cup||Kharkov, Ukraine||Not known|
|18 September 2010||Ukraine def. Latvia 112-0||Rugby League European Shield, East Division||Arsenal Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine||Not known|
|27 June 2010||Russia def. Ukraine 62-14||Rugby League European Shield, East Division||Vereya, Russia||Not known|
|26 July 2009||Ukraine def. Estonia 86-0||Rugby League European Bowl||Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Not known|
|24 July 2009||Ukraine def. Latvia 40-6||Rugby League European Bowl||Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Not known|
|13 July 2008||Great Britain Students RLFC def. Ukraine 36-18||Friendly match||--||Not known|
- Ukraine results ar rlpanet
- "Ukrainians Euro Bowl hopes Quashed". RLEF. 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
- "UKRAINE TAKE OPENING EUROPEAN BOWL CLASH". RLEF. 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
- "UKRAINE TAKE EUROPEAN BOWL". RLEF. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-27.