Belarus is the next Eastern European nation to launch the sport

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  1. adamkungl

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  2. Walter sobchak

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    Isn’t Belarus the only country in Europe to be run be a dictator?
     
  3. Foreign Legion

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    That and Angela Merkel Germany
     
  4. langpark

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    More specifically, here is the town that hosted the matches. Only 65,000 according to wiki, but if they can get one team going, they are close-ish to Kiev, so can play matches semi-regularly.

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    We get footholds, grow a little then become a non event. Why? I hope this ends up a good news story but we need to work on development plans. eg Russia.. was growing then declined...same for France and others. Is it a Euro issue or lack of RL nous?
     
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    It’s quite easy to grow to a certain point, then comes the question of money and government recognition. Those who get that can thrive - the next possible pitfall is access to quality coaching and resources.
     
  7. langpark

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    What on earth are you basing that on!?
     
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    I agree, suddenly a game pops up we bang our chest then it gets too hard so we move on and repeat cycle.

    Quality not quantity.

    I feel as though all help should have been given to Russia, for it to virtually evaporate is a disgrace.
     
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    Another step forward

    Looks like another opportunity for a Eastern Europe Super League group
     
  10. taipan

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    Population over 9 million,cloes ties to Russia.It all helps in the long term, provided not neglected.
     
  11. Pommy

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    I wouldn’t be so sure. Those guys are all paying their own way and are located in the Balkans (part of Italy is in the Balkans depending on definition) Belarus is a good distance away.
    Still great to see another nation hopefully we can get something going with them the Baltic states and Russia.
     
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    and absolutely skint
     
  13. adamkungl

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    Keep seeing this implication that there's some central figure that bounces around the world starting tiny RL comps then moving on.

    There isn't. No external body is starting the sport or giving any serious assistance. The RLEF provides opportunities in the form of coaching and refereeing courses, and international tournaments.
    But ultimately the sport lives and dies at the hands of those playing and organising it.

    The central International bodies lack the resources to fund individual nations and the major professional bodies aren't interested.
     
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    And ruled by a semi dictator.
    Rugby league seems to get the message over to youth in these type of countries.At least offering something ,that gets their minds off unemployment and an uncertain future.
     
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    The EU is not a dictatorship??
     
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    He means Germany not the EU. The EU is run by a co dictatorship. The German leader and the French poodle.
     
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