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Russian bears.

Discussion in 'International' started by Irish-bulldog, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Irish-bulldog

    Irish-bulldog Juniors

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    I remember reading about the Russian rugby league in the early 2000's, I believe they had 40,000 plus fans at international games between the bears and the Hawks at some stage with a promising future and a thriving domestic scene?. I'm interested to see if anyone knows what went wrong with the Russian Bears ? You would think league would flourish in Russia.
     
  2. DlEHARD

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    I remember the days when I was very excited about the future of the game in Russia. But Im not sure if these days we have the right mafia connections.
     
  3. Coastbloke

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    IIRC that match with the good crowd was well promoted with a car up for grabs..

    Also seem to recall a match in Georgia well attended..Hope were high for a while..
     
  4. titoelcolombiano

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    Didn't the major RL clubs switch to Union and then it all fell apart after that?
     
  5. Irish-bulldog

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    Bloody union again , league seems like a natural fit for the ruskies
     
  6. dimitri

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  7. deluded pom?

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    It is, and always has been, notoriously difficult to get news about RRL.
     
  8. Foreign Legion

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    Always thought russia, ukraine and serbia should form a super league... similar language, alphabet and customs
     
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  9. Irish-bulldog

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    Like the idea. It just needs the funding ?, surely they have the natural builds for league. tough bastards hard lives, just like png
     
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