Rugby league in Russia is constantly expanding, and they received a huge boost today, as JM Sports in associated with International Sports Funding, have formed a partnership with the Russian Rugby League Federation (RRLF).
Victor Sapozhnikov said that the partnership will result in players and teams wearing apparel from JM Sports, as well as the renaming of the national competition.
The partnership will see the Russian national side wearing JM Sports branded Kit and Leisurewear. The national competition has also been renamed to recognise JM Sports support,” said Sapozhnikov.
With the partnership now settled, the next step for the RRLA is to appoint the coach of their respective sides, as well as getting as many juniors involved.
The long-term plan for Russian rugby league, is to have the Russian Ministry of Sport officially recognise rugby league, so it can be reinstated on the national sports register.