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GB Rugby League Student Pioneers depart for Bosnia

Date: 3/7/15

The GB Student Pioneers have departed for Bosnia today, on a 10-day tour consisting of two games against a Bosnia RL XII and a 9s tournament.

The ground breaking side, made up of 20 players from 17 universities, will also spend their time spreading the word in local schools, clubs and engaging with the media, to raise the profile of the sport in the country.

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Tournament breaks new ground in Bosnia Herzegovina

Date: 16/10/14

Rugby League Club Vitez, from the Bosnian city of that name, has staged the first-ever rugby league tournament in the country with an U16s international 9s.

Joining the hosts, Partizan and Red Star - both from Belgrade, Serbia - and the White Rabbits of Banja Luka took part, Partizan beatng Vitez 20-0 in the final.

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Opening season of games completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Rugby LeagueBy Phil Caplan, Date: 1/11/13

RLC Bjeli Zecevi have emerged as champions from the first season of domestic rugby league competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, defeating Stanari’s RLC Rudar 36-4 at the city stadium in Doboj, in the final game of a three club, six round campaign.

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New rugby league club in Bosnia and Herzegovina play first game

Bosnia and Herzegovina Rugby LeagueBy Phil Caplan, Date: 12/4/13

Rudar from Stanari - near the city of Doboj in Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina - have played their first competitive game of rugby league after forming three months ago.

The club, meaning miners because of their links to a nearby coal mine, faced Banja Luka’s White Rabbits, going down 28-0 in front of over 200 fans in a match refereed by Slobodan Manak from the Serbian Rugby League Federation.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina RL aiming for three clubs in 2013

By Richard Cowley, Date: 25/1/13

Rugby League is a new sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina and locals passionate about rugby league are tackling many issues as they try to get a regular competition up and running.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina closer to forming rugby league federation

By Phil Caplan, Date: 29/11/12

The last few weeks have seen a marked increase in rugby league activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd November Banja Luka hosted the ‘Open Championship of the Republic of Srpska’, which saw four Serbian and two Bosnian clubs face each other at 9s.

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First all-locals match played in Bosnia Herzegovina


Bosnia and Herzegovina Rugby leagueBy Phil Caplan, Date: 4/10/12

Following the formation of the first club in Republika Srpska, the Serbian enclave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a second has been formed in the city of Novi Grad, named New Thunder RLFC.

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