An historic double-header is set to place in Vrchlabi on Saturday 24 August, when the Czech Republic play Serbia in a full international, preceded by their U18s facing Poland U20s, in a first-ever encounter between the nations.
The Czech Republic and Hungary meet for the fourth time tomorrow (Saturday) at the Athletics-Football Stadium, Chrudim Sports Complex (kick off 3pm).
Czech Republic player/coach Ladislav Cintler has announced a 37-man train-on squad ahead of the opening game in European Championship C - North, against Norway in Vrchlabi on 16 June, which also doubles as the first match in the 2021 RLWC qualifiers.
The Czech Rugby League division one season has kicked off with double defending champions RLC Dragons Krupka defeating promoted Orli Havlickuv Brod 42-6. In the other match, newly combined Lokomotiva Beroun/Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels succumbed to 2017 runners-up Slavia Hradec Kralove 42-14. The four team league will see each side play the others home and away, with semi-finals and a Grand Final to follow.
The Czech Republic and Norway have announced their squads to play in Saturday’s international in Krupka, close to the east German border. It will be the third meeting between the nations, with each having won once.
Two tries in three minutes at the start of the second half saw the Czech Republic emerge triumphant, 26-6, against Hungary at the KFKI Sporttelep in Budapest.
The Czech Rugby League Association (CZRLA) successfully launched the RLEF’s new EU-backed Training and Education Portal, playing host to delegates from England and Sweden as well as rugby league teams from Poland and Hungary.
Despite a one-sided Grand Final, which saw table-toppers Orli Havlickuv Brod impressively defeat nearest rivals Czech Rabbitohs 62-0 in Tis to win their first crown, the CZRLA is celebrating a record year of domestic matches.
Seven sides in the First Division played each other home and away, Havlickuv Brod only losing twice in a memorable year.