The annual CZRLA International 9s Tournament, held in Pardubice, has been won by the Skane club, from Sweden, ensuring that each of the 4 years of the competition has produced 4 different winners from 4 different countries, with the recently rebranded Roosters following Lebanon’s LAU, BARLA Youth, and the Belgrade Selection in being crowned champions.
By Phil Caplan, Date:30/6/13
The Czech Republic won a fiercely contested match with the touring Serbian U20s, running out winners 28-22 in Vrchlabi.
The young Serbians showed immense courage and some fine skills against bigger and generally older opponents to ensure the home team never pulled away from them on the scoreboard.
By Andy Mulhall, Date: 8/10/12
The 2nd half of the Czech domestic Rugby League season kicked-off with some quality contests taking place in both the 1st and 2nd divisions. Both of the weekendâ€™s 1st Division matches being refereed by experienced Welsh-based Australian Match Official, Darren Scott.
By Andy Mulhall, Date: 7/11/13
Chrudim Angels secured their second trophy of the CZRLA season when, after having already won the 2013 CZRLA 2nd Division Championship, they won the 2nd Division Grand Final against Hradec Kralove, 28-0. The match was played in chilly conditions in Chrudim, in front of special guests, South Sydney Rabbitohs CEO, Shane Richardson, and his wife, Kate. Richardson had also been a special guest at the 2013 CZRLA Awards night the previous evening, where he presented awards and took questions from an enthralled audience.
By Andy Mulhall, Date; 11/8/14
The result of the second match between the Czech Republic and Latvia’s youth teams resulted in a very similar score to Game 1 played two evenings before, but was notable for the fact the both team’s performances were a further improvement on the first match-up.
Lokomotiva Beroun have gone through a second consecutive CZRLA 1st Division Championship undefeated. Beroun have not suffered a loss since being defeated by the Pardubice Jets in the 2011 Grand Final; this impressive run includes being undefeated both home and away in the 2012 & 2013 Championships, as well being undefeated in the 2012 & 2013 CZRLA pre-season 9s tourneys and having won the 2012 CZRLA Grand Final 50-0 against Prague Vikings. They will now play Zemni Stavby Vrchlabi in the 2013 CZRLA Grand Final.
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 has put junior development as a priority and is gearing up for a forthcoming U20 international against an England Colleges team, ahead of full internationals at home to Sweden on 25th July and Belgium in early October.
By Phil Caplan, Date:9/7/13
A Belgrade Select team won the third annual Czech Rugby League International 9s tournament in Pardubice. The Serbians defeated an impressive Hungary XIII in the final match of the day to remain undefeated and go one better than their previous participation in the event in 2011, when they were defeated by Lebanonâ€™s LAU in the final.