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: 17/7/12 (Photo by John Anderson)
The Czech Republic have secured the European Bowl for the second consecutive year by defeating Hungary 42-16. The match was played in front of an enthusastic Vrchlabi crowd of 500 who roared with approval and chanted Ceski-Ceski as the home team opened magnificently, utterly dominating the visitors for the first 20 minutes of the match. During that period the Czech forwards constantly drove the Hungarians backwards with dominant running and the result was two tries each from prop Jiri Sluka and hooker Petr Sedina.
Press Release, Date: 1/7/12
The Czech Republic started their historic national teams representative weekend disappointingly, with the Czech Youth team being thoroughly outplayed by the far more experienced BARLA (British Amateur Rugby League Association) Youth in Beroun, and suffering a 70-0 point loss as a result.
The Czech team â€“ made up of under 20 players from the domestic Czech Championship, the majority of whom are playing their 1st season of any form of rugby â€“ were totally outplayed by a far more highly skilled & rugby league savvy group of young English players. The 1st half reflected the fact that not only were most of the Czech players deficient in some of the basic rugby skills and knowhow, but that they were also totally overwhelmed by the occasion, and the physicality of the opposition. The result was a half-time score of 52-0 to BARLA.
CZECH REPUBLIC RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014
Foundation Year - 2006
International Team - Czech Rugby League
Top level domestic competition - Has been running since 2009. The competition runs from April to November. The four teams that play in the 2011 Championship are Prague, Beroun, Pardubice & Vrchlabi. Praslavice and Chrudim are the other registered clubs, but they are not playing in the full competition as yet.