By Phil Caplan, Date: 30/11/12
Serbian rugby league is celebrating the crowning of their youth champions and the expansion of interest in the country into a new area, with the addition of a police rugby league programme.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/8/12
Serbia became the first nation to graduate from the Rugby League European Federation Technical Strategy following completion of a two-day Phase 3 Coaching course, which was run concurrently with the U18s festival in Belgrade at the weekend.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 17/8/12
This weekend will see Belgrade host a three-cornered rugby league under-18s tournament, the hosts facing England â€“ made up of a representative side from the Midlands â€“ and Lebanon. The festival comes on the back of Germany and Italy fielding sides at this level for the first time in July.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 11/7/12
Rugby leagueâ€™s historical link with the Balkans received a further filip after Red Star Belgrade played the White Rabbits of Banja Luka on Saturday. The visitors led 14-0 at the interval and ran out 28-6 winners but the result was secondary to the matchâ€™s symbolism.
Banja Luka staged the first â€“ and only â€“ rugby league international match played by the Yugoslavian national side, against the France amateur national team, in 1961. Since the creation of the first club in Bosnia and Herzegoniaâ€™s Serbian enclave in June, the old Ottoman city has seen a surge of interest especially after the match at FC Krajina.
SERBIAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 19/5/2014
Foundation Year - 1953 & 2001
International Team - Serbian Rugby League
Highest finish in World Cup - Played in 2008 & 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying games.
Top level domestic competition - Serbia have a 8 team National Championship competition.