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Expansion in Serbian Rugby League as Radniki take under 18s title

Serbia Rugby LeagueBy 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.

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Serbia first graduates of rugby league technical strategy

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.

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Serbia host under-18 festival

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 – made up of a representative side from the Midlands – and Lebanon. The festival comes on the back of Germany and Italy fielding sides at this level for the first time in July.

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Red Star make historic rugby league visit to Republika Srpska

By Phil Caplan, Date: 11/7/12

Rugby league’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 match’s symbolism.

Banja Luka staged the first – and only – 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 Herzegonia’s Serbian enclave in June, the old Ottoman city has seen a surge of interest especially after the match at FC Krajina.

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