Date: 29/9/17

Four nations will contest the second Balkan Championship in Serbia, between the 6-8 October. Hosts Serbia and holders Greece will be joined by Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Test matches.

The inaugural Championship was played three years ago, Greece – who have since undergone administrative change – defeating Serbia 50-22 in the final.

Tournament director Slobodan Manak commented: “We are delighted to welcome again our neighbouring rugby friends. This is another example of the nations in the region working together to further the sport and, despite the cameraderie, it will be a fierce competition.“

The semi-finals will see Serbia face Bulgaria and Greece play Bosnia and Herzegovina. The winners will play for the title whilst the losing teams meet in a third-place play off as part of a double-header.