Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Bosnia and Herzegovina closer to forming rugby league federation

By Phil Caplan, Date: 29/11/12

The last few weeks have seen a marked increase in rugby league activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd November Banja Luka hosted the ‘Open Championship of the Republic of Srpska’, which saw four Serbian and two Bosnian clubs face each other at 9s.

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IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are based only on the results of...
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RLEF greatly saddened by the passing of Sreten Zec

The Rugby League European Federation has sent its sincerest condolences to the Bosnia and Herzegovina RL after they announced the sudden and tragic passing of founder Sretan Zec. Zec, aged 45 and a scientist, “Possessed inexhaustible energy and enthusiasm, and...
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School rugby league programmes start in Montenegro, Bosnia and Turkey

School rugby league programmes have started in Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Turkey as the sport continues to expand its footprint across the Balkan region. Montenegro Rugby League is working with U12s, 13s and 14s across five schools in the...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina restarts rugby league activities

After a break of more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rugby League Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has restarted its activities. FIS Vitez hosted Rugby League Club Borac from Banja Luka in a 9s match,...
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New rugby league club in Bosnia and Herzegovina play first game

By Phil Caplan, Date: 12/4/13

Rudar from Stanari - near the city of Doboj in Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina - have played their first competitive game of rugby league after forming three months ago.

The club, meaning miners because of their links to a nearby coal mine, faced Banja Luka’s White Rabbits, going down 28-0 in front of over 200 fans in a match refereed by Slobodan Manak from the Serbian Rugby League Federation.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina RL association recognized and board formed

Date: 31/1/18

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Rugby League Association has been formally recognised, and established its inaugural board following an assembly in Vitez.

Bosnia and Herzegovian rugby league club Vitez

Bosnia and Herzegovian rugby league club helps out Croatian earthquake victims

Players and staff from Bosnia and Herzegovian rugby league club Vitez have journeyed 250km to help in the aftermath of an earthquake in Petrinja, Croatia. The epicentre of the 6.4 magnitude quake was located three kilometres from the city, situated...
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Opening season of games completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Phil Caplan, Date: 1/11/13

RLC Bjeli Zecevi have emerged as champions from the first season of domestic rugby league competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, defeating Stanari’s RLC Rudar 36-4 at the city stadium in Doboj, in the final game of a three club, six round campaign.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Rugby League

First all-locals match played in Bosnia Herzegovina


By Phil Caplan, Date: 4/10/12

Following the formation of the first club in Republika Srpska, the Serbian enclave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a second has been formed in the city of Novi Grad, named New Thunder RLFC.