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Serbia country take lead in origin rugby league series

By Phil Caplan, 10/4/13

Two tries from centre Marko Cuk set Serbia Country on the way to a 30-22 win over a Belgrade Select in game one of the Serbia Rugby League Origin Series.

Played at Inge SC in the capital, Country took an early 12-0 lead with tries from Branko Bursac and Filip Stosic and two Slavisa Zekic goals.

International centre Velibor Sreckovic hit back with a brace of touchdowns for Belgrade but opposite number Cuk’s first made it 16-10 to country at the break.

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Serbia elite camp ends with Risman Cup

By Phil Caplan, Date: 21/3/13

Serbian coach Marko Jankovic has overseen a four-week camp to select candidates for the national team. Jankovic organised four training camps which included four games, testing more than 50 hopefuls for the second half of Serbia’s European Shield campaign.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.