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Serbia Rugby League U20s win Belgrade Trophy, defeating Czechia U20s 46-4

The Belgrade Trophy – financed by the town and performed for at junior worldwide stage for the sixteenth time since 2005 – was received by hosts Serbia U20s, who scored 9 tries in a 46-4 victory over Czechia U20s on the SC Inge-FC Masdi Proleter Stadium.

Stefan Simovic – who additionally kicked two objectives – man of the match prop Djordje Krnjeta, and Luka Ilic all grabbed a brace of tries; Serbia U20s main 26-0 on the break and constructing on their 22-12 win towards Albania in July.  

Their different strive scorers have been stand off Tommy Svanidze who performs for London Broncos Academy, Nikola Mladenovic and Andrej Marimkovic; Strahinja Stojiljkovic with 4 conversions.

Full again Jakub Tichy crossed for the guests within the sixty fourth minute, the match beginning with a minute’s silence in respect of the passing of European Rugby League chair Maurice Watkins, MBE earlier this week.

Serbia youth crew coach, Jasmin Bibic, mentioned: “It was a fantastic efficiency, a lot of the squad have performed in our 5 video games over the summer time towards our Balkan buddies they usually have bonded effectively with one another. I’m very pleased with them, three of our boys in the present day have been U18 and the way forward for the game may be very encouraging.”

Czech RL youth head coach, David Lahr, famous: “After such a very long time being unable to play due to Covid, we did our most, I’m very pleased with all the fellows. They mentioned they wished to play towards powerful opponents and we definitely noticed that however I’m hopeful that they’re the way forward for our nationwide crew. The inspiration is there for them to progress to the senior stage. A number of errors price them early, however the spirit they confirmed was glorious.”

The Serbia U20 squad will now go on a seven day camp funded by the Ministry of Youth and Sport, along with their U19 squad who’ve begun preparations for the U19s European Cup in Italy in 2022.

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