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Five match officials from across Europe joined the Rugby Football League’s full time match officials department, together with Australian Gerard Sutton ( who refereed two of the Tests between England and New Zealand), spending time experiencing a high-class performance environment. Ben Casty (France), Quentin Boissonnade (France), Guido Bonatti (Italy), Andrew Pilkington (Spain) and Jaroslav Bzoch (Czech Republic) were selected by…

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Germany stun Czech Republic in World Cup Qualifier

Germany put themselves in pole position for the next phase of 2021 World Cup qualification, with a stunning win over the Czech Republic in Osnabruck, to head the European Championship C – North table. If they take a point from Norway in Porsgrunn next month, they will face the winners of the Southern section in the next round of WC…

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Germany and Czech Republic name squads for World Cup qualifier

Germany have included 15 players from their domestic league in their 19-man squad, ahead of the 2021 World Cup Qualifier with the Czech Republic in Osnabruck tomorrow (as part of European Championship C – North). For the hosts, all four clubs who make up the Bundesliga (recently crowned champions for the first time Karlshöfen Moorteufel, Green Hill Hunters, Ruhrpott Rhinos…

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Czech Republic and Hungary name squads

The Czech Republic and Hungary meet for the fourth time tomorrow (Saturday) at the Athletics-Football Stadium, Chrudim Sports Complex (kick off 3pm). The visitors are looking for their first victory, the sides having met last time in Budapest a year ago, the Czech’s triumphing 26-6. Czech player/coach Ladislav Cintler, commented: “This is our only fixture before facing Germany in second…

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International and European Federations send message of condolence to the family of George Kocev

It is with considerable sadness that the Rugby League International and European Federations have been made aware of the tragic passing of Georgi Kocev. The 31-year-old, who played for Bulgaria in the 2017 Balkan Championship, was training with his club side CSKA Moscow when he suffered an apparent heart attack. Medical assistance attended but doctors could not revive the back…

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Czech Republic v Norway preview – European Championship C (North)

    The Czech town of Vrchlabi has World Cup fever with the national side taking on Norway there tomorrow (Saturday 16th) in the opening game in European Championship C – North, which also doubles as the first match in the 2021 RLWC qualifiers. The hosts have named two debutants, local Dominik Machek from Mad Squirrels, Vrchlabi, and Mikulov Rooster…

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2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers set to get underway

Qualifying for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England begins in the Czech Republic in mid-June, with the start of European Championship C. Six nations, split into North and South groups will take part, with a play off between the respective winners taking them into the next phase in 2019. The North group, featuring the Czech Republic, Germany and…

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Czech Republic v Norway, 16 June will kick-off World Cup 2021 Qualifiers

Preparations are in hand as the Czech Republic and Norway look to kick off the 2021WC Qualifiers, in Vrchlabi on the 16th of June. The clash will double as the opening tie in European Championship C–North, a group which also includes Germany.  The winners will then play the top team from the south group (Malta, Ukraine or Greece) for the…

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Czech Division One shaping up for an important season

The Czech Rugby League division one season has kicked off with double defending champions RLC Dragons Krupka defeating promoted Orli Havlickuv Brod 42-6. In the other match, newly combined Lokomotiva Beroun/Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels succumbed to 2017 runners-up Slavia Hradec Kralove 42-14.  The four team league will see each side play the others home and away, with semi-finals and a Grand…

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