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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:17 PM

Serbian coach Marko Jankovic has selected a 32-man train-on squad, in the build up to the RLEF European Shield 2012/13 beginning its reverse  fixtures.

 

Before the start of the tournament, Jankovic put together a 26-man squad drawn from five clubs  Now, a year later, 12 sides are represented reflecting the current expansion underway in the country.

 

"We started this year's selection process on 17th February with the idea of local clubs nominating some of their emerging players," explained the former army officer. "That raised the competition for each place in the squad because along with the players we already knew, a lot of newcomers proved that they were ready for the national team."

 

Twelve debutants - Mihailo Bošković (Dorćol), Marko Ćuk (Military Academy), Tomica Kostić (Morava Cheetahs), Ilija Tintor (Novi Beograd), Nik Ramišvili, Igor Vratnjan (Podbara), Miloš Djurković, Mile Podkoljnjak (Radnički NP), Dragan Vasiljević (Red Star), Strahinja Jevtić, Nemanja Petrović, Filip Stošić (Soko Vranje) - have been named, with Vasiljević, Ramišvili, Petrović and Stošić graduates from the Serbia U18s.

 

Jankovic explained, "In the next four weeks we will organise trial games to gauge everyone's form and at the culmination of that period, in the Risman Cup game, we'll have a pretty good idea of a selection that we can count on."

 

Serbia's preparation included a series of training camps and the traditional Origin games between Belgrade and Serbia Country. Country won the first clash and have been rewarded with 22 members selected for the national team squad - almost a complete reversal compared to just two years ago. The second contest in the series is on 4th May.

 

A week later Lancashire Police tour Serbia, giving Jankovic one final chance to piece together his 20 man squad for two Shield matches on consecutive weekends against Germany and then Russia. Serbia lost to both by a single point in 2012.

 

"It's well known that there are no friendly games in rugby nor can you play defensively, like in football," continued Jankovic. "We could have tried to hide some trump cards, but this would be completely irrelevant as the Germans, Russians and Serbians all know just how good the other is."

 

SERBIA TRAIN-ON SQUAD

 

Nenad Radević, Miloš Zogović (Car Lazar), Mihailo Bošković, Mirko Božović, Ivan Mitić, Stefan Nedeljković, Stevan Stevanović, Dalibor Vukanović (Dorćol), Danilo Delić, Zoran Pešić (Lyon FC), Marko Ćuk, Radovan Tajsić (Military Academy), Tomica Kostić (Morava Cheetahs), Lazar Živković (Niš), Ilija Tintor (Novi Beograd), Nik Ramišvili, Igor Vratnjan (Podbara), Nemanja Božić, Miloš Djurković, Mile Podkoljnjak, Slaviša Zekić (Radnički NP), Miloš Ćalić, Vladislav Dedić, Vojislav Dedić, Ivan Djordjević, Vladica Nikolić, Velibor Srećković, Dragan Vasiljević (Red Star), Strahinja Jevtić, Nemanja Petrović, Filip Stošić (Soko Vranje), Zlatko Pešić (Vojvoda Pančevo)

 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

18th May 2013 - Serbia v Germany

25th May 2013 - Serbia v Russia

 

TABLE

P                                           W           L             D            F             A             PD          PTS

2             Russia                   3             3             0             85           64           21           6

1             Italy                      3             1             2             0             108        66           42

3             Serbia                   3             1             2             0             68           64           4

4             Germany              3             1             2             0             61           128        -67

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Would be good to see Serbia come through this year - you'd think their strong base would be able to start bearing some fruit at this level soon.
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

Would be good to see Serbia come through this year - you'd think their strong base would be able to start bearing some fruit at this level soon.

I reckon a Serbian domestic team would fare well against other developing nations' domestic teams. The problems occur when countries like Italy and Lebanon call on their heritage players.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

Germany coach Dan Stocks has released a 28-man train-on squad for the RLEF European Shield 2012/13 reverse fixtures, with his team travelling to Belgrade to play Serbia. 

 

Former Sydney Roosters junior Jeff Moate, currently playing in France with Lescure, is drafted in and joins the core of players that largely impressed in 2012. He will add experience to an already large set of forwards.

 

“I will be looking to the senior players to lead the team,” said Stocks. “The Keinhorst brothers will all feature in their ninth season for ‘Die Dreizehn’ (the 13) and will hopefully be supported by Andy Hoggins, who has made the step up to Championship One with Oxford RL, and Andy McLean of London Skolars.”

 

The German squad will get a chance to get together on May 4th, when they play a match in Heidelberg against Holland XIII. Stocks will attempt to blend his overseas-based, more experienced players, which includes Leeds Rhinos’ Challenge Cup final three-quarter Jimmy Keinhorst, with the best of the home-grown talent.

 

“On the domestic front, dual code international Jens Schmidt impressed in last year’s games as did youngster Vinnie Spies, who despite his small stature made his presence felt in every game which he featured.”

 

GERMANY TRAIN-ON SQUAD
Christoph Huber (Bad Reichenhall), Sebastian Roczyn, Sebastian Heilmann, Lucas Marin (Baden Pirates) Jacob Handy, Sebastian Vermaat (Bamberg university), Ben Behr-Heyder, Liam Doughton, Fabrice Fehlemann, Nico Koch, (Cologne), Mawuli Amefia, Bene Rehm (Heidelberg RK), Markus Bender, Gregor Hartmann, Daniel Lortz, Jens Schmidt, Vinnie Spies, Sven Wetzel (Heidelberg Lions) Dan Stocks (Hemel Stags), Nick Keinhorst, Kristian Keinhorst (Leeds Akkies), Jimmy Keinhorst (Leeds Rhinos), Jeff Moate (Lescure), Andy McLean (London Skolars) Markus Keinhorst (Meraloma rugby union), Damien Seibold (Rockhampton Brothers), Andrew Hoggins (Oxford rugby league club), Joshua Danzey (Sunshine coast Sea Eagles)

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

OSOSKOV ATTEMPTS TO CONSOLIDATE BEARS’ TOP SPOT

 

European Shield leaders Russia have announced a familiar squad as they attempt to consolidate their position at the head of the table. Three wins in 2012 sees them go into the reverse fixtures with a four point advantage.

 

They travel to Belgrade on 25th May where they can expect an uncompromising reception from the locals. Having edged Serbia by a point in Naro-Fominsk last September, long-serving player-coach Eduard Ososkov knows that his preparation must leave nothing to chance.

 

“We have already selected the squad to travel to Serbia,” he said and his preparation will be bolstered by two trial games between the national squad and a Moscow select ahead of the trip.

 

Only two players who did not participate in the 2012 round of matches are brought into the squad, MGPU’s Sergey Beliavskiy and veteran St Petersburg three-quarter Grigory Esin. Ososkov is considering blooding new players at home against Germany in August, depending on Russia’s results in Serbia and then Italy, in June.

 

“All of our players are working really hard,” he continued. “I hope that we’ll be able to put on a good show. We know the Serbian team pretty well – and the problems they can give us were demonstrated clearly in Naro-Fominsk. We won narrowly last time, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. It’s going to be a tough game for both sides.”

 

RUSSIA 19-MAN TRAIN-ON SQUAD


Sergey Beliavskiy, Alexey Mikhaylov, Victor Tolstov, Sergey Zuev (MGPU, Moscow), Grigory Esin (Nevskaya Zastava, St Petersburg), Dmitriy Bratko, Igor Chuprin, Vadim Fedchuk, (Storm), Petr Botnarash, Rustam Bulanov, Sergey Gaponov, Anatoly Grigorev, Sergey Konstantinov, Aleksandr Lysokon, Alexey Nikolaev, Eduard Ososkov, Andrey Sevostianov, Maksim Suchkov, Vladimir Vlasyuk (Vereya RLFC)

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

I reckon a Serbian domestic team would fare well against other developing nations' domestic teams. The problems occur when countries like Italy and Lebanon call on their heritage players.

How are Russia doing so well? Are they bringing in cross-coders for the internationals?



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD 2012-13: GAME 7 - SERBIA v GERMANY - PREVIEW

The 2012-13 European Shield recommences in Belgrade on Saturday, with Serbia hosting Germany. Twelve months ago in Heidelberg, Germany sprung an upset, beating Serbia for the first time, by the narrowest of margins.

“Two interesting challenges are in front of us in the following ten days,” said a pensive Marko Jankovic, the Serbian coach, who will also lead his men against arch-rivals Russia on 25 May. “Our approach to this round of fixtures is a cautious one,” he admitted, “although there is an expectation for all our effort to gain results.”

His squad has certainly undergone a meticulous preparation for the second round of matches. A series of elite camps and domestic representative fixtures culminated in last week’s tour by Lancashire Police, who Serbia defeated 40-16.

Jankovic recalls four players, although Zoran Pesic’s astounding streak of 27 consecutive appearances for the national team will come to end, with the hooker remaining with his club, Lyon. Six debutants are vying for their first full international cap; Mihailo Bošković, Marko Ćuk, Mile Podkoljnjak, Igor Vratnjan and Soko Vranje duo Strahinja Jevtić and Nemanja Petrović. Eleven of the squad are drawn from Dorcol and Red Star.

Defending Shield champions Germany prepared for the match with a game against Holland two weeks ago. Although they are level with Serbia and Italy on two points, their heavy defeat in Italy means they must get a result against the Serbians if they are to have a realistic chance of avoiding last place and relegation.

Coach Dan Stocks names three debutants in Hanspeter Hora, Jonas Kindler and Hagen Schmidt, while Jonathan Zerweck and Jonas Burkhardt have been called up following impressive displays against Holland. That inexperienced quintet will be surrounded by a largely experienced side that, while missing Leeds Rhinos’ Jimmy Keinhorst, is led by two of his brothers, Nick and Kristian. In an outstanding display of commitment, Australian-based hooker Josh Danzey flies in from Queensland while Oxford’s Andy Hoggins returns to the side after featuring in Germany’s successful 2011 Shield campaign. Both win their fourth caps.

“I’m looking towards the experienced players to guide the debutants in what is sure to be a physical game,” said Stocks. “The Serbians were narrowly beaten last year and will have a point to prove, especially at home. However, the Keinhorst brothers, Huber, Amefia and the North Rhine Westphalia Broncos lads will know what to expect. I am also keen to see how Elite 1 forward Jeff Moat performs.”

SERBIA SQUAD
Miloš Zogović (Car Lazar), Mihailo Bošković, Mirko Božović, Stefan Nedeljković, Stevan Stevanović, Dalibor Vukanović (Dorćol), Marko Ćuk, Radovan Tajsić (Military Academy), Marko Milenković (Niš), Igor Vratnjan (Podbara), Nemanja Božić, Mile Podkoljnjak (Radnički Nova Pazova), Miloš Ćalić, Vladislav Dedić, Vojislav Dedić, Ivan Djordjević, Vladica Nikolić, Nebojša Živanović (Red Star Belgrade), Strahinja Jevtić, Nemanja Petrović (Soko Vranje)

GERMANY SQUAD
Christoph Huber (Bad Reichenhall), Hanspeter Hora, Jonas Kindler, Hagen Schmidt, Sebastian Vermaat (Bamberg), Mawuli Amefia (Heidelberg), Jonas Burkhardt (Hochspeyer), Sebastian Roczyn, Jonathan Zerweck (Karlsruhe), Kristian Keinhorst, Nick Keinhorst (Leeds Akkies), Jeff Moate (Lescure), Ben Behr-Heyder, Liam Doughton, Fabrice Fehlmann (NRW Broncos), Andy Hoggins (Oxford), Josh Danzey (Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles)


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

Final score: Serbia 46 Germany 10.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD 2012-13 - GAME 7
 
SERBIA 46 GERMANY 10 - Makis Stadium, Budapest, Saturday

 
A hat trick from Dorcol's outstanding loose forward Stefan Nedeljkovi? saw Serbia register a comfortable win over a gallant German outfit, to move into second place in the European Shield table.
There was little between the sides in a tight first half, the hosts scoring 28 unanswered points in the second period, with two-try centre Stevan Stevanovi? also a handful.
 
"We prepared a lot for this game," said Nedeljkovi?. "It was very important for us, we knew a win meant that we would probably stay in this competition. We can now get ready for Russia."
He continued, "We started quite safe with short passes in midfield. In the second half we moved play wider and profited."
 
Nedeljkovi? opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a try on the right after Germany had lost possession and then gave away a penalty, Miloš Zogovi? with his first of seven goals.
The score proved doubly costly for the visitors as they lost experienced centre Nick Keinhorst with a leg injury.
 
They did level in the 12th minute, impressive Jeff Moate making the most of a quick tap penalty and Kristian Keinhorst adding the extras.
Serbia profited from back to back sets to go back in front, stand off Vojislav Dedi? on hand to touchdown, Zogovi? converting.
 
Both sides defended their line well but on the half hour Serbia extended their lead, Vojislav Dedi? at the heart, first with a superb wide pass and then a perfect kick on the last pouched by Nedeljkovi? for his second score, Zogovi? on target again.
Germany hit back six minutes before the break, Oxford's Andy Hoggins with the pass for powerful winger Mawuli Amefia to crash over out wide for an unconverted score to make it 18-10.
 
Nedeljkovi? completed his try treble nine minutes into the second half, capitalising on a 30 metre run by young second rower Nemanja Boži?.
Zogovi? goaled and kicked a penalty when the Germans were pulled up for leading with an elbow when in possession.
 
Hoggins was just put into touch as the visitors threatened and expansive play saw the hosts go up the other end, Stevanovi? crossing.
The most spectacular score came with 11 minutes left, Zogovi? fielding a kick in his in-goal and releasing Military Academy winger Radovan Tajsi? who beat three despairing defenders on a sensational 100 metre glory run.
 
Serbian skipper Dalibor Vukanovi? set up their seventh try with a 40 metre run up the middle, Miloš ?ali? on the end of it and, three minutes from time, Stevanovi? claimed his second score.
 
Germany's Andy Hoggins commented, "There are a lot of plusses to take into the Italy game. Our attacking play was good, we were able to get round them but silly penalties and offloads cost us."
"The Serbians have a strong domestic competition, they were very physical and our defence was not up to scratch at times."
 
SERBIA
1 Miloš Zogovi? (Car Lazar)
2 Radovan Tajsi? (Military Academy)
3 Miloš ?ali? (Red Star Belgrade)
4 Stevan Stevanovi? (Dor?ol)
5 Nebojša Živanovi? (Red Star Belgrade)
6 Vojislav Dedi? (Red Star Belgrade)
7 Dalibor Vukanovi? (Dor?ol)
8 Mile Podkoljnjak (Radni?ki Nova Pazova)
9 Vladislav Dedi? (Red Star Belgrade)
10 Vladica Nikoli? (Red Star Belgrade)
11 Marko Milenkovi? (Niš)
12 Nemanja Boži? (Red Star Belgrade)
13 Stefan Nedeljkovi? (Dor?ol)
Subs (all used)
14 Igor Vratnjan (Podbara)
15 Strahinja Jevti? (Soko Vranje)
16 Nemanja Petrovi? (Soko Vranje)
17 Mihailo Boškovi? (Dor?ol)
 
Tries: Nedeljkovi? (5, 29, 49), Vojislav Dedi? (18), Stevanovi? (60, 77), Tajsi? (69), ?ali? (72)
Goals: Zogovi? 7/9
 
GERMANY
1 Christoph Huber (Bad Reichenhall)
2 Mawuli Amefia (Heidelberg)
3 Nick Keinhorst (Leeds Akkies)
4 Andy Hoggins (Oxford)
5 Jonas Burkhardt (Hochspeyer)
6 Liam Doughton (NRW Broncos)
7 Kristian Keinhorst (Leeds Akkies)
8 Ben Behr-Heyder (NRW Broncos)
9 Josh Danzey (Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles)
10 Fabrice Fehlmann (NRW Broncos)
11 Sebastian Roczyn (Karlsruhe)
12 Jonathan Zerweck (Karlsruhe)
13 Jeff Moate (Lescure)
Subs (all used)
14 Hagen Schmidt (Bamberg)
15 Hanspeter Hora (Bamberg)
16 Jonas Kindler (Bamberg)
17 Sebastian Vermaat (Bamberg)
 
Tries: Moate (12), Amefia (34)
Goals: K. Keinhorst ½
 
Men of the match:          SERBIA - Stefan Nedeljkovi?        GERMANY - Jeff Moate
Half time: 18-10
Referee: Christopher Kendall (RFL, England)
 


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

EUROPEAN SHIELD 2012-13: GAME 8 PREVIEW - SERBIA v RUSSIA

Competition leaders Russia travel to Belgrade to face an in-form home side that, after an impressive 46-10 win over Germany last week, will be looking to take over top spot.

To do so Serbia must beat Russia for the first time in five meetings, although the trend of results has seen the Bears’ margin of victory diminish each time, culminating in last September’s 21-20 victory in Naro-Fominsk.

“We are looking forward to the game against well-known and highly motivated opponents,” said Serbia coach Marko Janković. “The atmosphere in the squad is excellent; the players don’t feel at all fatigued or over-worked after two weeks of hard training and matches.”

Janković makes two changes to the squad that beat Germany a week ago. Mihailo Bošković (shoulder injury) and teenager Nemanja Petrović (unavailable) are replaced by Red Star’s Velibor Srećković, who played twice in last year’s fixtures, and debutant Filip Stošić.

”We’re under a different kind of pressure than against Germany,” continued Janković. “We carried the favourite’s burden and we carried it well. Now we have history against us and we haven’t forgotten two thrilling finishes in the most recent clashes. Nevertheless, we know that it is going to be a hard battle for every inch of the pitch; we have a big desire to win, but we have to keep calm during the game.”

The Serbs are expecting a sizeable crowd at the Makis Stadium, the site of Russia’s victory in their world cup qualifying match in 2011. Then, strike centre Petr Botnarash scored a hat-trick, but the powerful three-quarter is unavailable in what remains a largely tried and tested Russian squad, 11 of them from Vereya Bears including debutant Kirill Nechaev, and led by influential player-coach Eduard Ososkov.

"I think that the game is going to be very difficult,” admitted Ososkov. “It will be intense and physical for both sides. Serbia is the most physically powerful and highly motivated team in the European Shield. They have had a good training programme including trial matches and the big score against Germany will only add to their optimism. We expect them to attack us from the very beginning of the match.”

Russia’s championship season has started, prefaced by a Moscow 9s championship and the national squad played a trial match against a student XIII. Ososkov is already looking to the future. “We plan to have new players in August against Germany to start preparation for next two-year period,” he added.

SERBIA 20-MAN SQUAD
Miloš Zogović (Car Lazar), Mirko Božović, Stefan Nedeljković, Stevan Stevanović, Dalibor Vukanović (Dorćol), Marko Ćuk, Velibor Srećković, Radovan Tajsić (Military Academy), Marko Milenković (Niš), Igor Vratnjan (Podbara), Nemanja Božić, Mile Podkoljnjak (Radnički Nova Pazova), Miloš Ćalić, Vladislav Dedić, Vojislav Dedić, Ivan Djordjević, Vladica Nikolić, Nebojša Živanović (Red Star Belgrade), Strahinja Jevtić, Filip Stošić (Soko Vranje)

RUSSIA 18-MAN SQUAD
Sergey Beliavskiy, Alexey Mikhaylov, Sergey Zuev (MGPU), Dmitriy Bratko, Igor Chuprin, Vadim Fedchuk (Storm), Grigory Esin (St Petersburg), Rustam Bulanov, Sergey Gaponov, Anatoly Grigorev, Sergey Konstantinov, Aleksandr Lysokon ©, Kirill Nechaev, Alexey Nikolaev, Eduard Ososkov, Andrey Sevostianov, Maksim Suchkov, Vladimir Vlasyuk (Vereya Bears)


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

Good luck to both teams.


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MATCH REPORT

 

 

RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD  -  GAME 8

SERBIA 10  -  RUSSIA 24

Makis Stadium, Budapest, Saturday

 

Victory over Italy at the end of June will see Russia claim the European Shield after a win over Serbia in a feisty clash in Belgrade, in front of a partisan crowd.

 

Two-try prop Sergey Konstantinov was the star, the Russian powerhouse ending the game with a suspected broken arm.

 

“We knew it would be tough,” he said. “Serbia gave everything, they are so hard to play against but we managed to get some go forward.”

 

The hosts were in contention until Aleksandr Lysokon’s second try six minutes from time but too often they lost their composure in promising positions.

 

That was evident in the 19th minute when Serbia full back Miloš Zogović made a 50 metre break only to find his pass intercepted by Alexey Mikhaylov.

 

Zogović then fumbled a clearing kick and Konstantinov powered over for the opening score, Bears player/coach Eduard Ososkov converting.

 

Dmitriy Bratko lost possession in his own quarter, Dalibor Vukanović and Stefan Nedeljković just held out on Serbia’s first meaningful foray; Vojislav Dedić’s kick just running dead.

 

Stevan Stevanović made a 50 metre break down the left and although the hosts gained a repeat set from it and forced Bratko to concede a drop out, they could not turn their pressure into points.

 

A minute before the break, on the back of a forward pass from the base of a scrum by Ososkov, Serbia struck, Nedeljković with a long pass sending in Zogović out wide for an unconverted try.

 

Tactically more astute, Russia took control in the opening quarter hour of the second period.

 

Bratko was just forced into touch in the corner after a thrilling run from half way but, on the back of consecutive penalties, Konstantinov crashed over from the tap, Lysokon goaling.

 

Mikhaylov made ground, Vukanović with a despairing tackle, Lysokon then stepping his way to the line and converting to make it 18-4.

 

Serbia changed tactics with Nedeljković running wider and becoming more of a threat and, on the back of it, Stevanović crossed in the 65th minute, Zogović adding the extras.

 

With the home crowd becoming increasingly impassioned, Lysokon’s superb dummy and go sealed the outcome, his third goal completing the scoring.

 

As time ran out and with their high hopes dashed, Serbian skipper Vukanović was sent off for dissent.

 

SERBIA

1 Miloš Zogović (Car Lazar)

2 Marko Ćuk (Military Academy)

3 Miloš Ćalić (Red Star Belgrade)

4 Stevan Stevanović (Military Academy)

5 Nebojša Živanović (Red Star Belgrade)

6 Vojislav Dedić (Red Star Belgrade)

7 Dalibor Vukanović (Dorćol)

8 Mile Podkoljnjak (Radnički Nova Pazova)

9 Vojislav Dedić (Red Star Belgrade)

10 Vladica Nikolić (Red Star Belgrade)

11 Marko Milenković (Niš)

12 Nemanja Božić (Radnički Nova Pazova)

13 Stefan Nedeljković (Dorćol)

Subs (all used)

14 Strahinja Jevtić (Soko Vranje)

15 Velibor Srećković (Military Academy)

16 Mirko Božović (Dorćol)

17 Filip Stošić (Soko Vranje)

Tries: Zogović (39), Stevanović (65)

Goal: Zogović 1/2

 

RUSSIA

1 Maksim Suchkov (Vereya Bears)

2 Rustam Bulanov (Vereya Bears)

3 Alexey Mikhaylov (Storm)

4 Vadim Fedchuk (Storm)

5 Dmitriy Bratko (Storm)

6 Aleksandr Lysokon (Vereya Bears)

7 Eduard Ososkov (Vereya Bears)

8 Sergey Konstantinov (Vereya Bears)

9 Vladimir Vlasyuk (Vereya Bears)

10 Anatoly Grigorev (Vereya Bears)

11 Alexey Nikolaev (Vereya Bears)

12 Grigory Esin (St Petersburg)

13 Sergey Gaponov (Vereya Bears)

Subs (all used)

14 Igor Chuprin (Storm)

15 Sergey Beliavskiy (Storm)

16 Andrey Sevostianov (Vereya Bears)

17 Kirill Nechaev (Vereya Bears)

Tries: Konstantinov (21, 47), Lysokon (55, 74)

Goals: Ososkov 3/3, Lysokon 1/1

 

Men of the match:   SERBIA - Nemanja Božić   RUSSIA - Sergey Konstantinov

Half time: 4-6

Referee: Adam Gill (RFL, England)

 

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#14 deluded pom?

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:03 PM

If they beat Italy does that mean Russia will be in the European Cup next year?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:44 AM

Can't see them beating Italy but fair play to both these teams- not an Aussie in sight!
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

Can't see them beating Italy but fair play to both these teams- not an Aussie in sight!

Why would there be any Australian players involved in the European Shield?



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

Can't see them beating Italy but fair play to both these teams- not an Aussie in sight!

The Russians beat Italy in 2012 32-18. I think they'll be too good for them again in the last match.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:47 PM


Why would there be any Australian players involved in the European Shield?

err you're kidding right? You didn't actually miss my point surely?
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

err you're kidding right? You didn't actually miss my point surely?

Apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure neither Serbia or Russia have ever fielded a single Australian player at any point in their history, this is a mid-season European international tournament. If heritage players are paying their own way to Europe to take part in these matches then I have no problem with that at all and don't see why anyone else would either. And with the fact that there have been maybe one or two Australian players tops in this tournament, I'm not sure what point you are trying to make, no.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:45 PM


Apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure neither Serbia or Russia have ever fielded a single Australian player at any point in their history, this is a mid-season European international tournament. If heritage players are paying their own way to Europe to take part in these matches then I have no problem with that at all and don't see why anyone else would either. And with the fact that there have been maybe one or two Australian players tops in this tournament, I'm not sure what point you are trying to make, no.

alright dude whatever you say
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