Banja Luka White Rabbits retained the Republika SRPSKA Regional Cup, beating Novigrad Thunder 40-8 in front of an enthusiastic crowd at FK Krajina.
The White Rabbits gave debuts to a number of the Bosnia U18 side as well as several new players who joined the club in the off season, and produced a stunning first half display to lead 30-0 at the break.
They were led by star centre Elvis Martic, fresh from his season spent playing with Kungsbacka Broncos in the Swedish competition, Milan Vasic the Bosnia U18 captain and a typically influential performance by hooker David Stanisic.
The second half was more evenly matched with strong performances from Thunder’s Dusko Duric and captain Igor Cetojevic.
All eyes now turn to the Bosnia Herzegovina domestic league competition and, for the White Rabbits, participation in next month’s Serbian Cup, where they hope to go further than last year’s quarter final.