Serbian Championship

The Serbian Championship is a domestic competition of rugby league played in Serbia. The competition started in 2002 when 4 teams played each other twice, once at home and once away, from April through to August. It was deemed a success and so the league continued in 2003. Since then new teams have been added and some have disappeared but the league is now in its 6th season. Originally the league played a very dominant role in Belgrade but the Serbian 13 Federation have recently been trying to expand the game across the country.

In 2007 the league was reshaped with higher criteria to push the league and game further. That resulted in four new clubs being created and joining the league.

Teams

In total, 14 teams have played in the league, with Dorcol being the only team who have played every year. Beside each club name, in brackets, is what years the club has taken part in the league.

* Beli Orao (02, 03)
* Borac (03)
* Dorcol Spiders (02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08)
* FPN (07)
* Morava (02, 03, 04, 05, 06)
* Mosquitos (03)
* Palilulac Hammers (07, 08)
* Novi Sad (02, 03, 04)
* Pancevo (06)
* Podbara (07, 08)
* Red Star Belgrade (07, 08)
* Vojvodina (04, 05, 06)
* Vozdovac (05)
* Belgrade University (08)

erbian National Championships 2007

Serbian National Championship 2007 is arguably the toughest national championship that is played in Serbia since re-establishing the game in 2001. Five-time champions Dorćol Spiders were the favourites again, but Podbara Novi Sad and Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) Belgrade were aiming the place in play-off final, too. FPN XIII is team of students of faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, and it is the first students team in Serbia. Čekićar Niš (Hammers) were dark horses of the competition whose goal was to make Rugby League popular in the southern Serbia, but unfortunately they had to withdraw from the competition due to unforeseen circumstances after three rounds. Final match brought intense game, but the champions Spiders clinched the title again.

1st Round (16th/17th June)
*Podbara Novi Sad 34-20 Red Star Belgrade
*Dorćol Spiders 50-10 FPN XIII
*Hammers Niš bye

2nd Round (23th June)
*FPN XIII 8-28 Red Star Belgrade
*Podbara Novi Sad P-P Hammers Niš
*Dorćol Spiders bye

3rd Round (30th June)
*FPN XIII 22-22 Hammers Niš
*Dorćol Spiders 46-12 Red Star Belgrade
*Podbara Novi Sad bye

4th Round (4th August)
*Hammers Niš v Dorćol Spiders - did not played
*FPN XIII 14-40 Podbara Novi Sad
*Red Star Belgrade bye

5th Round (12th August)
*Dorćol Spiders 36-12 Podbara Novi Sad
*Red Star Belgrade v Hammers Niš - did not played
*FPN XIII bye

Final
*Dorćol Spiders 16-10 Podbara Novi Sad

Grand Finals

ee also

* Rugby league in Serbia
* Serbia national rugby league team


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