In the first round of the B group Balkan Super Rugby League Championship Red Star won over Dorćol with 46-0. From the first minutes Red Star players were much better and deserved to reach the triumph. An important game for the whole Balkan region, but also for Red Star, which achieved a second consecutive triumph over Dorćol. Today’s Red Star victory is the most convincing triumph over Dorćol.
Dorćol’s 14 national titles made them clear favourite in the inaugural eight club regional tournament, but the dominance in Serbian derby gives the reds and whites upper hand in the historic competition. It was all Red Star at the Ada Ciganlija stadium in the Belgrade, with the hosts scoring six tries in the first half (30:0).
Playing without several key players including Serbian internationals captain Dalibor Vukanović, Stevan Stevanović and Stefan Nedeljković, Dorćol didn’t have the firepower to keep up with their rivals. Cought up in the continues pressure of Red Star, Dorćol’s youngsters couldn’t even score a consolation try, even though they slowed the hosts in the second half. But they didn’t prevent their arch rivals handing them the biggest los in the club history.
Red Star 5/8 Vojislav Dedić acknowledge the importance of the historic day for the region “We are obviously happy for the big win, but more important is that this weekend we started a new chapter for the rugby league in Balkans. It is exciting to be a part of the first ever championship and we are eager to play teams from other neighbourhood countries”.
RED STAR – DORCOL 46-0 (30-0)
Belgrade, 09th of April 2017. venue: Ada Ciganlija, Referees: Milos Milinkovic, Ivica Djordjevic, Dragan Kranjčec. Yellow card: Vuk Strbac (Red Star) 51′ min, Red card: Vuk Strbac (Red Star) 75′ min.
Red Star Tries: Mark Pullen 2′ min, Brodie Feeney 15′, 55′ and 72′ min, Vojislav Dedić 18′ min, Denis Čengaj 26′ and 35′ min, Miloš Ćalić 31′ min, Dragan Vasiljević 45′ min. Goals: Vojislav Dedić 4/8, Miloš Zogović 1/1
Red Star: Miloš Zogović, Brodie Feeney, Dragan Vasiljević, Petar Milanović, Rajko Trifunović, Mark Pullen, Vojislav Dedić, Uroš Petrović, Vladislav Dedić, Danilo Kosanović, Miodrag Tomić, Miloš Ćalić, Stefan Nikolić, Vuk Štrbac, Matej Bajić, Denis Čengaj, Nenad Žujić.
Dorćol: Andrej Mora, Stefan Milčić, Ognjen Docić, Boris Lazin, Mihajlo Poštić, Milan Čobanović, Luka Bulajić, Sergej Devetak, Stefan Vukanović, Saša Mitrović, Relja Petrović, Ivan Ivanović, Aleksa Radić, Lazar Kojić, Mašan Milatović, Aleksandar Karimanović, Stefan Jovanović.