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The Rugby Championship of Yugoslavia was the highest level of rugby union competition in the federation of Yugoslavia. The league lasted until 1991, when several successor leagues were formed.
Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.
Yugoslavia was a country in Southeastern and Central Europe for most of the 20th century. It came into existence after World War I in 1918 under the name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the merger of the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs with the Kingdom of Serbia, and constituted the first union of the South Slavic people as a sovereign state, following centuries in which the region had been part of the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary. Peter I of Serbia was its first sovereign. The kingdom gained international recognition on 13 July 1922 at the Conference of Ambassadors in Paris. The official name of the state was changed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia on 3 October 1929.
RK Zagreb is a rugby union club from Zagreb, Croatia. It participates in the Croatian Rugby Championship, the Croatian Rugby Cup and the Interleague. The club was founded on February 16, 1964.
Rugby Club Partizan, is a rugby club from Belgrade, Serbia. The club is part of the sports society JSD Partizan, and is a member of the Rugby Union of Serbia.
Croatian Academic Rugby Club Mladost is a Croatian rugby union club located in Zagreb, Croatia. They play in the First Croatian Rugby league. Founded in 1954 as Hrvatski Akademski Ragbi Klub Mladost, they are the oldest rugby club in Croatia and have been responsible for introducing rugby to the Region. The club is part of the academic sports club Mladost. The club was founded on January 17, 1954 at the inaugural meeting in the Great Hall of the Technical Faculty in Zagreb. This date is considered the formal beginning of rugby union in Croatia. The club plays at the Mladost Sports Park in Zagreb.
The 1930 National Championship had the number of teams participating raised to six. The champion, Concordia Zagreb, was a newly formed team consisting of previous HAŠK players.
Slavko Goluža is a retired Croatian handball player and current handball coach of Tatran Prešov.
Zdravko Zovko is a former Croatian handball player who is currently the assistant coach of Győri Audi ETO KC.
Mirko Bašić is a former Croatian handball player who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. He has also played six EHF Champions League finals winning two in 1984-85 and 1985-86 as part of the famous RK Metaloplastika which dominated European handball in the 1980s.
Alvaro Načinović is a former Croatian handball player who competed for Yugoslavia and Croatia respectively.
Zlatan "Zlatko" Saračević is a Croatian former handball player who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics for SFR Yugoslavia and in the 1996 Summer Olympics for Croatia. He is currently coaching RK Podravka.
The Yugoslavia national rugby union team used to represent Yugoslavia at Rugby union until the 1990s.
Gustav Lechner was a footballer who represented both the Yugoslavian and Croatian national sides.
Nenad Kljaić is a Croatian handball coach and retired player.
Rugby union in Croatia is a minor sport. As of August 2011, they are ranked fiftieth in the International Rugby Board's world rankings,.
Rugby union in Serbia is a minor but growing sport. The game was first played in Belgrade after the first World War and was revived again in the 1950s. Serbia currently has 12 rugby clubs and around 2,000 players.
Rugby union in Slovenia is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 43rd by the IRB.
Rugby union in Yugoslavia was a moderately popular sport. It was most popular in the Croatian SR, and to a lesser extent in the Serbian and Slovenian SRs, with some presence in the Bosnian SR as well.
The Rugby Championship of Serbia is highest level of rugby union competition in Serbia. The league was founded in 2006. after breakup of Serbia and Montenegro.
The Yugoslavia national rugby union U19 team used to represent Yugoslavia at Rugby union in under-age competitions until the 1990s.
The 1951 Yugoslav Second League season was the 5th season of the Second Federal League, the second level association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946.
Kasim Kamenica is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian handball coach and former professional player.
Nino Marković is a former Croatian handball player and current youth coordinator at RK Zagreb.