venue: Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade
27th June 2007
Full Match Report
U16 EUROPEAN CUP: POOL A - ROUND 1
Serbia got the first RLEF Under-16 European Cup off to a fine start with an exhilerating opening match victory against the fancied Russians. Skipper Filip Brkić was the dominant player on the field. He opened the scoring with a try in the third minutes and went on to register 14 of his side's points.
Down 16-6 at the break, Russia fought back with front row Vadim Teptsov's 36th minute try, but then Brkić re-established the two-score cushion with a penalty before wing Dragan Kranjčec wrapped it up with his 51st minute try, the final score of the match.
Emil Ćorović, Dejan Knežević, Stevan Stevanović, Dejan Hafizović, Dragan Kranjčec, Vuk Tvrdišić, Filip Brkić (c), Filip Jovanović, Stefan Timotijević, Sergije Simenović, Nikola Kovačević, Stefan Nikolić, Nikša Unković. Subs: Nikola Radivojević, Marko Jovanović, Dejan Aleksić, Marko Antić
Nikolay Kalashnikov, Fedor Kovalchuk, Sergey Pavlyuchenkov, Sergey Nikolavesky, Timur Khairetdinov, Anton Shilnikov (capt.), Marat Sibagatullin, Vadim Teptsov, Nikolay Koshelkov, Timur Khasanov, Maksim Epifanov, Dmitry Strukov, Konstantin Roshin. Subs: Marsel Yakupov, Aleksey Vasilyev, Vladislav Maksimov, Aleksey Kagunkin