In episode 13 of ‘Talking European Rugby League’ Graeme Thompson meets Jovan Vujosevic.
Jovan has been one of the central figure in European Rugby League development. The discussions focus on his introduction to the game in Serbia - and he explains why Tina Turner played a significant role in it!
He recounts the key figures and steps as rugby league returned to Serbia at the start of the century and how previous pioneers from 50 years earlier provided a source of inspiration.He recalls the extraordinary first bus travel for his first international in Lebanon and how a heavy defeat was a key learning experience for all the squad.
Jovan also provides an insight into the critical moment in 2007, when Serbia RL fully separated itself domestically from Rugby Union.