4
26

Half-time
Turkey: 0
Serbia: 20

Tries
Turkey:
  • Selim Agirbas (60)
Serbia:
  • Vladimir Milutinovic (2),
  • Luka Raskovic (8),
  • Vladimir Milutinovic (18),
  • Matija Mihajlovic (35),
  • Vladimir Milutinovic (47)

Goals
Turkey:
  • Omer Fakir Pir (0/1)
Serbia:
  • Vladimir Milutinovic (3/5)

Teams
Turkey:
  • Batuhan Balcin,
  • Selim Agirbas,
  • Atahan Kose,
  • Ahmet Ozel,
  • Ugurcan Guven,
  • Omer Fakir Pir,
  • Yagsin Cavdar,
  • Tolga Akca,
  • Barkin Ozimer,
  • Mustafacan Aydin,
  • Oguzhan Tirendez,
  • Gokdag Zeroglu,
  • Goksin Perim.
  • Subs: Ismail Yigit Kucuk,
  • Umut Yarimdag,
  • Faik Guven,
  • Barkin Celiker
Serbia:
  • Toplica Ristic,
  • Luka Raskovic,
  • Stefan Milinkovic,
  • Uros Golubovic,
  • Matija Mihajlovic,
  • Veljko Stankovic,
  • Ilija Krstic,
  • Denis Bajrami,
  • Stevan Ivankovic,
  • Mihajlo Stojilkovic,
  • Marko Simovic,
  • Dorotej-Dado Arnold,
  • Vladimir Milutinovic.
  • Subs: Rajko Trifunovic,
  • Aleksandar Stefulj,
  • Andrija Kokot,
  • Andrej Susak

Match report

TURKEY U21 v SERBIA U20

Turkey Rugby League has staged their debut international, their U21s going down 26-4 to Serbia, at the Ataturk Sport stadium in Istanbul. The visitors raced into a 20-0 lead at half time, outstanding Vladimir Milutinovic the catalyst.    

But the young Turks were superb in the second period especially, Selim Agirbas with their try on the hour to much celebration.

“This is a major moment in Turkish rugby league,” said TRLA president Gurol Yildiz. “Playing our first-ever international match against an experienced Serbian team, our boys stood tall. I’m very proud of every player and our coaching staff. As we continue to build rugby league in Turkey, we look forward to playing more international matches.”

Slobodan Manak, the Serbian Rugby League Federation general secretary noted: “On behalf of the Serbian RLF I thank the Turkish RL for hosting us and it was a great pleasure to help them make history. The core of our team will play at the U19s European Championship in Belgrade from 4th to 12th August 2018, and this was great test for them in the build-up.”