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PHOTOS: Croatia rugby team beats Czech Republic in first ever match in Sinj

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

SINJ, 17 May 2021 – The Croatian national rugby team has returned after a year and a half break with a victory. 

Croatia beat the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj on Sunday. It was the first official national team match to be played in the Dalmatian hinterland town. 

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatia took the lead in the 5th minute with a try from Domagoj Plazibat, who was one of the standout players yesterday scoring 21 points. 

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

The Czechs managed to turn things around and jumped to a 12:5 lead. In the 30th minute, Croatia captain Nik Jurišić scored an intercept try, which was converted by Plazibat to level the score at 12:12.

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

In the third minute of the second half, Jurišić and Plazibat combined to give Croatia a 19:12 lead. The home side stretched their lead to 31:17. 

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

The Czechs managed to narrow the lead but a try by Toni Miloš gave Croatia a 36:24 victory in the end. 

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

The win gave management a good insight into the form of the national team and their opponents ahead of the European Championship where they could meet agan. 

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Prior to the suspension of the competition due to the coronavirus pandemic, Croatia was in first place in the South Division, while the Czech Republic was leading the North Division.

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatian national rugby team beats the Czech Republic 36:24 in Sinj

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

CROATIA 36:24 CZECH REPUBLIC

CROATIA:
Biškić, Čorić, Perlain, M. Miloš, Perić, T. Miloš (5), Galić, Buljac, Lerotić, Jurišić (10), Peršić, Perica, Grčić, Pavlović, Plazibat (21), Brečić, Kordun, Žigo, Jelavić-Mitrović, Jukić, Prološčić, Rudić, Vlašić

CZECH REPUBLIC: Adamek, Hodek (5), Calta, Charvat, Trefny, Uys, Hutnik, Havel, Schutz, Hrebačka (4), Miracky, Kučera (5), Tieber, Čižek, J. Kohout, Šima, Drimal, Novotny, Bejček, Diviš (5), Kučera, K. Kohout (5), Pospišil

The Croatian Rugby Federation recently celebrated its 59th birthday recently. 

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