ZAGREB, 15 December 2018 – Nada Rugby Club from Split has claimed the Croatian championship for the 17th time in a row on Saturday.
Nada beat Zagreb’s Mladost 25-22 in Zagreb in the deciding match to claim the title after the hosts had led the championship in the regular part of the season.
Nada lead at halftime 15-12 thanks to a try from Luka Ross and a penalty from Darijo Jurčević.
Mladost then got in front 22-18 and lead with 7 minutes remaining but a try in the dying stages by Nada captain and Croatian representative Krešimir Čorić gave Nada victory and a record 17th title.
Nada has been dominant since forming in 1959. The club has won 24 Croatian titles, 17 now in a row since 2003 and 35 titles in total.