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Split’s Nada crowned Croatian rugby champions for 17th year in a row

Nada celebrates in Zagreb on Saturday (Photo: Rugby Nada Split)

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. 

Halftime talk (Photo: Rugby Nada Split)

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. 

Celebrations start for Croatian title number 24 (Photo: Rugby Nada Split)

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. 

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