5 Jun 2021

Permission has been granted for the first ranking rugby league international of 2021 to go ahead today, complying with all Covid-19 regulations currently in place.

Bosnia and Herzegovina will face Serbia at the NK Rijeka ground in Vitez, kick off 2pm local time.

Serbia has named an 18-man squad which is on the road this morning after restrictions were lifted to enable them to travel. Four clubs are represented in their selection, with recent Serbian Cup winners Partisan providing seven members.


 Ilija Stanic, Uros Popovic, Matija Nedeljkovic (Dorcol); Lazar Stamenkovic, Luka Ilic, Stefan Arsić, Veljko Djordjevic (Radnick Nis); Andrej Marinkovic, Branko Sabanovic, Djordje Krnjeta, Enis Bibic, Marko Milicevic, Strahinja Dtoiljkovic, Uros Ilic (Partisan 1953); Batric Jevric, Marko Jevdjic, Milos Pavlovic, Nikola Mladenovic (Red Star).

This is the year of the Rugby League World Cup 2021

 The Rugby League World Cup is taking place between the 23 October – 27 November this autumn and is the pinnacle of international Rugby League, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time.

The three tournaments will take place in 21 venues across 18 host towns and cities in England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.

RLWC2021 will be the most visible Rugby League event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC.

Mission: Delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup.

Vision: Creating inspirational moments that excite, engage and leave a long-lasting positive social impact.