26 Aug 2013

Midlands Under 18s returned from the RLEF Youth Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, with two further victories under their belt. The tour departed the UK on 16th August and returned 19th August.

In addition to playing Germany Under 18s and Serbia Under 18s, the coaching staff provided some coaching support to a Russia Under 16s selection from Moscow who played Serbia Under 16s and the referees in the management team provided practical feedback to the Serbian match officials who took charge of the matches.

All matches took place at the Ada Cinganlija sports stadium on a 3g Pitch.

The Midlands travelled to the 2012 event, beating Lebanon 46-4 and Serbia 30-0.

Germany suffered a heavy defeat to Serbia on Friday 16th August, with the Midlands team in attendance. The team also watch Serbia's Under 16s go down to Russia Under 16s

Saturday 17th August
 Midlands 88 Germany 2


Jack Pearce, Joe Gregory, Sam Chalklin, Jamal McKenzie, Zak White, Joe Frobisher, Sam Ball, Adam Bromley, Dan Hyams, Ieuan Jones, Connor Slater, Reece Needham. Subs: Sean Roberts, Sam Shepherd, Lewis Flack, Joolz Masters

Tries: Reece Needham (1, 9, 29, 33), Jack Pearce (16), Harry Marks (18), Lewis Flack (24, 57, 65), Adam Bromley (26, 69), Jamal McKenzie (37), Joe Gregory (40), Joolz Masters (44), Connor Slater (46), Zak White (53, 60)

Goals: Jack Pearce (3/4), Harry Marks (1/4), Joe Frobisher (0/3), Sam Shepherd (1/1), Zak White (1/1), Sean Roberts (0/1), Joolz Masters (0/1) Sam Chalklin (0/1) Joe Gregory (1/1), Reece Needham (1/1)

Oliver Seginger, Benedhit Kischra, Alex Gutzler, Wolfgang Polte, Tillmann Klein, Michael Heinki, Kai Jansen, Margel Danzer, Friedrich Bachmann, Moriz Mayer, Victor Machalovhy, Paul Rettwitz.

Goals: Michael Heinki (1/1)

Referee: M Milinkovic (Serbia)

Sunday 18th August
 Serbia 4 Midlands 20


Andrew Mora, Aleksander Stojanovic, Denis Cengav, Luka Karadzic, Miodrag Tomic, Aleksandar Pavolovic, Slavko Markovic, Sergej Devetak, Lazar Micic, Uros Radvlovic, Marko Milosic, Vuk Knezevic, Vikola Vlahovic. Subs: Vladimir Dimitrij, Aleksandar Zoravkouvic, Stefan Vukanovic, Milos Kustadinovic

Tries: Andrew Mora (69)

: Slavko Markovic (0/1)

 Sin Bin
: Slavko Markovic (30-Punching)

William Cox, Jamal McKenzie, Sam Chalklin, Jack Pearce, Zak White, Harry Marks, Joe Frobisher, Sam Shepherd, Adam Bromley, Sam Ball, Ieuan Jones, Lewis Flack, Connor Slater. Subs: Dan Hyams, Joolz Masters, Joe Gregory, Sean Robers.

Tries: Zak White (4, 19, 24), Connor Slater (5)

: Jack Pearce (2/4)

Referee: R Novakovic

(Games last 70 minutes / 35 Minutes each way as Under 18s Fixtures)