Hungary: 0
Czech Republic: 12

  • Andras Nemes (79)
Czech Republic:
  • Jakub Hudrlik (6),
  • Adam Vojtech (24),
  • Martin Kostal (42),
  • Richard Gach (45),
  • Marko Mecava (64)

  • David Orsi (1/1)
Czech Republic:
  • Tomas Ricica (3/5)

  • Gergely Nagy,
  • Istvan Krupp,
  • Geoffrey Stevens,
  • Stephen Nemeth,
  • Andras Nemes,
  • Teemujin Uranchimeg,
  • Dane Weatherill,
  • Geza Goletz,
  • Lenard Grimm,
  • Mark Czifra,
  • David Orsi,
  • Jozsef Surman,
  • Simon Kalafusz.
  • Subs: Attila Gaspar,
  • Gyula Herpai,
  • Gabor Bognar,
  • Zsolt Lukacs
Czech Republic:
  • Adam Vojtech,
  • Vladimir Plesac,
  • Jaroslav Bzoch,
  • Martin Kostal,
  • Marko Mecava,
  • Tomas Ricica,
  • Jakub Hudrlik,
  • Tomas Adamec,
  • Ales Pour,
  • Ondrej Preninger,
  • Lukas Kristof,
  • Richard Gach,
  • Jan Heininger.
  • Subs: Pavel Mejstrik,
  • Jan Riha,
  • Jiri Novak,
  • Antonin Berk

Match report

Two tries in three minutes at the start of the second half saw the Czech Republic emerge triumphant, 26-6, against Hungary at the KFKI Sporttelep in Budapest.

 Centre Martin Koštál and second rower Richard Gach did the damage after the break, the visitors running in five tries in all in the first official Test match between the nations.

 “The game gave us an excellent opportunity to bring through new players and expose them to a higher standard of rugby league,” said Czech assistant coach Petr Šedina.  

 “All six debutants have made us proud of their efforts. The Hungarians fought until the end and earned our respect for the way they contested for 80 minutes. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Budapest and look forward to welcoming them in less than a month.”

 Winger András Nemes crossed for a late, deserved consolation for the hosts.

 HRLF official and player Zsolt Lukacs noted: “It was honour to host the Czech Republic on the day of the sixth anniversary of Hungarian Rugby League. Our history started with them and this was another milestone, to play the first fully sanctioned international between us.

 “We see them as a model of healthy domestic development. I hope that our cooperation at club and international level will boost not only our nations but will be a good example for other European nations.”

 Czech Republic Head Coach Michael Hays praised both sides after the game: “The test matches were exactly what we needed to gauge where we are and where we need to go.  Obviously, the win against Poland was pleasing because the team followed instructions and played really well.  However, it's hard to learn from a large win.  Against the Czechs on the other hand, we now have a lot of areas to work on before the return match and then we can really measure our progress”

Gergely Nagy, István Krupp, Geoffrey Stevens, Stephen Németh, András Nemes, Teemujin Uranchimeg, Dane Weatherill, Geza Goletz, Lenard Grimm, Mark Czifra, David Orsi, Jozsef Surman, Simon Kalafusz, Attila Gaspar, Gyula Herpai, Gabor Bognar, Zsolt Lukacs

Adam Vojtech, Vladimír Pleskac, Jaroslav Bzoch, Martin Koštál, Marko Mecava, Tomáš Ricica, Jakub Hudrlík, Tomáš Adamec, Aleš Pour, Ondrej Preininger, Lukáš Krištov, Richard Gach, Jan Heininger, Pavel Mejstrík, Jan Ríha, Jirí Novák, Antonín Berk