Prague 9s Invitational Tournament --- 2013
During the past May 4th our Prague Vikings had an acceptable pre-season debut (2-2) to finish 3rd of 5 teams in the 9s International Tournament. Our club had the debut of 4 new rookie players.
The other teams which participated during this tournament were: Pardubice Jets, Chrudim Angels, Hradec Kralove Broncos and Lebanese- American University (LAU). This last team won the tournament undefeated regardless of finishing with 3 injured players.
Our Prague Vikings started their first game defeating their long time rivals, the Pardubice Jets, to follow on with a defeat in the second match against the Chrudim Angels. Thus, the third match against the Hradec kralove was very closed, our club went on to beat the Broncos in the last minute. The fourth and closing tournament match of the International tournament was a defeat against the LAU.
In 2013 the Prague Vikings rugby league team will be registered in the Second Division Czech Rugby League competition, which is more flexible and less demanding than the First Division.
Our most important tournament in the first half of the year will be a home tournament on 4 May to be held as part of the Prague Sports Tours International 9s tournament. Players and supporters should SAVE THE DATE for this one!
For more information and the dates and locations of other tournaments, read more below.
Touch Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It is a non-contact, fun, simple and fast game similar to rugby but without the tackling (Injuries). Therefore it attracts both men and women of all ages and skill levels. Touch is easy to learn and is great for fitness.
Our touch rugby team has again placed third in an international competition, this time at the ACC Mens Open Championship in Vienna. Having lost games only to the finalist teams from London and Vienna, our guys prevailed in the 3v4 playoff game against the ACC team by four tries to two. Thanks to all those who participated and well done!
Touch rugby is played in Prague throughout the year on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons in conjunction with the Barbarian Vikings rugby club. For more information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Prague Vikings rugby league team had another great victory last Sunday at Pardubice, this time winning 48-44 over the 2011 premiers Pardubice Jets in a tight game which was a thriller down to the last play! The two teams exchanged tries in the first 10 minutes before touchdowns to Pavel Vrana, Fischer, Sapar and Jamie Sherrington put the Vikings out to a 26-12 margin by half-time. The Prague team featured Czech players from their Associated Clubs Usti Nad Labem and Mikulov and these players really stood up when it counted, none more than Czech national captain Petr Sedina in a Man of the Match performance featuring a four try haul. Sedina’s first three tries scored in the second half were the only bright spot for the Vikings as poor options and ball security saw the Jets dominate possession and field position for most of the half. Club stalwart, Aussie Andy Mulhall, played a major role in the comeback with two tries along with talisman Vic Leeuw who scored three second half tries of his own to help the Jets finally re-take the lead with only one minute to play. But the Vikings still had a final effort in them and, riding the back of an opportune penalty, passed the ball to Petr Sedina who managed to get over the line just as the final whistle sounded, giving the Vikings a last gasp four point victory in front of the crowd of almost 100 engaged onlookers! For full match statistics see: http://rugbyleague.cz/utkani/jets-pardubice-v-vikings-praha/2012-06-23/111132.