Extraliga ragby

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Extraliga ragby
Current season or competition::
2016/17 Extraliga rugby
Extraliga rugby 2016-17 logo.jpeg
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1993
Number of teams 7
Country  Czech Republic
Holders JIMI RC Vyškov (2015-16)
Most titles RC Mountfield Říčany (7 titles)
Website Czech Rugby Union: Extraliga rugby

The Extraliga rugby is a rugby club competition played in the Czech Republic and is the top level of rugby in the country. There is a promotion-relegation process between the Extraliga ragby and the Národní liga ragby. The league used to be known as KB Extraliga due to sponsorship by Komerční banka (KB) which lasted until the 2014/15 season.

The season usually runs from September to May, although in the 2008 season, it was only from August through November 2008. Since 2008 the final has been played at the Synot Tip Arena in Prague.

JIMI RC Vyškov are the current champions.

History[edit]

The league was first played in 1993, with Vyškov as the first champions. Prior to the foundation of the league, clubs competed in the Czechoslovak Championship.

It became known under the KB Extraliga name in 2003, when KB started sponsoring the Czech Rugby Union, as well as the national teams and leagues. For the 2016/17 season the name changed to Extraliga ragby in line with the Czech rugby union league system restructure.

Current teams[edit]

2016–17 season

Club Full name City Stadium
RC Dragon Brno Rugby Club Dragon Brno Brno Brno - Maloměřice, Cacovická ul., Za mlýnem
RC Praga Praha Rugby Club Praga Rugby Prague 9 Praha 9 - Vysočany, u Rokytky 1025/37
RC Mountfield Říčany Rugby Club Mountfield Říčany Říčany Stadion Josefa Kohouta, Široká 150/22
RC Slavia Prague Rugby Club Slavia Praha Prague 10 Praha 10 - Eden, Vladivostocká 10
RC Sparta Prague Rugby Club Sparta Praha Prague 9 Aréna Sparta Podvinný mlýn - Kovanecká 2405/27
RC Tatra Smíchov Rugby Club Tatra Smíchov Prague 5 Stadion ragby Císařka, Podbělohorská (Smrčínská) street
RC Vyškov JIMI Rugby Club Vyškov Vyškov Areál Jana Navrátila, Purkyňova 419

Results[1][edit]

The scores in blue are links to accounts of finals on the site of the Czech Rugby Union (ČSRU) - in Czech

Year Champion Score Runner-up Place
1993 JIMI RC Vyškov RC Říčany
1994 JIMI RC Vyškov TJ Praga Praha
1995 RC Tatra Smíchov RC Sparta Prague
1996 RC Říčany 6:9, 23:9 RC Dragon Brno
1997 RC Tatra Smíchov 21:10, 7:10 RC Říčany
1998 RC Sparta Prague 24:23, 15:18 TJ Praga Praha
1999 RC Sparta Prague 18:5, 24:37, 6:13 RC Říčany
2000 RC Dragon Brno 24:29, 44:3, 22:28 JIMI RC Vyškov
2001 RC Říčany 15-11 TJ Praga Praha Stadion Josefa Kohouta, Říčany
2002 TJ Praga Praha 53-30 RC Tatra Smíchov Stadion ragby Císařka, Prague
2003 RC Tatra Smíchov 20-15 RC Říčany Stadion Josefa Kohouta, Říčany
2004 RC Říčany 36-12 JIMI RC Vyškov Areál Jana Navrátila, Vyškov
2005 RC Říčany 23-20 RC Tatra Smíchov Stadion ragby Císařka, Prague
2006 RC Říčany 12-6 RC Tatra Smíchov Stadion Josefa Kohouta, Říčany
2007 RC Tatra Smíchov 13-12 RC Říčany Stadion ragby Císařka, Prague
2008 RC Tatra Smíchov 17-9 RC Říčany Synot Tip Arena, Prague
2010 RC Slavia Prague 11-10 RC Tatra Smíchov Synot Tip Arena, Prague
2011 RC Mountfield Říčany 21-10 RC Slavia Prague Stadion Josefa Kohouta, Říčany
2012 RC Mountfield Říčany 25-11 RC Rental.cz Havířov Stadion Josefa Kohouta, Říčany
2013 RC Tatra Smíchov 39-20 RC Praga Praha Stadion ragby Císařka, Praha 5 - Smíchov
2014 RC Praga Praha 23-10 RC Sparta Prague Praga (Praha 9-Vysočany)
2015 RC Praga Praha 41-7 JIMI RC Vyškov Praga (Praha 9-Vysočany)
2016 JIMI RC Vyškov 29-20 RC Tatra Smíchov Areál Jana Navrátila, Vyškov

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
RC Mountfield Říčany
7
6
1996, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012
RC Tatra Smíchov
6
5
1995, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2013
RC Praga Praha
3
4
2002, 2014, 2015
JIMI RC Vyškov
3
3
1993, 1994, 2016
RC Sparta Prague
2
2
1998, 1999
RC Dragon Brno
1
1
2000
RC Slavia Prague
1
1
2010
RC Havířov
0
1

Regions[edit]

The following table lists the Czech rugby champions by region.

Region Titles Winning Clubs
 Prague
12
Tatra Smíchov (6), Praga Rugby (3), Sparta Prague (2), Slavia Prague (1)
 Central Bohemia
7
Mountfield Říčany (7)
 South Moravia
4
JIMI Vyškov (3), Dragon Brno (1)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ With the exception of the 2008 season onwards, all finals were played over at least two legs (an additional match being played whenever both teams have won a leg). The score given is that of the deciding match.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]