Rugby Club Rad

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Rugby club Rad
Rugby Club Rad logo.png
Full name Rugby club Rad Mozzart Beograd
Founded 1996
as RC Pobednik

2014
renamed RC Rad
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Ground(s)

Stadion Kralj Petar I    (Capacity 6,000)

Stadion Zarkovo    (Capacity 1,000)
President Marko Kapor
League(s) Rugby Championship of Serbia
Official website
www.rugbypobednik.com/index.php

Rugby Club Rad Mozzart Belgrade (Serbian: Рагби Клуб Рад Моззарт Београд) is a rugby union club from Belgrade, Serbia. RK Rad, previously known as RK Pobednik, is one of the biggest rugby clubs within the former Yugoslavia, having won nine national championships and four national cup trophies. The club is a member of the Serbian Rugby Union.[1]

History[edit]

1996 RK Pobednik logo.

Beginnings[edit]

In December 1996, a group of enthusiasts and lovers of rugby, led by Bosko Strugar, founded Rugby Club Pobednik. The early years were not easy as there were no pitches or club house. However, all members helped develop the club which brought results quickly. In difficult times, the players bought the required equipment and funded travel so the club could survive. The club is now sponsored by Mozzart Sports Betting. In December 2014 Pobednik was renamed Rad.[2] This was previously the name of its associated junior rugby club, after a link was established with football club FK Rad. In English, Rad translates as "work" or "labour", and the football club was formed by the Serbian construction company of the same name. RK Rad's president Marko Kapor is also on the board of directors of FK Rad.[2]

Domestic competitions[edit]

In the 1997/1998 season Pobednik joined the Rugby Championship of SR Yugoslavia and reached the playoffs. The first game ended with the triumph, with victory over the well-established club KBRK (now BRK Red Star). Ultimately Ragbi Klub Partizan took the championship in that season, but only two years later Pobednik defeated Partizan to become the new States champion. Pobednik won their second title the following year, and extended the winning streak to claim seven straight Championships from 2007 to 2013. Pobednik has also won 4 domestic Cups.

Regional league[edit]

Regional Rugby Championship started in 2007,[3] 3 teams from Serbia, 3 teams from Croatia, 2 teams from Slovenia, 3 teams from Hungary, 2 teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, one team from Greece and one team from Austria. RC Pobednik were the runners-up in 4 seasons between 2007 and 2012.

Club information[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Rugby Club Rad Mozzart Belgrade play its home matches at Stadion Kralj Petar I.

Kits[edit]

The team wears blue and white strip.

Club honours[edit]

Rugby Championship of SR Yugoslavia:

Winners (2): 2000, 2001

Rugby Championship of Serbia:

Winners (7): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Rugby Cup of Serbia:

Winners (4): 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013

Regional Rugby Championship:

Runners Up (4): 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Records[edit]

Most Appearances: Marko Kapor - 113 [4]

Top Points Scorer: Marko Kapor - 543

Current squad[edit]

The club currently has more than a hundred members who compete in five categories. The youth categories are the greatest source of the club's strength with talented young players being produced every year. Pobednik (now Rad) has provided more national representative players for Serbia than any other club.

2016 Team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Danijel Septeu Hooker Serbia Serbia
Stefan Dragutinović Hooker Serbia Serbia
Nikola Rodić Hooker Serbia Serbia
Vladimir Đukić (c) Prop Serbia Serbia
Predrag Vraneš Prop Serbia Serbia
Milan Bogdanović Prop Serbia Serbia
Uroš Martinović Prop Serbia Serbia
Mirko Ranković Lock Serbia Serbia
Dejan Flori Lock Serbia Serbia
Stevan Nikolić Lock Serbia Serbia
Milan Radović Lock
Vladimir Radulović Flanker Serbia Serbia
Boris Mančić Flanker Serbia Serbia
Stanislav Ljubičić Flanker
Branimir Petrović Number 8 Serbia Serbia
Marko Ristić Number 8 Serbia Serbia
Player Position Union
Milan Mitrović Scrum-half Serbia Serbia
Mladen Stošić Scrum-half Serbia Serbia
Miladin Živanov Fly-half Serbia Serbia
Đorđe Stanković Centre Serbia Serbia
Ivan Pirković Centre Serbia Serbia
Nenad Todorović Centre Serbia Serbia
Ivan Stefanović Centre Serbia Serbia
Dimitrije Konjević Wing Serbia Serbia
Marko Knežević Wing Serbia Serbia
Luka Bulatović Wing Serbia Serbia
Milan Rakić Wing Serbia Serbia
Uroš Babić Fullback Serbia Serbia

Personnel[edit]

Team officials[edit]

  • President: Marko Kapor
  • Technical Director: Marko Jovanović
  • Team Manager: Dejan Ranđelović
  • Head Coach: Milan Orlović
  • Forwards Coach: Marko Ristić
  • Backs Coach: Miladin Živanov
  • Doctor: Srđan Nikolić
  • Youth coaches: Marko Žeravica and Zoran Mičić

Club 100[edit]

The following players are members of the 100 club, having played 100 or more games for the club:

Kapor Marko, Rastovac Milan, Vuković Goran, Nikolić Srđan, Radulović Vladimir, Labus Jerko, Marković Predrag, Vraneš Predrag, Ristić Marko, Kapor Branko, Orlović Milan, Živanov Miladin, Jovanović Nebojša, Simonović Nemanja, Đukić Vladimir

Foreign players[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members". Rugby Serbia (in Serbian). 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Pobednik becomes Rad: The multiple champion of Serbia has changed its name!". Supersport.rs (in Serbian). 9 December 2014. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  3. ^ http://rrcrugby.com/
  4. ^ http://www.rugbypobednik.com/onama.php?tmpl=istorija_igraca