Rugby Klub Bratislava

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Slovakia Slovakia
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Founded2015; 3 years ago (2015)
LocationBratislava, Slovakia
Ground(s)Football stadium (Capacity: 1 000)
PresidentSlovakia Miloslav Surgoš
Coach(es)France Charles Cimetiere, Slovakia Julius Kompas
Captain(s)Italy Giuseppe Porcaro
League(s)Slovakia Respect Extraliga, Slovakia Memorial Tonyho Puverle
Team kit
Official website
rkb-rugby.org
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Rugby Klub Bratislava - Skola Rugby is a Slovakian rugby club based in Nove Mesto, Bratislava, created in 2015. They currently play in the Slovak league, and participate in friendly matches with Austrian, Czech, and Hungarian teams.

The team plays at Pasienky, next to the Slovan football stadium. Club colors are black and green.

History[edit]

Creation[edit]

The club was established in 2015 as 'Rugby Skola v Bratislave', although the name changed to 'Rugby Klub Bratislava' a few weeks after due to legal obligations. Club was founded by Charles Cimetiere and Christopher Bush

Rugby life[edit]

The club features adult squad and recently developed strong rugby academy with kids of all ages. Club plays in Slovak XV and Sevens competitions. Besides that it engages in tournament and test matches in neighboring countries and hosts touring sides.

The club welcomes and accommodates both native Slovaks and expatriates with a variety of playing experiences. The club emphasises that prior rugby experience is not necessary to join.

Trainings[edit]

The club offers weekly training sessions to anyone interested in rugby. Men, women, children, of any age and experience are encouraged to contact the club for further information about joining.

Currently, the club holds trainings sessions every Wednesday evening. These training sessions are held primarily in English, although commands are often translated to Slovak and French too. Rugby Klub Bratislava offers a dynamic mixture of fitness, basic skills, advanced skills and team building. The aim of the training sessions are to ensure that the players are physically, mentally and strategically ready for competitive games, in a diverse and friendly community.

Competitions[edit]

The club currently plays in the Slovak RESPECT liga, the highest XV rugby competition in Slovakia. It also takes part in the Memorial Tonyho Puverle, which is series of Sevens tournaments. Competitions are organized by Slovak Rugby Union which presides over all competitions over Slovakia.

Men's Team Senior-U12,14,16,18[edit]

Season 2015–2016

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
Jan Jenco Prop Slovakia Slovakia
Giacomo Landro Prop Italy Italy
Giuseppe Porcaro Prop Italy Italy
Marek Kocis Hooker Slovakia Slovakia
Miloslav Surgoš Hooker Slovakia Slovakia
Pavol Ondrašina Lock Slovakia Slovakia
Peter Lock Slovakia Slovakia
Massimo Gorghetto Lock Italy Italy
Tomas Zahymsky Flanker Slovakia Slovakia
James Eardley Flanker England England
Julius Kompas Flanker Slovakia Slovakia
Danielle Toth Flanker Slovakia Slovakia
Paul Paquier Number 8 France France
Player Position Union
Aubin Gallet Scrum-half France France
Sasa Pusica Scrum-half Croatia Croatia
Tom Keys Scrum-half Slovakia Slovakia
Charles Cimetiere Fly-half France France
Stefano De Palma Centre Italy Italy
Arkadiusz Tokarczyk Centre Poland Poland
Christophe Dernoncourt Centre France France
Patrick Chmára Wing Slovakia Slovakia
Lubomir Pajtas Wing Slovakia Slovakia
Michal Kica Wing Slovakia Slovakia
Etienne Toth Wing Slovakia Slovakia
Arthur Lienard Fullback France France
Theophile Lienard Fullback France France
Martin Krok Fullback Slovakia Slovakia

List of former players[edit]

2015-16 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
François Jakubiec Prop France France
Alkiviadis Karoutis Prop Greece Greece
Boris Holcinger Prop Slovakia Slovakia
Christopher Lock Slovakia Slovakia
Werner Saul Hooker South Africa South Africa
Ando Lock Slovakia Slovakia
Ed Scrum-half England England
Rollan Fullback Slovakia Slovakia
Martin Wing Slovakia Slovakia
Matej Wing Slovakia Slovakia
Nicolas Gonzalvez Prop Spain Spain
Yevhen Ostraukhov Lock Ukraine Ukraine
Dai Wells Flanker Wales Wales
Florent Lebret Lock France France
Kim Fendley Flanker England England
Ratislav Mistasik Prop Slovakia Slovakia
Player Position Union
Anatolis Vozinis Flanker Ukraine Ukraine
Maximilien West Scrum-half England England
Christopher Bush Scrum-half England England
William Murrills Fly-half England England
Gauthier Verhaeghe Fly-half France France
Albéric Sarrazin Centre France France
Jakub Horváth Centre Slovakia Slovakia
Juan Wing Spain Spain
Thimotee Wing France France
Mark West Wing England England
Arthur Wing France France
Brice Franquesa Fly-half France France
Antoine Louise Scrum-half France France
Saverio Wing Italy Italy
Jesus Arcos Wing Mexico Mexico
Alexandre Bargeron Centre France France

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