First Game of RL in Bulgaria
The first ever official game of Rugby League took place in Bulgaria on Saturday September 10th 2016, when local team Locomotive Sofia welcomed their neighbours from Serbia, Radnički (Niš).
Whilst the result was officially recorded as 44-16 - the full story of the day was that the newcomers put up a spirited performance and scored three tries against their more experienced visitors.
The match came about after a chance meeting on holiday but was promoted once again by the excellent development work undertaken in the region by the Serbian Rugby League Federation.
It is hoped that with continued support, Bulgaria may form its own federation and join the growing family of Rugby League playing nations in Europe.