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Czech Rubgy League followers rejoice! Chrudim Rabbitohs RLC, an affiliated club with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, beat Hradec Králové 14-4 in the final of the CZRLA pre-season nines, hosted by Mikulov Roosters in Dolni Dunajovice.

Six sides took part in two groups of three, including a Hungary XIII who defeated Hodonín.

The tournament was also part of a match officials training course held by Czech MO educator Lukáš Hergott and trainee Ondřej Preininger, which saw six new level 1 referees qualified.

“The participants were enthusiastic and the majority of them were referees or touch judges at the tournament” said Hergott.

"It’s theirs first step on very difficult journey but I feel very optimistic, there were some talented learners who could be really good refs.”