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Game Report

Montenegro national team played a friendly international game versus national league team of Malta. A match named "Medieval Shield" has been held at the auxiliary pitch of FC "Arsenal", with kick-off that started at 7:30p.m. local time. It was a hard game, in which Montenegro got a chance to play against players who play on the high level all over England, Malta and Australia. Players learnt a lot from the game, and will use it to improve and hone their skills, and fix mistakes that were made. Players from Montenegro fought bravely till the end, and till those 80 minutes ended they haven't stop trying. Huge improvement comparing to the first game played against Malta last year of 2022 was seen and our team will take everything they learnt for the future fixes. 

Match was played on 19th of September
Sat. Sep 19, 2023: International friendly match





Malta Rugby League Vs Montenegro Rugby League

MRL Practice

Game SchedulE

This is the current game schedule for the national team of Montenegro. As the schedule changes, more teams will be added or removed from the list down below.

About Us

Some interesting information about how rugby league came to be in Montenegro, how it developed and shaped and how it's developing even further. 

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Montenegro Rugby League About Us

About The

Montenegro Rugby League

Rugby league activities started in Montenegro in 2018 when Montenegrin club South Region started to compete in Balkan Super League.

After two seasons playing in Balkan Super League on 1st July 2019 in Montenegrin city of Tivat, Montenegro Rugby League was formed and registered on 11th September 2019.

Montenegro Rugby League become observer member of the European Rugby League since May 2021. 

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Home Games Played
International Games Played

Team Squad

Meet our team that represents Montenegro on International competitions and International matches. Down you can see some of our players, but press "More Players" to see them all.

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Our Team Squad

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Without our board members rugby league in Montenegro wouldn't even exist, they are the reason why we are able to get together and play the sport we love.

Igor Adzaip

Igor Adzaip
Born in 1988 in Sibenik, Croatia. Was one of the first who started playing rugby in Montenegro. He was a player of the national union team of Montenegro multiple times. In 2014 he became president of the RC “Arsenal” from Tivat. In 2018 becomes a founding member of “South Region”, first RC in Montenegro to play rugby league. In 2020 becomes the president of RLF Montenegro, and one of the key players.

Jovan Petrović

Jovan Petrovic
Vice President

Born in 1979 in the capital of Podgorica, Montenegro.

Started playing rugby (lock) in "Royale Belgrade Rugby Club". 

Continued playing rugby in Bar, where he was one of the founding members of rugby club "Mornar" and later on a founding member of RLF Montenegro and rugby league club "Mornar".  Even though he has played rugby for so long, he still keeps on honing his skills as a player.

Ian Giddings

Head Coach

Born in 1970 in Batley West Yorkshire,  England.

Played for Batley boys as a winger.

Played for Mirfield Stags as a winger

Played for Chester RL as a centre

Refereed in the North West of England for 3 seasons. Done promotional work for RL and written articles for rugby league express in the UK. Elected to be an assistant coach for the national rugby league team.

Mitar Bošković

Mitar Bošković
Assistant Coach
Born in the 1989 in Podgorica, Montenegro. He was a member of the national Montenegrin union team many times, and even coached it. After the first rugby league team was formed in Montenegro he became the coach as well. After the Montenegro Rugby League Federation was formed, while being a player he was elected to be the head coach for the national team too.


Thank you for all your help, without you we wouldn't have anything! We would have no equipment, no place to practice, not even this web site.

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All news related to the Rugby League Federation of Montenegro. It includes news about home and international games, new players, and games of teams from Montenegro on national and international tournaments. 


Click down on the "More Teams" button to go to a Team page and read all about teams that are currently part of Montenegro Rugby League Federation, that are competing in local, regional and international competitions and tournaments.


Our Teams

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Thank you

Montenegro Rugby League Federation was created by people who love to play rugby league. We wanted to make place for everyone, a place where we can be one big family who enjoys rugby and rugby league and everything that comes with the game. With that in mind we want to thank You for all your support, we couldn't have made it this far without people willing to sacrifice everything to play and watch rugby. You made this possible for us and we just want to say THANK YOU!!!