History

1982.Dragan Vujasinovic, former player of RC Partizan Belgrade brought oval ball in Krusevac.

1983. RC “July 7th” was founded in Military Camp and played the first game against RC Student in Nis (lost 0:16).

1986 Mr. Vujasinovic left Krusevac and RC “July 7th” stopped activities due to difficulties with playground and coaching.

dragan vujasinovic

Dragan Vujasinovic, founder of RC “July 7th” has lived in Auckland, New Zealand since 1993.

1992. On August 19th group of former players of RC “July 7th” formed Rugby Club Krusevac. The first President was Mr. Ljubisa Popovic.

1993. Alexandar Mihajlovic and Jovica Milanovic played for Yugoslavia U16 on tournament in Bucharest, Romania.

1996. RC Krusevac organized 1st Sevens Tournament for U19 category. The winner was RC Partizan Belgrade.

1997. Lock Alexandar Mihajlovic was in Yugoslav senior squad for games against Switzerland and Israel but didn’t play. In October he led Yugoslavia U20, as a skipper, in game against Romania. Full members of team were Vladislav Farkas and Alexandar Milovanovic.

On 1st Yugoslav Sevens Championship RC Krusevac, with the youngest sideaverage old 18 and half years, won second place

Alexandar Mihajlovic catches the ball in line-out, Yugoslavia U20 - Romania U19, Belgrade 1997

Alexandar Mihajlovic catches the ball in line-out, Yugoslavia U20 – Romania U19, Belgrade 1997

1998. The first tour. On Budapest International Sevens Tournament RC Krusevac took 6th place among 12 teams from Hungary, Moldova, Israel, Ireland and Yugoslavia. Milan Milicevic and Alexandar Mihajlovic played for Invitation XV against Somerset RFU.

In August “The Wolves” played on 2nd Szentes International Tournament (15-a-side) and won 2nd place behind International school Budapest, ahead of four Hungarian and Yugoslav teams.

1999. The first international game in Krusevac. “The Wolves” supported by four Yugoslav U19 representatives defeat Bulgarian U19 side – 20:15.

On the last week on March Yugoslavia U19 team with 7 players from RC Krusevac (Dragan Bogicevic, Nenad Petrovic, Bojan Lukic, Dalibor Antic, Djurica Sudimac, Ivan Pelaic and Milan Milicevic) and leaded by Slavisa Milenkovic as a coach took part in World Junior Championship – Pool D, in Geneva, Switzerland and Nyon. Yugoslavia defeated Slovenia and Hungary but lost game against Tunisia.

After a pause of five months Wolves participated on international stage on Szentes Tournament and won 3rd place. The highlight event was “The Wolves” game against RC Arad, Romanian 2nd division team

RC Krusevac in Szentes, Hungary, 1999

RC Krusevac in Szentes, Hungary, 1999

2000. Due to difficulties with playground RC Krusevac left competition in Yugoslav Championship but combined team of players from our club and Royal Belgrade RC won Yugoslav U16 Championship.

Lock Danilo Bulatovic and center Milan Mitrovic appeared in Yugoslavia U19 squad in games against Israel and Switzerland on Qualifying Tournament held in Pernik, Bulgaria.

Former “Wolf” Alexandar Mihajlovic joined Bedford Athletic RUFC and became the first Yugoslav rugby player who plays in England

2001. We are on track again! Danilo Bulatovic and Dalibor Antic played for Yugoslavia U20 against Timisoara and Tomislav Petkovic for Yugoslav U19.
In August, RC Krusevac organizes The First International Rugby 7s Tournament with 10 teams from Australia, Serbia and Bulgaria.

RC Krusevac on Sofia 7s

RC Krusevac on Sofia 7s

2002.Danilo Bulatovic became second player of RC Krusevac who played in strong rugby nations. He appeared for Lille University RFC in France.
Wolves won second place in Group B of Yugoslav Championship.
10th Aniversary of RC Krusevac and 20 years of rugby in town we celebrated with great 7s tournament

2003. Year of success for Wolves. In Spring RC Krusevac without defeat won Division 2 of Serbian Championship and promotion in Division 1. Danilo Bulatovic made debut for national team of Serbia & Montenegro, Tomislav Petkovic, Darko Stevancevic, Kenan Brdarevic and Marko Vidojevic played for U20 team.

On 9th Sofia Sevens Krusevac played in semi-final.

In Autumn, led by Alex Mihajlovic, Wolves won one game in Cup and four games in Championship and provide places in semi-finale of Serbian Championship and Cup.

2004. Another good year for RC Krusevac. Senior squad played in semi-finals of Serbian Championship and Cup. Four players – Alex Mihajlovic, Danilo Bulatovic, Bojan Lukic and Dragan Bogicevic gained Serbia&Montenegro caps.

Marko Vidojevic, Kenan Brdarevic and Mladen Radosavljevic played for U20 national team. Seven players from U17 and U14 teams participated in camp in Karatas. Young selection works again.

Ivan Pelaic, flyhalf and former U19 representative, graduated Physical Education on Nis University with theme “History of Rugby sport”.

2005. Hard year. Seniors played just one game in Cup but U16 squad gained final stage of Serbia&Montenegro Cup. Nine Young Wolves represented Serbia&Montenegro on U17 Stage in Bulgaria, six played for U16 in Bosnia. Alexandar Milenkovic and Mladen Lisinac appeared on U18 European Championship in France and Adnan Brdarevic worn blue jersey on U20 European Championship in Germany.

As first club in Serbia RC Krusevac started female section. We made a history!

2006. After two years break senior team has returned in Serbian Championship – Pool B. Also, after three years break RC Krusevac organized 4th edition of Krusevac 7s with teams from Russia, Poland, Hungary and Bosnia. Girls played two games, two 7s tournaments and participated on FIRA-AER stage in Belgrade. Dalibor Antic played for Serbia in FIRA-AER Championship and on Europeans 7s Series, Kenan Brdarevic made debut in Serbia senior squad, 5 players worn blue jersey on European U18 Championship in Italy, 3 on European U20 Championship in Poland. In total 9 players appeared for Serbia on international stage.

2007. Twenty members of RC Krusevac worn jersey of Serbia in 2007 – 12 girls on European Championship in Belgia, six girls on European 7s Championship in Bosnia, four U20 players on EC in Austria, two U18 players on EC in France and skipper Dalibor Antic & Aleksandar Sic on two tournaments of European 7s Series, in Amsterdam & Zagreb.
Seniors finished 2nd in Serbian Championship, Pool B, U18 team won 2nd place in Serbian Championship.
Teams from Bosnia, England & Hungary took part in 5th Krusevac 7s.

2008. Tough year! Seniors played on couple sevens tournaments in Serbia and Poland and finished the first in Pool B of Serbia Championship but abandoned from participation in Pool A due to lack of players! Twelve Wolves & She Wolves played for Serbia!

2009. How to wolf survive? In the first quarter of year group of players left club with intention to play Rugby League. Again, we started to work with U16 and boys made a fine progress during the year. Wolves & Young Wolves played only Rugby 7s. Milos Zogovic marked year with participation in Serbia U20, Serbia 7s and debut for Serbia seniors. Dalibor Antic gained four caps, Milan Bogdanovic & Stefan Ivkovic played for Serbia U20, Milica Arandjelovic, Isidora Savkovic, Jovana Stevic, Danijela Antic for Serbia Womens 7s. In October we again started full She Wolves squad! Wolfpack survived!!!

2010. New generation of Wolves showed commitment and class! In Serbia Sevens Championship RC Krusevac finished third and senior team returned in Serbia Championship after two and half year long break and took fifth place amongst eight teams.

Skipper Dalibor Antic, Milos Zogovic and Milan Bogdanovic played for Serbia, Bogdanovic and Stefan Ivkovic for Serbia U20, Stefan Savic and Nemanja Milenkovic for Serbia U18, Milos Milicevic for Serbia U17, Milica Arandjelovic, Jelena Vukasinovic, Jovana Stevic, Marija Tomic, Renata Milojevic and Isidora Savkovic for Serbia Womens Sevens team.

2011. Six She-Wolves played on European Championship in Hungary,three Young Wolves participated in Serbia U18 actions and two players played for Serbia U20. After three year break club organize 7th Krusevac Sevens with five participating teams,two from Montenegro. Greece team Thessaloniki Lions RFC visited Krusevac for friendly game and Wolves in September returned in Serbia Senior Championship.

2012. Anniversary Year – 30 years of rugby in Krusevac and 20 years of club foundation. In Spring Wolves played in Serbia Senior Championship but young side finished competition on the bototom of table. 8th Krusevac Sevens gathered eight clubs from Serbia and Montenegro. In October Vets from Krusevac,Nis,Pancevo and Starcevo marked 30 years of rugby in town with friendly game in Military Camp. New generation of She Wolves and Young Wolves come to club….

2013. Biggest success in club history! In Serbian Cup Wolves defeated Balkan Mosquitos FC (24-12) and gained place in final stage. RC Pobednik was to strong (7-130) in final game but single try was a satisfaction for young team. After seven years we gathered U12 selection which played a couple of games.

Finalisti kupa Srbije

Finalisti kupa Srbije

2014. Wolves finished competition in Serbian Championship – Pool B on bottom after just three wins and nine defeats. Once again financial problems made a huge damage on club work. For trainings we used beach voley pitch with 30 x 20 metres dimensions! Seven players left club due to studies.