Croatian Rugby Champion Nada Split Completes Five-Day Tour of Scotland

Daniela Rogulj

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Nada Split celebrated 60 years as a club and their 17th consecutive Croatian championship title with a tour of Scotland. 

The Croatian rugby champion Nada Split successfully finished a five-day tour in Scotland, reports Dalmacija Danas on February 12, 2019. 

In two appearances against two Scottish teams, Whitecraigs RC and Hillhead Jordanhill, RFC, Nada achieved two encouraging victories before the start of the national championship. 

The first game was played on Thursday, February 7, at the Whitecraigs Stadium in Glasgow. In a dynamic match, Nada was more successful with a result of 21:36. The Whitecraigs team plays in the Scottish National 2 Division and boasts several Scottish national team members, including Jon Welsh, Ed Kalman, Steve Swindall, which speaks enough about the quality of professionalism at the club.

One day later on Friday, February 8, Nada played against Hillhead Jordanhill RFC. Although it was only 24 hours after the first game, the Split team won 5:17. What was interesting about this match, however, was that the result was still 0:0 60 minutes in, though Nada managed to break the resistance of the firm and persistent Scottish side before the end.

In addition to the two games played, the professional staff especially emphasizes the working visit to the best professional Scottish club, the Glasgow Warriors. The coaches and players had the opportunity to get acquainted with the conditions and methods of training of the world’s top rugby professionals first hand. 

The tour’s crown was definitely the visit to Edinburgh to watch the Scotland-Ireland encounter live at Murrayfield, Scotland’s stadium. Watching the clash of Rugby giants in an unforgettable atmosphere at a full Murrayfield stadium will long be remembered by the Split rugby team. 

RK NADA is a rugby union club from Split that participates in the Croatian Rugby Championship and Cup & the Regional Rugby Championship. In 2018, Nada achieved their 35th Croatian championship title and 17th in a row since the 2002/2003 season. The club will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year. 

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