Very rarely do you see a rugby league team go through a season undefeated, but Lokomotiva Beroun have done just that – as they clinched first spot in the Czech Rugby League First Division.
They did so following a thrashing of fellow Czech side Pardubice, with Dalibor Smotek crossing for a Czech record six tries in one game.
Beroun are close to completing a clean sweep of all three titles available by the CZRLA – having already won the pre-season 9’s tournament, and now making the First Division grand final.
Andy Mulhall, the Czech Rugby League Development Manager said: â€œAs league leaders, Beroun will host the Grand Final and that game will be against Prague Vikings. Those two clubs, though, will first meet in the final round of the CZRLA Championship this weekend, with the Vikings hosting, which should be a terrific rehearsal.
â€œThe fact that Beroun are in such a position with one round still to go, is a tribute to the effort of all at the club, both on and off the field, over the last 12 months. These two Beroun-Prague games should be fantastic, as will the Pardubice-Vrchlabi game, which is effectively a play-off for third spot.â€