The rugby team of Fit World Gorillas from Szeged won the championship for the first time, defeating the 15-time gold medalist Esztergom Vitézek at the Budapest Rugby Center by 32-19 in the final of the series on Saturday.
The people of Szeged, who made it to the first finals, enforced their will and built on the players of Esztergom, who were taken into account in three-quarters of the national team, based on the crowds of the national team. The final result is reduced by the fact that the people of Esztergom were at a disadvantage in the middle of the first and second half, which Szeged punished with a goal both times within two minutes.
In the bronze match, the Battai Bulldogs confidently overtook Budapest Exiles with a fluctuating performance: in the clash, the score was 19-14 after 19-0, and then the end was 48-19.
In the regular season, the last-placed DEAC Hussars and the second division champion, the Conquerors, played a qualifying match for NB I membership, the latter dragging themselves to 17-0 at the end of the first half and finally fighting the promotion.
Fit World RC Knights of Szeged-Esztergom RAFC 32-19 (17-14)
for 3rd place:
Battai Bulldogs SZVISE-Budapest Exiles RC 48-19 (19-7)
The final results of the championship: 1. Fit World RC Szeged, 2. Esztergom Knights RAFC, 3. Battai Bulldogs SZVISE, 4. Budapest Exiles RC, 5. Kecskemét ARC, 6. Debrecen EAC Huszárok
NB II for 3rd place:
Black Eagles-Harams 41-20 (26-10)
The final result of NB II: 1. Conquerors RC, 2. Fehérvár RC, 3. Black Eagles, 4. Thieves, 5. Bp Rams, 6. Szekler
qualifying match for NB I membership:
Conquerors RC-Debrecen EAC Hussars 36-19 (17-0)
Champions of the last ten years:
2013: Battai Bulldogs
2014: Knights of Esztergom
2015: Knights of Esztergom
2016: Budapest Exiles
2017: Budapest Exiles
2018: Budapest Exiles
2019: Knights of Esztergom
2020: Championship disrupted due to coronavirus epidemic, no champions announced
2021: Knights of Esztergom
2022: Fit World RC Szeged
The league eternal ranking:
15-time champion: Knights of Esztergom
5-time champion: Battai Bulldogs
3-time champion: Budapest Exiles, Kispesti Elefántok
2-time champion: Green Falcons
1-time champion: Fit World RC Szeged, Liget SE, Kecskemét ARC