Romania Rugby World Cup Team 2015

2015 Romania Fixtures & Results at Rugby World Cup

23-Sep-15 France 38-11 Romania Olympic Stadium, London
27-Sep-15 Ireland 44-10 Romania Wembley Stadium, London
6-Oct-15 Canada 15-17 Romania Leicester City Stadium, Leicester
11-Oct-15 Italy 32-22 Romania Sandy Park, Exeter

Points Table

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
Romania 2 0 0 2 2 21 82 –61 0 0

2015 Squad

Player Position Date of Birth Caps Club/Province
Eugen Căpățână Hooker 18 June 1986 18 Romania Timișoara
Andrei Rădoi Hooker 21 April 1987 46 Romania Timișoara
Otar Turashvili Hooker 14 July 1986 21 France Colomiers
Mihai Lazăr Prop 3 November 1986 47 France Castres
Ion Paulică Prop 10 January 1983 70 France Perpignan
Horațiu Pungea Prop 18 February 1986 26 France Oyonnax
Alexandru Țăruș Prop 9 May 1989 7 Romania Timișoara
Andrei Ursache Prop 10 May 1984 22 France Carcassonne
Marius Antonescu Lock 9 August 1992 9 France Tarbes
Valentin Popîrlan Lock 12 June 1987 47 Romania Timișoara
Valentin Ursache Lock 12 August 1985 60 France Oyonnax
Johannes van Heerden Lock 12 September 1986 1 Romania Baia Mare
Stelian Burcea Flanker 7 October 1983 50 Romania Timișoara
Viorel Lucaci Flanker 30 March 1986 42 Romania Steaua București
Mihai Macovei (c) Flanker 29 October 1986 64 France Colomiers
Daniel Carpo Number 8 26 November 1984 51 Romania Steaua București
Ovidiu Tonița Number 8 6 July 1980 70 France Provence
Tudorel Bratu Scrum-half 23 April 1991 0 Romania Dinamo
Valentin Calafeteanu Scrum-half 25 January 1985 73 Romania Timișoara
Florin Surugiu Scrum-half 10 December 1984 51 Romania Steaua București
Dănuț Dumbravă Fly-half 6 August 1981 72 Romania Steaua București
Michael Wiringi Fly-half 1 August 1985 1 Romania Baia Mare
Csaba Gál Centre 7 March 1985 84 Romania Cluj
Paula Kinikinilau Centre 30 August 1986 1 Romania Timișoara
Florin Vlaicu Centre 26 July 1986 81 Romania Steaua București
Adrian Apostol Wing 11 March 1990 19 Romania Baia Mare
Ionuț Botezatu Wing 5 May 1987 27 Romania Baia Mare
Florin Ioniță Wing 5 April 1990 17 Romania Steaua București
Mădălin Lemnaru Wing 26 March 1989 27 Romania Timișoara
Cătălin Fercu Fullback 5 September 1986 80 England Saracens
Sabin Strătilă Fullback 27 March 1995 1 Romania Steaua București

Facts

Union Federaţia Română de Rugby
Nickname(s) Stejarii (The Oaks)
Emblem(s) The Oak leaf
Ground(s) Arcul de Triumf Stadium
Coach(es) Lynn Howells
Captain(s) Mihai Macovei
Most caps Cristian Petre (92)
Top scorer Florin Vlaicu (554)
Most tries Gabriel Brezoianu (28)
Cătălin Fercu (28)

 

First international
Romania 0–21 United States (1 July 1919)
Largest win
Bulgaria 0–100 Romania (21 September 1976)
Largest defeat
England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1987)
Best result One win, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2003 and 2007

Rugby World Cup Romania Team 2011

Fixtures & Results

Date & Time Team vs Team Stadiums
10/09 - 13:00 ScotlandScotland 34-24 RomaniaRomania Invercargill
17/09 - 15:30 ArgentinaArgentina 43-8 RomaniaRomania Invercargill
24/09 - 18:00 EnglandEngland 67-3 RomaniaRomania Dunedin
28/09 - 19:30 GeorgiaGeorgia 25-9 RomaniaRomania Palmerston North

Squad

Backs

Player Position Club
Valentin Calafeteanu Scrum-half Timişoara
Lucian Sîrbu Scrum-half Millau
Florin Surugiu Scrum-half CSM Bucureşti
Dănuţ Dumbravă Fly-half Steaua
Florin Vlaicu Fly-half Steaua
Ionel Cazan Centre Steaua
Robert Dascalu Centre Steaua
Ionuţ Dimofte Centre Baia Mare
Csaba Gál Centre Baia Mare
Constantin Gheara Centre Farul
Ionut Botezatu Wing Baia Mare
Cătălin Fercu Wing Timișoara
Mădălin Lemnaru Wing Timișoara
Cătălin Nicolae Wing Farul
Iulian Dumitra Fullback Lourdes

Forwards

Player Position Club
Catalin Beca Hooker CSM Bucureşti
Andrei Rădoi Hooker Baia Mare
Bogdan Zebega Hooker Steaua
Bogdan Bălan Prop  
Dragoş Dima Prop  
Mihai Lazăr Prop Aix-en-Provence
Vasile Mariscariu Prop Bobigny
Nicolae Nere Prop Steaua
Cezar Popescu Prop Mâcon
Cristian Petre Lock Saint-Étienne
Valentin Popirlan Lock CSM Bucureşti
Marius Sirbe Lock Tarbes
Sorin Socol(c) Lock Lourdes
Valentin Ursache Lock Aix-en-Provence
Stelian Burcea Flanker Timișoara
Daniel Ianus Flanker Steaua
Viorel Lucaci Flanker Steaua
Mihai Macovei Flanker Baia Mare
Daniel Carpo Number eight Farul
Traian Pllotschi Number eight Figeac
Ovidiu Toniţa (vc) Number eight Perpignan

Romania at the Rugby World Cup

Year(s) Results
1987 Invited. One win in pool stages.
1991 Qualified. One win in pool stages.
1995 Qualified. No wins in pool stages.
1999 Qualified. One win in pool stages.
2003 Qualified. One win in pool stages.
2007 Qualified. One win in pool stages.
2011 Qualified.