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After finishing first in the European Cup, Romania will go along Georgia in the qualifiers for 2003 World Cup, to meet Ireland, Italy (and hopefully to beat it!) and two lesser teams.

On the other side, the youth team has also qualified for the first World Championship. They're going to join South Africa, N. Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Japan, Canada, France, Wales, Ireland and England in a tournament starting in June, in South Africa. Quite a tournament, I'd say! :)
 

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Good Stuff!
The French oach seems to really know what he is doing with our team. From what I heard the training our players was receiving was kinda outdated. Hopefully this coach can bring Romanian Rugby to the same level it was in the early eighties when we beat teams like France, Wales, Ireland and England...
 

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Farul won the league 6 times if I'm not wrong. Could anyone tell me what teams have won the league more than Farul, if any?

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David

P.S.: I don't think we'll get back on shape with rugby. 95% of the country is playing football, and we all know the problems we have in football, so I cannot see how rugby can make it. It's not like gymnastics, where you need loads of talent and that's all.
 

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Romanians take part in 'explosive' rugby game
Taxi drivers play rugby with unexploded bomb. As the Romanian national side attempts to recapture its glorious past, it seems players in the Eastern European country lack nothing in terms of handling skills - as a recent story from Timisoara illustrates. A Romanian taxi driver and some of his colleagues were discovered playing an impromptu game of rugby with a World War Two bomb that they had found in a warehouse. The bomb, which according to experts could have exploded at any time, destroying everything in a 500 metre radius, was passed from man to man in the street for an undisclosed period until police turned up on the scene and persuaded the rugby-mad Romanians to call an immediate halt to their game. Police bomb disposal officers discovered that the object was still active and would probably have exploded if it had been dropped. Claudiu Jalba from Romania's Civil Protection Inspectorate said: "The missile is meant to destroy everything within a certain area. Although it has suffered physical and chemical changes, its warhead is armed and may explode any time."
 

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6NB: Romania see off Georgia to take title 07/04/02
Second half fightback not enough for Georgia

Romania held off a determined second-half effort from Georgia as they won back the European Nations Cup with a 31-23 win at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Tbilisi on Saturday.


In a game watched by a crowd of 45,000, which included former Soviet foreign minister Edward Shevardnadze, Romania raced to a 28-6 half-time lead but had to endure a fiercesome second-half storm from the home side to record a win that gave them a clean sweep in this year's competition and possession of the new Antim Cup.

Rovigo winger Cristian Sauan opened the scoring on 13 minutes for Romania before Marius Tincu added a disputed second try just past the quarter-hour mark.

With a penalty from Ionut Tofan extending the visitors' lead to 15, the home side finally got their first points from a penalty from Malkhaz Urjukashvili but a third try from Romanian fullback Gabriel Brezoianu hads seemingly put the game beyond the reach of the home side.

A third penalty from Tofan just after half-time seemed to suggest more of the same but after a flurry of substitutions from Georgian coach Claude Saurel, the Lelos of Georgia suddenly found their rhythm as they scored 17 unanswered points.

However, it was all to be in vain as the Romanians held on for the win to regain the trophy they last won in 2000.
 

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This is great - can't get enough of these stories…Rugby Rules!!!!well after soccer of course!

U21: Romania win the Prague Tournament 08/04/02
Qualify for South Africa
Romania qualified for the World Under-21 tournament in South Africa in July by winning the Under-21 tournament in Prague over the weekend. They had a big 41-18 win over Spain in the final.


The Romanians raced to a 21-0 lead after a quarter of an hour of the match, and although the Spaniards won the second half, they ended well beaten. In that first half Romania scored four converted tries.

Scorers:

For Romania: Tries by Ionut Baraulea, Petrisor Spataru, Daniel Dumbrava, Daniel Coromelcea, Eugen Petre. Dumbrava converted the five tries and kicked two penalty goals.

For Spain: Tries by Romá García, Víctor Marlet, Antonio Beltrán. Martlet kicked a penalty goal.

The Teams:

Romania: Ionut Baraulea, Cosmin Sardescu, Silviu Tofan; Marian Miu, Catalin Raileanu; Petrisor Spataru, Onal Ageacal, Daniel Angheluta; Tazcan Stanca, Daniel Dumbrava, Eugen Petre, Cristian Lazar, Silviu Tofan, Stefan Dumitru; Vlad Harnagea.
Replacements: Bogdan Voicu, Sebastian Ungureanu, Florin Caruntu, Florin Draghia.

Spain: Sergio Parrilla, Pablo Serrano, Luis Alfonso Cano; Julen Arevalo, Igor Isasi; Ramiro García Salazar, Juan González, Manuel Cantalapiedra; Antonio Beltrán, Víctor Marlet; Romá García, Alfonso Alonso-Lasheras, Marc Boix, Daniel Bayón; Pablo Feijoo.
Replacements: Alexis Fernández, Alex Torres, Alberto Rocha, Sergio Puente, Angel de Castro, Carles Font, Roger Moras.
 

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Romanians take part in 'explosive' rugby game
Taxi drivers play rugby with unexploded bomb. As the Romanian national side attempts to recapture its glorious past, it seems players in the Eastern European country lack nothing in terms of handling skills - as a recent story from Timisoara illustrates. A Romanian taxi driver and some of his colleagues were discovered playing an impromptu game of rugby with a World War Two bomb that they had found in a warehouse. The bomb, which according to experts could have exploded at any time, destroying everything in a 500 metre radius, was passed from man to man in the street for an undisclosed period until police turned up on the scene and persuaded the rugby-mad Romanians to call an immediate halt to their game. Police bomb disposal officers discovered that the object was still active and would probably have exploded if it had been dropped. Claudiu Jalba from Romania's Civil Protection Inspectorate said: "The missile is meant to destroy everything within a certain area. Although it has suffered physical and chemical changes, its warhead is armed and may explode any time."



hahahaha!!! They do seem to be Romanian, all right!!! :D :cool:




hehe Romania rules in rugby... we will be back!!! :devil:


;)
 
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