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2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

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2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby amz » Wed, 07 Mar 2018, 16:19

Romania squad here:

Props: Ionel Badiu (Timisoara Saracens), Mihaita Lazar (Castres), Constantin Pristavita (Stiinta Baia Mare), Alexandru Tarus (Sale Sharks), Alexandru Gordas (CSA Steaua)
Hookers: Andrei Radoi (Timisoara Saracens), Florin Bardasu (Stiinta Baia Mare), Marian Capatana (Timisoara Saracens)
Lock: Johannes Van Heerden (CSM Bucuresti), Valentin Poparlan (Timisoara Saracens), Adrian Motoc (Racing 92), Dumani Siphosethu Mtya (Stiinta Baia Mare)
Backrow: Stelian Burcea (CSM Bucuresti), Andrei Gorcioaia (Massy), Kuselo Moyake (CSA Steaua), Cristi Chirica (Stiinta Baia Mare), Razvan Ilisescu (Blagnac)
Scrum-half: Florin Surugiu (CSA Steaua ), Tudorel Bratu (CS Dinamo), Valentin Calafeteanu (CSM Bucuresti)
Fly-half: Florin Vlaicu (CSA Steaua), Tudor Boldor (CSA Steaua)
Centers: Jack Umaga (Timisoara Saracens), Paula Kinikinilau (CSM Bucuresti), Sione Fakaosilea (Stiinta Baia Mare)
Wings: Ionut Dumitru (CSA Steaua), Tangimana Fonovai (Timisoara Saracens),Jack Cobden (CSM Bucuresti), Robert Neagu (CSA Steaua)
Fullback: Catalin Fercu (Timisoara Saracens), Marius Simionescu (Timisoara Saracens)

Begium (with 13 new players):
https://www.sportkipik.be/du-mouvement- ... es-pour-la

Gillian Benoy Dendermonde
Keran Caro La Hulpe
Oliver Claxton Old Elthamians
Benjamin Cocu ROC Ottignies
Alexis Cuffolo Coq Mosan
Louis Debatty Soignies
Sven D’Hooghe Montauban
Thomas Dienst ROC Ottignies
Craig Dowsett Old Albanians RC
Bastien Gallaire Stade Français
Sébastien Guns ROC Ottignies
Amin Hamzaoui Narbonne
Tom Herenger Limoges
Tuur Moelants ASUB Waterloo
Isaac Montoisy Soignies
Ervin Muric Hartpury College
James Pearse Edimburgh Academics
Romain Pinte ROC Ottignies
Florian Piron ES Catalane
Lucas Sotteau Aubenas-Vals
Maxime Temmerman ASUB Waterloo
Antoine Vassart La Hulpe
Thomas Wallraf Nevers

With such a downgraded squad. I expect a even weaker Belgian squad vs Spain so you're virtually qualified

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby hag » Wed, 07 Mar 2018, 18:48

I dont expect belgium to align an even weaker squad against spain. At home they want to bring the best to the home crowd even if the non relegation is secured

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby amz » Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 16:49

Oaks squad for Belgium:

1. Badiu
2. Capatana
3. Tarus
4. Van Heerden
5. Poparlan
6. Gorcioaia
7. Kuselo
8. Burcea
9. Calafeteanu
10. Umaga
11. Dumitru
12. Fakaosilea
13. Kinikinilau
14. Simionescu
15. Fercu

16. Radoi
17. Pristavita
18. Gordas
19. Motoc
20. Ilisescu
21. Surugiu
22. Neagu
23. Vlaicu

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby Raven » Fri, 09 Mar 2018, 15:25

Belgium might be weakened but Romania managed to get in this position by themselves...

Germany last year should have been a wake up call and losing to Spain this year (I know it feels like it was a ages ago with the amount of rugby we consumed in between) can be seen as a good development project made by the Spaniards or a bad one done by the Romanians, but nothing prevents Belgium from putting a good show on Saturday, specially knowing that the Oaks have flunked against minnows.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 11:37

A pretty one-sided first half, not much of a crowd in.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 11:47

26-5
what's try count 4/1 ?

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby amz » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 11:52

Yes

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 12:08

What stadium is this? I've never seen Romania play here before.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 12:14

48-5. Oaks on fire today.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 12:52

62-12 final score.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby amz » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 16:52

Howells and his staff resigned

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby GeoRugby » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 18:15

amz wrote:Howells and his staff resigned


Looks like a confirmation of Romanian side giving up on Georgia game next week. Probably safe to assume we'll see an A side or experimental one travel to Georgia now for the second straight time.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 18:29

amz wrote:Howells and his staff resigned


It appears a tradition after beating Belgium...

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 18:38

WTF... You guys mean Romania has not a head coach? In the middle of REC when the fate of 2 cups must be decided?

Romania has to beat Georgia with bonus point to defent the title.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 18:45

amz wrote:Howells and his staff resigned



I guess with the Spain loss this was always on the cards but you'd think he'd still fancy his chances of beating Samoa over 2 legs, or at least getting another win over Canada.

Any rumours or early thoughts on replacement?

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby dani15 » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 19:27

I guess it was anticipated and the replacement will be shortly announced. Hopefuly big names will be sufficient for the rest of qualification games. We have a saying in Romania:a kick in the rear end means two steps forward!

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby amz » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 20:09

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:WTF... You guys mean Romania has not a head coach? In the middle of REC when the fate of 2 cups must be decided?

Romania has to beat Georgia with bonus point to defent the title.


Do you realize nobody gives a toss about this and the important stuff is qualification? REC and Antim after

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby Victor » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 20:10

thatrugbyguy wrote:What stadium is this? I've never seen Romania play here before.


The game was played in Buzau, a town roughly 110 km northeast of Bucharest, where there is a local team that keeps trying to get into the Superliga. The last game played there by the national team was in 2010 against Tunisia, as part of the RWC repechage games.

Regarding Howells, maybe he intended to quit since the begining of the year and this is was the reasonThomas Lievremont was brought in for the last two games, to see if he likes the team. I don't buy the official announcement that Lievremont was supposed to train the team for the lineouts against Russia and Belgium.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby iul » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 20:33

I'd like to see Sava become the national team's coach.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby amz » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 20:36

iul wrote:I'd like to see Sava become the national team's coach.


I heard the following variants today: Lievremont, Apjock, Sava so my guess is nobody have an idea what is next.

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Re: 2018 REC: Romania vs Belgium 10 March

Postby GeoRugby » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 20:38

Regarding Howells, maybe he intended to quit since the begining of the year


Tend to agree. He was probably going to resign after this REC campaign no matter what, but made his decision one game earlier realizing the REC title hopes were most likely gone.

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