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16th March: Belgium - Romania

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16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby amz » Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 17:53

Oaks squad:

1. Constantin Pristaviță (CSM Stiinta Baia Mare)
2. Eugen Căpățînă (Timisoara Saracens)
3. Alexandru Gordaș (CSM Bucuresti)
4. Johan Van Heerden (Perpignan)
5. Marius Antonescu (Colomiers)
6. Vlad Nistor (US Seynoise)
7. Adrian Ion (C)(CSM Bucuresti)
8. Dorin Lazăr (Timisoara Saracens)
9. Florin Surugiu (CSA Steaua)
10. Daniel Plai (CSA Steaua)
11. Nicolas Onuțu (CSM Bucuresti)
12. Vlăduț Popa (Timisoarea Saracens)
13. Alexandru Bucur (CSM Stiinta Baia Mare)
14. Vlăduț Zaharia (Timisoara Saracens)
15. Marius Simionescu (Timisoara Saracens)

Subs:
16. Ovidiu Cojocaru (CSM Stiinta Baia Mare)
17. Iulian Hartig (CSM Bucuresti)
18. Vasile Bălan (CSM Bucuresti)
19. Ionuț Mureșan (Timisoara Saracens)
20. Vlad Neculau (Timisoara Saracens)
21. Alexandru Țiglă (CSM Stiinta Baia Mare)
22. Florin Vlaicu (CSM Bucuresti)
23. Ionuț Dumitru (CSA Steaua)

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Re: 16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby Bogdan_DC » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 07:57

Mud fight on a hell of a weather. Good game by Romanian youngsters, there is hope!

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Re: 16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby amz » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 10:00

Nistor come back after a long injury streak, I think his last game with Oaks was vs Russia in Cluj-Napoca in 2018.

Bucur should have been from long time in team's enoturage, he can cover a lot of positions in the backs and he's also a reliable kicker. He had a great game yesterday.

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Re: 16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby Victor » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 20:35

Some takeaways from this year's REC:
- a lot new faces in the squad, with good prospect to renew the team on every position; the highlights IMO are Melinte, Plai, Zaharia, Gordas, Cojocaru and the "older" Dorin Lazar
- the lack of a Bucharest Wolves type of squad to act as a team building project is becoming more apparent when the generations are being changed. This is why a Romania A project is a necessity if the young players are to acquire international experience faster. Games with neighboring Tier 3 could be good to increase experience and as well help develop the game of Moldova, Ukraine, Poland etc. I know that we lost funds from WR, but FRR should try to compensate by hunting for more sponsors
- the lineout remains a big issue and until the new generation of hookers kicks in, it seems we are stuck with this handicap. Hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later. There are young hookers to be trialed: Bardasu and Butnariu and even the less younger Cornei could be tested. It is a critical phase of the play for Romania and when the captain atarts to chose anything else instead of a lineup, there are issues. Big ones.
- overall fitness seems to have dropped from Howells era and is causing major problems - it needs to be restored
- defense is bad, possibly also due to fitness issues and needs to be addressed as a major priority
- next REC definately needs to have a TMO at every game

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Re: 16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby 4N » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 21:36

Victor wrote:Some takeaways from this year's REC:
- a lot new faces in the squad, with good prospect to renew the team on every position; the highlights IMO are Melinte, Plai, Zaharia, Gordas, Cojocaru and the "older" Dorin Lazar
- the lack of a Bucharest Wolves type of squad to act as a team building project is becoming more apparent when the generations are being changed. This is why a Romania A project is a necessity if the young players are to acquire international experience faster. Games with neighboring Tier 3 could be good to increase experience and as well help develop the game of Moldova, Ukraine, Poland etc. I know that we lost funds from WR, but FRR should try to compensate by hunting for more sponsors
- the lineout remains a big issue and until the new generation of hookers kicks in, it seems we are stuck with this handicap. Hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later. There are young hookers to be trialed: Bardasu and Butnariu and even the less younger Cornei could be tested. It is a critical phase of the play for Romania and when the captain atarts to chose anything else instead of a lineup, there are issues. Big ones.
- overall fitness seems to have dropped from Howells era and is causing major problems - it needs to be restored
- defense is bad, possibly also due to fitness issues and needs to be addressed as a major priority
- next REC definately needs to have a TMO at every game


Good post I agree with the bold especially. This ENC has been a big positive for Romania. You should be in much stronger position for 2023 qualifying now with all of the young players gaining experience. Also think you dodged a bullet when Lievremont left.

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Re: 16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby Victor » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 07:10

The way Lievremont left can still have repercussions. I am not sure how many foreign coaches will flock to take over Romania after this episode. Don't get me wrong, I have a huge respect for Tincu as a player, buy it may not be the right moment in his career to become head coach of the national team.

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Re: 16th March: Belgium - Romania

Postby iul » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 07:20

Lievremont left after having disastrous results. There's nothing weird about that.

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