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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Thu, 11 May 2017, 10:14

amz wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:Japan and Canada, both away.


Would have made much more sense to play Brazil away than home...they would have had some home ground advantage, fans would have watched a better team but playing Brazil home, with Romania A?



That is not the correct application of the "Georgia Law".
This states it is not officially your A team until it has lost.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 11 May 2017, 10:16

Zhenya_Zima wrote:That is not the correct application of the "Georgia Law".
This states it is not officially your A team until it has lost.


Howells said that this home game will be played with young players from Super Liga and will be a different group of players compared with the squad who'll go to Canada and Japan.

https://frr.ro/2017/05/11/romania-va-in ... bucuresti/

So no "Georgian Law"

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 23 May 2017, 08:19

Play off semifinals results:

Steaua Bucuresti 5 - 12 Timisoara Saracens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp5Dk9u2-mM

CSM Stiinta Baia Mare 44 - 9 CSM Bucuresti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBB6S0vVUaw

Viorel Morariu passed away, RIP for a great rugby player.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viorel_Morariu

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 23 May 2017, 11:11

Will the romanian final and the spaniard final, this weekend, be streamed live and free?

Italian final will be probably live on http://www.therugbychannel.it

Kicks-off should be (CE Time)
Sat, 18.00 Calvisano v Rovigo
Sat, 18.00 El Salvador v Vrac
Sun, 18.00 Baia Mare v Timisoara

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 23 May 2017, 11:37

It's also Steaua Bucuresti - CSM Bucuresti played on the same pitch so the program is (local timezone):

Bronze final 17:00 Steaua Bucuresti - CSM Bucuresti
Gold final 19:00 CSM Baia Mare - Timisoara Saracens

Probably both will be broadcasted on rugbytv.ro

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby STMKY » Tue, 23 May 2017, 13:08

Which teams will be from Romania in Continental Shield next season?

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Tue, 23 May 2017, 13:09

Viorel = GREAT MAN, indeed

As a first-year RUGBY writer,
have been interviewing HIM for FULL 4 hours
despite protests from accompanying KGB snout

Viorel was too glad to see a youngster, in that ALIEN land, who
was so KEEN to LEARN everything about RUGBY from an OLD SAGE

KGB intervened and interrupted us several times
but Viorel managed to renew discussions over and again, in another places

This happened on Sat, 4 Oct 1986, in Vake *Turbaza*
where Grivita stayed to play Tbilisi selection -- ROM easily won 32-9 (t 5/1)

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 23 May 2017, 13:32

STMKY wrote:Which teams will be from Romania in Continental Shield next season?


well, shouldn't we wait the finals to be played first?

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:Viorel = GREAT MAN, indeed

As a first-year RUGBY writer,
have been interviewing HIM for FULL 4 hours
despite protests from accompanying KGB snout

Viorel was too glad to see a youngster, in that ALIEN land, who
was so KEEN to LEARN everything about RUGBY from an OLD SAGE

KGB intervened and interrupted us several times
but Viorel managed to renew discussions over and again, in another places

This happened on Sat, 4 Oct 1986, in Vake *Turbaza*
where Grivita stayed to play Tbilisi selection -- ROM easily won 32-9 (t 5/1)

Image


He was a great personality and was always keen to speak about rugby and I don't recall a test match or important match where he didn't attend, despite his age. This was something that all who knew him well are saying, he never stopped talking about rugby.

I'm curious, why KGB didn't allowed to talk with people from fellow communist countries? I can understand such behavior if you'd have tried to speak with an Englishman of Frenchman but a Romanian? How dangerous was a rugby team from here visiting? Sure, such groups always have attached KGB or Securitate officers and they lacked culture, knowledge and were basically paranoid and but still, how tight was this control? I lived partly in those times but as a child so even if I remember a lot some things are still odd for me.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Tue, 23 May 2017, 13:38

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:Viorel = GREAT MAN, indeed

As a first-year RUGBY writer,
have been interviewing HIM for FULL 4 hours
despite protests from accompanying KGB snout

Viorel was too glad to see a youngster, in that ALIEN land, who
was so KEEN to LEARN everything about RUGBY from an OLD SAGE

KGB intervened and interrupted us several times
but Viorel managed to renew discussions over and again, in another places

This happened on Sat, 4 Oct 1986, in Vake *Turbaza*
where Grivita stayed to play Tbilisi selection -- ROM easily won 32-9 (t 5/1)

Image


Interesting story, i have few also from my father &my godfather. Going outside of Romania to play for Romania or Farul Constanta ALWAYS with a secret service agent traveling with their team.
Viorel Morariu dedicated his life to this sport. RIP.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Tue, 23 May 2017, 14:23

amz

I was 25 then

KGB man was from Ukraine - claiming had playing rugby for Politehnic Kiiv

Yes, they were paranoid - foreigner is a foreigner, no matter where from

And he was not happy that we spoke fluent english -
whereas he did NOT and thus could NOT check us -
he was NOT interested to listen to a long rugby talk either

In addition, Romania was treated as non-friendly neighbour
after staying away from invading Czechoslovakia in 1968

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 23 May 2017, 14:54

Thank you FD! I imagine his horror when you two chatted in a foreign capitalist language that he didn't understood about such a bourgeois sport :) Probably he was worried that he cannot fill the report if the discussion will be too long.

In addition, Romania was treated as non-friendly neighbour
after staying away from invading Czechoslovakia in 1968


Here we seem to minimize this event. I always thought it's just politics and didn't had consequences to small levels like sport teams touring Romania or Soviet Union. I presume these events were quite common for all sort of sports.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby luca tim » Sun, 28 May 2017, 19:05

Timisoara- Baia Mare 17-16! Veni, vidi, vici! :)

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 30 May 2017, 12:28

As luca tim said, Timisoara won once again Super Liga; the match was very close one and any team could have emerged victorious.

In Bronze final the result was CSM Bucuresti 37 - 24 Steaua Bucuresti. A nice win by CSM after Steaua colapsed at the beginning of the second half. I'll post highlights as soon as they'll be available.

Regarding June tests, the squad called by Howells is the following:

PROPS:
Constantin Pristavita (Stiinta Baia Mare)
Alexandru Tarus (Sale Sharks)
Alexandru Gordas (CSA Steaua)
Andrei Ursache (Carcassonne)
Ionel Badiu (Carcassonne)

HOOKERS:
Eugen Capatana (Timisoara Saracens)
Otar Turashvili (Colomiers)
Andrei Radoi (Timisoara Saracens)

LOCKS:
Valentin Poparlan (Timisoara Saracens)
Johannes Van Heerden (Stiinta Baia Mare)
Marius Antonescu (Colomiers)
Andrei Iurea (Stiinta Baia Mare)

BACKROW:
Viorel Lucaci (CSA Steaua)
Andrei Gorcioaia (Massy)
Vlad Nistor (Albi)
Mihai Macovei (Colomiers)

SCRUM-HALVES:
Florin Surugiu (CSA Steaua )
Tudorel Bratu (CS Dinamo)

FLY-HALVES:
Florin Vlaicu (CSA Steaua)
Samoa Luke (Stiinta Baia Mare)

CENTERS:
Jack Umaga (Timisoara Saracens)
Florin Vladut Popa (Timisoara Saracens)
Paula Kinikinilau (CSM Bucuresti)
Sione Fakaosilea (Stiinta Baia Mare)

WINGS:
Ionut Dumitru (CSA Steaua)
Jack Cobden (CSM Bucuresti)
Tangimana Fonovai (Timisoara Saracens)

FULLBACK:
Sabin Stratila (CSA Steaua)

Howells:
- it's good that team will learn to adapt to a different timezone and environment
- some young players will have a chance to play
- Fercu will miss the tournament due to long fly time, especially when getting back home
- some young players will join the squad for the match vs Brazil


Finally, Sevens squad for Rugby Europe Men’s Sevens Trophy from Ostrava (4-5 June) and Bucharest (17-18 June):

CSA Steaua: Eduard Bencea, Raoul Paxaman, Ionel Melinte, Robert Neagu, Denis Perju, Alexandru Porojan, Moyake Kuselo
CNOPT: Valerian Berbece
Rugby Club Barlad: Gabriel Rupanu
CSM Stiinta Baia Mare: Alexandru Bucur, Adrian Apostol
CS Dinamo: Ionut Balaban
Politehnica Iasi: Daniel Plai
ROC La Voulte – Valence: Julien Onutu
CSM Bucuresti: George Croitoru

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Wed, 31 May 2017, 07:25

Super Liga Bronze final: CSM Bucuresti 37 - 24 Steaua Bucuresti (highlights)


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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Wed, 31 May 2017, 07:35

Super Liga final: CSM Stiinta Baia Mare 16 - 17 Timisoara Saracens (highlights):


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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Sun, 04 Jun 2017, 09:47

Interesting news from Romanian club rugby:

Baia Mare: Apjock leaves the club after 14 years, both parties agreed a changed is needed. The new coach is George Sava (Poli Iasi) who is coming back to Baia Mare after 17 years.

Steaua: Coach Cristian Petre won't continue so they are looking for a new coach as well

CSM: Bradley most probably will leave for Zebre

Timisoara: Chester Williams was only a temporary solution so probably he'll need a new coach as well; I don't think Anesi will be head coach.

Poli Iasi: after losing Sava, one of the best assets of the club, they certainly need a good coach to deal with that young squad.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Scorpion » Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 11:10

ANY NEWS ABOUT ROMANIA NOVEMBER TESTS?

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 12:51

rumor is Samoa, Tonga and Brazil again

http://csmbucuresti.ro/eugen-apjok-noul ... bucuresti/

CSM signed coach Eugen Apjock for next 3 years.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 12:57

Man, I feel so sorry for Romania if that's your schedule again...

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 13:01

Armchair Fan wrote:Man, I feel so sorry for Romania if that's your schedule again...


it's a joke of a schedule, I guess the only way is to beat a T1 at RWC, hopefully the players will be fired up by this and do their best to prepare the tournament.

I would have been all for playing Brazil but 1 time and away if possible, for the public who probably wants to see a different team there. But twice at home..it's just a joke.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 06 Jun 2017, 07:44

Oaks seems to enjoy a lot this tour considering their facebook posts :D

Kudos to the hosts , this is an admirable welcome!



Marius Simionescu (fullback, Timisoara Saracens/Romania U20) completed the squad after Jack Umaga was unable due to injury to go on tour.

LE:

Oaks training in Japan:


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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Tue, 06 Jun 2017, 10:01

What a very nice welcome from Japan. This must be the first overseas June tour for some of these players in quite some time wouldn't it?

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 06 Jun 2017, 10:09

thatrugbyguy wrote:What a very nice welcome from Japan. This must be the first overseas June tour for some of these players in quite some time wouldn't it?


Yes it is a big occasion for them, we didn't tour in June for quite some time.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Tue, 06 Jun 2017, 10:44

Very happy for them. Will be a moment to remember. Hopefully not the last!

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Wed, 07 Jun 2017, 18:23

First Romanian member of World Rugby Judicial Panel! Big congrats to ex referee Valeriu Toma!

https://frr.ro/2017/06/07/valeriu-toma- ... rld-rugby/

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