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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 07:36

Oaks seem to have great fun there:
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyromania/p ... 9429733270

Fantastic hospitality shown by Japanese hosts!

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 07:41

amz wrote:Oaks seem to have great fun there:
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyromania/p ... 9429733270

Fantastic hospitality shown by Japanese hosts!


That will be a great World Cup in Japan!

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 07:43

Bogdan_DC wrote:
amz wrote:Oaks seem to have great fun there:
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyromania/p ... 9429733270

Fantastic hospitality shown by Japanese hosts!


That will be a great World Cup in Japan!


Yeah, watching Oaks' trip these days made me already regret that most likely I won't be able to make it (kid coming).

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby iul » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 07:50

amz wrote:
Bogdan_DC wrote:
amz wrote:Oaks seem to have great fun there:
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyromania/p ... 9429733270

Fantastic hospitality shown by Japanese hosts!


That will be a great World Cup in Japan!


Yeah, watching Oaks' trip these days made me already regret that most likely I won't be able to make it (kid coming).

Big news. Congrats. :thumbup:

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 07:57

amz wrote:
Bogdan_DC wrote:
amz wrote:Oaks seem to have great fun there:
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyromania/p ... 9429733270

Fantastic hospitality shown by Japanese hosts!


That will be a great World Cup in Japan!


Yeah, watching Oaks' trip these days made me already regret that most likely I won't be able to make it (kid coming).

Congrats :)

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby sammo » Sun, 11 Jun 2017, 13:14

Calling all Romanians! I'm going to Bucharest with my girlfriend from 23rd to 25th June and have a few questions! Firstly, where can I get an official Romania rugby shirt from? Somewhere central/close to the old town would be great! Also, how much will a ticket for the Brazil match be, what time is KO likely to be, how much for a ticket and is the stadium easy to get to? I'm trying to convince my girlfriend to go! Also, any other recommendations? I'm looking forward to visiting your city, it looks awesome!

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Sun, 11 Jun 2017, 16:14

Firstly, where can I get an official Romania rugby shirt from? Somewhere central/close to the old town would be great!


The store of Arc of Triumph stadium (FRR HQ) is 30 minutes away from Old City, by subway and walking but it is opened only until 17:00 in week-days. You can find this small store on the entrance from Marasti Bldv . If you make it to the game it will be a caravan store inside the stadium. There isn't any other store closer to old city but stadium area is one of the best areas in Bucharest, close to the center and worth a visit especially if you wanna see this museum.

Also, how much will a ticket for the Brazil match be, what time is KO likely to be, how much for a ticket and is the stadium easy to get to?


You'll find tickets between 7 and 20 pounds (roughly). I suggest the later since you will have covered stands at the main stand and late June sun is strong. Match KO at 19:00. From Old City is very easy to make it to stadium, 10 minutes walking slow from hotel to subway, 3-4 subway station to Aviatorilor metro station (depending what station from Old City is closer from your hotel) than 10 minutes walking beside main entrance of the biggest park of Bucharest in Arch of Triumph direction and you'll be at stadium. Really easy, no worries. Inside the stadium will be beer and grilled stuff available

I'm trying to convince my girlfriend to go!


Maybe this will convince her, Bucharest have one of the lowest street crime and probably the lowest violent crime rates but be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas. Bucharest is surprisingly safe.
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-crime ... -Bucharest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Bucharest
https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_b ... title=2014

Also, any other recommendations? I'm looking forward to visiting your city, it looks awesome!


What are your interests except rugby? Here are some hints:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/trave ... bucharest/
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/roman ... bucharest/
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/romania/bu ... poi/360383

You can contact me on PM with further questions if you want

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby ZUKER » Sun, 11 Jun 2017, 23:15

I'm trying to convince my girlfriend to go!


Maybe this will convince her, Bucharest have one of the lowest street crime and probably the lowest violent crime rates but be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas. Bucharest is surprisingly safe.
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-crime ... -Bucharest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Bucharest
https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_b ... title=2014 [/quote]

Fermentari is 'must have' quarter if you like extrim 'Favellas' all around the world 8-)

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 03:02

ZUKER wrote:
I'm trying to convince my girlfriend to go!


amz wrote:Maybe this will convince her, Bucharest have one of the lowest street crime and probably the lowest violent crime rates but be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas. Bucharest is surprisingly safe.
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-crime ... -Bucharest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Bucharest
https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_b ... title=2014


Fermentari is 'must have' quarter if you like extrim 'Favellas' all around the world 8-)


Ferentari is so badly linked with center and other areas that you must be very unfortunate and confused to reach it. I think I made it into the area only once and I live in Bucharest since 1996. However, to say that it's one of the most extreme favellas in the world is an exaggeration. It is just a very poor area with lot of socially disadvantaged people that no one bothered to clean it.
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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 05:56

Ferentari is still better than most of the London suburbs mate, Bucharest is a VERY safe city.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby sammo » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 08:24

Thanks for all the great info amz and others! I'll be sure to PM you if I have any other questions. And I'm sure I'll manage to avoid Ferentari ;)

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 10:39

Tickets for Brazil match are for sale:
https://frr.ro/2017/06/13/vino-alaturi- ... -cu-boala/

There are 3 categories:
150 RON (aprox. 28 pounds) -> main stand + catering which means all you can eat , first course, main course, desert and drinks (beer, wine, spirits)
75 RON (aprox. 15 pounds) -> main stand ; grilled food (sausages, meatballs) and beer to buy available in all areas
55 RON (aprox. 11 pounds) -> second stand
35 RON (aprox. 7 pounds) -> behind the posts stand

All gate income will be donated to a young rugby player who needs money for a cancer treatment, same as happened with gate income from Super Liga finals.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Mon, 26 Jun 2017, 21:00

Rumors about Super Liga:
Timisoara looks to sign William Helu, Tudore Bratu (Dinamo, Oaks' SH) and an Aussie coach.

Saracens announced a pre-season match vs Timisoara on 25.08.2017:
http://www.saracens.com/news-article/sa ... n-fixtures

Baia Mare transfer listed Luke Samoa, this is an odd one:
http://www.rugbybaiamare.ro/luke-samoa- ... ansferuri/

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 10:00

Two tests for November announced by FRR:

18th: Samoa
25th: Tonga

For 11 November, still to be determined the 3rd opponent.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby iul » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 10:46

are the US and Canada available for that date?

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 10:53

still available would be Japan, Canada, Uruguay, Namibia, Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong...the former being considered as a potential candidate for a test vs Romania this Autumn...

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 11:16

Considering Canada and Brazil should be coming to Spain on 11th and 18th I would say it's one of these two or Japan. I hope it's Canada. Hong Kong should be hosting Cup of Nations and Uruguay and Namibia supposedly will meet for a couple of test matches in Windhoek.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 12:03

Bucovina Suceava, winner of second tier Senior's National Division announce they'll play next season in Super Liga.

It is still unclear how much financing they'll have but it seems that many stakeholders (sponsors, local authorities, even volunteers) from the area are trying to support the club in its quest. So we might eventually have a Super Liga with 8 teams.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Neptune » Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 06:29

From my understanding, Romanian rugby is funded by the ex- chequer, unless im wrong.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 07:51

Neptune wrote:From my understanding, Romanian rugby is funded by the ex-chequer, unless im wrong.


For clubs, it is a combination of local authorities (city councils), private sponsors, universities in various degrees. Same for FRR who have private sponsor and
some financing from state budget. There is some sort of financing for federations from central budget trough Ministry for Youth and Sports but is project based and available for all registered sports. New stadium will be built with funding from public budget for the project of hosting some football matches for Euro 2020 (not sure if the date is correct, I don't follow football). Arcul de Triumf stadium will be used to host training sessions for visiting team for the above mentioned tournament.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 10:36

Matt Williams is new coach of Timisoara Saracens:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Will ... ugby_coach)

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 11:11

Timisoara Saracens made first moves for 2017/2018 season:

Out:
Edmund Aholelei (prop)

In:
Luke Samoa (fullback/fly-half)
John Leiatua (center)
William Helu (wing/center)

Capatana (hooker) and Sheenan (wing) have long term injuries and they'll be out until winter time. Therefore they'll look to sign some frontrow players, this being imo the weakest spot of the team.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby Horsehead » Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 11:43

amz wrote:Timisoara Saracens made first moves for 2017/2018 season:

Out:
Edmund Aholelei (prop)

In:
Luke Samoa (fullback/fly-half)
John Leiatua (center)
William Helu (wing/center)

Capatana (hooker) and Sheenan (wing) have long term injuries and they'll be out until winter time. Therefore they'll look to sign some frontrow players, this being imo the weakest spot of the team.


Is that the William Helu who was at Wasps? If so that's a good signing

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 12:17

Yes that one, Tongan International. He played before in Romania, for Farul, I think in 2013.

Tbh I don't like these signings too much, I think Timisoara had enough depth in those positions, maybe Samoa as a kicker was necessary.

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Re: Romanian Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 11:32

Badiu (loosehead prop, Carcassone) signed for Timisoara:

http://www.pressalert.ro/2017/07/transf ... -saracens/

as for CSM Bucuresti, it appears from a video from their training camp that they signed young loosehead prop Iulian Hartig (ex. Baia Mare, 19 yo)

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