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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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