Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 13:24
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 14:51
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 16:37
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 18:37
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 19:04
amz wrote:There will still be pause in December and January and danger of flu
Also, are you aware that Romania didn't played T1 tests outside RWC since 2006? Even when was in 14-15 ranked? I like your optimism about 3 tier 1 internationals, I really hope you're right.
Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 21:08
Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 21:23
beber wrote:There is a player called Rob Irimescu on the bench for New York for the MLR opening day. Possibly a prospect for Romania?
Fri, 14 Feb 2020, 21:06
Sun, 16 Feb 2020, 13:30
amz wrote:Calls up for match vs Spain:
Andy Robinson - Head coach
Sosene Anesi - Backs coach
Lasha Tavartkiladze - Forwards coach
Daniel Carpo - Manager
Jamie Wilcock, Chris Murell, Thomas Meredith - video analysts (3!!!)
https://frr.ro/2020/02/14/lotul-romanie ... n-rec2020/
Sun, 16 Feb 2020, 17:50
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Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 21:47
Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 13:13
dans wrote:After the fiasco in Portugal a couple of weeks back, today's game was a bit better...under pressure, at least we could see some purpose.
We've been pragmatic and put points on the board on every ocassion helped by Spain's many errors...don't think Los Leones had a good day!
The Oaks defence was much better than in the last game and we managed to score when had the chance.
Don't remember The Oaks playing 20 min in inferiority in the second half but still win it by a good margin.... I still don't get what happens in
the scrum and rolling mauls where we used to be at least dominant enough at this level!
It all depends how the game in Russia will work out...was it a one off, or can we build on it...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 14:51
Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 13:54
amz wrote:I think the team is coming along nicely but obviously it is still a lot of work to do. Still, considering that some senior players were missing this REC completely (Gorcioaia, Antonescu, Fonovai), it was good to see some young players starting in all matches. Chirica is probably a started in backrow now and Ser adjusted well at this level despite his young age, this was excellent experience for him despite getting so many yellows and assisted Spain to score a try. Simionescu and Melinte are establishing themselves at back three and there are some young players who are fighting for a starting place like Boldor, Motoc, Onutu, V. Popa, Gontineac, Cojocaru. There are a few others but didn't had enough time.
The first half vs Georgia and some part from second half made the team look quite good, with a nice tactical game which kept the game pretty much in Lelos' field. I followed the movement of the back three and I think they did a very good match from this point of view. Portugal match was probably an error of judgment to have so many young players at the same time, added to the illness of some of the key players. Kudos to Tarus to play two games having flu and some sort of stomach virus, he was hit pretty hard by it yet he didn't refused to play and did even 80 minutes vs Georgia, something which tells a lot about his character.
Match with Spain was decent and showed that the group is more cohesive and this was mainly observed in defense, less in term of game plan although 2 tries from backs moves is fine. Scrum, maul and generally set piece generally needs more time, practice and imo a new coach.
It's also good that FRR started to look at Fed1 level for players, Burtila was decent in both matches he played coming from the bench. I am looking forward to see Tomascu getting a chance as well. I'd also like to see FRR giving chances to players like Nistor (was a disappointment to see him going one level down voluntarily from family reasons), Ilisescu along with others from Superliga like Sheenan, Tigla (SH, Romanian 7s), Stratila, Doroftei, Alexe.
So I a moderately optimistic and I am looking forward to next games. Probably we will see some new faces as well. Overall I am confident that the team is coming along nicely under Mr. Robinson.
Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 14:12
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Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 10:42