Valentin Calafeteanu

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Valentin Niculae Calafeteanu
Full name Valentin Niculae Calafeteanu
Date of birth (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 5 ft 11.7 in (1.82 m)
Weight 12 st 12.8 lb (82.0 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
RC Timişoara
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004-  Romania 57 (161)

Valentin Niculae Calafeteanu (born 25 January 1985, Bucharest, Romania) is a Romanian rugby union footballer. His position on the field is scrum-half. He currently plays for RC Timişoara.

Calafeteanu had his first game for Romania, in 20 November 2004, with Japan, in a 25-10 win, aged only 19.

He holds 57 caps for Romania, with 8 tries, 20 conversions, 26 penalties and 1 drop goal scored, on an aggregate of 161 points. He won the European Six National Championship Cup, Group B, in 2006. He played all the four games, three of them as a substitute, at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, where he scored a conversion in the 14-10 win over Portugal. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games but without scoring.[1]


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