București Wolves

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București Wolves
Logo-Bucharest-Wolves landscape.jpg
Full name București Wolves Rugby
Union Romanian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) The Wolves
Founded 2004; 13 years ago (2004)
Region Bucureşti, Romania
Ground(s) Arcul de Triumf Stadium (Capacity: 5,500)
Coach(es) Wales Lynn Howells
Captain(s) Romania Stelian Burcea
Most caps Romania Florin Vlaicu (45)
Top scorer Romania Florin Vlaicu (243)
League(s) European Rugby Challenge Cup
2012–13 14th
1st kit
2nd kit

The București Wolves (Romanian: Lupii Bucureşti) are a Romanian professional rugby union team based in Bucharest that competed in the European Rugby Challenge Cup competition. The side is a team that is formed every season to play in the Challenge Cup, consisting of rugby players playing in the domestic Romanian leagues. The team has yet to make it past the pool stages in the Challenge Cup. Its colours are gold and black in a standard design. Starting with 2016 the franchise was replaced by the winner of local professional rugby championship, Superliga CEC Bank.

The union is coached by Lynn Howells and captained by Romanian international Stelian Burcea.

Current squad[edit]

2013/2014 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Florin Bărdașu Hooker Romania Romania
Eugen Căpățână Hooker Romania Romania
Andrei Rădoi Hooker Romania Romania
Otar Turashvili Hooker Romania Romania
Vlad Bădălicescu Prop Romania Romania
Madalin Baraulea Prop Romania Romania
Constantin Pristăviță Prop Romania Romania
Horace Pungea Prop Romania Romania
Petru Tamba Prop Romania Romania
Alexandru Țăruș Prop Romania Romania
Andrei Bucurescu Lock Romania Romania
Marian Drenceanu Lock Romania Romania
Alexandru Grigore Lock Romania Romania
Dorin Lazăr Lock Romania Romania
Valentin Popîrlan Lock Romania Romania
Johan van Heerden Lock South Africa South Africa
Stelian Burcea (c) Flanker Romania Romania
Daniel Ianuș Flanker Romania Romania
Adrian Ion Flanker Romania Romania
Viorel Lucaci Flanker Romania Romania
Alexandru Mitu Flanker Romania Romania
Răzvan Ailenei Number 8 Romania Romania
Player Position Union
Valentin Calafeteanu Scrum-half Romania Romania
Ciprian Căplescu Scrum-half Romania Romania
Florin Surugiu Scrum-half Romania Romania
Ionuț Dimofte Fly-half Romania Romania
Michael Wiringi Fly-half New Zealand New Zealand
Robert Dascălu Centre Romania Romania
Csaba Gál Centre Romania Romania
Florin Ioniță Centre Romania Romania
Paula Kinikinilau Centre Tonga Tonga
Florin Vlaicu Centre Romania Romania
Ionel Cazan Wing Romania Romania
Ionuț Dumitru Wing Romania Romania
Cătălin Fercu Wing Romania Romania
Stephen Hihetah Wing Romania Romania
Mădălin Lemnaru Wing Romania Romania
Tibi Conache Fullback Romania Romania
  • International players in bold.


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