RC Spartan Oradea

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Spartan Oradea
Full name Rugby Club Spartan Oradea
Location Oradea, Romania
President Romania Mircea Tucudean
Coach(es) Romania Stefan Csornai (player-coach)
League(s) Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Team kit

RC Spartan Oradea (also known as Nágyvarad Spartans, as Nágyvarad is the Hungarian name for the city) is a Romanian rugby club in Oradea. They currently play in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I of Hungary, after having played in Romanian leagues originally. This makes them at least the second club outside Hungary to play in the Hungarian league, after Slovakians Slovan Bratislava back in 2005.

Their name comes from a security company owned by lock and club president Mircea Tucudean.


The club was founded in 2005 by Tucudean, a former soldier and bodyguard who himself had played rugby while at the University of Oradea. Prior to the foundation of the club, the rugby team at the university managed to reach Divizia A, the second level of rugby in Romania, before disbanding a few years later.

In 2008, the club withdrew from the Romanian league to play in neighboring Hungary, citing financial reasons and inconcistencies in refereeing.[1] The Hungarian Rugby Federation (MRgSz) welcomed them with open arms, as they saw the move as an attempt to help improve the quality of rugby in that country.

Current squad[edit]

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
Andrei Horja Hooker Romania Romania
Cosmin Druta Prop Romania Romania
Alin Gheban Prop Romania Romania
Marius Scrum-half Romania Romania
V. Popescu Scrum-half Romania Romania
Mircea Tucudean Lock Romania Romania
Filip Burlau Lock Romania Romania
Claudiu Miheş Flanker Romania Romania
Ionut Sandru Flanker Romania Romania
I. Borani Number 8 Romania Romania
Sebastian Filip Number 8 Romania Romania
Player Position Union
Silviu Agape Scrum-half Romania Romania
Sebastian. Erdei Scrum-half Romania Romania
Stefan Csornai Fly-half Romania Romania
Valentin Dat Centre Romania Romania
A. Dumitrescu Centre Romania Romania
A Ristin Wing Romania Romania
Ciprian Lucaci Wing Romania Romania
Marius Sandru Wing Romania Romania
Norbert. Csornai Fullback Romania Romania


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