Romania national under-20 rugby union team

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Romania under-20
Nickname(s)Stejareii (The Little Oaks)
Emblem(s)An oak leaf
Coach(es)Răzvan Popovici
Most capsIonuț Ciocan (8)
Top scorerŞtefan Patrascu (61)
Most triesCristian Munteanu (5)
Ionuț Puişoru (5)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Romania 28 – 26  Namibia
(15 April 2008)
Largest win
 Romania 65 - 14 South Korea 
(25 April 2009)
Largest defeat
 Spain 70 - 6 Romania 
(8 December 2018)

The Romania national under-20 rugby union team is Romania's junior national team in rugby union. They have represented Romania in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy now known as World Rugby Under 20 Trophy, but not yet in the World Rugby Under 20 Championship. They participated in the first three Junior World Trophies, winning it in 2009, and in 2018 they will be the hosts of the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy for the first time.


Results[edit]

2008 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy[edit]

Pool

3rd place play-off

2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy[edit]

Pool

Final

2010 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy[edit]

Pool

3rd place play-off

2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy[edit]

Pool

7th place play-off

Former squad[edit]

Player Date of birth (Age) Position Club
Florin Ciocoiu 12 April 2000 (Age 18) Hooker Romania CT Dinicu Golescu
Darius Plăcintar 21 June 1999 (Age 19) Hooker Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Silviu Staicu 13 September 1999 (Age 19) Hooker France Stade Niortais
Ionuț Virag ?? ??? ???? (Age ??) Hooker Romania CT Dinicu Golescu
Flavian Cuprian 23 February 1999 (Age 20) Prop Romania CS Navodari
Andrei Hurjui 6 January 2000 (Age 19) Prop France Stade Aurillacois
George Ilincuță 23 May 2000 (Age 18) Prop England Leeds Beckett University
Valentin Matache 21 August 1999 (Age 19) Prop Romania SCM Buzău
Andrei Cabason 24 December 2000 (Age 18) Lock Romania ACS Tomitanii Constanța
David Dinescu 21 August 2000 (Age 18) Lock France AS Roannaise
Virgil Ghenea 26 April 2001 (Age 17) Lock France Stade Aurillacois
Alin Toma 04 January 2000 (Age 19) Lock Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Răzvan Belehuz 08 August 1999 (Age 19) Flanker Romania RC Bârlad
Marius Ferariu 27 February 2000 (Age 19) Flanker Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Andrei Pricopie 27 July 2000 (age 18) Flanker Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Dragoș Ser 04 March 1999 (Age 20) Flanker Romania CSM București
Darius Vulturar 24 July 2000 (age 18) Number 8 Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Vlăduț Bocăneț 28 April 1999 (Age 19) Scrum-half Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Emanuel Grigore 17 March 1999 (Age 19) Scrum-half Romania ACS Tomitanii Constanța
Ionuț-Alexandru Harasim 03 March 2000 (Age 19) Fly-half Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Gabriel-Dănuț Jipa 09 April 2000 (Age 18) Fly-half Romania CT Dinicu Golescu
Cristian Bumbac 16 March 2000 (Age 19) Centre Romania CSA Steaua București
Taylor Gontineac 16 July 2000 (Age 18) Centre France Clermont Espoirs
Nathanaël Grosu 12 December 2000 (Age 18) Centre France Avenir Valencien
Sebastian Munteanu 18 January 2000 (Age 19) Centre Romania RC Bârlad
Rareș Ciudin 03 February 2000 (Age 19) Wing Romania CT Dinicu Golescu
Andrei Mihalache 26 June 1999 (Age 19) Wing Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Edouard Carp 04 January 1999 (Age 20) Full-back France RC Andrezieux-Boutheon
Vlad Leica 06 February 1999 (Age 20) Full-back Romania SCM Gloria Buzău
Laurențiu Pocovnicu 20 June 2000 (Age 19) Full-back Romania ACS Tomitanii Constanța
Paul Popoaia 29 May 2000 (Age 18) Full-back Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare

Current squad[edit]

Player Date of birth (Age) Position Club
Flaviu Damian 20 September 2000 (Age 19) Hooker Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Sergiu Puescu 21 July 2001 (Age 18) Hooker Romania CS Metrorex
Kristian Balin 21 November 2001 (Age 18) Prop France US Colomiers Espoirs
Andrei Hurjui 06 January 2000 (Age 19) Prop France AS Monaco Rugby
George Ilincuță 23 May 2000 (Age 19) Prop England Leeds Beckett University
Dragoș Jerebie 06 January 2000 (Age 19) Prop Romania CS Știința Petroșani
Alexandru Șuler 06 September 1999 (Age 20) Prop Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Iulian Buturugă 19 September 2000 (Age 19) Lock Romania CS Știința Petroșani
Ionuț Donici 31 August 2000 (Age 19) Lock Romania CS Știința Petroșani
Virgil Ghenea 26 April 2001 (Age 18) Lock Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Luigi Ostoni 10 September 2001 (Age 18) Lock Italy ASD Rugby Monza
Andrei Pricopie 27 July 2000 (age 19) Lock Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Alin Toma 04 January 2000 (Age 19) Flanker Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Ionuț Tudor 29 September 2000 (Age 19) Flanker Romania CS Știința Petroșani
Marius Ferariu 27 February 2000 (age 19) Number 8 Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Darius Vulturar 24 July 2000 (age 18) Number 8 Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Sorin Pândichi 26 July 2001 (Age 18) Scrum-half Romania CS Cleopatra
Cătălin Tudorache 08 November 2000 (Age 19) Scrum-half Romania RC Grivița București
Gabriel-Dănuț Jipa 09 April 2000 (Age 19) Fly-half Romania Timișoara Saracens
Alexandru Harasim 03 March 2000 (Age 19) Fly-half Romania CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Mihai Mureșan 02 October 2002 (Age 17) Fly-half Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Cristian Bumbac 16 March 2000 (Age 19) Centre Romania CSA Steaua București
Dennis Lupu 06 January 2000 (Age 19) Centre Romania LPS Focșani
Robert Stan 16 July 2001 (Age 18) Centre Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Cosmin Chirică 05 February 2000 (Age 19) Wing Romania RC Bârlad
Daniel Hrenciuc 20 May 2000 (Age 19) Wing Romania CS Dinamo București
Darin Onț 28 March 2001 (Age 18) Wing Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Andrei Tătăruș 06 December 2001 (Age 18) Wing Romania CSS 2 Baia Mare
Laurențiu Pocovnicu 20 June 2000 (Age 19) Full-back Romania ACS Tomitanii Constanța
Ovidiu Neagu 30 July 2000 (Age 19) Full-back Romania RC Bârlad

Management[edit]

  • Ovidiu Cârcei - Manager
  • Răzvan Popovici - Head Coach
  • Adrian Costache - Forwards Coach
  • Valentin Calafeteanu - Skills Coach
  • Lynn Howells - World Rugby Technical Consultant
  • Petre Neacșu - Physical Preparator
  • Ilie Vlad - Medic
  • Dinu Horea - Kinesiotherapist

See also[edit]

External links[edit]