Valentin Ursache

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Valentin Ursache
Valentin Ursache - US Oyonnax vs. Rugby club toulonnais, 28th September 2013 (3).jpg
Ursache playing for US Oyonnax in 2014
Birth nameValentin Niculae Ursache
Date of birth (1985-08-12) August 12, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birthTârgu Neamt
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight248 lb (112 kg; 17.7 st)
Notable relative(s)Andrei Ursache (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2007
2007–2008
2008–2010
2010–2012
2012–
Contor Zenner Arad
Steaua București
CSM Baia Mare
Pays d'Aix
Oyonnax



65
102



(25)
(40)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004– Romania 65 (20)

Valentin Niculae Ursache (born 12 August 1985 in Târgu Neamt) is a Romanian rugby union player, who plays as a lock.

Ursache played for Contor Zenner Arad, Steaua Bucharest, CSM Baia Mare in Romania, currently playing for Oyonnax, in the French Pro D2.

Ursache has 55 caps for Romania, since his debut at 26 June 2004, in the historical 25-24 win over Italy, in Bucharest, in a friendly game. He played twice at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, as a substitute. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games. He has scored for his National Team 3 tries, 15 points in aggregate.[1]

On 29 April 2013, Ursache was named honorary citizen of Oyonnax.[2]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Steaua București
  • Romanian Cup: 2007
CSM Baia Mare
Oyonnax

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