București Wolves

București Wolves

București Wolves
Full name București Wolves Rugby
Union Romanian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) The Wolves
Founded 2004 (2004)
Region Bucureşti, Romania
Ground(s) Arcul de Triumf Stadium (Capacity: 5,500)
Coach(es) Lynn Howells
Captain(s) Stelian Burcea
Most caps Florin Vlaicu (45)
Top scorer Florin Vlaicu (243)
League(s) European Rugby Challenge Cup
2012–13 14th

The București Wolves (Romanian: Lupii Bucureşti) are a Romanian professional rugby union team based in Bucharest that competes 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.

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


  • Current squad 1
  • Statistics 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Current squad


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


  • Overall Record - played 56, won 14, drew 1, lost 41.

See also

External links

  • Bucureşti Rugby on ercrugby.com
  • PlanetaOvala.ro - Romanian Rugby News
  • Rugby Romania
  • Federation of Romania rugby
  • Hill appreciates Romanian Rugby