Romania at the Rugby World Cup

Romania at the Rugby World Cup


Romania have played in every Rugby World Cup since the inaugural tournament in 1987.

Nation Number of appearances First appearance Most recent appearance Streak Best result
 Romania 7 1987 2011 7 One win, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2003, 2007

By position

By match

1987 Rugby World Cup

Pool 4 matches -

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 145 44 5
 Scotland 3 2 1 0 135 69 5
 Romania 3 1 0 2 61 130 2
 Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 53 151 0
1987-05-23
Romania  21 – 20  Zimbabwe
Tries: Paraschiv
Toader
Hodorca
Pen: Alexandru (3)
Tries: Tsimba (2)
Neill
Con: Ferreira
Pen: Ferreira (2)
Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Stephen Hilditch Republic of Ireland

1987-05-28
France  55 – 12  Romania
Tries: Lagisquet (2)
Charvet (2)
Sella
Andrieu
Camberabero
Erbani
Laporte
Con: Laporte (8)
Pen: Laporte
Pen: Bezuscu (4)
Athletic Park, Wellington
Referee: Bob Fordham Australia

1987-06-02
Romania  28 – 55  Scotland
Tries: Murariu (2)
Toader
Con: Alexandru
Ion
Pen: Alexandru (3)
Ion
Tries: Jeffrey (3)
Tait (2)
Hastings (2)
Duncan
Tukalo
Con: Hastings (8)
Pen: Hastings
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Referee: Stephen Hilditch Republic of Ireland

1991 Rugby World Cup

Pool D matches -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 France 3 0 0 82 25 9
 Canada 2 0 1 45 33 7
 Romania 1 0 2 31 64 5
 Fiji 0 0 3 27 63 3
1991-10-04
France  30 – 3  Romania
Tries: Roumat, Lafond, Penalty try, Saint-André
Con: Camberabero
Pen: Camberabero (4)
Pen: Nichitean

1991-10-09
Canada  19 – 11  Romania
Tries: McKinnon, Ennis
Con: Mark Wyatt
Pen: Wyatt (2)
Drop: Rees
Tries: Lungu, Sasu
Pen: Nichitean
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Referee: Sandy MacNeill Australia

1991-10-12
Fiji  15 – 17  Romania
Pen: Turuva (2)
Drop: Rabaka (2), Turuva
Tries: Ion, Dumitras, Sasu
Con: Racean
Pen: Nichitean
Parc Municipal des Sports, Brive
Referee: Owen Doyle Republic of Ireland

1995 Rugby World Cup

Pool A matches -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 South Africa 3 0 0 68 26 9
 Australia 2 0 1 87 41 7
 Canada 1 0 2 45 50 5
 Romania 0 0 3 14 97 3
1995-05-26
Canada  34 – 3  Romania
Tries: Al Charron, Colin McKenzie, Rod Snow
Con: Gareth Rees (2)
Pen: Gareth Rees (4)
Pen: Neculai Nichitean
Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 18 000
Referee: Colin Hawke New Zealand

1995-05-30
South Africa  21 – 8  Romania
Tries: Adriaan Richter (2)
Con: Gavin Johnson
Pen: Gavin Johnson (3)
Tries: Andrei Guranescu
Pen: Ilie Ivancuic
Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 35 000
Referee: Ken McCartney Scotland

1995-06-03
Australia  42 – 3  Romania
Tries: Damian Smith, David Wilson, Joe Roff, Michael Foley, Matt Burke
Con: Matt Burke (2), John Eales (4)
Pen: Ilie Ivancuic
Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Attendance: 15 000
Referee: Naoki Saito Japan

1999 Rugby World Cup

Pool 5 matches -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 Australia 3 0 0 135 31 6
 Ireland 2 0 1 100 45 4
 Romania 1 0 2 50 126 2
 United States 0 0 3 52 135 0
1999-10-03
Australia  57 – 9  Romania
Tries: Toutai Kefu (3), Joe Roff (2), Rod Kafer, Matthew Burke, Jason Little, Tim Horan
Con: Matthew Burke (5), John Eales
Pen: Petre Mitu (3)
Ravenhill, Belfast
Referee: Paul Honiss New Zealand

1999-10-09
United States  25 – 27  Romania
Tries: Kurt Shuman, Brian Hightower, Dan Lyle
Con: Kevin Dalzell (2)
Pen: Kevin Dalzell (2)
Tries: Adrian Petrache, Gheorghe Solomie, Tudor Constantin
Con: Petre Mitu (2)
Pen: Petre Mitu
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: Jim Fleming Scotland

1999-10-15
Ireland  44 – 14  Romania
Tries: Conor O'Shea (2), Andrew Ward, Thomas Tierney, Dion O'Cuinneagain
Con: Eric Elwood (5)
Pen: Eric Elwood (2)
Drop goals: Brian O'Driscoll
Tries: Daniel Sauan
Pen: Petre Mitu (3)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: Brain Campsell England

2003 Rugby World Cup

Group A matches -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against BP Points
 Australia 4 0 0 273 32 2 18
 Ireland 3 0 1 141 56 3 15
 Argentina 2 0 2 140 57 3 11
 Romania 1 0 3 65 192 1 5
 Namibia 0 0 4 28 310 0 0
2003-10-11
Ireland  45 – 17  Romania
Tries: S. Horgan, Wood, Hickie (2), Costello
Con: Humphreys (3), O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (4)
Tries: Penalty try, Maftei
Con: Tofan, Vioreanu
Pen: Tofan

2003-10-18
Australia  90 – 8  Romania
Tries: Flatley, Rogers (3), Burke (2), Larkham (2), Mortlock, Roff, Giteau, Tuqiri, Smith
Con: Flatley (11)
Pen: Flatley
Tries: Toderasc
Pen: Tofan
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 48,778
Referee: Pablo De Luca Argentina

2003-10-22
Argentina  50 – 3  Romania
Tries: Gaitán, Hernández (2), M. Contepomi, N. Fernández Miranda, Bouza (2)
Con: J. Fernández Miranda (4), Quesada (2)
Pen: J. Fernández Miranda
Pen: Ionut Tofan
Aussie Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 33,673
Referee: Chris White England

2003-10-30
Namibia  7 – 37  Romania
Tries: Isaacs
Con: Wessels
Tries: Petrichei, Sirbu, Chiriac, Teodorescu, Sauan
Con: Tofan (3)
Pen: Tofan (2)
Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Attendance: 15,457
Referee: Peter Marshall Australia

2007 Rugby World Cup

Pool C

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
Points
Table
Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 309 35 +274 4 20
2  Scotland 4 3 0 1 116 66 +50 2 14
3  Italy 4 2 0 2 85 117 −32 1 9
4  Romania 4 1 0 3 40 161 −121 1 5
5  Portugal 4 0 0 4 38 209 −171 1 1

Italy vs Romania

12 September 2007
20:00
Italy  24 – 18  Romania
Tries: Dellapè 6' m
Penalty try 55' c
Con: Pez (1/1)
Pen: Bortolussi (1/2) 14'
Ramiro Pez (3/3) 62', 66', 72'
Report Tries: Manta 43' m
Tincu 47' c
Con: Dimofte (1/1)
Pen: Dimofte (2/2) 70', 74'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 44,241
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Italy
ITALY:
FB 15 David Bortolussi Substituted off 49'
RW 14 Kaine Robertson
OC 13 Gonzalo Canale
IC 12 Mirco Bergamasco
LW 11 Andrea Masi Substituted off 42' Substituted in 45'
FH 10 Ramiro Pez
SH 9 Paul Griffen Substituted off 49'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco
BF 6 Josh Sole Substituted off 49'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami (c)
LL 4 Santiago Dellapè Substituted off 8'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni
HK 2 Carlo Festuccia
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero
Replacements:
HK 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini
PR 17 Matias Aguero
LK 18 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 8'
N8 19 Manoa Vosawai Substituted in 49'
SH 20 Alessandro Troncon Substituted in 49'
WG 21 Ezio Galon Substituted in 42' Substituted off 45' Substituted in 49'
FB 22 Roland de Marigny
Coach:
France Pierre Berbizier
Romania
ROMANIA:
FB 15 Iulian Dumitras Substituted off 79'
RW 14 Catalin Fercu
OC 13 Csaba Gal
IC 12 Romeo Gontineac
LW 11 Gabriel Brezoianu
FH 10 Ionut Dimofte
SH 9 Lucian Sirbu Substituted off 80'
N8 8 Ovidiu Tonita Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Alexandru Manta Temporarily suspended from 53' to 62' 53' to 62' Substituted off 80+'
BF 6 Florin Corodeanu
RL 5 Cristian Petre
LL 4 Sorin Socol (c)
TP 3 Bogdan Balan
HK 2 Marius Tincu Substituted off 40' Substituted in 41' Substituted off 54' Substituted in 57' Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Petrisor Toderasc Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Razvan Mavrodin Substituted in 40' Substituted off 41' Substituted in 54' Substituted off 57' Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Cezar Popescu Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Cosmin Ratiu Substituted in 72'
N8 19 Alexandru Tudori Substituted in 80+'
SH 20 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted in 80'
CE 21 Ionut Tofan
CE 22 Dan Vlad Substituted in 79'
Coach:
France Daniel Santamans

Man of the Match:
Ramiro Pez (Italy)

Touch judges:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Franck Maciello (France)

Scotland vs Romania

18 September 2007
21:00
Scotland  42 – 0  Romania
Tries: Paterson 2' c
Hogg (3) 17' c, 46' c, 53' c
R. Lamont (2) 36' c, 72' c
Con: Paterson (6/6)
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 31,222
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Scotland
SCOTLAND:
FB 15 Rory Lamont
RW 14 Sean Lamont
OC 13 Simon Webster
IC 12 Rob Dewey Substituted off 59'
LW 11 Chris Paterson
FH 10 Dan Parks Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Mike Blair Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Simon Taylor
OF 7 Allister Hogg Substituted off 65'
BF 6 Jason White (c)
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Nathan Hines Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Gavin Kerr Substituted off 52' Substituted in 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Craig Smith Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Scott MacLeod Substituted in 52'
FL 19 Kelly Brown Substituted in 65'
SH 20 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 59'
FB 21 Hugo Southwell Substituted in 59'
WG 22 Nikki Walker Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Scotland Frank Hadden
Romania
ROMANIA:
FB 15 Iulian Dumitras
RW 14 Catalin Fercu
OC 13 Csaba Gal
IC 12 Romeo Gontineac Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Gabriel Brezoianu
FH 10 Ionut Dimofte Substituted off 45'
SH 9 Lucian Sirbu Substituted off 45'
N8 8 Ovidiu Tonita
OF 7 Alexandru Manta Substituted off 53'
BF 6 Florin Corodeanu Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Cristian Petre
LL 4 Sorin Socol (c)
TP 3 Bogdan Balan Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Marius Tincu Substituted off 41'
LP 1 Petrisor Toderasc
Replacements:
PR 16 Silviu Florea Substituted in 69'
HK 17 Razvan Mavrodin Substituted in 41'
LK 18 Cosmin Ratiu Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Alexandru Tudori Substituted in 53'
SH 20 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted in 45'
CE 21 Ionut Tofan Substituted in 45'
FB 22 Florin Vlaicu Substituted in 73'
Coach:
France Daniel Santamans

Man of the Match:
Allister Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Christophe Berdos (France)
Television match official:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Fifth official:
Peter Allan (Scotland)

Romania vs Portugal

25 September 2007
20:00
Romania  14 – 10  Portugal
Tries: Tincu 63' c
Corodeanu 72' c
Con: Calafeteanu (1/1)
Dan Dumbrava (1/1)
Report Try: Ferreira 18' c
Con: D. Pinto (1/1)
Pen: Malheiro (1/1) 69'
Romania
ROMANIA:
FB 15 Iulian Dumitras
RW 14 Catalin Nicolae
OC 13 Ionut Dimofte
IC 12 Romeo Gontineac
LW 11 Catalin Fercu
FH 10 Dan Dumbrava
SH 9 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Ovidiu Tonita (c) Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Florin Corodeanu
BF 6 Alexandru Tudori Substituted off 41'
RL 5 Cristian Petre
LL 4 Cosmin Ratiu
TP 3 Bogdan Balan Substituted off 52' Substituted in 63'
HK 2 Razvan Mavrodin Substituted off 41'
LP 1 Cezar Popescu Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Marius Tincu Substituted in 41'
PR 17 Paulica Ion Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Sorin Socol Substituted in 41'
LK 19 Valentin Ursache Substituted in 66'
SH 20 Lucian Sirbu Substituted in 64'
FB 21 Florin Vlaicu
WG 22 Gabriel Brezoianu
Coach:
France Daniel Santamans
Portugal
PORTUGAL:
FB 15 Pedro Leal
RW 14 António Aguilar
OC 13 Miguel Portela
IC 12 Federico Sousa
LW 11 Pedro Carvalho
FH 10 Duarte Cardoso Pinto Substituted off 65'
SH 9 José Pinto Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Tiago Girão
OF 7 João Uva Substituted off 76'
BF 6 Diogo Coutinho
RL 5 David Penalva Substituted off 79'
LL 4 Gonçalo Uva
TP 3 Ruben Spachuck Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Joaquim Ferreira (c) Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Rui Cordeiro
Replacements:
PR 16 Juan Muré Substituted in 70'
PR 17 João Correia Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Salvador Palha Substituted in 79'
FL 19 Paulo Murinello Substituted in 76'
SH 20 Luís Pissarra Substituted in 75'
FH 21 Gonçalo Malheiro Substituted in 65'
CE 22 Diogo Gama
Coach:
Portugal Tomaz Morais

Man of the Match:
Diogo Coutinho (Portugal)

Touch judges:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Fifth official:
Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)

New Zealand vs Romania

29 September 2007
13:00
New Zealand  85 – 8  Romania
Tries: Sivivatu (2) 1' m, 24' c
Masoe 10' c
Rokocoko (3) 15' c, 58' c, 66' c
Evans 18' m
Mauger 37' m
Toeava (2) 47' c, 80+' c
Hore 64' c
Smith 75' c
Howlett 79' c
Con: McAlister (4/7)
Evans (6/6)
Report Try: Tincu 31' m
Pen: Vlaicu 72'
Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 35,608
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Nick Evans
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Isaia Toeava
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu Substituted off 61'
FH 10 Luke McAlister Substituted off 55'
SH 9 Andrew Ellis Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Sione Lauaki
OF 7 Chris Masoe Substituted off 55'
BF 6 Jerry Collins (c)
RL 5 Keith Robinson Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Reuben Thorne
TP 3 Greg Somerville
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Neemia Tialata
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Tony Woodcock
LK 18 Chris Jack Substituted in 55'
FL 19 Richie McCaw Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Brendon Leonard Substituted in 59'
WG 21 Doug Howlett Substituted in 55'
CE 22 Conrad Smith Substituted in 61'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
Romania
ROMANIA:
FB 15 Iulian Dumitras Substituted off 61'
RW 14 Stefan Ciuntu
OC 13 Csaba Gal
IC 12 Romeo Gontineac Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Gabriel Brezoianu
FH 10 Ionut Dimofte
SH 9 Lucian Sirbu Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Ovidiu Tonita
OF 7 Alexandru Manta Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Florin Corodeanu Substituted off 48'
RL 5 Cristian Petre
LL 4 Sorin Socol (c)
TP 3 Silviu Florea Substituted off 53' Substituted in 57'
HK 2 Marius Tincu Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Bogdan Balan Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Razvan Mavrodin Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Paulica Ion Substituted in 53'
LK 18 Valentin Ursache Substituted in 67'
N8 19 Cosmin Ratiu Substituted in 48'
SH 20 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted in 62'
FB 21 Florin Vlaicu Substituted in 61'
CE 22 Catalin Robert Dascalu Substituted in 70'
Coach:
France Daniel Santamans

Man of the Match:
Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Federico Cuesta (Argentina)
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Television match official:
Paul Marks (Australia)
Fourth official:
Romain Poite (France)
Fifth official:
Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)

2011 Rugby World Cup

Hosting

So far Romania has not hosted any World Cup games, but it may put in bids for future tournaments.

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