Romania national rugby union team

The Romania national rugby union team (Romanian: Echipa națională de rugby a României) represents Romania in men's international rugby union competitions, nicknamed Stejarii (The Oaks), is long considered one of the stronger European teams outside the Six Nations. They have participated in all but one Rugby World Cup and currently compete in the first division of the European Nations Cup, which they won recently in 2017. Rugby union in Romania is administered by the Romanian Rugby Federation.

Romania
Nickname(s)Stejarii (The Oaks)
EmblemOak leaf
UnionRomanian Rugby Federation
Head coachAndy Robinson
CaptainMihai Macovei
Most capsFlorin Vlaicu (128)
Top scorerFlorin Vlaicu (1,024)
Top try scorerCătălin Fercu (33)
Home stadiumStadionul Arcul de Triumf
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current17 (as of 19 March 2022)
Highest13 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Lowest20 (2019)
First international
 Romania 0–23 United States 
(Paris, France; 26 June 1919)
All-military sides
Biggest win
 Bulgaria 0–100 Romania 
(Burgas, Bulgaria; 21 September 1976)
Biggest defeat
 England 134–0 Romania 
(London, England; 17 November 2001)
World Cup
Appearances9 (First in 1987)
Best resultPool stage (1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Medal record
Websiterugbyromania.ro

France first played rugby against Romania in 1924 when they tried to establish a rival to the Five Nations championship. Romania holds with 25 matches the record for the longest unbeaten run.[1] Although not regarded as a first-tier team in more recent times, their history includes an away draw against Ireland, and wins against four (France, Italy, Scotland, Wales) of the other Six Nations Championship teams.[2]

Romania played in every Rugby World Cup through to 2015, but were disqualified from the 2019 Rugby World Cup after fielding an ineligible player during the qualification process.[3]


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