Romania
UnionRomanian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Stejarii (The Oaks)
Emblem(s)Oak Leaf
Coach(es)Daniel Carpo
Captain(s)Marius Chiriac
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1993)
Best result(13th place) (1997)

The Romania national rugby sevens team has competed in the World Rugby Sevens Series and in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, but not yet in the Summer Olympic Games. They are currently competing in the Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy Series.

Tournament history

Summer Olympics

Olympic Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Did Not Qualify
Total 0 Titles 0/1 - - - -

Rugby World Cup Sevens

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Group Stage 17th 5 1 4 0
Hong Kong 1997 Plate Quarterfinals 13st 5 1 4 0
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
Hong Kong 2005
United Arab Emirates 2009
Russia 2013
United States 2018 Did Not Enter
Total 0 Titles 2/7 10 2 8 0

Recent Results

2018 European Sevens Trophy

Main article: 2018 Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy

Zagreb

Pool B

Legend
Teams that advance to Cup Quarterfinal
Teams that advance to Challenge Trophy Semifinal
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Romania 3 2 1 0 86 17 +69 7
 Lithuania 3 2 1 0 83 31 +52 7
 Hungary 3 1 0 2 26 57 –31 5
 Cyprus 3 0 0 3 19 109 –90 3
7 June 2018
11:44
Romania  24–0  Hungary

7 June 2018
12:06
Lithuania  45–7  Cyprus

7 June 2018
14:29
Romania  45–0  Cyprus

7 June 2018
14:51
Lithuania  21–7  Hungary

7 June 2018
17:14
Cyprus  12–19  Hungary

7 June 2018
17:36
Romania  17–17  Lithuania

Knockout stage

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
9 June 2018 – 10:00
 
 
 Belgium26
 
9 June 2018 – 13:59
 
 Croatia7
 
 Belgium7
 
9 June 2018 – 11:06
 
 Lithuania17
 
 Lithuania17
 
9 June 2018 – 18:15
 
 Ukraine7
 
 Lithuania26
 
9 June 2018 – 10:22
 
 Romania31
 
 Romania27
 
9 June 2018 – 14:21
 
 Luxembourg14
 
 Romania26
 
9 June 2018 – 10:44
 
 Israel12 Third place
 
 Denmark7
 
9 June 2018 – 17:14
 
 Israel10
 
 Belgium22
 
 
 Israel7
 

Šiauliai

Pool A

Legend
Teams that advance to Cup Quarterfinal
Teams that advance to Challenge Trophy Semifinal
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Luxembourg 3 1 2 0 46 44 +2 7
 Romania 3 2 0 1 93 24 +69 7
 Latvia 3 1 1 1 53 55 –2 6
 Ukraine 3 0 1 2 5 74 –69 4
30 June 2018
9:00
Romania  38–0  Latvia

30 June 2018
9:22
Ukraine  5–5  Luxembourg

30 June 2018
11:45
Romania  22–24  Luxembourg

30 June 2018
12:07
Ukraine  0–36  Latvia

30 June 2018
14:30
Romania  33–0  Ukraine

30 June 2018
14:52
Luxembourg  17–17  Latvia

Knockout stage

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
1 July 2018 – 9:00
 
 
 Luxembourg0
 
1 July 2018 – 12:59
 
 Denmark34
 
 Denmark7
 
1 July 2018 – 10:06
 
 Belgium14
 
 Croatia14
 
1 July 2018 – 15:52
 
 Belgium17
 
 Belgium5
 
1 July 2018 – 9:22
 
 Romania35
 
 Lithuania12
 
1 July 2018 – 13:21
 
 Latvia14
 
 Latvia0
 
1 July 2018 – 9:44
 
 Romania40 Third place
 
 Israel10
 
1 July 2018 – 16:14
 
 Romania17
 
 Denmark10
 
 
 Latvia38
 

Standings

Legend
Promoted to the 2019 Grand Prix Series
Relegated to 2019 Rugby Europe Conference
Rank Team Zagreb Šiauliai Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Romania 20 20 40
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Belgium 16 18 34
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Lithuania 18 12 30
4  Denmark 12 14 26
5  Israel 14 8 22
6  Luxembourg 8 10 18
7  Latvia 1 16 17
8  Ukraine 10 3 13
9  Croatia 6 6 12
10  Bulgaria 4 2 6
11  Hungary 2 4 6
12  Cyprus 3 1 4

2019 European Sevens Grand Prix

Main article: 2019 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series

Moscow

Pool A

Legend
Teams that advance to Cup Quarterfinal
Teams that advance to Bowl Semifinal
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 97 33 +64 9
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 69 52 +17 7
 Italy 3 1 0 2 45 66 –21 5
 Romania 3 0 0 3 19 79 –60 3
22 June 2019
11:00
Ireland  29–0  Romania

Referee: Finlay Brown (Scotland)
22 June 2019
11:22
France  33–7  Italy

Referee: Georgii Kopp (Russia)
22 June 2019
13:45
Ireland  26–14  Italy

Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
22 June 2019
14:07
France  26–12  Romania

Referee: Andrea Spadoni (Italy)
22 June 2019
16:30
Ireland  14–38  France

Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
22 June 2019
16:52
Italy  24–7  Romania

Referee: George Selwood (England)

Knockout stage

Bowl

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
23 June 2019 – 12:28
 
 
 Russia34
 
23 June 2019 – 16:05
 
 Poland17
 
 Russia14
 
23 June 2019 – 12:50
 
 Georgia0
 
 Romania19
 
 
 Georgia24
 
Third place
 
 
23 June 2019 – 15:43
 
 
 Poland21
 
 
 Romania19

Łódź

Pool A

Legend
Teams that advance to Cup Quarterfinal
Teams that advance to Bowl Semifinal
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 69 45 +24 9
 France 3 2 0 1 64 59 +5 7
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 71 57 +14 5
 Romania 3 0 0 3 40 83 –43 3
20 July 2019
11:00
Spain  26–19  Portugal

Referee: Finlay Brown (Scotland)
20 July 2019
11:22
France  26–21  Romania

Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
20 July 2019
13:45
France  24–14  Portugal

Referee: Inigo Atorrasagasti (Spain)
20 July 2019
14:07
Spain  19–12  Romania

Referee: Thibault Santamaria (France)
20 July 2019
16:30
France  14–24  Spain

Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
20 July 2019
16:52
Portugal  38–7  Romania

Referee: George Kopp (Russia)

Knockout stage

Bowl

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 July 2019 – 12:28
 
 
 England 26
 
21 July 2019 – 16:40
 
 Poland 17
 
 England12
 
21 July 2019 – 12:50
 
 Russia21
 
 Russia19
 
 
 Romania0
 
Third place
 
 
21 July 2019 – 16:18
 
 
 Poland26
 
 
 Romania12

Standings

Legend
Champions
Relegated to 2020 Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy
Rank Team Moscow Łódź Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Germany 14 20 34
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  France 20 12 32
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Ireland 18 14 32
4  Spain 10 18 28
5  Italy 6 16 22
6  Wales 12 10 22
7  England 16 3 19
8  Portugal 8 8 16
9  Georgia 3 6 9
10  Russia 4 4 8
11  Poland 2 2 4
12  Romania 1 1 2

Players

Current squad

The following 12 players were called up for the 2021 Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy Series on the 9th of July 2021.[3]

Player Date of birth (age) Club/province
Alexandre Crețu (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 22) France Carcassonne Espoirs
Alexander Dinu (2001-11-19) 19 November 2001 (age 20) France Massy Espoirs
Andrei Homiuc (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 23) Romania Grivița București
Codrin Bercu (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 24) Romania Năvodari
Silviu Mircea (2001-04-02) 2 April 2001 (age 21) Romania Grivița București
Marius Chiriac (c) (1998-03-07) 7 March 1998 (age 24) Romania Dinamo București
Alexandru Tudose (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 23) Romania Dinamo București
Cristian Zamfir (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 22) Romania Ştiinţa Petroșani
David Jilăveanu (2002-04-02) 2 April 2002 (age 20) Romania Dinamo București
Ovidiu Neagu (2001-07-30) 30 July 2001 (age 21) Romania Bârlad
Lama Sioeli (1995-10-12) 12 October 1995 (age 26) Romania Steaua București
Julien Bartoli (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 22) France Hyères

Coaches

Current coaching staff

The current coaching staff of the Romanian national sevens team:[4]

Name Nationality Role
Marius Raczek  ROU Head coach
Alexandru Marin Jr.  ROU Assistant coach
Dr. Ilie Vlad  ROU Team doctor

See also

References

  1. ^ "2018 Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy". Rugby Europe. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series". Rugby Europe. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Romania Rugby Sevens` Squad for the 2021 Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy Series". rugbyromania.ro. Romania Rugby. 9 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Romania Rugby Sevens` Coaching Staff". rugbyromania.ro. Romania Rugby. 9 July 2021.