Gabriel Rupanu rugby player
Gabriel Rupanu rugby player

Gabriel Rupanu

28th Sep 1997 1.76m/80kg Scrum Half

Match Preview: Tonga v Romania

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that there’s nothing to play for in the penultimate match of the pool phase.  No, Pool B opponents Tonga and Romania haven’t won a match at Rugby...

Hooker Cojocaru replaces Chirica as captain - Romania name team to play Tonga

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania head coach Eugen Apjok has named his matchday 23 to face Tonga in Lille on Sunday, with hooker Ovidiu Cojocaru to captain a team showing nine changes from the defeat to Scotland. Regular captain...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: Scotland v Romania

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After an opening round loss to defending champions South Africa, Scotland, ranked fifth in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini, got their tournament going with a bonus-point win over...

Match Preview: Scotland v Romania

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After an opening round loss to defending champions South Africa, Scotland, ranked fifth in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini, got their tournament going with a bonus-point win over...

Romania make three more changes to Rugby World Cup 2023 squad

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania have made three changes to their Rugby World Cup 2023 squad, with Luca Nichitean replacing wing/full-back Gabriel Pop, and centres Mihai Graure and Alexandru Bucur replacing Taylor Gontineac and...

Match Day Programme: South Africa v Romania

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

FIXTURE HISTORY South Africa and Romania face each other in a test match for only the second time today. They last met in Cape Town during Rugby World Cup 1995. MEMORABLE MATCH It was 30 May, 1995....

Try scorer Rupanu keeps his place - Romania name team play South Africa

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania head coach Eugen Apjok has named his match-day 23 to face South Africa in Stade de Bordeaux on Sunday, with three personnel changes from the loss against Ireland, and two positional.   1...

IRE 82-8 ROU: Romania reaction (head coach Apjok, captain Chirica, Motoc, Rupanu)

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

ON-FIELD REACTION Cristian Chirica, captain On his message to the people of Romania: “Stay with us because as a small team we will fight with every drop of our energy to make them proud.” On...

'We'll take that' - Ireland beat Romania 82-8 in Pool B opener

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland kicked off their World Cup campaign with a convincing 82-8 beating of Romania in Bordeaux on Saturday, with captain Johnny Sexton's 24 points - including two tries - helping him become Ireland's...

Ireland open World Cup campaign with 12-try thumping of Romania

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton marked his long-awaited comeback with two of 12 tries as Ireland launched their Rugby World Cup campaign by blitzing Romania in the baking heat of Bordeaux.   Captain Sexton, playing...