Romania name squad for June Tests

Romania name squad for June Tests

Romania has announced their squad that will travel to Japan and Canada before hosting Brazil in Bucharest for the June international series.


Head coach Lynn Howells has selected the vast majority of the players that claimed the 2017 Rugby Europe Championship.

The forwards contain eight France-based professionals with the remainder of the squad all playing their domestic rugby in Romania’s SuperLiga.

FORWARDS
Ionel Badiu (Carcassonne, FR), Alex Gordas (Steaua), Constantin Pristavita (Baia Mare), Alexandru Tarus (Béziers, FR), Andrei Ursache (Carcassonne, FR), Eugen Capatana (Timisoara), Andrei Radoi (Timisoara), Otar Turashvili (Colomiers, FR), Marius Antonescu (Tarbes, FR), Valentin Poparlan (Timisoara), Johan van Heerden (Baia Mare), Andrei Gorcioaia (Massy Essonne, FR), Andrei Iurea (Baia Mare), Viorel Lucaci (Steaua), Mihai Macovei (capt., Colomiers, FR), Vlad Nistor (Albi, FR)

BACKS
Tudorel Bratu (Dinamo), Florin Surugiu (Steaua), Luke Samoa (Baia Mare), Florin Vlaicu (Steaua), Sione Faka’osilea (Baia Mare), Paula Kinikinilau (CSM Bucuresti), Vladut Popa (Timisoara), Jack Umaga (Timisoara), Jack Cobden (CSM Bucuresti), Ionut Dumitru (Steaua), Fonovai Tangimana (Timisoara), Sabin Stratila (Steaua)

FIXTURES
June 10 – vs Japan – Yokana Stadium, Kumamoto
June 17 – vs Canada – Ellerslie Park, Edmonton
June 24 – vs Brazil – Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest

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