Romania have announced their squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, their seventh participation in the World Cup. They have appointed the tough Perpignan hooker, Marius Tincu, to lead the side. Cristian Petre is his vice-captain.
Romania are in Pool B with Scotland, England, Argentina and Georgia. They will find all opposition stiff as even Georgia have the better of them these days.
Recently Romania beat Ukraine 41-16 in a European Nations Cup match and they are to get another chance to warm-up with a match against Périgueux.
Forwards: Nicolae Nere (Steaua), Mihaita Lazar (Aix-en-Provence, France), Silviu Florea (Bordeaux, France), Dragos Dima (Blagnac, France), Paulica Ion (London Irish), Marius Tincu (Perpignan, France), Bogdan Zebega (Steaua),Valentin Ursache (Aix-en-Provence, France), Cristian Petre (Saint-Etienne, France), Valentin Poparlan (CSM Bucuresti), Cosmin Ratiu (Dinamo), Ovidiu Tonita (Perpignan, France), Mihai Macovei (Baia Mare), Daniel Carpo (Farul Constanta), Daniel Ianus (Steaua), Stelian Burcea (Timisoara)
Backs: Lucian Sirbu (Millau), Valentin Calafeteanu (Timisoara), Florin Surugiu (CSM Bucuresti), Danut Dumbrava (Steaua), Ionut Dimofte (Baia Mare), Csaba Gal (Baia Mare), Constantin Gheara (Farul Constanta), Ionel Cazan (Steaua),Catalin Fercu (Timisoara), Madalin Lemnaru (Timisoara), Stefan Ciuntu (Baia Mare), Florin Vlaicu (Steaua), Iulian Dumitras (Lourdes, France), Catalin Nicolae (Farul Constanta)
Coach: Romeo Gontineac
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