Romania announced their team to face Los Pumas in Bucharest, the Saturday live from 2:50 p.m. with ESPN and ESPN 2 broadcast, and head coach Andrew Robson set up a backup bench with six forwards and only two backs.
For this match, the staff established a team, with Stejari Florian Roșu who will make his debut, while Florin Surugiu will complete 90 matches with the Romanian shirt. Meanwhile, Andre Gorin will once again be the captain of the Oaks.
“The two test matches that we should have played this month with Argentina and Scotland are an opportunity for the players to play against Level 1 teams and for the coaches to consider the development and evolution of the team.” Robson analyzed. “As a team they are very happy that we will play with Argentina at the Arc de Triomphe National Rugby Stadium. We have had very good weeks of training and we are looking forward to the match. As for the team that will enter the field tomorrow, Roșu and Rupanu will be the starters just to reward them for the good evolutions in the Super League. “
In addition, he added: “There are two young players who in the last 12 months have managed to grow a lot, to improve their game. The third row is the same as in the game with Georgia because they had a very good evolution, with Gorin still being the captain of the game. team. Boboc played very well with Georgia and we want to see him succeed at least as well as Argentina. On the front row, Savin, a very promising player, will be paired with an experienced duo Căpățînă and Țăruș, but let’s not forget that for this match we couldn’t trust Cojocaru, injured “.
Continuing his analysis, he said: “In the centers we offered Bucur and Gontineac the opportunity to grow and consolidate a good playing relationship, there are two young players who had problems with injuries in the last year but now they have returned and are Ready. Plai, Dumitru and Onuțu were selected after the good game they showed in the March matches of the Rugby Europe Championship. “
“In terms of reserves, we have 6 forwards and 2 backs because we want to be able to face the Argentina pack in 80 minutes. We have experienced players, leaders, like Mihai Macovei, Antonescu, Badiu, Surugiu and I hope they make a difference, that they have a big impact on the game. Neculau is still a good option after the good times he had in REC matches. Bălan, Bărdașu and Neagu, who complete the list of 23 players, are rewarded for very good evolutions they had with Steaua this season ”, closed Andrew Robinson, coach of Romania.
Romania will face Argentina after ten years, the last confrontation between the two nations will take place on the occasion of the World Cup 2011 in Invercargill, New Zealand. Now Argentina, in the ninth position of the World Rugby ranking, arrives in Bucharest with the aura of the team that defeated the All Blacks, in the last edition of the standard competition in the southern hemisphere and drew twice with Australia to finish, the last year, Tri Nation Series in second place, ahead of the Kangaroos. The Pumas will open in the company of the Oaks the tournament that they will play in July and that will include two more confrontations with Wales.
ROMANIA: 1. Alexandru Savin (CSA Steaua) 2. Eugen Căpățînă (SCM Timișoara), 3. Alexandru Țăruș (Rouen), 4. Florian Roșu (CSM Știința Baia Mare), 5. Adrian Moțoc (Stade Aurillacois), 6. Cristi Chirică ( Sporting Club Appameen), 7. Cristi Boboc (ACS Tomitanii), 8. Andre Gorin (Hyères-Carqueiranne-La Crau) C, 9. Gabriel Rupanu (SCM Timișoara), 10. Daniel Plai (CSA Steaua), 11. Nicolas Onuțu (CS Vienne), 12. Alexandru Bucur (CSM Știința Baia Mare), 13. Taylor Gontineac (Rouen), 14. Ionuț Dumitru (CSA Steaua), 15. Ionel Melinte (SCM Timișoara)
Alternates: 16. Florin Bărdașu (CSA Steaua), 17. Ionel Badiu (Valence Romans Drome), 18. Vasile Bălan (CSA Steaua), 19. Marius Antonescu (Bourg en Bresse), 20. Mihai Macovei (Colomiers), 21. Vlad Neculau (SCM Timișoara), 22. Florin Surugiu (CSA Steaua), 23. Robert Neagu (CSA Steaua)
Trainer: Andrew Robinson
THE PUMAS: 1- Facundo Gigena, 2- Julián Montoya (C), 3- Enrique Pieretto, 4- Marcos Kremer, 5- Tomás Lavanini, 6- Pablo Matera, 7- Francisco Gorrissen, 8- Rodrigo Bruni, 9- Tomás Cubelli, 10 – Nicolás Sánchez, 11- Juan Imhoff, 12- Jerónimo de la Fuente, 13- Matías Moroni, 14- Santiago Cordero, 15- Emiliano Boffelli.
Substitutes: 16- Facundo Bosch, 17- Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18- Santiago Medrano, 19- Facundo Isa, 20- Juan Martín González *, 21- Gonzalo Bertranou, 22- Domingo Miotti, 23- Bautista Delguy.
* Without caps
Trainer: Mario Ledesma