Romania will not have a franchise that will participate in the first edition of the Super cup. The federation was ready and invited to participate in the new contest but, given a reduction in its budget, it decided not to take part. The Romanian team was to be named after Lupi Bucharest and was to be made up of the second team of the national team.
Romania will be one of the great absentees in this new tournament held for the development of European Tier 2 countries. Participation in the Super Cup was something that the Romanian federation welcomed, but a reduction within its budget made it impossible to achieve. “It was a project that we had been preparing since last year, but, unfortunately, we hit the problem of lack of funds,” he acknowledged Alin petrache, President of the Romanian Rugby Federation.
The federation’s budget was reduced by the Ministry of Youth and Sports by more than 50% compared to 2019, which made the possibility of sustaining a franchise in the Super Cup unfeasible. “We tried to find private resources to support participation, but Unfortunately, they were not enough, “acknowledged Petrache, who stressed the importance of the new tournament for the formation of the promises of Romanian rugby. “It is a great loss because it is an extremely important project through which we could offer international matches to young players in the national championship, matches that increased the number of matches they played in a season and above all offered them that experience that they played. it helped to grow, to evolve as players “, highlighted the president of the Romanian federation.