Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rugby Match: Young Romanian Side in Tunisia

Romania Under 23 v Tunisia in Tunis (Friendly)

Venue: Venue: Stade Municipal de rugby d’El Menzah.

Referee: Referee: Bernard Dalmaso (France)

A young Romanian side takes on the full strength of Tunisia. Some off the Romanian players will be looking to force their way into the Romanian squad for the IRB Nations cup which starts 12 June. The Tunisians will use this game as a warm-up for their World Cup qualifying games, starting against Uganda 13 June.

Previous Encounters
None: Romania last played Tunisia back in 1993 winning 51-0. Tunisia was then playing in the FIRA competition.

GWC Rankings: Does not apply

Prediction: Romania U23 by 10 points.


Romanian Squad
Vlad Ailenei (CSM Baia Mare)
Ionut Botezatu (CSM Baia Mare)
Alexandru Braileanu (Olimpia Bucuresti)
Vlad Bunea (RC Timisoara)
George Catuna (CSM Baia Mare)
Alin Coste (Narbonne, France)
Marius Danila (CSM Baia Mare)
Mihai Dico (CSM Baia Mare)
Stefan Drusca (CS Poli Iasi)
Ionut Florea (RCJ Farul)
Andrei Gorcioaia (CSU Cluj)
Nicu Ignea (CS Poli Iasi)
Valentin Ivan (Dinamo Bucuresti)
Andrei Kiss (RC Grivita)
Eduard Marinca (CS Metrorex)
Florin Mitroi (CS Olimpia)
Alexandru Mitu (RCJ Farul)
Mihai Moraru (RC Cleopatra)
Ionel Munteanu (CS Cleopatra)
Cristian Onofrei (RC Barlad)
Andrei Radoi (CSM Baia Mare)
Cristian Rizea (CS Metrorex)
Mihai Rosca (CSM Baia Mare)
Florin Rusu (CS Metrorex)
Gabriel Sibiceanu (CS Metroex)
Georgian Tonita (RC Barlad)
Sergiu Ursache (Parma, Italy)
Viorel Zamfir (Steaua Bucuresti)
Coaches: Romeo Gontineac and Razvan Mavrodin

Tunisia Squad
Kaïs Aïssa
Akram Aouamri (Dijon, France)
Sabeur Ben Charada
Mohamed Chargui
Haïthem Chelli
Amara Dridi
Imed Fhal
Mohamed Garali
Sabri Gmir
Mokhtar Gtari
Amine Gharsallah
Aymen Gloulou
Amor Hamdi (Perigueux, France)
Noureddine Hammami
Mohamed Ben Hamida
Tarek Jelali (Lyon-Villeurbanne, France),
Aziz Kassar
Mahmoud Khadraoui
Abbès Kherfani
Mohamed Kochlef
Sami Kochlef
Lotfi Ben M’sallem
Amor Mezgan
Anouar Ben Nhila
Slim Sallem
Yosri Souguir (Millau, France)
Hédi Souid (Montlucon),
Khaled Zegden
Abdelmajid Zemzem
Head Coach: Danie De Villiers


  1. Looks like this is a national side not an Under 23 XV.

  2. Oh the final score was 15-7 for Tunisia. These guys have really stepped up their game. Interesting game it will be , their qualifier against the CAR Champs Uganda.