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Romanian Rugby Federation

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Sport  Rugby union
WR affiliation  1987
President  Haralambie Dumitraș
Founded  1931
Rugby Europe affiliation  1934
Men's coach  Lynn Howells

The Romanian Rugby Federation (Romanian: Federația Română de Rugby, FRR) is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in Romania.

It is registered with World Rugby under their English name and only use their Romanian name inside Romania.

They have 7,000 members and 80 clubs.

History

It was formed in 1931 and were founder members of the Fédération Internationale de Rugby Amateur, now known as Rugby Europe.

It became affiliated to the International Rugby Football Board, now known as World Rugby, in 1987 when Romania were invited to take part in the inaugural World Cup.

Octavian Morariu won the election for the presidency of the FRR, and he and his team started the reconstruction of Romanian rugby union. He left the FRR to become the President of the Romanian Olympic Committee (COSR). Morariu was replaced at the helm by George Straton, one of his closest associates. The current president of FRR is Haralambie Dumitraș.

References

Romanian Rugby Federation Wikipedia


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