Romania secures final place in New Zealand

By Community | November 29, 2010

Romania has been confirmed as the 20th and final team to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011). The entry was confirmed after it defeated Uruguay in the second leg of the final qualifying round in the Bucharest.

Romania won 39-12 in the final match at Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf which qualified it for all seven tournaments.

The team will compete in Pool B against England, generic Argentina, Scotland and Georgia.

“We are thrilled for Romania,” said CEO for Tournament Organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 Martin Snedden.

“It’s been a long hard road for both teams, with their qualification journey having started in 2008, but sadly there can only be one winner,” he added.

The qualification rounds for RWC 2011 which involved 184 matches and 80 nations across five continents has ended.

The team will travel to five centres in New Zealand, visiting Ashburton and Queenstown and playing matches in Invercargill, Dunedin and Palmerston North.

“It’s great that these communities finally know who they will be hosting as I know they have been working hard on their plans. I am sure they will really swing behind the players and their supporters and give them the warmest of welcomes come September next year,” said Snedden.