Romania score five past Uruguay

Date published: November 27 2016


Romania scored five tries to put Uruguay to the sword at Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest on Saturday.

Romania finish off a very successful November campaign after wins against three teams from the Americas in the USA, Canada and now Uruguay. The Eastern Europeans were dominant in their display after only conceding one try in the dying minutes of the game.

The game got off to a slow start after the first points were scored by Romania in the 17th minute after Florin Vlaicu kicked over a penalty. They then compounded their lead with a try from Stephen Shennan ten minutes later.

Romania had a firm grip on the game at half-time as the score was 22-3.

Uruguay finally scored a try in the 73rd minute after replacement Lijtenstein Lopez de Haro dotted down for the South Americans but not nearly enough and far too late.

The scorers:

For Romania:
Shennan 2, Van Heerden, Surugiu, Fercu
Cons: Vlaicu 4
Pens: Vlaicu
Yellow cards: Fonovai

For Uruguay:
Lijtenstein Lopez de Har
Cons: Berchesi
Pens: Berchesi
Yellow card: Penalva

Romania: 15 Catalin Fercu, 14 Tangimana Fonovai, 13 Jack Umaga, 12 Florin Popa, 11 Stephen Shennan, 10 Florin Vlaicu, 9 Florin Surugiu, 8 Andrei Gorcioaia, 7 Stelian Burcea, 6 Viorel Lucaci, 5 Valentin Poparlan, 4 Johann Van Heerden, 3 Alexandru Tarus, 2 Andrei Radoi, 1 Mihai Lazar
Replacements: 16 Ionel Badiu, 17 Eugen Capatana, 18 Alex Gordas, 19 Ionut Muresan, 20 Cristian Chirica, 21 Alexandru
Tigla, 22 Ionut Dumitru, 23 Paula Kinikinilau

Uruguay: 15 Manuel Blengio Penalva, 14 Mauro Daverio, 13 Santiago Gibernau Arredondo, 12 Nicolas Freitas, 11 Santiago Arata, 10 Felipe Berchesi, 9 Agustin Ormaechea, 8 Gonzalo Soto, 7 Santiago Hernandez, 6 Joaguin Dell'acqua, 5 Diego Ayala, 4 Franco Lamanna, 3 Mario Sagario, 2 Carlos Arboleya Sarazola, 1 Ignacio Secco
Replacements: 16 Facundo Gattas, 17 Francisco Jimenez, 18 Mateo Sanguinetti, 19 Diego Magno, 20 Marcos Chamyan, 21
Guillermo Lijtenstein Lopez de Haro, 22 Juan Manuel Cat, 23 Andres Rocco

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)