Preview: Bucuresti v Parma

09th Oct 2009, 13:27

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Bucuresti Oaks centre: Csaba Gal Minya

Bucuresti Oaks centre: Csaba Gal Minya

Parma have a rare opportunity to win a European match when they travel to Bucharest in Amlin Challenge Cup on Saturday.


Parma have a rare opportunity to win a European match when they travel to Bucharest in Amlin Challenge Cup on Saturday.

These two clubs have never met before.

Former Saracens full-back Edd Thrower starts at centre for Parma, who are currently last in the Italian Super 10.

The teams:

Bucuresti Oaks: 15 Florin Vlaicu, 14 Catalin Fercu, 13 Csaba Gal Minya, 12 Ionut Dimofte, 11 Stefan Ciuntu, 10 Dan Dumbrava, 9 Vali Calafeteanu, 8 Vasile Rus, 7 Mihai Macovei, 6 Stelian Burcea, 5 Valentin Ursache, 4 Cosmin Ratiu, 3 Misu Adascalitei, 2 Bogdan Zebega, 1 Nicolae Nere.
Replacements: 16 Andrei Radoi, 17 Sami Maris , 18 Daniel Ianus, 19 Viorel Lucaci, 20 Vali Ivan, 21 Catalin Nicolae, 22 Bote Botezatu, 23 Cristian Balan

Parma FC:15 Francesco Fiorani, 14 Riccardo Robuschi, 13 Edd Thrower, 12 Roberto Quartaroli, 11 Ignacio Martin, 10 Barry Irving, 9 Pino Patelli, 8 Roberto Mandelli, 7 Antonio Mannato, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Wame Lewaravu, 4 Tomas Valleyos Cinalli, 3 Ricky Nebbett, 2 Davide Giazzon,1 Marco Coletti.
Replacements: 16 Daniele Pompa, 17 German Fontana, 18 Lorenzo Romano, 19 Manoa Vosawai, 20 Tommaso Bricoli, 21 Tommaso Iannone, 22 Riccardo Pavan, 23 Roberto Mariani.

Date: Saturday, October 10
Venue: Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Kick-off: 13.00 (11.00 GMT)
Referee: Cedric Marchat