|Nickname(s)||Ghindele (The Acorns)|
|Union||Federaţia Română de Rugby|
|World Rugby ranking|
|Current||35 (as of 23 November 2020)|
The Romania women's national rugby union team first played in 2007. Their widely recognized nickname is "The Acorns", as an offshoot of the men's team which are called "The Oaks".
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See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering
|2007-04-11 (FIRA)||Romania||65-0||Serbia||Boisfort, Belgium||[1/1/1]|
|2007-04-12 (FIRA)||Luxembourg||0-38||Romania||Kituro (Brussels), Belgium||[2/2/1]|
|2007-04-13 (FIRA)||Belgium||20-0||Romania||Dendermonde, Belgium||[15/3/1]|
|2007-04-15 (FIRA)||Germany||15-0||Romania||Boisfort, Belgium||[48/4/1]|
|2008-05-19 (FIRA)||Finland||5-13||Romania||Utrecht, Netherlands||[4/5/1]|
|2008-05-19 (FIRA)||Romania||3-32||Russia||Utrecht, Netherlands||[6/27/1]|
|2008-05-21 (FIRA)||Belgium||15-7||Romania||Tilburg, Netherlands||[19/7/2]|
|2008-05-21 (FIRA)||Romania||0-29||Russia||Tilburg, Netherlands||[8/29/2]|
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