Tiberiu Brînză

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Tiberiu Brînză
Date of birth (1968-09-21) September 21, 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight252 lb (114 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) No. 8
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Narbonne
FCS Rumilly
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National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1990-2002Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 37 (10)

Tiberiu Eugen Brînză (born 21 September 1968 in Bucharest) is a former Romanian rugby union player. He played as number eight.

Bucharest Capital of Romania

Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the southeast of the country, at 44°25′57″N26°06′14″E, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 60 km (37.3 mi) north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border.

He played for RC Narbonne and for Rumilly in France.

Racing Club de Narbonne Méditerannée is a French rugby union club that play in the second-level Rugby Pro D2.

France Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories

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He had 37 caps for Romania, from 1990 to 2002, scoring 2 tries, 10 points on aggregate. He was called for the 1991 Rugby World Cup, playing a single game, for the 1995 Rugby World Cup, playing in two games as the captain, and for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games. He never scored in any of his presences at the competition. [1]

Romania national rugby union team rugby union team

The Romania national rugby union team, nicknamed The Oaks (Stejarii), is long considered one of the stronger European teams outside the Six Nations. They have participated in all but one Rugby World Cup and currently compete in the first division of the European Nations Cup, where most recently in the 2017 competition they finished first. Rugby union in Romania is administered by the Romanian Rugby Federation. The team plays in yellow and blue strips.

The 1991 Rugby World Cup was the second edition of the Rugby World Cup, and was jointly hosted by England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France: at the time, the five European countries who participated in the Five Nations Championship. This was the first Rugby World Cup to be staged in the northern hemisphere, with England the hosts of the championship game. Following on from the success of the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup, the 1991 World Cup received increased attention and was seen as a major global sporting event for the first time. Also for the first time, qualifying competitions were introduced as the number of entrants had increased from 16 nations four years before to a total of 33 countries. The eight quarter-finalists from 1987 qualified automatically with the remaining eight spots contested through qualifiers by 25 countries. This however resulted in only one new side qualifying for the tournament, Western Samoa replacing Tonga. The same 16-team pool/knock-out format was used with just minor changes to the points system.

The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. It was hosted and won by South Africa, and was the first Rugby World Cup in which every match was held in one country.

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