Romania bring Tincu back for Scotland in RWC

Romania have named their team to face Scotland in their Rugby World Cup opening match with Captain and hooker Marius Tincu returning to the front row.

Tincu missed the last two matches, including a 41-16 win over Ukraine last month.

Eight members of the starting lineup for Saturday’s match also started in Romania’s last World Cup match in 2007, a 85-8 loss to the New Zealand All Blacks.

Scrumhalf Lucian Sirbu will equal the national record of involvement in four World Cup tournaments, equaling the Romanian mark set by current coach Romeo Gontineac.

Romania (15-1)

Iulian Dumitras; Stefan Ciuntu, Csaba Gal, Tiberius Dimofte, Madalin Lemnaru; Marin Dumbrava, Lucian Sirbu; Daniel Carpo, Ovidiu Tonita; Mihai Macovei; Cristian Petre, Valentin Ursache; Paulica Ion, Marius Tincu, Mihaita Lazar

Replacements: Bogdan Zebega Suman, Silviu Florea, Valentin Poparlan, Sandu Burcea, Florin Surugiu, Ionel Cazan, Florin Vlaicu

Match Officials
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
Assistant referees: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Tim Hayes (Wales)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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