2018–19 SuperLiga season

The 2018–19 SuperLiga (also known as the CEC Bank SuperLiga for sponsorship reasons) is the 105th season of premier club rugby in Romania. Starting with this edition the number of participating teams is increased to eight, with addition of the 2017–18 champions and runners-up of the second tier championship DNS - Divizia Nationala de Seniori.[4] The eventual champions of the SuperLiga which are CSM Știința Baia Mare have the right to participate in the European Rugby Continental Shield and no team will relegate to the Divizia Națională de Seniori, Romania's 2nd level rugby union competition as CS Năvodari didn't apply to play in the SuperLiga next season.

2018–19 CEC Bank SuperLiga
Countries Romania
Date8 September 2018 – 26 May 2019
ChampionsȘtiința Baia Mare (6th title)[1]
Runners-upCSA Steaua București
Top point scorerRomania Luke Samoa (Timișoara Saracens)
163 points[2]
Top try scorerTonga Taliaʻuli Sikuea (CSM Baia Mare)
13 tries[3]
Official website
www.super-liga.ro

Teams edit

Club City/County Stadium Capacity Head Coach Captain
Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT Timișoara, Timiș Stadionul Gheorghe Rășcanu
Dan Păltinișanu
1,000
32,972
  Sosene Anesi   Eugen Căpățână
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
Cluj Arena
1,000
31,479
  Horea Hîmpea   Vlad Tomă
CSA Steaua București București Stadionul Ghencea II 2,000   Dănuț Dumbravă   Viorel Lucaci
CS Dinamo București București Florea Dumitrache 1,500   Cristian Hîldan   Cosmin Manole
CSM Știința Baia Mare Baia Mare, Maramureș Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț (Arena Zimbrilor) 1,000   Mario Alejandro Canale   Marius Dănilă
CSM București București Stadionul Olimpia 1,000   Lasha Tavartkiladze   Adrian Ion
ACS Tomitanii Constanța Constanța, Constanța Stadionul Mihail Naca 1,000   Cosmin Rațiu   Johnny Sola
SCM Gloria Buzău Buzău, Buzău Stadionul Prinț Ghică 1,000   Mugur Preda   Michael Scheepers

Table edit

This is the regular season league table:

Key to colours in group tables
     Advances to play-off semifinals.
     Advances to play-out semifinals.
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points difference Bonus points Points
1 CSM București 14 12 0 2 462 198 +264 10 58
2 Timișoara Saracens 14 11 0 3 418 240 +178 10 54
3 Știința Baia Mare 14 10 1 3 488 201 +284 11 53
4 Steaua București 14 10 1 3 444 223 +253 9 51
5 Tomitanii Constanța 14 4 0 10 179 440 -286 2 18
6 Gloria Buzău 14 3 0 11 197 387 -190 4 16
7 Dinamo București 14 2 1 11 239 441 -222 2 12
8 U Cluj-Napoca 14 2 1 11 229 477 -248 2 12

Fixtures & Results edit

Round 1 edit

8 September 2018
11:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)52–11ACS Tomitanii Constanța
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ
8 September 2018
17:00
CSM București (1 BP)38–9CS Dinamo București
Stadionul Olimpia

Round 2 edit

15 September 2018
11:00
SCM Buzău (1 BP)31–13CS Dinamo București
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
15 September 2018
11:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca13–49CSM București (1 BP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
15 September 2018
11:00
ACS Tomitanii Constanța17–48CSA Steaua București (1 BP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca

Round 3 edit

22 September 2018
11:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)61–7SCM Buzău
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ
22 September 2018
11:00
CSM București (1 BP)50–5ACS Tomitanii Constanța
Stadionul Olimpia

Round 4 edit

29 September 2018
11:00
SCM Buzău12–7CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (1 BP)
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
29 September 2018
11:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)15–19CSA Steaua București
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ
29 September 2018
14:30
ACS Tomitanii Constanța17–13CS Dinamo București (1 BP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca

Round 5 edit

6 October 2018
11:00
CSA Steaua București (1 BP)31–10SCM Buzău
Stadionul Gheorghe Rășcanu
6 October 2018
11:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca9–3ACS Tomitanii Constanța (1 BP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
6 October 2018
17:00
CSM București26–14CSM Știința Baia Mare
Stadionul Olimpia

Round 6 edit

13 October 2018
16:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca7–42CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
27 October 2018
13:00
CSM București (1 BP)40–14SCM Buzău
Stadionul Olimpia

Round 7 edit

20 October 2018
12:00
SCM Buzău20–6ACS Tomitanii Constanța
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica

Round 8 edit

16 March 2019
10:00
SCM Buzău (1 BP)18–19Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
30 March 2019
09:00
ACS Tomitanii Constanța5–49CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
30 March 2019
09:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca18–36CSA Steaua București (1 BP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu

Round 9 edit

6 April 2019
09:00
CSM București33–8CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Stadionul Olimpia
6 April 2019
09:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare20–16Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT (1 BP)
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ

Round 10 edit

13 April 2019
09:00
SCM Buzău6–36CSM Știința Baia Mare
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
13 April 2019
09:00
ACS Tomitanii Constanța8–39CSM București
Stadionul Mihail Naca
13 April 2019
09:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca13–24CS Dinamo București
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu

Round 11 edit

20 April 2019
09:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca26–16SCM Buzău
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
1 May 2019
09:00
CSM București21–16Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT (1 BP)
Stadionul Olimpia

Round 12 edit

25 April 2019
09:00
ACS Tomitanii Constanța (1 BP)35–30CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (1 BP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
26 April 2019
09:00
SCM Buzău16–31CSA Steaua București (1 BP)
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
26 April 2019
09:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)31–19CSM București
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ

Round 13 edit

4 May 2019
12:00
SCM Buzău14–33CSM București (1 BP)
Stadionul Prinț Ghică
4 May 2019
12:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)31–12CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ

Round 14 edit

11 May 2019
12:00
ACS Tomitanii Constanța (1 BP)20–15SCM Buzău (1 BP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
11 May 2019
12:00
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca22–40Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT (1 BP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
11 May 2019
12:00
CSM Știința Baia Mare (1 BP)45–14CS Dinamo București
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ
11 May 2019
12:00
CSM București (1 BP)28–12CSA Steaua București
Stadionul Olimpia

Play-off semifinals edit

The semi-finals were held on 18 May 2019 at Stadionul Olimpia and Stadionul Dan Păltinișanu respectively.

1 CSM București 17 22 CSA Steaua București
2 Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT 30 35 CSM Știința Baia Mare

Third place final Both finals were held on 25 May 2019, 1 week after the semi-finals at Stadionul Rulmental.

1 CSM București 20 19 Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT

First place final

1 CSA Steaua București 22 24 CSM Știința Baia Mare

Play-out semifinals edit

The semi-finals were held on 18 May 2019 at Stadionul Mihai Naca and Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica respectively.

1 ACS Tomitanii Constanța 22 40 CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
2 SCM Buzău 11 16 CS Dinamo București

Seventh place final Both finals were held on 26 May 2019, 1 week and 1 day after the semi-finals at Stadionul Olimpia.

1 ACS Tomitanii Constanța 12 14 SCM Buzău

Fifth place final

1 CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 22 17 CS Dinamo București

External links edit

  • (in Romanian) www.super-liga.ro [1] – Official website

References edit

  1. ^ Știința Baia Mare Știința Baia Mare win their first title in five years against CSA Steaua București, SuperLiga, București, 26 May 2019. Retrieved on 29 May 2019.
  2. ^ Luke Samoa Luke Samoa is this seasons` top point scorer with 163 points, SuperLiga, București, 26 May 2019. Retrieved on 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Taliaʻuli Sikuea Talia`uli Siukea is this seasons` top try scorer with 13 tries, SuperLiga, București, 26 May 2019. Retrieved on 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Objectives of the 8 teams that will participate in 2018–2019 edition of the CEC Bank SuperLiga". 30 August 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.