2019–20 SuperLiga season

The 2019–20 SuperLiga (also known as the CEC Bank SuperLiga for sponsorship reasons) is the 106th season of premier club rugby in Romania. Starting with this edition, the number of participating teams has decreased from eight teams to seven, due to CSM București dissolving before the start of the new season.[6] At the end of April, Gloria Buzău announced that their senior team have dissolved due to financial issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic leaving only 6 teams remaining in the SuperLiga for the remainder of the season.[7] During August 2020, it was announced that Timișoara Saracens RCM UVT will restart in the SuperLiga under the new name of SCM Timișoara Rugby.[8]

2019–20 CEC Bank SuperLiga
Countries Romania
Date31 August 2019[1] – 12 September 2020[2]
ChampionsCSM Știința Baia Mare (7th title)[3]
Runners-upTimișoara Saracens RCM UVT
Top point scorerRomania Dorin Manole
(CSM Știința Baia Mare)
73 points[4]
Top try scorerRomania Cristian-Marius Murgoci
(CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca)
11 tries[5]
Official website
www.super-liga.ro
2021 →

Teams edit

Club City/County Stadium Capacity
Timișoara Saracens SCM UVT Timișoara, Timiș Stadionul Gheorghe Rășcanu
Stadionul Dan Păltinișanu
1,000
32,972
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
Cluj Arena
1,000
31,479
CSA Steaua București București Stadionul Ghencea II 2,000
CS Dinamo București București Stadionul Florea Dumitrache 1,500
CSM Știința Baia Mare Baia Mare, Maramureș Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț (Arena Zimbrilor) 1,000
ACS Tomitanii Constanța Constanța, Constanța Stadionul Mihai Naca 1,000
SCM Gloria Buzău Buzău, Buzău Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica 1,000

Personnel and kits edit

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Timișoara Saracens SCM UVT   Valentin Calafeteanu   Eugen Căpățână   Macron Primăria Timișoara
CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca   Horea Hîmpea   Vlad Rotar   O'Neills Prodvinalco
CSA Steaua București   Dănuț Dumbravă   Viorel Lucaci   Peak Carpatina
CS Dinamo București   Cosmin Rațiu   Tudorel Bratu   Joma Autoservice Iancului
CSM Știința Baia Mare   Eugen Apjok   Marius Dănilă   Tall Ball Consiliul Local Baia Mare
ACS Tomitanii Constanța   George Sava   Adrian Ion   Macron Primăria Constanța
SCM Gloria Buzău   Mugur Preda   Cristi Boboc   O'Neills Primăria Buzău

Table edit

This is the regular season league table:

Key to colours
     Advances to semifinals.
     Advances to semifinal play-offs.
     Withdrawn from competition.
Regular Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points difference Bonus points Points
1 Știința Baia Mare 8 8 0 0 306 128 +178 5 37
2 Steaua București 8 6 0 2 309 132 +177 7 31
3 Timișoara Saracens 8 5 0 3 301 153 +148 7 27
4 Universitatea Cluj 8 4 0 4 202 295 -93 2 18
5 Dinamo București 7 2 0 5 154 233 -79 2 10
6 Gloria Buzău* 7 2 0 5 140 238 -98 2 10
7 Tomitanii Constanța 8 0 0 8 167 400 -233 1 1

Fixtures & Results edit

Round 1 edit

31 August 2019
10:30 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia Mare (TBP)42–17Tomitanii Constanța
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț

Round 2 edit

7 September 2019
10:30 EET (UTC+2)
Tomitanii Constanța24–34Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (TBP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
7 September 2019
10:30 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia Mare18–15Steaua București (LBP)
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț

Round 3 edit

14 September 2019
10:30 EET (UTC+2)
Universitatea Cluj-Napoca28–20Dinamo București
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu

Round 4 edit

21 September 2019
10:00 EET (UTC+2)
Tomitanii Constanța26–36Dinamo București (TBP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
21 September 2019
10:30 EET (UTC+2)
Gloria Buzău (TBP)31–21Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
21 September 2019
17:00 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia Mare28–24Timișoara Saracens (LBP)
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț

Round 5 edit

28 September 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Universitatea Cluj-Napoca15–52Știința Baia Mare (TBP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu

Round 6 edit

5 October 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Gloria Buzău3–48Știința Baia Mare (TBP)
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica

Round 7 edit

12 October 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Tomitanii Constanța22–45Gloria Buzău (TBP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
12 October 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia Mare (TBP)44–17Dinamo București
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț

Round 8 edit

16 October 2019
16:00 EET (UTC+2)
Universitatea Cluj-Napoca27–19Timișoara Saracens
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
19 October 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Tomitanii Constanța18–54Știința Baia Mare (TBP)
Stadionul Mihai Naca
19 October 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Gloria Buzău19–45Steaua București (TBP)
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica

Round 9 edit

26 October 2019
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (TBP)40–34Tomitanii Constanța (LBP)
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu

Round 10 edit

4 April 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Tomitanii ConstanțaCancelledSteaua București
Stadionul Mihai Naca
4 April 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Gloria BuzăuCancelledTimișoara Saracens
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica

Round 11 edit

11 April 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Universitatea Cluj-NapocaCancelledGloria Buzău
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu
11 April 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia MareCancelledTimișoara Saracens
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț

Round 12 edit

25 April 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia MareCancelledUniversitatea Cluj-Napoca
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț
25 April 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Gloria BuzăuCancelledDinamo București
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica

Round 13 edit

2 May 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Tomitanii ConstanțaCancelledTimișoara Saracens
Stadionul Mihai Naca
2 May 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Știința Baia MareCancelledGloria Buzău
Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț

Round 14 edit

9 May 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Gloria BuzăuCancelledTomitanii Constanța
Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica
9 May 2020
11:00 EET (UTC+2)
Universitatea Cluj-NapocaCancelledSteaua București
Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu

Play-off Semifinals edit

The play-off semifinals were held on 29 August 2020 at 15:30 Eastern European Time and 30 August 2020 at 15:30 Eastern European Time respectively at Stadionul Noua din Brașov.

1 Timișoara Saracens 57 15 Tomitanii Constanța
2 Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 13 20 Dinamo București

Semifinals edit

The semi-finals were held on 5 September 2020 at 15:30 Eastern European Time and 6 September 2020 Eastern European Time at 15:30 at Stadionul Stadionul Lascăr Ghineț and Stadionul Ghencea II respectively.

1 Știința Baia Mare 76 19 Dinamo București
2 Steaua Bucuresti 20 21 Timișoara Saracens

Finals edit

Fifth/Sixth place final

The Fifth/Sixth place final was held on 5 September 2020 at 10:00 Eastern European Time at Stadionul Iuliu Hațieganu, 6 days after the semi-final play-offs were held

1 Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 23 29 Tomitanii Constanța
Third/Fourth place final

The Third/Fourth place final was held on 12 September 2020 at 10;00 Eastern European Time at Stadionul Noua din Brașov, 1 week and 6 days after the semi-finals were held.

1 Dinamo București 13 33 Steaua Bucuresti
First/Second place final

The First/Second place final was held on 12 September 2020 at 15:30 Eastern European Time at Stadionul Noua din Brașov, 1 week and 6 days after the semi-finals were held.

1 Știința Baia Mare 23 17 Timișoara Saracens

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ "The CEC Bank SuperLiga will debut on the 31st of August". 26 August 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ "The CEC Bank SuperLiga will restart this week-end". 21 August 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Baia Mare win the 2019-20 season of the CEC Bank SuperLiga". 12 September 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  4. ^ Dorin Manole is this seasons` top point scorer with 73 points, SuperLiga, București, 12 September 2020. Retrieved on 12 September 2020.
  5. ^ Cristian-Marius Murgoci is this seasons` top try scorer with 11 tries, SuperLiga, București, 12 September 2020. Retrieved on 12 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Press release connected to CSM București`s rugby section". 14 August 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Press release connected to SCM Gloria Buzău`s rugby section". 29 April 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Timișoara Saracens have become SCM Timișoara Rugby". 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.