CS Dinamo București (rugby)

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Dinamo București is one of the top rugby clubs in Romania. Located in the nation’s capital, Bucharest, the Dinamo București side traditionally consisted of members drawn from the ranks of the civil service and/or police. Along with the army side, Steaua, the Dinamo team is one of the nation’s top rugby union outfits. The Dinamo Gaz Sud team, as they are presently known, won the 2007–08 Romanian top division (Divizia Nationala) title, defeating archrivals Steaua 6–0. This 2008 victory was the side's most recent success, with the team bowing out of the club competition at the semi-final stage during the past two seasons, most recently to eventual champions Baia Mare. Nevertheless, Dinamo București has been the dominant club side in Romania since the arrival of the 21st century, recording six titles over the past decade. They currently play in the 2019-2020 season of the CEC Bank SuperLiga, the first division of Romanian rugby.

Dinamo București
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Full nameClubul Sportiv Dinamo București
Founded1948
LocationBucharest, Romania
Ground(s)Florea Dumitrache (Capacity: 1,500)
PresidentGeorge Cosac
Coach(es)Cosmin Rațiu
Captain(s)Tudorel Bratu
League(s)CEC Bank SuperLiga
2018–196th
Official website
www.csdinamo.eu/sectia-jocuri-sportive/rugby/
Active departments of CS Dinamo București
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Football Men's Handball Women's Handball
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Hockey Basketball Water polo
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Men's Volleyball Women's Volleyball Rugby
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Kayak Canoe Cycling
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Gymnastics Weightlifting Judo
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Modern Karate Wrestling Swimming
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Fencing Shooting Taekwondo
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Tennis Chess Skiing

RivalriesEdit

CSA Steaua BucureștiEdit

Both CS Dinamo București and CSA Steaua București have been bitter rivals in most sports since 1949, and when it comes to rugby, both sides are always competitive about who is the better team of București.

AchievementsEdit

DomesticEdit

  • Divizia Națională
    • Winners (16): 1951, 1952, 1956, 1965, 1969, 1982, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008
  • Cupa României
    • Winners (12) (record)

EuropeanEdit

  • Champions League (rugby)
    • Winners (1): 1967

Current squadEdit

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

Player Position Union
Merab Matkava Hooker   Georgia
Samuel Jay Swanepoel Hooker   South Africa
Daniel Bumbac Prop   Romania
Dragoș Dumitrescu Prop   Romania
Cosmin Manole Prop   Romania
Florin Mătușa Prop   Romania
Giorigi Tsutskiridze Prop   Georgia
George Tudor Prop   Romania
Dragoș Doru Lock   Romania
Andrei Mitroi Lock   Romania
Johannes van Heerden Lock   Romania
Malcolm Onsando Lock   Kenya
Constantin Ștefănescu Lock   Romania
Andrei Toader Lock   Romania
Răzvan Bărbălău Back row   Romania
Daniel Cârlescu Back row   Romania
Daniel Carpo Back row   Romania
David Dinescu Back row   Romania
Alexandru Mitu Back row   Romania
Nicholas Alex Moa Back row   Tonga
Andi Radu Back row   Romania
Player Position Union
Petru Azoiței Scrum-half   Romania
Tudorel Bratu (c) Scrum-half   Romania
Valentin Ivan Scrum-half   Romania
Antonio-Dănuț Savu Scrum-half   Romania
Darren Baron Fly-half   South Africa
Bakhva Kobakhidze Fly-half   Georgia
Cristian Onofrei Fly-half   Romania
Adrian Bărbuliceanu Centre   Romania
Silviu Budileanu Centre   Romania
Divan Ferguson Centre   South Africa
George Iacob Centre   Romania
Daniel Hrecenciuc Wing   Romania
Marian Ispir Wing   Romania
Shaun Prins Wing   South Africa
Angel Rocchesani Wing   France
Michael Scheepers Wing   South Africa
Alexandru Tudose Fullback   Romania
Alefosio Likilio Vahe Fullback   Tonga
  • note = Players in bold have played at least one match for their national team.

See alsoEdit

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