SCM Gloria Buzău (rugby union)

SCM Gloria Buzău is a professional Romanian rugby union club from Buzău, which plays, starting with 2018-2019 edition, in the CEC Bank SuperLiga, the first division of Romanian club rugby. At the end of April, Gloria Buzău announced that they will withdraw from the national competition due to financial issues caused by the Coronavirus pandemic leaving only 6 teams in the SuperLiga for the remainder of the season. But they will continue to support their U10`s and U12`s teams.[1]

Gloria Buzău
Full nameSport Club Municipal Gloria Buzău
Founded2005; 19 years ago (2005)
Disbanded2020; 4 years ago (2020)
LocationBuzău, Romania
Ground(s)Stadionul Prințul Șerban Ghica (Capacity: 1,000)
PresidentIon Cazan
Coach(es)Mugur Preda
Captain(s)Marco Fuhri
League(s)CEC Bank SuperLiga
2019–206th (before dissolvement)
Official website

History edit

The team was founded in 2005 and bore the name Stejarul Buzău for most of its history. It was financed by the local authorities on a per-project basis until 2017, when the municipality created a sports club called Sport Club Municipal Gloria and took over several other sports teams in the city, including Stejarul.

Honours edit

Last squad before dissolution edit

Note: Flags indicate national union under World Rugby eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-World Rugby nationality.

Player Position Union
Marco Fuhri (c) Hooker   South Africa
George Moise Hooker   Romania
Vlăduț Anghel Prop   Romania
Nika Chumashvili Prop   Georgia
Andrei Crețu Prop   Romania
Cătălin Platon Prop   Romania
Ciprian Lucaci Prop   Romania
Marius Pocriș Prop   Romania
Ștefan Iancu Lock   Romania
Clifferd Jacobs Lock   South Africa
Atelea Moa Lock   Tonga
Emanuel Zaharia-Pincincu Lock   Romania
Nicu Băboiu Back row   Romania
Cristi Boboc Back row   Romania
Malafu Puniani Back row   Tonga
Player Position Union
Alexandru Afloare Scrum-half   Romania
Marian Lupu Scrum-half   Romania
Wilfred Bowers Fly-half   South Africa
Paula Folau Fly-half   Tonga
Ionuț Balaban Centre   Romania
Lomani Fili Centre   Tonga
Cosmin Iliuță Centre   Romania
George Prunaru Centre   Romania
Wihan Adlem Wing   South Africa
Andrei Pașcu Wing   Romania
Ștefan Ștefăroi Wing   Romania
De-An Deneille Ackermann Fullback   South Africa
Alexandru Crăciun Fullback   Romania
  • note = Players in bold have played at least one match for their national team.

See also edit

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Press release connected to SCM Gloria Buzău`s rugby section". 29 April 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.