Romania, directly qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Romanian Rugby Federation announced on its official website on Monday that Romania is directly qualifying for the 2023 Rugby World Cup to be held in France, after the World Rugby Appeals Committee rejected the appeal filed by the specialist Iberian forum.

World Rugby announced on Monday that it had completed all proceedings related to the Spanish Rugby Federation’s appeal in the case of sanctions received as a result of using a player who did not meet the eligibility conditions. The World Rugby Appeals Committee has rejected the appeal filed by the Iberian specialist forum, and the decision of the Independent Commission appointed by the world forum that examined the case remains unchanged. Thus, Romania thus qualifies directly to the 2023 Rugby World Cup to be held in France, writes rugbyromania.

Romania will play in Group B, along with South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and the team that will qualify from the Asia/Pacific 1 area, and will play the matches in Bordeaux and Lille.

The Oaks will debut with Ireland on September 9, before then meeting South Africa on September 17, Scotland on September 30 and the team qualified as Asia/Pacific 1 on October 8.

“We are glad that Romania has returned to the Rugby World Cup and is currently the only men’s national team of our country participating in a global event. We must not diminish the merit of the players because they took the Romanian team to a qualifying position, let’s not forget that in the autumn we were going to participate in France in the requalification tournament. It’s not a gift we get, it’s a place that the team got through work. The efforts have been huge and we must thank the players, coaches and all the clubs that have contributed to these matches played in recent years,” said Alin Petrache, president of FRR.