Romania A named a 33-man squad that will start preparations to face Kenya Simbas on November 3 in Bucharest in a friendly match.
Kenya is due to play Romania A on their way to France for the 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage where they play Canada, Hong Kong and Germany.
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Among those named are Alexandru Savin, Alexandru Gordas, Vasile Balan. Kuselo Moyake, Daniel Plai and Catalin Fercu.
Kenya was set to play three matches in Nairobi before heading to Bucharest but as Raga House reported earlier, those matches -meant to be against Namibia, British Army and Loftus 2000- have been called off with the Kenya Rugby Union confirming on Wednesday.
This match against Romania A will have no effects in rankings as the main Romania team will be in action against Portugal, USA and Uruguay on November 10, 17 and 24 respectively.
Kenya will send a 30-man squad plus technical bench to Marseille France for the repechage which presents a last opportunity for a team to qualify for Japan 2019 with four nations fighting it out to secure the 20th and final place at the Rugby World Cup.
Romania A squad to face Kenya
1.Alexandru Savin 2.Alexandru Gordas 3.Vasile Balan 4.Constantin Pristavita 5.Laurentiu Nica 6.Eugen Capatana 7.Andrei Radoi 8.Florin Bardasu 9.Lonut Muresan 10.Marian Drenceanu 11.Bogdan Doroftei 12.Marcel Rusus 13.Dumani Mtya 14.Cristain Chirica 15.Vlad Neculau 16.Damian Stratila 17.Kuselo Moyake 18.Viorel Lucaci 19.Adrian Ion
20.Florin Surugu 21.Tudorel Bratu 22.Valentin Calafeteanu 23.Tudor Boldor 24.Daniel Plai 25.Lonut Dumitru 26.Madalin Lemnaru 27.Robert Neagu 28.Fonovai Tangimana 29.Florin Vlaicu 30.Vladut Popa 31.Catalin Fercu 32.Marius Simionescu 33.Lionel Melinte
The Repechage fixtures (East African Time)
Sunday 11 November 2018
Hong Kong v Germany – 4.00pm Canada v Kenya – 6.30pm
Saturday 17 November 2018
Hong Kong v Kenya – 4.00pm Canada v Germany – 6.30pm
Friday 23 November 2018
Kenya v Germany – 8.00pm Hong Kong v Canada – 10.30pm