CSM Stiinta Baia Mare are the new title holders in the domestic rugby championship.
The domestic rugby season has drawn to a close. The new title holders are CSM Stiinta Baia Mare, a team that in the final outclassed Steaua Bucharest in Barlad, 24-22.
CSM Ştiinţa Baia Mare proved their mettle for the eighth time in a final confrontation since first-tier fixtures have been played following the present format. On the other side, it took Steaua no less than 8 years to brace up and play a final game. Steaua last won the title in 2006. The two teams had also faced one another in three consecutive final confrontations, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. All matches were won by Stiinta Baia Mare.
In the regular season, Steaua won the first leg they played in Baia Mare, 19-15, and drew in the return leg in Bucharest, 13-all.
The best scorer in the 2018-2019 edition of the Super League was Timisoara Saracens' fly-half Luke Samoa. The New Zealander succeeded 163 points in the competition season. CSM Bucharest's Florin Vlaicu, with 132 points and Steaua's Ionel Melinte, with 115 points, followed Luke Samoa. In the previous season CSM Stiinta Baia Mare' Fijian fly-half, Ratu Taniela Maravunawasawasa, was the top scorer, with 110 points.
In June, Romania's national rugby team will have a tournament in South America. The national squad will play two test matches as on June 8th, they will face the national team of Chile, while in Sao Paolo on June 15, the Romanians will take on Brazil. Summoned for the tournament in South America are 26 rugby players, who will meet in Bucharest on May 29. The Romanian delegation leaves for Chile on June 2nd. Six players currently signed up by CSM Bucharest and Timisoara Saracens have been selected for the pool of regular that travels to Chile. Five rugby players come from CSM Stiinta Baia Mare, four others play for Steaua, while one player comes from Dinamo. Four other rugby players currently play in France. The set objective for the tournament is to secure two wins in two games.