Romanian ice-hockey side Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc on Wednesday secured
a 9-1 win against the Hungarian team Dunaujvarosi Acelbikak in an away match
counting towards the regional competition Erste Liga. Sport Club will be up
against Újbuda, on January 15th and 16th in Budapest. The
Romanian side is currently ranking 6th in Erste Liga.
Romanian tennis player Mihaela Buzărnescu lost to US challenger Whitney
Osuigwe, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2, in Dubai on Wednesday in the last qualifying round for
Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam competition. Romania will have
five representatives on the main draw in Melbourne: Simona Halep, Patricia Ţig,
Sorana Cîrstea, Irina Begu and Ana Bogdan.
Romanian Emanuel Gyenes has ended on the 30th position the
10th leg of the Dakar Rally in the motorcycle section. The leg held
on Wednesday took place on a section, which was linking the Saudi cities of Neom
and Al Ula. The Romanian driver ranks 25th in the general standings.
In the Malle Moto and the Marathon sections the Romanian comes second.
Romania's national rugby side has a new coach, the Scottish Steve
Scott, the Romanian Rugby Federation has announced. Scott will join the team
made up of headcoach Andy Robinson and Sosene Anesi, a coach of Samoan
extraction from New Zealand.
Scott, 46, is a former
Scottish international, who played as a forward. As a trainer he coached sides
like Sale Sharks, Edinburgh as well as the Scottish national side.
Matches counting towards the 16th leg of Romania's football
championship are to take place this week. On Tuesday, Gaz Metan secured a 2-0
win against FC Voluntari while Universitatea Craiova ended in a goaless draw
their home match against Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe.
On Wednesday, the game pitching Chindia Târgoviște against Poli Iași ended
in a one all draw, while Dinamo Bucharest secured a 2-0 win against FC
Hermannstadt. On Thursday FC Botosani plays FC Arges and CFR Cluj will be up
against Academica Clinceni. On Friday UTA Arad plays Viitorul Constanta and
FCSB takes on Astra Giurgiu on the National Arena in Bucharest.
FCSB tops the table with 34 points followed by Universitatea Craiova