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# romania-2 - Friday 7 December, 2018

Ex-French international Lievremont sacked by Romania after just three games

Thomas Lievremont guided Romania to a November win over Portugal, but defeats to USA and Uruguay have cost him his job.

# romania-2 - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Analysis: What does Jared Payne do for Ireland?

The 29-year-old centre is a superb defender and underrated attacker.

# romania-2 - Monday 28 September, 2015

World Cup 'starts in earnest now' for Schmidt's Ireland after dominating minnows

The Kiwi head coach feels the play-off nature of the tournament is not far away.

'I think I bounced back well' - Bowe puts England disappointment behind him

The 31-year-old scored twice in Ireland’s big win over Romania at Wembley.

Letter from London: Ireland fill up Wembley on a beautiful RWC day

Even the well-beaten Romanians loved a wonderful occasion at the London venue.

# romania-2 - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Schmidt faces 'selection headaches' after Bowe, Cave and Henry impress

Schmidt was pleased with the performance of his midfield pairing at Wembley.

Schmidt's Ireland to prove packed-out Wembley is country for old men

The London venue looks likely to welcome a record crowd for the clash with the Oaks.

Brendan Rodgers is Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting and all the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, an insightful look at Romanian rugby and why bridge is not a sport.

# romania-2 - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Toner: 'Iain Henderson is playing brilliantly well, so I've got to front up'

Joe Schmidt has given the second row a prime opportunity to impress against Romania.

Schmidt backs Toner to perform as Henshaw gets keen to start

The 22-year-old Connacht centre has been held back this weekend.

Madigan undaunted by prospect of playing scrum-half for Ireland

The Leinster man starts in the 10 shirt against Romania, fulfilling a World Cup dream.

# romania-2 - Friday 25 September, 2015

Letter from London: Schmidt's Ireland get World Cup show on the road

Murray Kinsella has landed in the English capital after a week at St. George’s Park.

Schmidt rotates, Zebo is a 15 and more Ireland XV talking points

Ireland’s head coach has opted to give all of his squad players a starting chance.

Cian Healy starts for Ireland as Schmidt hands 10 shirt to Madigan

Here’s the Ireland team to face Romania on Sunday.

# romania-2 - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Schmidt set to hand Healy his RWC starting chance against Romania

The 27-year-old loosehead hasn’t started for Joe Schmidt’s side since March.

MC Sean O'Brien keeping Ireland entertained as London trip looms

Conor Murray explains how the players have kept busy off the pitch this week.

Ireland want players to 'earn the right' to force changes to World Cup XV

Skills coach Richie Murphy says Ireland’s coaching staff are judging players on their training performances.

# romania-2 - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Schmidt likely to send Ireland out with expansive game plan for Romania

The Kiwi’s side have always maintained that their tactics are appropriate to the opposition.

# romania-2 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Ireland not convinced four-day turnaround is major disadvantage to Romania

Lyn Howells’ side face France tomorrow, before playing Ireland in Wembley on Sunday.

# romania-2 - Monday 21 September, 2015

Murphy keen to put breakdown record straight against Romania at RWC

The back row felt he lost out to Justin Tipuric in the World Cup warm-up against Wales.

# romania-2 - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Henshaw on track to feature in Ireland's World Cup clash with Romania

The 22-year-old is expected back in training with Joe Schmidt’s squad this week.

Schmidt to ring changes for Romania after attacking progress in Cardiff

The Kiwi head coach had always planned to field a fresh XV for the second Pool D clash.

# romania-2 - Monday 23 June, 2014

Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future

The Wexford native was in fine form for Emerging Ireland during the Nations Cup.

# romania-2 - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won

The Munster-bound forward received ample help from his Emerging Ireland team-mates but a super solo burst had them flying.

# romania-2 - Monday 16 June, 2014

From Bucharest to the World Cup in 12 months: JJ thinks it's possible

The Munster out-half is currently in Romania with Emerging Ireland as part of the 2014 Nations Cup.

# romania-2 - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Ireland will face Romania at Wembley Stadium in the Rugby World Cup

While Joe Schmidt’s men were winning the Six Nations, rugby’s 17th best side were losing to Georgia in Tbilisi.