Romanians forced to make changes
September 21, 1999
Three players have had to withdraw from the Romanian squad ahead of their departure for the tournament.
Props Dragos Niculae and Florin Marioara and flanker Vasilica Tincu have all been forced out as a result of injuries picked up during the last couple of weeks.
They have been replaced by Razvan Mavrodin, Adrian Salageanu and Stefan Slusariuc.
Both Mavordin and Slusariuc played in the qualifying matches leading up to the competition and although the loss of three players soon soon before the tournament will be a further difficulty for John Phillips' side the replacements are all experienced test players.