History Timisoara Saracens

Timisoara is the city where rugby was reborn as both a sports and a social phenomenon. Saracens Timisoara RCM UVT is the result of hard work and great passion for generations of athletes, coaches and supporters. Today we take pride in those who have inherited a history of rugby, a rich record and values in which to believe. To them, to those who are and those that shall come, only respect!

Timisoara Saracens Rugby History

In October 1949, the rugby club called CSUT claimed its first rugby match in Sighisoara, with local team Locomotiva. We won 0-34, Timisoara team having the following squad: Liteanu, Antonescu, Popa, Nistor, Haller, Onciul, Zomborian, Georgescu (jucător-antrenor), Dăncescu, Gurti, Kalincov, Barla, Baruch, Balios, Melinte.

Since 1966 we change our name to "University of Timisoara" in the management team being Mitica Antonescu. From this year the rise of our team has started. In the 1968-1969 championship, the team ranked 5, we ranked 3rd in 1969-1970 championship, and in 1970-1971 championship our team ranked 5. In 1971-1972 Timişoreana manages to bring the first national title in Timisoara, after 58 years of leadership Bucharest.

It is said that in 12 June 1972 (the  winning day of the national title), Timişoara metropolitan cathedral bells were struck once more, and the next day at the gate of the home where lived most of the rugby players, you could read on a billboard: "Passer, stop a time, and bow before the door where the pearls Romanian of rugby live", the author of a message being student, Nicolae Benga. Here are the artisans of this beautiful result:Duță, Szasz, Cândrea, Peter, Suciu, Ghețu, Iacob, Ceauș, Tătucu, Nedelcu, Vollman, Rășcanu, Priess, Ionică, Ene, Malancu, Neiss, Popovici, Vlad, Ioniță, Arsene.

In 2011, following a period of transition, rugby club in Timisoara is reborn as the RCM MVT West University of Timisoara. Since then, the team has been at the top tier of the National Championship, promoting the values of sportiness and proudly represent the city of Timisoara. We even brought back in Banat the Romanian Cup in 2011, we won the National Title in rugby in 2012 and 2013, so that once again in 2014 to win the Romanian Cup in Rugby!

In 2014, Rugby Club Timisoara checked another successful ending a strong partnership, unique in Romania, with those from Saracens London, opening more opportunities towards international performance. From this moment on we are called Timisoara Saracens RCM UVT.


Year 2015 was a year of glory for Timisoara's rugby history and our team. Timisoara Saracens Rugby Club managed to win all the national trophies at stake: we are proud winners of the first edition of the King's Cup 2015, winners of the Romanian Cup 2015 and this year we became National Champions in SuperLiga CEC Bank, 2015 edition!

We started 2016 with a historical qualification in Challenge Cup groups. Spring was crowned by winning the Romanian Cup 2016 finals and impeccably organizing Cup's Finals in Timisoara! We have big ambitions, and 2016 promises to be an  inportant year for Timisoara Saracens rugby squad!

Our track record, the national titles we achieved, all won trophies in national and international competitions, all the positive results brought by our players in the Romanian national rugby team, all of these would not have been possible without three important ingredients: our history, our trusted partners and aur faithfull public! For all these results, we thank you with respect!

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