DOB: August 6, 1980
Honours: Top 14 champions 2008/09
Debut: v Morocco, February 6, 2000
Profile: The Perpignan back-rower is a hard-working forward, who at 195cm has a reach that makes him a target in the line-outs too. He is an excellent ripper of the ball and carrier but is also not afraid to walk the line of legality, something that has landed him in hot water in the past. If Romania are to make any progress at the World Cup in New Zealand, he will have to keep himself on the right side of the referees.