Eccles RFC take great pleasure in announcing the recruitment of Moldovan International Marius Pintilii.
Sam Simpson DOR/ Head Coach had this to say about the latest summer signing at Gorton Street –
“Marius is a great signing for the club and I’m delighted he believes Eccles RFC is the right place to be for the next stage of his development. Marius is an athletic young man with great core strength which he probably owes to his background in Dance, which he taught in Moldova before coming to the UK. This makes him extremely good at the breakdown either playing at 7 or 13. His Rugby journey for such a short playing career has been remarkable, representing his country at both age grade 7s and open age after only playing the sport 12 months is really impressive and I’m really looking forward to coaching him to develop his Rugby knowledge and specialist positional skills to continue his progression.”
Marius had this to say on his arrival – “I have been firstly introduced to rugby in 2015 at Wythenshawe Rugby Club, where I received the basic ideas and skills of the sport itself. I initially played for the colts team and then joined the seniors team which was a whole new level and experience for me.
Last summer I was contacted by Moldova’s President of National Rugby Federation, Alexei Cotruta, who invited me to one of the U18’s training sessions in order to appreciate my profile as a rugby player. After a couple weeks of intense training and fitness with the U18 team, I was offered the opportunity to take part in the Rugby 7S 2017 U18 Championship in Esztergom, Hungary.
Last season of 2018 was the most eventful as I joined the colts team at Broughton Park, and continued as a member of the seniors team at Wythenshawe. I was also recalled to Moldova in March to take part in training before the game against Portugal alongside Moldova’s 1st team. Later in the season I participated in the 7s tournament at Chester with the 1XV Broughton Park team.
Joining Eccles is an exciting event for me and I am looking forward to work conjunctively!”