7 Sep 2011

Romania's reluctant flyer replaced for World Cup

5:54 am on 7 September 2011

Romania's reluctant flying winger Catalin Fercu has been replaced for the Rugby World Cup, officially ruled out of the tournament with pneumonia.

The Romanian team arrived last week without Fercu who wouldn't board the plane because he has a fear of flying, and he couldn't be persuaded otherwise.

Romania open their pool programme against Scotland in Invercargill on Saturday.