Forwards: Paulica Ion, Mihaita Lazar, Andrei Ursache, Alexandru Tarus, Horatiu Pungea, Andrei Radoi, Otar Turashvili, Eugen Capatana, Valentin Popirlan, Johannes Van Heerden, Marius Antonescu, Valentin Ursache, Mihai Macovei (c), Viorel Lucaci, Stelian Burcea, Ovidiu Tonita, Daniel Carpo.
Backs: Florin Surugiu, Valentin Calafeteanu, Tudorel Bratu, Danut Dumbrava, Michael Wiringi, Paula Kinikilau, Florin Vlaicu, Csaba Gal, Adrian Apostol, Ionut Botezatu, Florin Ionita, Madalin Lemnaru, Catalin Fercu, Sabin Stratila.
Form: The world's 17th-ranked side have never beaten any of their Pool D rivals at a World Cup, and face a tall order to alter that statistic. Romania regained the World Rugby Nations Cup title this year, but know full well the global showpiece battle is an entirely different proposition.
Captain: Mihai Macovei. The robust flanker plies his trade at French club Colomiers and has eight years' Test rugby experience under his belt. The 28-year-old will not lack for physicality, but may fall prey to the superior tactical nous of the French and Irish.
Star player: Ovidiu Tonita has won World Cup selection for the fifth time running, and is set for action in his fourth consecutive tournament. The 35-year-old former Perpignan and Carcassonne back-rower has joined Aix en Provence this summer, and has been playing in France since 2001.
World Cup history: Seven-straight pool stage eliminations indicate the size of the challenge that faces Romania when it comes to taking on the world's best. The Romanians were unable to post any victories in 2011, just their second winless tournament, to add to their miserable 1995.
Romania’s Pool D fixtures:
Wed 23 Sept FRANCE v ROMANIA (Olympic Stadium, 8pm)
Sun 27 Sept IRELAND v ROMANIA (Wembley, 4.45pm)
Tues 6 Oct CANADA v ROMANIA (Leicester City Stadium, 4.45pm)