1. Rugby Bundesliga

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This article is about the top level of rugby union in Austria. For the top level of rugby union in Germany, see Rugby-Bundesliga.

The 1. Rugby Bundesliga is the top level of domestic club rugby union competition in Austria.

History[edit]

The competition was first contested in 1992, with RC Wien as the first champions.

For the 1993/1994 season, the four strongest Austrian teams competed with two Slovenian teams in the Alpenliga (Alps League), which replaced the Bundesliga. This arrangement was repeated in the 1994/1995 season, with three Austrian teams playing against two Slovenian teams and RK Sisak from Croatia.

The 1995/1996 season was the first time 1. and 2. Bundesligen were played, but reverted to a single league for all clubs in 1996/1997 because of the progress made by the newer clubs. The difference in playing standards were however too large, and the following two seasons saw three of the Viennese clubs - RC Wien, Vienna Celtic, and RC Lycee - take on three Czech clubs in the Austro-Moravian League. This meant that the remaining clubs battled it out for the Bundesliga.

Current teams[edit]

2010-11 season

Club Full name City Stadium
Oberösterreichischer Rugby Sport Club Erste Oberösterreichischer Rugby Sport Club Linz Sportpark Pichling[a 1]
Donau Rugby Club Donau Vienna Sportareal Dirnelwiese
Graz Rugby Club Graz Graz Viktor Franz Platz
Innsbruck Rugby Club Innsbruck Innsbruck Fenner Stadion[a 2]
Stade Rugby Club Wien Stade Rugby Club Wien Vienna Sportareal Dirnelwiese
Vienna Celtic Vienna Celtic Rugby Football Club Vienna Sportareal Dirnelwiese[a 3]
  1. ^ Have also played at Stadion Traun in Traun.
  2. ^ Have also played a few matches at Hatting Sportplatz.
  3. ^ Have also played matches at ASKÖ Sportplatz Atzgersdorf and Neuklosterwiese in Wiener Neustadt.

Results[edit]

The scores in blue are links to accounts of finals on the site of the Austrian Rugby Federation (ÖRV) - in German

Year Champion Score Runner-up Place
1993 RC Wien
1994
1995 RC Wien
1996 RC Wien
1997 RC Wien
1998 RC Wien
1999 RC Wien
2000 RC Wien
2001 RC Wien
2002 RC Wien
2003 RC Donau
2004 RC Donau
2005 RC Donau 32-0[1] Vienna Celtic RFC Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2006 RC Donau 25-17 RC Lycée Francais de Vienne Großmugl
2007 RC Donau 26-0 Vienna Celtic RFC Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2008 RC Donau 31-10 RC Innsbruck Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2009 RC Donau 33-0 RC Innsbruck Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2010 RC Donau[2] 6-6 RC Stade Viennois Sportklub Stadium, Vienna

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Wien
9
N/A
1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Wien
8
0
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Regions[edit]

The following table lists the Austrian rugby champions by region.

Region Titles Winning Clubs
 Vienna
17
Wien (9), Donau (8)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austria at rugby-encyclopedie.com
  2. ^ Won after penalty shoot-out

External links[edit]