1951 South American Rugby Championship

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1° Sudamericano de Rugby
Tournament details
Host nation  Argentina
Date 9–16 September 1951
Countries  Argentina
 Brazil
 Chile
 Uruguay
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (1st title)
Runner-up  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
1958

The 1951 South American Rugby Championship was the first edition of the two tiered competition of the leading national Rugby Union teams in South America.

The tournament was arranged by the "Union de Rugby de River Plate" (now called Union Argentina de Rugby). In February 1951 a match was organized in Buenos Aires, the first edition of Pan American Games, but it was not possible to arrange a tournament of rugby for those games, so a "Torneo Internacional" was arranged in September.[1] Initially this competition was called Torneo Internacional ABCU using the initials of the countries participating [2]

After the 1958 edition, this tournament was recognized as the first edition of the competition [3]

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 147 3 +144 6
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 25 75 −50 4
 Chile 3 1 0 2 74 21 +53 2
 Brazil 3 0 0 3 10 157 −147 0

Results [4][edit]

9 September 1951
Argentina  62–0  Uruguay

9 September 1951
Brazil  0–68  Chile

13 September 1951
Argentina  72–0  Brazil

13 September 1951
Chile  3–8  Uruguay

16 September 1951
Argentina  13–3  Chile

16 September 1951
Brazil  10–17  Uruguay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memorias 1951
  2. ^ [1] URU - Teros / Historia
  3. ^ [2] Clarín - Argentina, campeón sudamericano
  4. ^ [3] IRB - South American Championship 1951 (en inglés)

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