1988 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby

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Champions Tucumán (3rd title)
Runners-up Buenos Aires.
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The 1988 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby was the 1988 version of the annual rugby competition held in Argentina in 1988. The winner, for the second consecutive year was Unión de Rugby de Tucumàn, who defeated the Buenos Aires Rugby Union in the final game.

The Campeonato Argentino consisted of 18 teams, divided into two divisions, based on the records of the individual teams. The top eight qualifiers competed in the final tournament for the title (“Campeonato”), while the others vied in the “Torneo de Classificacion” (qualifying tournament). At the end of the season, the bottom two teams from the upper division, were demoted to the lower division, while the champion and runner-up from the Torneao de Classification were promoted to the upper division.

Campeonato[edit]

Pool A[edit]

  TUC CBA ROS SFE
Tucumàn –––– 20-16 43-3 25-18
Cordoba 16-20 –––– 30-15 19-10
Rosario 3-43 15-30 –––– 57-4
Santa Fè 18-25 10-19 4-57 ––––
Qualified for Semi-finals
Relegated
Place Team Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 Tucumàn 3 3 0 0 88 37 51 6
2 Cordoba 3 2 0 1 65 45 20 4
3 Rosario 3 1 0 2 75 77 -2 2
4 Santa Fè 3 0 0 3 32 101 -69 0

Tucumàn and Cordoba advanced to the semi-finals, while Santa Fè was demoted to the lower division.

Pool B[edit]

  B-A CUY E-R MdP
Buenos Aires –––– 35-33 52-24 53-12
Cuyo 33-35 –––– 24-18 27-10
Entre Rios 24-52 18-24 –––– 29-16
Mar del Plata 12-53 10-27 16-29 ––––
Qualified for Semifinals
Relegated
Place Team Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 Buenos Aires 3 3 0 0 140 69 71 6
2 Cuyo 3 2 0 1 84 63 21 4
3 Entre Rios 3 1 0 2 71 92 -21 2
4 Mar del Plata 3 0 0 3 38 109 -71 0

Buenos Aires and Cuyo advanced to the semi-finals, while Mar del Plata was demoted to the lower division.

Semifinals[edit]

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

5 November 1988
Tucumàn 25-10 Buenos Aires
Try: Williams, Gianotti
1 meta tecnica
Pen: Sauze 3
Try: Piran
Pen: Piccardo
Drop: Piccardo
Estadio Mundialista, Mar del Plata
Referee: Miguel A. Peyrone (Rosario)

"Classificacion" Tournament[edit]

Pool C[edit]

  STG NOE SAL MIS JUJ
Santiago de l'Estero –––– 9-7 38-16 9-20 66-15
Noreste 7-9 –––– 26-15 24-8 31-10
Salta 16-38 15-26 –––– 24-18 76-6
Misiones 20-9 8-24 18-24 –––– 38-0
Jujuy 15-66 10-31 6-76 0-38 ––––
Place Team Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 Santiago de l'Estero 4 3 0 1 122 58 64 6
2 Noreste 4 3 0 1 88 42 46 6
3 Salta 4 2 0 2 131 88 43 4
4 Misiones 4 2 0 2 84 57 27 4
5 Jujuy 4 0 0 4 31 211 -180 0

Promoted: Santiago de l'Estero (defeated Noreste in their head-to-dead match).

Pool D[edit]

  S-J SUR A-V CHU AUS
San Juan –––– 29-21 28-18 45-0 31-3
Sur 21-29 –––– 41-0 30-15 46-18
Alto Valle 18-28 0-41 –––– 22-6 17-12
Chubut 0-45 15-30 6-22 –––– 16-15
Austral 3-31 18-46 12-17 15-16 ––––
Place Team Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 San Juan 4 4 0 0 133 42 91 8
2 Sur 4 3 0 1 138 62 76 6
3 Alto Valle 4 2 0 2 57 87 -30 4
4 Chubut 4 1 0 3 37 112 -75 2
5 Austral 4 0 0 4 48 110 -62 0

Promoted: San Juan

Rugby Union in Argentina in 1988[edit]

National[edit]

International[edit]

  • During 1988, France toured South America, playing eight games against South American Teams, splitting their two matches against the Pumas. Against the Pumas (managed by Hugo Porta, "Le Coqs" won the first test (18-15) but lost the second 18-6.
For more details on this topic, see 1988 France rugby union tour of South America.
  • At the end of season, Argentina traveled to France, playing in 8 matches, with a 3-5 record. They lost both matches against the French national team, 29-9 and 28-18.
For more details on this topic, see 1988 Argentina rugby union tour of France.


External links[edit]

  • Memorias de la UAR 1988
  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999)