The CDUP team is one of the best Portuguese rugby union teams and three of its players were included in the Portuguese squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In Portugal, rugby is considered a traditional university sport.
CDUP facilities are located in two places in the city — the University Stadium and the Rua da Boa Hora. The CDUP headquarters are located in the Rua da Boa Hora n.º 20 (20, Boa Hora street) where there is also a swimming pool, rooms for martial arts, gymnastics, chess and table tennis. At the University Stadium, by the Arrábida Bridge, there are a multisports arena with two indoor sports fields, two tennis courts, an outdoor futsal field, and in stadium one athletics tartan track and one football/rugby grass pitch.