Club Universitario de Buenos Aires

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Universitario (CUBA)
Universitario BA logo.svg
Full name Club Universitario de Buenos Aires
Union Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires
Nickname(s) CUBA
Founded 11 May 1918; 96 years ago (1918-05-11)
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground(s) Villa de Mayo, Greater Buenos Aires
Chairman Marcelo Perri [1]
Coach(es) Juan José Villar
Tomás Cóppola
League(s) Torneo de la URBA Grupo I
2012 5th of Top 14 [2]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
The 1931 team that won the URBA championship.
Frank Boutell, a notable rugby union player, in 1926.

Club Universitario de Buenos Aires, commonly known for its acronym CUBA, is a sports club with headquarters in the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina's federal district. Universitario hosts the practise of a large variety of sports and activities, such as basketball, boxing, fencing, football, golf, field hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, paddle tennis, rowing, rugby union, scuba diving, skiing, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball, waterpolo, weightlifiting and windsurfing.[3]

One of the sports the club had gained more recognition is rugby union, which senior team currently plays in the URBA Grupo I, the first division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires. "CUBA" has won 14 first division titles to date.

The Club was founded on May 11, 1918, by a group of university students as a mean of fostering camaraderie in a politics-free environment. The main request to become a member was to be a university student. In 1917, after a basketball game played in the Young Christian Association -which ended in a riot act- some of its members were punished. Many of those members would be fund the club one year later.[4]


At present, CUBA has many branches disseminated over Argentina:


Rugby 1920s
Rugby 1930s-today



  • Copa E.W. O'Farell (1): 1927
  • Torneo Nacional (3): 1934, 1940, 1944

Rugby union[edit]

1931, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 2013
2014 [12]


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