Gernika RT

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Bizkaia Gernika
Gernika RT.png
Full name Gernika Rugby Taldea
Founded 1973
Location Gernika, Basque Country, Spain
Ground(s) Urbieta zelaia (Capacity: 1000)
Chairman José Alberto Pradera
Coach(es) New Zealand Peter Borlase
League(s) División de Honor
2013–14 División de Honor, 9th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.gernikarugby.com

Gernika Rugby Taldea is a Basque rugby team based in Gernika, Bizkaia which play in the Spanish League. The team is funded by the government of the Basque Country, and is enjoying a steady rise in popularity in the region.[1]

For the 2012–13 season, Gernika took part in the European Challenge Cup. Despite finishing fifth in the División de Honor in 2011–12 and losing in the playoff semifinals, Gernika were tapped for the Challenge Cup when the sides finishing ahead of them bowed out due to financial constraints.[1]

Honours[edit]

2012–13[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Gernika RT played in pool 2 of the 2012–13 European Challenge Cup.

Final table[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Perpignan (3) 6 5 0 1 293 89 +204 42 5 4 1 25
England Worcester Warriors 6 5 0 1 354 78 +276 51 7 4 1 25
Spain Gernika RT 6 2 0 4 80 309 −229 6 47 0 0 8
Italy Rovigo 6 0 0 6 67 318 −251 6 46 0 1 1
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
  • Per the Competition Rules,[2] Perpignan and Worcester were level on the first tiebreaker of head-to-head competition points (5–5); Perpignan topped the pool on the second tiebreaker of head-to-head try count (3–1).

Matches[edit]

13 October 2012
16:00
Gernika RT Spain 5–85 England Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Mazzochi 58' m
Report Try: Cowan (2) 7' c, 12' c
Howard (2) 15' m, 63' m
Short (2) 26' c, 31' c
Hodgson (2) 40' c, 50' c
Porter 41' c
Stelling (3) 71' m, 74' c, 78' c
Grove 76' c
Con: Carlisle (10/13)
Estadio Urbieta, Gernika
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (Italy)

20 October 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Perpignan France 90–12 Spain Gernika RT
Try: Planté (5) 1' m, 13' c, 71' c, 77' m, 80' c
Hume (2) 6' c, 58' c
Guiry 18' c
Sid 24' c
Michel (2) 46' m, 50' c
Delonca 54' m
Vilaceca 63' c
Piukala 75' c
Con: Bosch (10/14)
Report Pen: Cusack (4/4) 11', 20', 28', 40'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 7,182
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)

8 December 2012
16:00
Gernika RT Spain 13–3 Italy Rovigo
Try: Magunazelaia 37' c
Con: Cusack (1/1)
Pen: Cusack (2/2) 59', 71'
Report Pen: Duca (1/2) 47'
Estadio Urbieta, Gernika
Attendance: 600
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)

15 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Rovigo Italy 10–16 Spain Gernika RT
Try: Montauriol 22' c
Con: Wilson (1/1)
Pen: Lenarduzzi (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Olaeta 11'
Cusack 59' m
Pen: Cusack (2/2) 3', 45'
Stadio Comunale Mario Battaglini, Rovigo
Attendance: 600
Referee: Leo Colgan (Ireland)

12 January 2013
16:00
Gernika RT Spain 15–50 France Perpignan (1 BP)
Try: Dias 14' m
Olaeta 25' c
Con: Cusack (1/2)
Pen: Cusack (1/1) 30'
Report Try: Mafi (3) 3' m, 7' c, 58' c
Batlle (2) 10' c, 78' m
Cazenave 17' c
Schuster 36' c
Sid 71' m
Con: Bosch (5/8)
Estadio Urbieta, Gernika
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)

19 January 2013
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors England 71–19 Spain Gernika RT
Try: Drauniniu (2) 4' c, 80' c
Claassens (2) 8' m, 31' c
Walker (2) 18' c, 58' m
Abbott 27' m
Gray 38' c
Cowan 49' c
Lutui 61' c
Howard 73' c
Con: Gray (8/11)
Report Try: Salas 10' c
Con: Cusack (1/1)
Pen: Cusack (4/4) 15', 21', 40', 53'
Sixways, Worcester
Attendance: 2,424
Referee: Cédric Marchat (France)

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Mike Dias Prop Portugal Portugal
Fernando Iraizoz Prop Argentina Argentina
Borja Mandaluniz Prop Spain Spain
Iñigo Urrutia Prop Spain Spain
Svein Atxikallende Hooker Spain Spain
Unai Lasa Hooker Spain Spain
Iker Monje Hooker Spain Spain
Óscar Astarloa Lock Spain Spain
Santiago Durán Lock Argentina Argentina
Eneko Zabala Lock Spain Spain
Gregorio Zabaloy Lock Argentina Argentina
Jon Bilbao Flanker Spain Spain
Nikola Bilbao Flanker Spain Spain
David Hernández Flanker Spain Spain
Iker Lopategi Flanker Spain Spain
Jon Magunazelaia Flanker Spain Spain
Afaesetiti Amosa Number 8 Samoa Samoa
Player Position Union
Asier del Bosque Scrum-half Spain Spain
Aitzol Martitegi Scrum-half Spain Spain
Igor Mirones Scrum-half Spain Spain
Andoni Oreja Scrum-half Argentina Argentina
Declan Cusack Fly-half Ireland Ireland
Iker Olaeta Fly-half Spain Spain
Aitor Etxebarria Centre Spain Spain
Federico Mazzochi Centre Argentina Argentina
Lucas Poggi Centre Argentina Argentina
Alessandro Torres Centre Argentina Argentina
Winston Wilson Centre Samoa Samoa
Patricio Long Wing Argentina Argentina
Iñigo Olaeta Wing Spain Spain
Santiago Salas Wing Argentina Argentina
Carlos García-Parrado Wing Spain Spain
Nicolás Forestier Fullback Argentina Argentina

2014–15 season standings[edit]

División de Honor — 2014/15 season
Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA TB LB
1º. Santboiana 53 12 11 0 1 433 202 9 0
2º. VRAC 49 12 10 0 2 323 234 7 2
3º. El Salvador 47 12 10 0 2 354 181 6 1
4º. Cisneros 44 12 9 0 3 391 240 8 0
5º. Independiente 34 12 7 0 5 295 267 4 2
6º. Gernika 27 12 5 1 6 252 310 3 2
7º. Ordizia 23 12 5 0 7 272 284 2 1
8º. CRC 21 12 4 1 7 184 293 1 2
9º. Vigo 21 12 3 1 8 219 336 3 4
10º. Getxo 19 12 4 0 8 237 330 1 2
11º. Barcelona 15 12 1 1 10 261 320 3 6
12º. Hernani 6 12 1 0 11 162 386 0 2

Source: Federación Española de Rugby

Qualified for championship playoff semi-finals
Qualified for championship playoff quarter-finals
Relegation playoff
Relegated

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1977–78 2 Primera Nacional 8th
1978–79 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1979–80 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1980–81 2 Primera Nacional 5th Promoted
1981–82 1 División de Honor 6th Relegated
1982–83 2 Primera Nacional 2nd
1983–84 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1984–85 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1985–86 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1986–87 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1987–88 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1988–89 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1989–90 2 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
1990–91 1 División de Honor 7th
1991–92 1 División de Honor 8th
1992–93 1 División de Honor 12th Relegated
1993–94 2 Primera Nacional 9th
1994–95 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1995–96 2 Primera Nacional 6th
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1997–98 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1998–99 3 Primera Nacional 7th Relegated
1999–00 4 Segunda Nacional Promoted
2000–01 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2001–02 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2002–03 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2003–04 3 Primera Nacional 3rd
2004–05 3 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
2005–06 2 División de Honor B 3rd
2006–07 2 División de Honor B 4th
2007–08 2 División de Honor B 2nd
2008–09 2 División de Honor B 1st Promoted
2009–10 1 División de Honor 8th
2010–11 1 División de Honor 4th
2011–12 1 División de Honor 5th / SF
2012–13 1 División de Honor 3rd / QF
2013–14 1 División de Honor 9th
2014–15 1 División de Honor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Tom (2012-07-17). "Perils of the Eurozone". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Rules". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 

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