Olympus Rugby XV Madrid

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Olympus Rugby XV Madrid
Olympus Rugby XV Madrid.gif
Full name Olympus Rugby XV Madrid
Union Spanish Rugby Federation
Founded 2009; 5 years ago (2009)[1]
Location Madrid, Spain[1]
Ground(s) Ciuadad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain[1] (Capacity: 12,000[1])
Coach(es) England Ged Glynn[1]
Captain(s) Spain Pablo Feijóo[1]
Top scorer César Sempere (20 points)[2]
League(s) European Challenge Cup
2009–10 4th in pool
Team kit
Largest defeat
Olympus Madrid 0 – 66 Connacht (2010)[2]
Official website
www.olympusrugby.es

Olympus Rugby XV Madrid is a rugby union team that competes in the European Challenge Cup. The side was formed to play in the 2009–10 European Challenge Cup, consisting of footballers playing in the domestic Spanish leagues.[3] After an absence of three seasons, it intended to participate in the 2013–14 European Challenge Cup,[4] but was forced to withdraw due to financial issues.[5]

2009/10 European Challenge Cup[edit]

Olympus Rugby XV Madrid competed in the 2009–10 season of the European Challenge Cup. The side was formed of footballers playing in the domestic Spanish leagues.

They lost all six of their pool matches and finished 4th in the pool table.

2009/10 Pool table[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Ireland Connacht 6 6 0 0 28 5 +23 199 63 +136 2 0 26
France Montpellier 6 4 0 2 18 10 +8 158 92 +66 2 1 19
England Worcester Warriors 6 2 0 4 18 8 +10 140 83 +57 2 3 13
Spain Olympus Madrid 6 0 0 6 4 45 −41 44 303 −269 0 0 0
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

2009/10 Matches[edit]

9 October 2009
18:30
Connacht Ireland 46 – 6 Spain Olympus Madrid
Score
The Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 875

17 October 2009
16:30
Olympus Madrid Spain 5 – 38 England Worcester Warriors
Score
Ciuadad Universitaria, Madrid
Attendance: 5,300

11 December 2009
20:00
Montpellier France 57 – 24 Spain Olympus Madrid
Score

19 December 2009
16:00
Olympus Madrid Spain 6 – 42 France Montpellier
Score
Ciuadad Universitaria, Madrid
Attendance: 3,000

16 January 2010
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 54 – 3 Spain Olympus Madrid
Score
Sixways Stadium, Worcester
Attendance: 5,923

23 January 2010
16:00
Olympus Madrid Spain 0 – 66 Ireland Connacht
Score
Ciuadad Universitaria, Madrid
Attendance: 4,500

2009/10 Squad[edit]

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

Player Position Union
Javier Arbelaitz Hooker Spain Spain
Chema Bohórquez Hooker Spain Spain
Marcelo Vargas Hooker Portugal Portugal
Víctor Acevedo Prop Spain Spain
David Gurgenazde Prop Spain Spain
Sebastian Hattori Prop Spain Spain
Ion Insausti Prop Spain Spain
Alex Onega Camacho Prop Spain Spain
Javier Salazar Prop Spain Spain
Manuel Serrano Prop Spain Spain
Oscar Astarloa Lock Spain Spain
Leandro Fernández Lock Spain Spain
Pol Massoni Lock Spain Spain
Jesús Recuerda Lock Spain Spain
Sergio Souto Lock Spain Spain
Martín Aceña Flanker Spain Spain
Rafael Camacho Flanker Spain Spain
Iván Criado Flanker Spain Spain
Juan Gonzalez Flanker Spain Spain
Gensen Palmers Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Player Position Union
César Bernasconi Number 8 Spain Spain
Matthew Cook Number 8 Spain Spain
Sergi Guerrero Number 8 Spain Spain
Pablo Feijóo (c) Scrum-half Spain Spain
Hernán Quirelli Scrum-half Spain Spain
Carlos Arenas Fly-half Spain Spain
Jeremias Palumbo Fly-half Spain Spain
César Sempere Fly-half Spain Spain
Javier Canosa Centre Spain Spain
Fernando Díez Centre Spain Spain
Martín Heredia Centre Spain Spain
David Mota Centre Spain Spain
Juan Cano Wing Spain Spain
Ignacio Gutierrez Wing Spain Spain
Benjamín Pardo Wing Spain Spain
Lucas Poggi Wing Spain Spain
Manuel Mazo Fullback Spain Spain
Marcos Poggi Fullback Spain Spain
Matías Tudela Fullback Spain Spain

2013/14 European Challenge Cup[edit]

After an absence of three seasons, the team intended to participate in the 2013–14 season of the European Challenge Cup.[6] In the draw carried out on 5 June 2013 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Olympus Madrid was drawn in Pool 5 against France's Stade Français, England's London Irish and Italy's Cavalieri Prato.[4] Unfortunately, due to financial issues, the Club withdrew from the competition and was replaced by Lusitanos XV on 2 September 2013.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Olympus Rugby Team Information". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Olympus Rugby Statistics". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pretemporada - Primeras pruebas físicas" (in Spanish). Spanish Rugby Federation. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Demanding draw for English clubs". European Rugby Cup. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Portuguese club to compete in Amlin Challenge Cup". European Rugby Cup. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "OLYMPUS RUGBY XV EN LA AMLIN" (in Spanish). Spanish Rugby Federation. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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