The S.L. Benfica rugby union squad is an amateur team based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most ancient Portuguese rugby teams. The men's section currently competes in the Campeonato Nacional de Rugby I Divisão, the Portuguese second tier. On 27 June 2014, the club refused the invitation to join the first division. The women's section competed in the Campeonato Nacional, the first tier, but recent changes in the competition means they only compete in Seven's.
Unlike the club other sports, which are in his direct control, thus getting vast investment. Rubgy is not directly under the club control, but rather as an association which manages the sport with the permission from the club, so investment is far more limited. It has no field of its own, but rents Campo da Sobreda for its games, and the youth teams play in Pupilos do Exército, near Colégio Militar in Lisbon.
Benfica hoped to secure a rugby field in Oeiras in a 20 year rental but the project never materialized. It was supposed to have a grass field capable of international matches, plus 2 synthetic fields for youth development, 3 football fields for Under 12, a 2,000 people stand and additional logistical support.