South American Rugby Championship

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South American Rugby Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1951
No. of teams 12
Continent South America
Most recent champion(s)  Argentina

The South American Rugby Championship is a four-tiered, annual rugby union competition that features teams from South America. The tournament began in 1951 with Uruguay as the host, which saw Argentina win the title. It wasn't until 2005 when the first official Division B tournament was held, which was eventually won by Brazil. In 2012, a C Division was added, and was won by Costa Rica. In 2014, an addition competition was added, CONSUR Cup, which is contested by Argentina and the top two sides of the A Division the previous year.

As of 2013, all tournaments have been won by Argentina with the exception of the 1981 edition, in which Argentina did not participate, which was won by Uruguay.

Format[edit]

The South American Rugby Championship is a round-robin tournament, with each team playing each other once at a designated host stadium. From 1951 to 1998, only Argentina, Chile and Uruguay were the core teams in the tournament. They competed alongside occasional additions of Brazil, Paraguay and Peru, with the winner being decided on which team finishes with the most table points. In 2000, a second division was added, which meant the bottom placed team of the A division had a play-off match with the top placed team of the B division, although this did not apply to every tournament due to the Rugby World Cup qualification formats. In 2012, a third Division was added, which meant up until 2014, the bottom placed team of the B division would play a play-off match against the top placed C Division team. Although like A and B, this did not apply to every tournament due to the Rugby World Cup qualification format. In 2014, the tournament became a four-tiered competition, with Argentina no longer competing as a regular. However, the tournament would keep the same format for promotion and relegation. The top placed team from Division C will play a play-off match against the bottom placed team from Division B to determine which Division those teams are in for the succeeding tournament. The winner of the play-off match will earn a place in Division B for the succeeding tournament, the loser plays in Division C the following year. This works in the same way for Division A and B. The top placed team of Division B will play a play-off match against the bottom placed team from Division A to determine which divisions those teams will play in for the succeeding tournament. The winner of the play-off match will earn a place in Division A for the succeeding tournament, while the loser plays in Division B the following year. However, the top two teams of Division A will compete for the CONSUR Cup, alongside Argentina, the following year regardless of their positions of that year.

Current divisions (2015)[edit]

CONSUR Cup
 Argentina
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
Division A
 Brazil
 Chile
 Paraguay
 Uruguay
Division B
 Colombia
 Peru
 Venezuela
 Ecuador
Division C
 Costa Rica
 El Salvador
 Guatemala
 Panama

Results[edit]

Past Tournaments 1951–1998[edit]

Year Host Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place
1951 Argentina Argentina  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil
1958 Chile Chile  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay  Peru
1961 Uruguay Uruguay  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay  Brazil
1964 Brazil Brazil  Argentina  Brazil  Uruguay  Chile
1967 Argentina Argentina  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay
1969 Chile Chile  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay
1971 Uruguay Uruguay  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay  Brazil  Paraguay
1973 Brazil Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil  Paraguay
1975 Paraguay Paraguay  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay  Brazil  Paraguay
1977 Argentina Argentina  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay  Brazil
1979 Chile Chile  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil  Paraguay
1981 Uruguay Uruguay  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay  Brazil
1983 Argentina Argentina  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
1985 Paraguay Paraguay  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
1987 Chile Chile  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
1989 Uruguay Uruguay  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil  Paraguay
1991 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay  Brazil
1993 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Paraguay  Chile  Brazil
1995 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
1997 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
1998 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay

Past Tournaments 2000–2012[edit]

Division A[edit]

Year Host Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place
2000 Uruguay Uruguay  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2001 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
2002 Argentina Argentina
Chile Chile
 Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
2003 Uruguay Uruguay  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Paraguay
2004 Chile Chile  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Venezuela
2005 Argentina Argentina  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2006 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2007 [1] Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2008 Various  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2009 Chile Chile
Uruguay Uruguay
 Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil  Paraguay
2010 Chile Chile  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil  Paraguay
2011 Argentina Argentina  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay  Brazil  Paraguay
2012 Chile Chile  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil

Division B[edit]

Year Host Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place
2000 Brazil Brazil  Brazil  Venezuela  Peru
2001 Various  Brazil  Venezuela  Peru  Colombia
2002 Peru Peru  Brazil  Peru  Venezuela  Colombia
2003 Colombia Colombia  Venezuela  Brazil  Colombia  Peru
2004 Brazil Brazil  Paraguay  Brazil  Peru  Colombia
2005 Paraguay Paraguay  Paraguay  Brazil  Peru  Colombia  Venezuela
2006 Venezuela Venezuela  Brazil  Colombia  Venezuela  Peru  Costa Rica
2007 Peru Peru  Brazil  Peru  Colombia  Venezuela
2008 Peru Peru  Brazil  Paraguay  Venezuela  Colombia  Peru
2009 Paraguay Paraguay  Colombia  Venezuela  Peru  Costa Rica
2010 Costa Rica Costa Rica  Peru  Venezuela  Colombia  Costa Rica
2011 Colombia Colombia  Venezuela  Peru  Colombia  Costa Rica
2012 Peru Peru  Paraguay  Colombia  Venezuela  Peru

Division C[edit]

Year Host Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place
2012 Guatemala Guatemala  Costa Rica  Guatemala  Ecuador  El Salvador

Past Tournaments 2013–Present[edit]

CONSUR Cup[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Third Place
2014  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2015

Division A[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place
2013  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile  Brazil
2014  Uruguay  Paraguay  Brazil  Chile
2015

Notes:

  • Argentina did not participate in the 2014 tournament.

Division B[edit]

Year Host Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place
2013 Paraguay Paraguay  Paraguay  Colombia  Peru  Venezuela
2014 Colombia Colombia  Colombia  Venezuela  Peru  Ecuador
2015 Peru Peru

Division C[edit]

Year Host Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place
2013 Costa Rica Costa Rica  Ecuador  Costa Rica  Guatemala  El Salvador
2014 Panama Panama  El Salvador  Guatemala  Costa Rica  Panama
2015 El Salvador El Salvador

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not completed

External links[edit]