Tucumán Rugby Club

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Tucumán
Tucuman Rugby Club Crest.svg
Full name Tucumán Rugby Club
Union Unión de Rugby de Tucumán
Nickname(s) Verdinegro
Founded 5 September 1942; 71 years ago (1942-09-05)
Location San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Ground(s) Marcos Paz, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province
President Nicolás Avellaneda
League(s) Torneo del Noroeste
2011 5th [1]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
tucumanrugby.org.ar

Tucumán Rugby Club, is an Argentine sports club based in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán.[2] Although other sports (such as tennis and field hockey) are practised in the institution, Tucumán is mostly known for its rugby union team.

Tucumán rugby team is a member of the Unión de Rugby de Tucumán and one of the most successful teams in the province, having won the provincial title 20 times and reaching the final of the Nacional de Clubes on two occasions.

History[edit]

Tucumán Rugby Club was founded on September 5, 1942, by students and employees of the Bank of London branch in San Miguel de Tucumán. At first, most members were English expatriates and the club became known as "El Club de los Ingleses" (The Club of the English).[3]

For the first few years the club didn't own a ground and had to play rugby in public parks. By the end of the 1950s the club purchased a 3 hectares plot of land in Salas y Valdez and started building its own installations.

Tucumán won the first ever Torneo del Noroeste title in 1944, the first of Tucumán Rugby Club's 20 provincial titles. At the national level the club reached the final of the Nacional de Clubes twice.

Many Tucumán players went on to represent Argentina at international level, the first of which was Julio Bach in 1966. Tucumán's main rival is Universitario de Tucumán.

Titles[edit]

1944, 1945, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torneo del Noroeste 2011 positions
  2. ^ "URT Page" (in Spanish). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "History" (in Spanish). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 

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