UE Santboiana

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Santboiana SEAT
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Full name Unió Esportiva Santboiana
Founded 1921
Location Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain
Ground(s) Estadi Baldiri Aleu (Capacity: 1,200)
Chairman Antoni Gabarro
Coach(es) Lewis Williams
League(s) División de Honor
2013–14 División de Honor, 8th
Team kit
Official website
www.uesantboiana.com

Unió Esportiva Santboiana is a Spanish rugby union club. The club was established in 1921 and currently competes in the División de Honor de Rugby competition, the highest level of Spanish club rugby. The club are based in Sant Boi de Llobregat in Catalonia, considered to be one of the capitals of Spanish rugby. Santboiana play in blue and white colours. The team have in the past won both the Spanish League and the Copa del Rey de Rugby as well as the Copa de Catalunya and Copa Ibèrica. They were champions of Spain in the 2005-06 season.

Santboiana are the former club of Sant Boi de Llobregat native Oriol Ripol, who is among Spain's most successful rugby players. He plays professionally for Sale Sharks, in England's Guinness Premiership.

Honours[edit]

  • División de Honor: 7
    • Champions: 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Copa del Rey: 11
    • Champions: 1931, 1933, 1943, 1948, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1989, 2000
  • Copa Ibérica: 4
    • Champions: 1987, 1989, 2005, 2006
  • Copa Pirineos: 2
    • Champions: 1960, 1961
  • Copa de Catalunya: 17
    • Champions: 1923, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1956, 1959, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1952–53 1 División de Honor 3rd
1953–54 DNP
1954–70 DNH
1970–71 1 División de Honor 4th
1971–72 1 División de Honor 3rd
1972–73 1 División de Honor 5th
1973–74 1 División de Honor 7th
1974–75 1 División de Honor 6th
1975–76 1 División de Honor 5th
1976–77 1 División de Honor 6th
1977–78 1 División de Honor 7th
1978–79 1 División de Honor 2nd
1979–80 1 División de Honor 2nd
1980–81 1 División de Honor 3rd
1981–82 1 División de Honor 2nd
1982–83 1 División de Honor 3rd
1983–84 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1984–85 1 División de Honor 7th
1985–86 1 División de Honor 2nd
1986–87 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1987–88 1 División de Honor 2nd
1988–89 1 División de Honor 1st League/Cup champion
1989–90 1 División de Honor 5th
1990–91 1 División de Honor 5th
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1991–92 1 División de Honor 2nd
1992–93 1 División de Honor 5th
1993–94 1 División de Honor 6th
1994–95 1 División de Honor 5th
1995–96 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1996–97 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1997–98 1 División de Honor 2nd
1998–99 1 División de Honor 2nd
1999–00 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
2000–01 1 División de Honor 8th
2001–02 1 División de Honor 4th
2002–03 1 División de Honor 5th
2003–04 1 División de Honor 4th
2004–05 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2005–06 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2006–07 1 División de Honor 3rd
2007–08 1 División de Honor 8th
2008–09 1 División de Honor 5th
2009–10 1 División de Honor 6th
2010–11 1 División de Honor 7th
2011–12 1 División de Honor 3rd / SF League champion
2012–13 1 División de Honor 2nd / F
2013–14 1 División de Honor 8th
2014–15 1 División de Honor

Squad 2012–13[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
Gastón de Robertis Prop Argentina Argentina
Khalid Ghalith Prop Morocco Morocco
Carlos Hernández Prop Spain Spain
Josep Balsalobre Prop Spain Spain
Amirani Chichua Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Jonathan Durán Hooker Spain Spain
Jonathan Phipps Hooker England England
Hamish McKellar Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Josep Puigbert Lock Spain Spain
Jake Serex Lock Switzerland Switzerland
Craig Lyons Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Mateu Argudo Flanker Spain Spain
Antonio Kirikiri Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Tomás Rico Flanker Spain Spain
Josep Colet Flanker Spain Spain
Rubén Sanz Flanker Spain Spain
Afa Tauli Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Gerard Aubanell Scrum-half Spain Spain
Player Position Union
Romuald Lauret Scrum-half France France
Marc Puigbert Scrum-half Spain Spain
Adam Canning Fly-half England England
Artur Llopart Fly-half Spain Spain
Marcos Puig Fly-half Spain Spain
Cyrus Baker Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Aleix Blasco Centre Spain Spain
Efrem Brau Centre Spain Spain
Marc Català Centre Spain Spain
Cristian Gómez Centre Spain Spain
Jordi Trubat Centre Spain Spain
Ferran Rodríguez Wing Spain Spain
Óscar Torés Wing Spain Spain
Mauro Palau Wing Uruguay Uruguay
Nil Baró Fullback Spain Spain
Agustín Bianchi Fullback Argentina Argentina
Oriol García Fullback Spain Spain
Leggatté™ Fullback England England

International honours[edit]

Other notable players[edit]

Ground[edit]

Baldiri Aleu
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Location Sant Boi de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates 41°20′25″N 2°02′17.54″E / 41.34028°N 2.0382056°E / 41.34028; 2.0382056
Owner Sant Boi city hall
Surface natural grass
Capacity 4,000
Tenants
Santboiana SEAT

See also[edit]

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