Vigo RC

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Blusens Universidade Vigo
Vigo RC.png
Full name Vigo Rugby Club
Founded 1988
Location Vigo, Spain
Ground(s) Campus Lagoas-Marcosende (Capacity: 2,000)
President Ramón González-Iglesias Babé
Coach(es) Alberto Mera
League(s) División de Honor
2013–14 División de Honor, 11th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
vigorugby.com

Vigo Rugby Club (known for sponsorship reasons as Blusens (gl)–Universidade Vigo) is a rugby union club based in Vigo, in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia. The club competes in the top-flight División de Honor since 2011–12 season.

History[edit]

In 1987, a group of university students arrived in Vigo for their Christmas holiday. They played rugby on one of Vigo's beaches and decided to form a rugby club. The Vigo Rugby Club was founded in 1988 with Quique Paz as the first chairman of the board of directors. It began playing in the Segunda División Regional, and were promoted in their first season to the Primera División Regional.[1]

In 1992, the club was absorbed by the University of Vigo, which took over operations. In 1999, the club regained control of operations, but continued the partnership with the university.[1] They play their home games at Campus Lagoas-Marcosende on the campus of the University of Vigo.[2]

In 2011, Vigo RC was promoted to the top-flight División de Honor.

Honours[edit]

  • Copa Xunta: 14
    • Champions: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12

2014–15 season standings[edit]

División de Honor — 2014/15 season
Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA TB LB
1º. Santboiana 38 9 8 0 1 282 159 6 0
2º. El Salvador 36 9 8 0 1 268 127 4 0
3º. Cisneros 35 9 7 0 2 316 178 7 0
4º. VRAC 35 9 7 0 2 243 182 5 2
5º. Independiente 27 9 6 0 3 213 193 3 0
6º. Gernika 20 9 4 0 5 191 245 3 1
7º. Vigo 18 9 3 0 6 180 235 3 3
8º. Ordizia 17 9 4 0 5 186 215 1 0
9º. Pozuelo 17 9 3 1 5 151 197 1 2
10º. Getxo 14 9 3 0 6 186 262 1 1
11º. Barcelona 10 9 0 1 8 185 237 2 6
12º. Hernani 2 9 0 0 9 121 292 0 2

Source: Federación Española de Rugby

Qualified for championship playoff semi-finals
Qualified for championship playoff quarter-finals
Relegation playoff
Relegated

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1994–95 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1995–96 2 Primera Nacional 8th
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1997–98 2 Primera Nacional 6th
1998–99 3 Primera Nacional 4th
1999–00 3 Primera Nacional 3rd
2000–01 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2001–02 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2002–03 3 Primera Nacional 3rd
2003–04 3 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
2004–05 2 División de Honor B 5th
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
2005–06 2 División de Honor B 2nd
2006–07 2 División de Honor B 5th
2007–08 2 División de Honor B 6th
2008–09 2 División de Honor B 3rd
2009–10 2 División de Honor B 5th
2010–11 2 División de Honor B 2nd Promoted
2011–12 1 División de Honor 9th
2012–13 1 División de Honor 10th
2013–14 1 División de Honor 11th
2014–15 1 División de Honor

Squad 2013–14[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
David Redondo Prop Spain Spain
Marcos Muñiz Prop Spain Spain
Juan Manuel Rodríguez Prop Spain Spain
Óscar Ferreras Prop Spain Spain
Maka Tatafu Prop Tonga Tonga
Jorge Barbudo Prop Spain Spain
Santiago Lemos Badía Prop Spain Spain
Vicente Prieto Hooker Spain Spain
Mariano Berlande Lock Argentina Argentina
Carlos López Marques Lock Spain Spain
Daniel Fuentes Lock Spain Spain
Sam Hayes Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Javier Abadía Flanker Spain Spain
Lionel Pardo Flanker Spain Spain
Rubén Rodríguez Flanker Spain Spain
Víctor Salgado Flanker Spain Spain
Alejandro Blanco Number 8 Spain Spain
Player Position Union
Anxo Fernández Varela Scrum-half Spain Spain
Joaquín Maguna Scrum-half Spain Spain
Nathan George Fly-half New Zealand New Zealand
Jérémy Simon Fly-half France France
Brais Sanchez Centre Spain Spain
Javier Parga Centre Spain Spain
Daniel Vázquez Aldemunde Centre Spain Spain
Mauro González Wing Spain Spain
Ignacio Villegas Wing Spain Spain
Carlos de Cabo Wing Spain Spain
Adolfo Rodríguez Uruburo Wing Spain Spain
David Riveiro Fullback Spain Spain
Lewis Marshall Fullback New Zealand New Zealand

Internationally Capped players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Un poco de historia" (in Spanish). Vigo R.C. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Instalaciones" (in Spanish). Vigo R.C. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 

External links[edit]