1979 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby

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35° Campeonato Argentino de Mayores
Countries  Argentina
Number of teams 15
Champions Buenos Aires (16th title)
Runners-up Unión de Rugby de Rosario
← 1978
1980 →

The Campeonato Argentino de Rugby 1979 was won by the selection of Buenos Aires that beat in the final the selection of Unión de Rugby de Rosario

Rugby Union in Argentina in 1979[edit]

International[edit]

  • In 1979 the Argentine national team went to New Zealand. The tours was scheduled in the same period of this championship. That meant the absence of better players in the championship.
  • In October-November, Australia toured Argentina. Argentina won the first test-match 24-13, the "Wallabies the second 17-12-

Preliminaries[edit]

Zone 1[edit]

1st round
1 sept. Córdoba - San Juan 33 - 19 Athletic Club, Córdoba
1 sept. Salta - Rio Negro y Neuquén 7 - 21 Athletic Club, Córdoba


2nd round
2 sept. Córdoba - Salta 58 - 12 Athletic Club, Córdoba

Zone 2[edit]

1st round
1 sept. Austral - Buenos Aires 3 - 91 Parque Camet, Cipolletti


2nd round
20 August Buenos Aires - Mar del Plata 18 - 3 Parque Camet, Cipolletti

Zone 3[edit]

1st round
1 sept. Mar del Plata - Jujuy 57 - 0 Tennis Lwan, Tucumán


2nd round
2 sept. Cuyo - Mar del Plata 28 - 9 Tennis Lwan, Tucumán

Zone 4[edit]

1st round
1 sept. Santa Fe - Noreste 23 - 12 Club Nautico, Santa Fè
1 sept. Rosario - Tandil 53 - 0 Club Nautico, Santa Fè


2nd round
2 sept. Santa Fe - Rosario 9 - 22 Club Nautico, Santa Fè

Interzone[edit]

INTERZONE
9 sept. Córdoba - Buenos Aires 14 - 23 Athletic Club, Córdoba

Semifinals[edit]

15 september 1978
Sur 6-11 Rosario
Puerto Belgrano
Referee: Sergio Morteo (Buenos Aires)

15 september 1979
Buenos Aires 19-6 Cuyo
Puerto Belgrano
Referee: Manuel Peralta Ramírez (Córdoba)

Third place final[edit]

16 september 1979
Cuyo 17-0 Sur
Parque de Mayo, Bahía Blanca
Referee: Sergio Morteo (Buenos Aires)

Final[edit]

16 september 1979
Rosario 8-47 Buenos Aires
Try: Nogués 2
Try: Negri 2; Minguez 2; , Glastra, Ventura, García Terán
Con: Beccar Varela 3, Sanguinetti 2
Drop: Sanguinetti
Parque de Mayo, Bahía Blanca
Referee: Manuel Peralta Ramírez (Cordoba)

Rosario: 15.Baetti, 14.Nogués, 13.Trini, 12.Escalante (cap.), 11.Basilico, 10.Dip, 9.Niccia, 8.Marengo, 7.Imhoff, 6.Poet, 5.Milano, 4.Mangiamelli, 3.Sandionigi, 2.Cristini, 2.Fernández.
Buenos Aires: 15.Argerich, 14. Ramallo, 13.Beccar Varela, 12.Jacobi, 11.Puccio, 10. Sanguinetti, 9. Nicholson, 8. García Terán, 7.Negri, 6. Glastra, 5.Minguez, 4.Bottarini, 3.Devoto, 2.Sartori, 1.Ventura (cap.)

External links[edit]

  • Memorias de la UAR 1979
  • (in Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999)