1987 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby

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Main article: Campeonato Argentino
43° Campeonato
Argentino de Mayores
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Champions Tucumán (2nd title)
Runners-up Cordoba
1986
1988

The 'Campeonato Argentino de Rugby' 1987 was won by the selection of Unión de Rugby de Tucumàn that beat in the final the selection of Unión Cordobesa de Rugby .

In this edition, eas changed the formula, with 18 teams divided in 6 pools called "Zonas". The winners of each pool go to the "final for title" and the other to a "classification tournament". It was a transition to the new formula, that introduced from 1988 divisions with relegation and promotions.

Rugby Union in Argentina in 1987[edit]

National[edit]

International[edit]

  • The "Pumas" won easily (40-12) against Spain, during the tour of European team in South America.
  • They won also the last test before the World Cup against Uruguay (38-3)
  • At the first edition of World Cup the "Pumas", was eliminated since the first round. It was fatal the defeat against Fiji. As consolation, to the Pumas remain the victory against Italy
For more details on this topic, see 1987 Rugby World Cup.
  • After the World Cup, Australia visited Argentina on tour. The first match was draw (19-19) . Wallabies, won the second test (27-19).
For more details on this topic, see 1987 Australia rugby union tour of Argentina.
  • Against Australia close for a first time his international career Hugo Porta (but there were a come back in 1990)

Preliminary Phase[edit]

ZONE A
Sept. 1987 Córdoba - Entre Rios 19 - 9
Sept. 1987 Entre Rios - Austral 44 - 3
Sept. 1987 Córdoba - Austral 47 - 0

Ranking: 1°Córdoba 4 pt.; 2° Entre Ríos 2 pt.; Austral 0 pt.

ZONE B
Sept. 1987 Cuyo - Santiago del estero 31 - 3
Sept. 1987 Cuyo - Santa Fe 12 - 6
Sept. 1987 Santiago del estero - Santa Fe 13 - 12

Ranking: 1° Cuyo 4 pt.; 2° Sgo.del Estero 2 pt.; Santa Fe 0 pt..

ZONE C
Sept. 1987 Noreste - Alto Valle 12 - 4
Sept. 1987 Tucumán - Alto Valle 66 - 0
Sept. 1987 Tucumán - Boreste 9 - 0

Ranking: . 1° Tucumán 4 pt.; 2° Noreste 2 pt.; 3° Alto Valle 0 pt..

ZONE D
Sept. 1987 Salta - Mar del Plata 10 - 9
Sept. 1987 Salta - Jujuy 36 - 4
Sept. 1987 Mar del Plata - Jujuy 60 - 0

Ranking: 1° Salta 4 pt.; 2° Mar del Plata 2 pt.; 3° Jujuy 0 pt..

ZONE E
Sept. 1987 Misiones - Sur 19 - 13
Sept. 1987 Buenos Aires - Sur 52 - 0
Sept. 1987 Buenos Aires - Misiones 35 - 0

Ranking: 1° Buenos Aires 4 pt.; 2° Misiones 2 pt.; 3° Sur 0 pt..

ZONE F
Sept. 1987 San Juan - Rosario 13 - 10
Sept. 1987 San Juan - Chubut 38 - 4
Sept. 1987 Rosario - Chubut 31 - 0

Ranking: 1° San Juan 4 pt.; 2° Rosario 2 pt.; 3° Chubut 0 pt..

13th Place torunament[edit]

Pool 5
Sept. 1987 Santa Fe - Alto Valle 35 - 10
Sept. 1987 Alto Valle - Chubut 17 - 9
Sept. 1987 Santa Fe - Chubut 41 - 6

Ranking: 1° Santa Fe 4 pt.; 2° Alto Valle 2 pt.; Chubut 0 pt..

Pool 6
Sept. 1987 Jujuy - Austral 13 - 9
Sept. 1987 Sur - Jujuy 32 - 0
Sept. 1987 Sur - Austral 26 - 4

Ranking: 1° Sur 4 pt.; 2° Jujuy 2 pt.; 3° Austral 0 pt.

Final
Sept. 1987 Santa Fe - Sur 13 - 9

7th Place tournament[edit]

Pool 3
Sept. 1987 Rosario - Santiago del estero 16 - 3
Sept. 1987 Noreste - Rosario 12 - 9
Sept. 1987 Noreste - Santiago del estero 6 - 6

Ranking: 1° Noreste 3 pt.; 2° Rosario 2 pt.; 3° Sgo.del Estero 1 pt..

Pool 4
Sept. 1987 Mar del Plata - Misiones 19 - 6
Sept. 1987 Mar del Plata - Entre Rios 6 - 6
Sept. 1987 Entre Rios - Misiones 33 - 0

Ranking: 1° Entre Ríos 3 pt. (+ 33); 2° Mar del Plata 3 pt. (+ 13); 3° Misiones 0 pt.

Final
Sept. 1987 Entre Rios - Noreste 13 - 4

Pool for Title[edit]

Pool 1
Sept. 1987 Salta - San Juan 13 - 9 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba
Sept. 1987 Tucumán - Salta 33 - 3 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba
Sept. 1987 Tucumán - San Juan 3 - 0 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba

Ranking: 1° Tucumán 4 pt.; 2° Salta 2 pt.; 3° San Juan 0 pt..

Pool 2
Sept. 1987 Cuyo - Buenos Aires 26 - 7 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba
Sept. 1987 Córdoba - Cuyo 15 - 7 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba
Sept. 1987 Córdoba - Buenos Aires 18 - 15 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba

Ranking: 1°Córdoba 4 pt.; 2° Cuyo 2 pt.; 3° Buenos Aires 0 pt.

Finals[edit]

'5th place Final
27 Sept. 1987 Buenos Aires - San Juan 18 - 12 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba
Third place final
27 Sept. 1987 Cuyo - Salta 117 - 13 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba
Final
27 Sept. 1987 Tucumàn - Cordoba 32 - 7 Chat. Carreras, Córdoba

External links[edit]

  • Memorias de la UAR 1987
  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999)