|Current season or competition::
2016 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby
|Number of teams||12 |
|Holders||Buenos Aires (2016)|
|Most titles||Buenos Aires (36 titles)|
|Website||Argentino de Clubes|
The Campeonato Argentino de Mayores is an annual rugby union competition in Argentina for provincial teams. The Campeonato Argentino is strictly amateur, and only players from local clubs are allowed.
The competing teams do not represent the 24 political provinces of Argentina, but rather the unions of the rugby provinces that make up the Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR). Some of these unions represent more than one political province, for example "Noreste" (North east) represents the provinces of Chaco and Corrientes. Other unions may only represent part of a political province, most notably the unions that make up the province of Buenos Aires and also the unions of Santa Fe and Rosario, both within the borders of the province of Santa Fe.
The competition is split into three divisions:
- Zona Campeonato which contains the 8 best unions,
- Zona Ascenso, with the next best 8 teams divided in two pools, with the winner of them play a play-off with the lowest two of the higher level for promotion to the Zona Campeonato. The last two of the pools play a play-off. The loser is relegated to Estimulo
- Super 9 (or Zona Estímulo) with 9 teams. The winner is promoted to Ascenso.
|Union||Established||City||Feeder Area||Titles||Last won|
|Buenos Aires||1899||Buenos Aires||Greater Buenos Aires||36||2016|
|Tucumán||1944||S.M. de Tucumán||Tucumán||11||2014|
List of champions
Titles by union
|Buenos Aires||36||1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016|
|Provincia||11||1945, 1956, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1960|
|Tucumán||11||1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014|
|Córdoba||7||1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2012|
|Capital||5||1948, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958|
|Mar del Plata||1||1961|
- "Provincia" refers familiarly to the Buenos Aires Province.
- "Capital" refers familiarly to the city of Buenos Aires, the "Capital Federal" of Argentina.
- Between 1952 and 1955, the city of La Plata, was called "Ciudad Eva Perón", in honor of President Juan Domingo Perón's wife.
- The format of the competition was changed.
- No final played that season.
- League format, Tucumán finished 1st of 6 with 17 points
- League format, Buenos Aires finished 1st of 6 with 25 points
- Campeonato Argentino at UAR website
- Campeonato Argentino 2012 teams and fixtures
- Campeonato Argentino de Mayores at UAR website