Club Argentino de Rugby
|Full name||Club Argentino de Rugby|
|Union||Argentine Rugby Union|
|Founded||3 March 1977|
|Ground(s)||La Plata, Buenos Aires Province |
|Chairman||Horacio Gerardi |
|League(s)||Torneo de la URBA Grupo III|
|2012||10th of Reubicación Zona F |
Club Argentino de Rugby, simply known as Argentino, is an Argentine rugby union club. Its headquarters are sited in Avellaneda, Greater Buenos Aires, while the stadium is located on the km 43,5 of the National Route 2 (the main road to the city of Mar del Plata). The team currently plays in the Torneo de la URBA Grupo III, the third division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires.
By 1976 a group of veteran rugby players decided to create a club where to play the sport they loved. On March 3, 1977, Club Argentino de Rugby was founded, with the participation of children from 8 to 12 years old and their parents also collaborating with the project.
At first, they trained in a little square, moving then to a football field rented to the Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes (Youth Christian Association) and finally in Club Arsenal de Sarandí. Argentino's home games were played in a rent field owned by the Dirección Nacional de Vialidad (the organism that regulates the roads of Argentina), which was located in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires.
The first jerseys were sold in a pharmacy and the administration office worked in a little room of the Círculo Universitario de Avellaneda.
The team promoted to first division in 1987 and 1997 but would be later relegated to a lower category. In 2011 Argentino was relegated to third division.
- Official website (Spanish)