Club Universitario de La Plata

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Universitario (LP)
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Full name Club Universitario de La Plata
Union Argentine Rugby Union
Founded 3 March 1937; 78 years ago (1937-03-03) [1]
Region La Plata, Buenos Aires [1]
Ground(s) La Plata
Chairman Alberto E. Darhanpe [1]
Coach(es) Walter Guerra
League(s) Torneo de la URBA Grupo I
2012 2nd of Zona Reubicación E [2]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Club Universitario de La Plata is an Argentine sports club located in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province. The rugby team currently plays in the Torneo de la URBA Grupo I, the first division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires league system.

Universitario hosts the practise of several sports, such as basketball, field hockey, rowing, swimming, tennis, volleyball and water polo.


The first team was formed in 1928 but Universitario would not be affiliated to Argentine Rugby Union until 1928, after having been recommended by Club Universitario de Buenos Aires and CASI.[3]

"The gymnastics teacher Benigno Rodríguez Jurado, also an Universitario de Buenos Aires player, taught the rugby union rules to a group of young enthusiasts. This is considered the beginning of Club Universitario de La Plata, the best team we have in relation to technique" [4]

In 1959 the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires donated lands to Club Universitario in order to build club's facilities. Those lands were located in Manuel B. Gonnet, in La Plata Partido. During the decade of the 1970s Universitario added a children's division to its rugby categories.

The club would be promoted and relegated to lower divisions during the 1980s and 1990s, even reaching the first division in 1996 although Universitario did not last too much time in that level. In 2004 Universitario achieved its second promotion to first division although the team would be soon relegated to the second division, Torneo de la URBA Grupo II[3]

In 2013, Universitario promoted to first division to play the 2014 season.[5]


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