Club de Rugby Los Tilos

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Los Tilos
Lostilos logo.svg
Full name Club de Rugby Los Tilos
Union Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires
Founded 29 January 1944; 73 years ago (1944-01-29)
Location La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Ground(s) Barrio Obrero
President Martín Carrique
Coach(es) Juan Misson
Luis Violini
League(s) Torneo de la URBA
2016 13° of Top 14 [1]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.clublostilos.com.ar

Club de Rugby Los Tilos is an Argentine rugby union club based in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires.[2] The team currently plays at Grupo I, the first division of Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires league system.

History[edit]

In 1944, the city of La Plata had two rugby clubs: Universitario and La Plata; disabused players of the former seceded and went on to found the Club de Rugby Los Tilos on January 29, 1944.

The name "Los Tilos" was chosen to honour the city's nickname. La Plata is often called "la ciudad de los tilos" ("city of tilia (linden tree)") because of the large number of linden trees lining many streets and squares.

Originally sharing the city's university installations, the club moved to its current location in Barrio Obrero at the beginning of the 1950s.

Los Tilos only spent two seasons in the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires (URBA) third division before being promoted to second division. Promotion to the top level would come in the 1990s although Los Tilos has been promoted and relegated many times since then.

While the team has won many titles at underage level, Los Tilos has not won any URBA title at senior level to date. The team's best run in the competition was in 2002 when it reached the semi-final stage, eventually losing to San Isidro Club (SIC) 34-20.[3] Some of its team player are Matías Albina, Nicolás Barán, Ramiro Bernal, Federico Cortopasso, Martín Etcheverry, Andrés Fernández, Karim Guevara, Diego Herrera, Federico Méndez, León Salim, Luis y Rafael Silva, Sebastián y Mariano Stephens, Martín Pardo y Andrés Volcoff

Los Tilos won the promotion in 2010 and currently plays at the top level of the URBA league system since 2011 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Posiciones 2016 on URBA website
  2. ^ "URBA club sheet" (in Spanish). www.urba.org.ar. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Club History" (in Spanish). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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