División de Honor de Rugby

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División de Honor
Current season or competition:
2017–18 División de Honor de Rugby
División de Honor.PNG
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1953; 65 years ago (1953)
Number of teams 12
Country  Spain (FER)
Current champions VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (2017-18)
Most titles Arquitectura (9 titles)
Website ferugby.es

The División de Honor is the top club competition for rugby union in Spain. Championships are organised by the Federación Española de Rugby (Spanish Rugby Federation). The tournament was first held in 1953 and consists of 12 teams for the 2017-18 season. Clubs are relegated to and promoted from División de Honor B. The winner each year qualifies for the European Challenge Cup, the second-tier European rugby competition.

The current División de Honor champions are VRAC Quesos Entrepinares from Valladolid, in Castile and León.

Competition[edit]

Format[edit]

The División de Honor season takes place between September and March, with every team playing each other home and away for a total of 22 matches. Points are awarded according to the following:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point is awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match
  • 1 bonus point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer

The six teams with the highest number of points at the end of 22 rounds of matches play the championship playoffs

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The bottom team in the standings is relegated to División de Honor B, while the team finishing 11th play the relegation playoff. The top team from División de Honor B is promoted to División de Honor.

Current teams[edit]

División de Honor de Rugby is located in Spain
VRAC Quesos Entrepinares
VRAC Quesos Entrepinares
Silverstorm El Salvador

Silverstorm El Salvador
Santboiana
Santboiana
Bizkaia Gernika
Bizkaia Gernika
Ampo Ordizia
Ampo Ordizia
Barcelona
Barcelona
Getxo
Getxo
Complutense Cisneros
Complutense Cisneros
Hernani
Hernani
Sanitas Alcobendas
Sanitas Alcobendas
Independiente
Independiente
La Vila
La Vila
Current División de Honor teams
Team Stadium Capacity City
VRAC Quesos Entrepinares Pepe Rojo 5,000 Valladolid
Santboiana Baldiri Aleu 4,000 Sant Boi de Llobregat
CR Complutense Cisneros Estadio Complutense 12,400 Madrid
Independiente RC San Román 1,500 Santander, Cantabria
SilverStorm El Salvador Pepe Rojo 5,000 Valladolid
Bizkaia Gernika Urbieta 2,500 Gernika, Bizkaia
AMPO Ordizia Altamira 500[1] Ordizia, Gipuzkoa
Getxo Artea Fadura 500 Getxo, Biscay
Hernani Landare Toki 500 Hernani, Gipuzkoa
FC Barcelona La Teixonera 500 Barcelona
Sanitas Alcobendas Las Terrazas 500 Alcobendas
CR La Vila Campo de Rugby El Pantano 3000 Villajoyosa, Valencia

2016–17 regular season table[edit]

Teams P W D L F A +/- TF TA BPF BPA Pts
1. SilverStorm El Salvador 22 19 0 3 796 401 +395 112 46 15 2 93
2. VRAC Quesos Entrepinares 22 19 0 3 878 337 +541 123 42 16 1 93
3. Sanitas Alcobendas Rugby 22 16 0 6 741 453 +288 98 55 11 2 77
4. Santboiana 22 15 0 7 743 465 +278 98 61 13 3 76
5. CR Complutense Cisneros 22 13 0 9 613 528 +85 90 72 13 1 66
6. Senor Independiente Rugby 22 12 0 10 563 694 -131 67 94 9 1 58
7. AMPO Ordizia R.E. 22 10 0 12 491 493 -2 56 60 8 3 51
8. Bizkaia Gernika R.T 22 9 0 13 479 538 -59 63 68 9 4 49
9. Hernani 22 7 0 15 351 608 -257 46 85 3 4 35
10. FC Barcelona 22 5 0 17 459 739 -280 61 102 5 4 29
11. Getxo Artea R.T. 22 4 1 17 432 790 -358 56 110 6 3 27
12. Ciencias Fundación Cajasol 22 2 1 19 368 868 -500 51 126 5 5 20

Pts = Points; P = Games played; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses ; F = Points for; A = Points against; +/- = Points difference; TF = Tries for; TA = Tries against; BPF = Bonus points for; BPA = Bonus points against

Playoffs[edit]

  PlayOffs
14 May
    Semifinals
21 May
    Final
28 May
                           
        3rd Community of Madrid Alcobendas Rugby 6  
  3rd Community of Madrid Alcobendas Rugby 47     2nd Castile and León VRAC Quesos Entrepinares 19    
  6th Cantabria Bathco Independiente 24         2nd Castile and León VRAC Quesos Entrepinares 15
      1st Castile and León SilverStorm El Salvador 6
        4th Catalonia UE Santboiana 16    
  4th Catalonia UE Santboiana 39     1st Castile and León SilverStorm El Salvador 32  
  5th Community of Madrid CR Complutense Cisneros 15  

Past winners[edit]

Year Champion Runner up Third place
1953 Catalonia FC Barcelona Community of Madrid Atlético Madrid Catalonia Santboiana
1954 Catalonia FC Barcelona Community of Madrid Atlético Madrid Catalonia Natació Barcelona
1955-69 not held
1970 Basque Country (autonomous community) Atlético San Sebastián Catalonia FC Barcelona Community of Madrid Canoe
1971 Community of Madrid Canoe Castile and León El Salvador Catalonia FC Barcelona
1972 Community of Madrid Canoe Castile and León El Salvador Catalonia Santboiana
1973 Community of Madrid Canoe Community of Madrid Arquitectura Castile and León El Salvador
1974 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Catalonia Natació Barcelona Community of Madrid Canoe
1975 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Community of Madrid Cisneros Community of Madrid CAU Madrid
1976 Community of Madrid Cisneros Community of Madrid Arquitectura Community of Madrid CAU Madrid
1977 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Community of Madrid CAU Madrid Community of Madrid Cisneros
1978 Basque Country (autonomous community) Atlético San Sebastián Community of Madrid Arquitectura Community of Madrid CAU Madrid
1979 Basque Country (autonomous community) Atlético San Sebastián Basque Country (autonomous community) Hernani Basque Country (autonomous community) Irún
Community of Madrid CAU Madrid Community of Madrid Cisneros Community of Madrid Arquitectura
Catalonia Cornellà Catalonia Santboiana Valencian Community Valencia
Andalusia Amigos del Rugby Andalusia Sevilla FC Andalusia Univ. Granada
1980 Community of Madrid CAU Madrid Basque Country (autonomous community) Hernani Valencian Community Valencia
1981 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Basque Country (autonomous community) Hernani Valencian Community Valencia
1982 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Basque Country (autonomous community) Hernani Catalonia FC Barcelona
1983 Valencian Community Valencia Basque Country (autonomous community) Atlético San Sebastián Catalonia Santboiana
1984 Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid CAU Madrid Basque Country (autonomous community) Hernani
1985 Community of Madrid Cisneros Basque Country (autonomous community) Atlético San Sebastián Community of Madrid Arquitectura
1986 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid Cisneros
1987 Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid Arquitectura Valencian Community Valencia
1988 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Catalonia Santboiana Castile and León El Salvador
1989 Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid CR Complutense Cisneros Community of Madrid Arquitectura
1990 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Castile and León El Salvador Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla
1991 Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid Liceo Francés Basque Country (autonomous community) Getxo
1992 Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid Liceo Francés
1993 Basque Country (autonomous community) Getxo Community of Madrid Liceo Francés Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla
1994 Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla Basque Country (autonomous community) Getxo Castile and León El Salvador
1995 Community of Madrid Arquitectura Basque Country (autonomous community) Getxo Castile and León Valladolid
1996 Catalonia Santboiana Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla Basque Country (autonomous community) Getxo
1997 Catalonia Santboiana Basque Country (autonomous community) Getxo Community of Madrid Arquitectura
1998 Castile and León El Salvador Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid Real Canoe
1999 Castile and León Valladolid Catalonia Santboiana Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla
2000 Community of Madrid Real Canoe Castile and León El Salvador Catalonia Santboiana
2001 Castile and León Valladolid Andalusia Univ. Sevilla Community of Madrid Liceo Francés
2002 Community of Madrid Moraleja Alcobendas Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid Madrid 2012
2003 Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid Moraleja Alcobendas Castile and León Valladolid
2004 Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid UCM 2M12 Castile and León Valladolid RAC
2005 Catalonia Santboiana Castile and León El Salvador Basque Country (autonomous community) Bera Bera
2006 Catalonia Santboiana Castile and León El Salvador Catalonia USAP BCN
2007 Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid Madrid Noroeste Catalonia Santboiana
2008 Castile and León El Salvador Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla Community of Madrid Pozuelo Boadilla
2009 Community of Madrid CRC Madrid Castile and León El Salvador Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla
2010 Castile and León El Salvador Valencian Community La Vila Andalusia Ciencias Sevilla
2011 Valencian Community La Vila Basque Country (autonomous community) Ordizia Castile and León El Salvador
2012 Castile and León Valladolid Basque Country (autonomous community) Ordizia Catalonia Santboiana
2013 Castile and León Valladolid Catalonia Santboiana Basque Country (autonomous community) Gernika
2014 Castile and León Valladolid Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid CR Complutense Cisneros
2015 Castile and León Valladolid Catalonia Santboiana Community of Madrid Complutense Cisneros
2016 Castile and León El Salvador Castile and León Valladolid Cantabria Bathco Independiente
2017 Castile and León Valladolid Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid Alcobendas
2018 Castile and León Valladolid Castile and León El Salvador Community of Madrid Alcobendas

Titles by team[edit]

Team Titles Year Region
Arquitectura 9 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995 Community of Madrid
Valladolid 8 1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 Castile and León
El Salvador 8 1991, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016 Castile and León
Santboiana 7 1984, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006 Catalonia
Canoe/CRC Madrid 5 1971, 1972, 1973, 2000, 2009 Community of Madrid
Atlético San Sebastián 3 1970, 1978, 1979* Basque Country (autonomous community)
Ciencias Sevilla 2 1992, 1994 Andalusia
Cisneros 2 1976, 1985 Community of Madrid
CAU Madrid 2 1979*, 1980 Community of Madrid
FC Barcelona 2 1953, 1954 Catalonia
La Vila 1 2011 Valencian Community
Moraleja Alcobendas 1 2002 Community of Madrid
Getxo Artea 1 1993 Basque Country (autonomous community)
Valencia 1 1983 Valencian Community
Amigos del Rugby 1 1979* Andalusia
Cornellà 1 1979* Catalonia

*1978–79 season; 4 groups competition format, thus; 4 champions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estadio Altamira" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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