División de Honor de Rugby

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División de Honor
Current season or competition::
2015–16 División de Honor de Rugby
División de Honor.PNG
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1953
Number of teams 12
Country  Spain (FER)
Current champions CR El Salvador (2015-16)
Most titles Arquitectura (9 titles)
Website ferugby.es
Broadcast partner None

The División de Honor is the top club competition for rugby union in Spain. The league began in 1953 and consists of ten teams. 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, 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 qualified 11th play the relegation playoff. Top team from División de Honor B is promoted to División de Honor.

2015–16 season teams[edit]

División de Honor de Rugby is located in Spain
VRAC / El Salvador

VRAC /
El Salvador
Santboiana
Santboiana
Gernika
Gernika
Ordizia
Ordizia
CRC Madrid
CRC Madrid
Barcelona
Barcelona
Getxo
Getxo
Complutense Cisneros
Complutense Cisneros
Hernani
Hernani
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Bathco Rugby
Bathco Rugby
2015–16 División de Honor teams
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Valladolid RAC Pepe Rojo 5,000 Valladolid
Santboiana Baldiri Aleu 4,000 Sant Boi de Llobregat
Complutense Cisneros Estadio Complutense 12,400 Madrid
Bathco Rugby 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
Pozuelo Valle de las Cañas 300 Pozuelo de Alarcón
Getxo Artea Fadura 500 Getxo, Biscay
Hernani Landare Toki 500 Hernani, Gipuzkoa
FC Barcelona La Teixonera 500 Barcelona
Alcobendas Las Terrazas 500 Alcobendas

2014–15 regular season table[edit]


Qualified for Playoff (Semifinals)
Qualified for Playoff (Quarter-finals)
Relegation playoff
Relegated
# Team Games Points Tries Bonus
points
Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference For Against Difference
1 VRAC Quesos Entrepinares 22 20 1 1 775 328 +447 105 38 +67 16 98
2 Silverstorm El Salvador 22 17 1 4 763 438 +325 97 54 +43 13 83
3 Bathco Rugby 22 14 1 7 663 498 +165 81 57 +24 14 72
4 Santboiana 22 13 0 9 748 530 +218 100 65 +35 17 69
5 Complutense Cisneros 22 13 1 8 606 505 +101 82 61 +21 14 68
6 Alcobendas 22 11 0 11 563 537 +26 75 64 +11 14 58
7 FC Barcelona 22 8 2 12 456 639 −183 54 92 −38 6 42
8 Getxo Artea 22 7 0 15 477 695 −218 64 95 −31 12 40
9 AMPO Ordizia 22 6 0 16 540 714 −174 73 96 −23 16 40
10 Hernani 22 7 0 15 423 743 −320 60 110 −50 10 38
11 Bizkaia Gernika 22 7 0 15 472 619 −147 58 78 −20 9 37
12 CRC Madrid 22 6 0 16 455 695 −240 58 97 −39 11 35
Source: División de Honor Table (accessed 4 May 2016)


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 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 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

Titles by team[edit]

Team Titles Year Region
Arquitectura 9 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995 Community of Madrid
El Salvador 8 1991, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016 Castile and León
Santboiana 7 1984, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006 Catalonia
VRAC 6 1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Castile and León
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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