Gernika RT

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Bizkaia Gernika
Gernika RT.png
Full name Gernika Rugby Taldea
Founded 1973
Location Gernika, Basque Country, Spain
Ground(s) Urbieta zelaia (Capacity: 1000)
Chairman José Alberto Pradera
Coach(es) Template:Country data EUS Oskar Astarloa
League(s) División de Honor
2014–15 División de Honor, 6th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.gernikarugby.com

Gernika Rugby Taldea is a Basque rugby team based in Gernika, Bizkaia which play in the Spanish League. The team was set up by some rugby supporters of the unfortunately bombed village, and is enjoying a steady rise in popularity in the region.[1]

For the 2012–13 season, Gernika took part in the European Challenge Cup. Despite finishing fifth in the División de Honor in 2011–12 and losing in the playoff semifinals, Gernika were tapped for the Challenge Cup when the sides finishing ahead of them bowed out due to financial constraints.[1]

Honours[edit]

2012–13[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Gernika RT played in pool 2 of the 2012–13 European Challenge Cup.

Final table[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Perpignan (3) 6 5 0 1 293 89 +204 42 5 4 1 25
England Worcester Warriors 6 5 0 1 354 78 +276 51 7 4 1 25
Spain Gernika RT 6 2 0 4 80 309 −229 6 47 0 0 8
Italy Rovigo 6 0 0 6 67 318 −251 6 46 0 1 1
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
  • Per the Competition Rules,[2] Perpignan and Worcester were level on the first tiebreaker of head-to-head competition points (5–5); Perpignan topped the pool on the second tiebreaker of head-to-head try count (3–1).

Matches[edit]

13 October 2012
16:00
Gernika RT Spain 5–85 England Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Mazzochi 58' m
Report Try: Cowan (2) 7' c, 12' c
Howard (2) 15' m, 63' m
Short (2) 26' c, 31' c
Hodgson (2) 40' c, 50' c
Porter 41' c
Stelling (3) 71' m, 74' c, 78' c
Grove 76' c
Con: Carlisle (10/13)
Estadio Urbieta, Gernika
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (Italy)

20 October 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Perpignan France 90–12 Spain Gernika RT
Try: Planté (5) 1' m, 13' c, 71' c, 77' m, 80' c
Hume (2) 6' c, 58' c
Guiry 18' c
Sid 24' c
Michel (2) 46' m, 50' c
Delonca 54' m
Vilaceca 63' c
Piukala 75' c
Con: Bosch (10/14)
Report Pen: Cusack (4/4) 11', 20', 28', 40'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 7,182
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)

8 December 2012
16:00
Gernika RT Spain 13–3 Italy Rovigo
Try: Magunazelaia 37' c
Con: Cusack (1/1)
Pen: Cusack (2/2) 59', 71'
Report Pen: Duca (1/2) 47'
Estadio Urbieta, Gernika
Attendance: 600
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)

15 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Rovigo Italy 10–16 Template:Country data EH) Gernika RT
Try: Montauriol 22' c
Con: Wilson (1/1)
Pen: Lenarduzzi (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Olaeta 11'
Cusack 59' m
Pen: Cusack (2/2) 3', 45'
Stadio Comunale Mario Battaglini, Rovigo
Attendance: 600
Referee: Leo Colgan (Ireland)

12 January 2013
16:00
Gernika RT Spain 15–50 France Perpignan (1 BP)
Try: Dias 14' m
Olaeta 25' c
Con: Cusack (1/2)
Pen: Cusack (1/1) 30'
Report Try: Mafi (3) 3' m, 7' c, 58' c
Batlle (2) 10' c, 78' m
Cazenave 17' c
Schuster 36' c
Sid 71' m
Con: Bosch (5/8)
Estadio Urbieta, Gernika
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)

19 January 2013
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors England 71–19 Spain Gernika RT
Try: Drauniniu (2) 4' c, 80' c
Claassens (2) 8' m, 31' c
Walker (2) 18' c, 58' m
Abbott 27' m
Gray 38' c
Cowan 49' c
Lutui 61' c
Howard 73' c
Con: Gray (8/11)
Report Try: Salas 10' c
Con: Cusack (1/1)
Pen: Cusack (4/4) 15', 21', 40', 53'
Sixways, Worcester
Attendance: 2,424
Referee: Cédric Marchat (France)

Squad 2014-2015 season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Nicolas Martinez Prop Argentina Argentina
Matías Sanchez Prop Argentina Argentina
Bruno Mercanti Prop Argentina Argentina
Borja Mandaluniz Prop
Iñigo Urrutia Prop
Svein Atxikallende Hooker
Unai Lasa Hooker
Eneko Zabala Hooker
Óscar Astarloa Lock
Ibai Amillategi Lock
Eneko Zabala Lock
Jon Mikel Ordorika Lock
Jon Bilbao Flanker
Kepa Malaxetxebarria Flanker
Iñaki Ortiz Flanker
Eneko Insunza Flanker
Jon Magunazelaia Flanker
Abdellafatth Es Saheb Number 8
Asier del Bosque Scrum-half
Koldo Barandiarán Scrum-half
Matthew Robert Foulds Fly-half England England
Iker Olaeta Fly-half
Player Position Union
Gorka Etxeberria Centre
Wiedemann Thorsten Centre Germany Germany
Asier Latorre Centre
Tasitumua Jerome Sala Centre Samoa Samoa
Patricio Long Wing Argentina Argentina
Iñigo Olaeta Wing
Martin Souville Wing Argentina Argentina
Jon Urkijo Wing
Ibon Agirre Wing
Andoni Larrabeiti Wing
Markel Aranberri Wing
Xabier Aboitiz Wing
Xabier Etxaniz Wing
Gotzon Gerrikabeitia Wing
Xabier Iruskieta Wing
Iñigo Loroño Wing
Asier Lauzirika Wing
Aitor Azkuenaga Wing
Federico Casteglioni Fullback Argentina Argentina


Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1977–78 2 Primera Nacional 8th
1978–79 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1979–80 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1980–81 2 Primera Nacional 5th Promoted
1981–82 1 División de Honor 6th Relegated
1982–83 2 Primera Nacional 2nd
1983–84 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1984–85 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1985–86 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1986–87 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1987–88 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1988–89 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1989–90 2 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
1990–91 1 División de Honor 7th
1991–92 1 División de Honor 8th
1992–93 1 División de Honor 12th Relegated
1993–94 2 Primera Nacional 9th
1994–95 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1995–96 2 Primera Nacional 6th
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1997–98 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1998–99 3 Primera Nacional 7th Relegated
1999–00 4 Segunda Nacional Promoted
2000–01 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2001–02 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2002–03 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2003–04 3 Primera Nacional 3rd
2004–05 3 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
2005–06 2 División de Honor B 3rd
2006–07 2 División de Honor B 4th
2007–08 2 División de Honor B 2nd
2008–09 2 División de Honor B 1st Promoted
2009–10 1 División de Honor 8th
2010–11 1 División de Honor 4th
2011–12 1 División de Honor 5th / SF
2012–13 1 División de Honor 3rd / QF
2013–14 1 División de Honor 9th
2014–15 1 División de Honor 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Tom (2012-07-17). "Perils of the Eurozone". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Rules". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 

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