Hindú Club

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Hindú
Hindu club logo.svg
Full name Hindú Club
Union Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires
Nickname(s) Torcua, Torcuato
Founded 18 October 1919; 95 years ago (1919-10-18)
Location Don Torcuato, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground(s) Avenida del Golf (Capacity: 5,000)
President Santiago Amaya
Coach(es) Juan Fernández Miranda
Lucas Ostiglia
League(s) Torneo de la URBA
2014 1st of Top 14 (Champion) [1]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.hinduclub.com.ar

Hindú Club founded in 1919, is a sports club based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mostly known for its rugby union team (which is member of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires), the club hosts other activities such as football, field hockey, tennis, gymnastics, golf and bridge.[2]

History[edit]

In the 1910s, pupils of the La Salle college met to form a theatre group, then known as "Hindustánicos". After graduation, alumni would meet again and founded in 1919 a social, cultural and sporting venture known as the Hindú Club.

Its first location was in Pedro Echagüe street and only basketball was played there. Later the club would purchase an 83 hectare plot in Don Torcuato and start playing other sports, including rugby union for which Hindú Club is most famous today.

Hindú Club started playing rugby in 1935. However, the club had to wait until 1996 to win both its first URBA and Nacional titles. Since then, Hindú has become a powerhouse of Argentinian rugby, winning several provincial and national titles.

Famous players include Argentina internationals Hernán Senillosa, Gonzalo Quesada, Nicolás Fernández Miranda, Juan Fernández Miranda, Lucas Ostiglia, Juan Ignacio Gauthier and Horacio Agulla.

Titles[edit]

1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2015
1996, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 [3]

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