Independiente RC

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Independiente Rugby Club badge.jpg
Full name Independiente Rugby Club
Nickname(s) Verdes (greens)
Founded 1971
Location Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Ground(s) Mies de Cozada (Capacity: 1,500)
President José Luis Marquínez
Coach(es) Tristán Moziman
Nemesio Ochoa Oceja
Captain(s) Conrado Chiappero
Gabriel Menocal
Iván Peña
League(s) División de Honor
2015–16 División de Honor, 3rd / SF
Team kit
Official website
www.independienterugbyclub.eu

Independiente Rugby Club, is a Spanish amateur rugby union club based in the Cantabrian city of Santander. The club was established in 1971 and the present season 2014-15 competes in División de Honor; the top Spanish league competition for rugby union clubs. Independiente plays its home matches at the Mies de Cozada, a multi-use stadium in San Román de la Llanilla. The team traditionally plays in green and white colours.

Club honours[edit]

Independente is the most successful rugby club of Cantabria. The team has played four seasons in the División de Honor (1978–79, 1979–80, 2013-14 and 2014-15), two seasons in División de Honor B (2003–04 and 2011–12), 25 seasons in Primera Nacional and 1 season in Segunda Nacional.

Spanish tournaments:

  • Copa del Rey:
    • Runners-up: 2013–14
  • División de Honor B: 1
    • Champions: 2012-13 (group 1)
  • Primera Nacional: 6
    • Champions: 1980-81 (group VI), 1981-82 (group XII), 1998-99 (group A), 2000-01 (group A), 2002–03, 2010-11 (group B)
    • Runners-up: 1999-2000 (group A), 2001–02 (group B), 2005-06 (group B), 2009-10 (group B)
  • Segunda Nacional: 1
    • Champions: 1982-83 (group X)

Cantabrian tournaments:

  • Regional League: 2
    • Champions: 1971-72, 1974–75

In 2012–13 season played in División de Honor B finishing in 1st position in Group A, qualifying for promotion playoffs. On 5 May, 2013, Bathco Independiente won Alcobendas in the promotion playoffs achieving the promotion to División de Honor 2013–14 after a long spell in minor divisions.[1] Its last season in División de Honor was 1979–80 season.


Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1976–77 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1977–78 2 Primera Nacional 6th
1978–79 1 División de Honor 6th
1979–80 1 División de Honor 8th
1980–81 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1981–82 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1982–83 3 Segunda Nacional 1st
1983–84 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1984–85 3 Segunda Nacional
1985–86 3 Segunda Nacional
1986–87 2 Primera Nacional 9th
1987–88 3 Segunda Nacional
1988–89 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1989–90 2 Primera Nacional 9th
1990–91 3 Segunda Nacional
1991–92 3 Segunda Nacional
1992–93 2 Primera Nacional 12th
1993–94 3 Segunda Nacional
1994–95 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1995–96 2 Primera Nacional 6th
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1997–98 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1998–99 3 Primera Nacional 1st
1999–00 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2000–01 3 Primera Nacional 1st
2001–02 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2002–03 3 Primera Nacional 1st
2003–04 2 División de Honor B 9th
2004–05 3 Primera Nacional 6th
2005–06 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2006–07 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2007–08 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2008–09 3 Primera Nacional 6th
2009–10 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2010–11 3 Primera Nacional 1st
2011–12 2 División de Honor B 4th
2012–13 2 División de Honor B 1st
2013–14 1 División de Honor 4th / SF Cup runner-up
2014–15 1 División de Honor 4th / QF
2015–16 1 División de Honor 3rd / SF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bathco Independiente achieves a historical promotion El Diario Montañés, 5 May, 2013

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