Olympus Rugby XV Madrid
|Full name||Olympus Rugby XV Madrid|
|Union||Spanish Rugby Federation|
|Ground(s)||Estadio Nacional Complutense, Madrid, Spain (Capacity: 12,000)|
|Top scorer||César Sempere (20 points)|
|League(s)||European Challenge Cup|
|2009–10||4th in pool|
|Olympus Madrid 0 – 66 Connacht (2010)|
Olympus Rugby XV Madrid is a rugby union team that competes in the European Challenge Cup. The side was formed to play in the 2009–10 European Challenge Cup, consisting of footballers playing in the domestic Spanish leagues. After an absence of three seasons, it intended to participate in the 2013–14 European Challenge Cup, but was forced to withdraw due to financial issues.
2009/10 European Challenge Cup
They lost all six of their pool matches and finished 4th in the pool table.
2009/10 Pool table
|Team||P||W||D||L||Tries for||Tries against||Try diff||Points for||Points against||Points diff||TB||LB||Pts|
|Source : www.ercrugby.com
*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
17 October 2009
|Olympus Madrid||5 – 38||Worcester Warriors|
11 December 2009
|Montpellier||57 – 24||Olympus Madrid|
19 December 2009
|Olympus Madrid||6 – 42||Montpellier|
16 January 2010
|Worcester Warriors||54 – 3||Olympus Madrid|
23 January 2010
|Olympus Madrid||0 – 66||Connacht|
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
2013/14 European Challenge Cup
After an absence of three seasons, the team intended to participate in the 2013–14 season of the European Challenge Cup. In the draw carried out on 5 June 2013 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Olympus Madrid was drawn in Pool 5 against France's Stade Français, England's London Irish and Italy's Cavalieri Prato. However, due to financial issues, the team withdrew from the competition and was replaced by Lusitanos XV on 2 September 2013.
- "Olympus Rugby Team Information". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Olympus Rugby Statistics". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Pretemporada - Primeras pruebas físicas" (in Spanish). Spanish Rugby Federation. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Demanding draw for English clubs". European Rugby Cup. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- "Portuguese club to compete in Amlin Challenge Cup". European Rugby Cup. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- "OLYMPUS RUGBY XV EN LA AMLIN" (in Spanish). Spanish Rugby Federation. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.