RC Unterföhring

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RC Unterföhring
Full name Rugby Club Unterföhring e.V.
Union German Rugby Federation
Founded 21 June 2012
Location Unterföhring, Germany
Chairman Stephan Unfried
League(s) Regionalliga Bavaria III
2016–17 2nd
Official website
www.rugby-unterfoehring.de

The Rugby Club Unterföhring is a German rugby union club from Munich district , currently playing in the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga and with a second team in the Verbandsliga Bayern. It is based in Unterföhring, the closest suburb to Munich city centre. Since January 2017 the RCU is the second biggest rugby club in Bavaria with 200 members[1].

Also Unterföhring was the smallest municipality in Germany with its own rugby union club.[2] from 2012 until 2016.[3] After the promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2016/17 Unterföhring is the only village (German: Gemeinde) in the history of German rugby to have ever played in a Bundesliga. All other clubs where always based in towns or cities (German: Stadt) or army bases.

The RCU also has a growing youth section within the club. The biggest success was the U8 and the U10 winning the Bavarian championship, the highest honour in this age group in 2017.

Starting with 2016 the RCU also has a women's team playing in the Deutsche 7er-Liga Frauen Süd.

Facilities[edit]

The RCU plays their home-games on the rugby pitch in Unterföhring am Etzweg. In 2019/20 the RCU will move to the new Unterföhring sports complex, where there will be a grass pitch only for rugby as well as a shared artificial pitch, making it the Bavarian club with the best facilities[4].

Honours[edit]

Seniors:

  • Bavarian rugby union championship
    • Runners-up: 2016, 2017
  • Promotion to 2nd Bundesliga
    • 2017
  • Quarter Finals Liga Pokal
    • 2018


Youth

  • Bavarian rugby union championship
    • Champions: Under-10: 2017 and 2018 Under-8: 2017 and 2018
      • Runners-up: Under-10: 2015, 2016 Under-8: 2016, Under-12: 2018

Recent seasons[edit]

Recent seasons of the club:

Men[edit]

First team[edit]

Year Division Position
2012-13 Rugby-Regionalliga Bavaria (IV) 7th[5]
2013-14 Rugby-Regionalliga Bavaria (IV) 6th[6]
2014-15 Rugby-Regionalliga Bavaria (III) 6th[7]
2015–16 Rugby-Regionalliga Bavaria 2nd[8]
2016 playoff 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga South lost[9]
2016–17 Rugby-Regionalliga Bavaria 2nd promoted
2017/18 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga South 5th

Reserve team[edit]

Year Division Position
2012-13 Rugby-Verbandsliga Bavaria (V) 4th[10]
2013-14 Rugby-Verbandsliga Bavaria (V) 6th[11]
2016-17 Rugby-Verbandsliga Bavaria North (V) 3rd
2017-18 Rugby-Verbandsliga Bavaria South (V)

Women[edit]

Year Division Position
2017 - 2018 Rugby-7s Division Bavaria (V) 10th

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.merkur.de/sport/lokalsport/muenchen-lk/rugby-club-unterfoehring-steigt-ueberraschend-doch-noch-auf-8482590.html
  2. ^ http://www.wochenanzeiger.de/article/156642.html] (in German) Newspaper, accessed: 06 July 2016
  3. ^ http://www.totalrugby.de/content/view/7974/43/
  4. ^ Unterföhring, Sabine Wejsada (2017-07-17). "Die Quadratur des Ovals". sueddeutsche.de (in German). ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. ^ [1] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 03 April 2014
  6. ^ [2] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 30 June 2014
  7. ^ [3] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 6 July 2016
  8. ^ [4] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 6 July 2016
  9. ^ [5] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 26 September 2016
  10. ^ [6] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 03 April 2014
  11. ^ http://rugbyweb.de/index.php?archive=2013-14&league=392] (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 26 September 2016

External links[edit]