Torneo del Litoral

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Torneo del Litoral
Sport Rugby union
Inaugural season 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
Number of teams 12 (Zona Campeonato)
Country  Argentina
Holders Duendes (2013)
Most titles Duendes (8 titles)
Website rugbylitoral.com.ar

The Torneo del Litoral is an annual rugby union competition in Argentina. The competition involves clubs from Rosario, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, and is one of several regional competitions held in Argentina every year.

Every year the Litoral's four top teams qualify for the Torneo del Interior, the national competition for clubs outside Buenos Aires.

Formula[edit]

The competition is open to all clubs from Rosario, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, depending on their rankings the previous season. As a founding member of the URBA, Rosario's oldest club – Club Atlético del Rosario – take part in the Torneo de la URBA and do not take part in the Litoral tournament.

The 22 teams are split into two divisions, the Zona Campeonato and Segunda División, the first made up of 12 teams, the second of 10 teams. In the second half of the season, The Zona Campeonato starts again with 12 teams, concluding with semi-finals and a final. The bottom four clubs of the Zona Campeonato are placed in the Zona Reubicación, where they play to keep their places in the Zona Campeonato the following season, climaxing in a play-off with the second and third-placed teams of the Segunda División.

Championships[edit]

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Score
2000 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario (1)
2001 Jockey Club de Rosario Duendes 26–25
2002 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario (1)
2003 Gimnasia y Esgrima (Rosario) Universitario de Rosario 17–15
2004 Gimnasia y Esgrima (Rosario) Jockey Club de Rosario 14–10
2005 Universitario de Rosario Duendes 30–29
2006 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario 29–12
2007 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario 16–12
2008 Santa Fe Ateneo Inmaculada 21–13
2009 Universitario de Rosario Jockey Club de Rosario 11–6
2010 Duendes Santa Fe 37–21
2011 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario (1)
2012 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario 24-19
2013 Duendes Jockey Club de Rosario 36-10
2014 Duendes Universitario de Rosario 61-12
2015 Duendes Ateneo Inmaculada 29-16
(1) No final disputed that year, a league system was used instead.

Titles by team[edit]

Team Titles Years won
Duendes 10 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Gimnasia y Esgrima (Rosario) 2 2003, 2004
Universitario de Rosario 2 2005, 2009
Jockey Club de Rosario 1 2001
Santa Fe 1 2008

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