|Full name||Valladolid Rugby Asociación Club|
|Ground(s)||Estadio Pepe Rojo (Capacity: 5,000)|
|Chairman||Jose Luis(Cánto)Moral Iglesia|
|League(s)||División de Honor|
|2016–17||División de Honor, 2nd / W|
Valladolid Rugby Asociación Club is a Spanish rugby union club. The club was established in 1986 and currently competes in the División de Honor de Rugby competition, the highest level of Spanish club rugby. The club are based in Valladolid in central Spain. VRAC play in blue and white colours. The team have in the past won both the Spanish League and the Copa del Rey de Rugby. They play at Estadio Pepe Rojo.
- División de Honor: 7
- Copa del Rey: 4
- Champions: 1997–98, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15
- Runners-up: 2012–13
- Supercopa de España: 5
- Champions: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
The 2003/4 season saw a change in format in the European Challenge Cup. Teams played in a knockout format, over two legs, in each round. First round losing teams then played in a new, third tier, Shield competition. Having lost heavily home and away to England's Newcastle Falcons in Round 1 of the 2003–04 European Challenge Cup, they dropped into the European Shield. Here their performance against Italy's Overmach Parma was better, but nevertheless they again lost home and away.
As the winners of the 2011–12 División de Honor de Rugby and the championship playoff, Valladolid RAC qualified to play in the 2012–13 European Challenge Cup but turned down the opportunity due to economic factors. Gernika RT took their place and represented Spain.
As the winners of the 2013/14 División de Honor championship, VRAC qualified to play the Iberian Rugby Cup against CDUL of Lisbon, winning the game and the title.
In 2015/16 season, Valladolid RAC as the champion of the 2014/15 División de Honor championship, represented Spain at the Qualifying Competition of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. In this competition VRAC won two games, against Royal Kituro Rugby Club (Belgium) and Mogliano Rugby (Italy) but lost against Grupo Desportivo Direito (Portugal) and Timișoara Saracens (Romania).
|2001–02 Challenge Cup||6||0||0||6||53||307||−254|
|2003–04 Challenge Cup||2||0||0||2||37||137||−100|
|2004–05 Challenge Cup||2||0||0||2||10||147||−137|
|2015/16 European Rugby Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition||4||2||0||2||114||68||46|
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
- Víctor Acevedo
- Fernando de la Calle
- Aníbal Fernando Bonan
- Benjamín Pardo (Rugby)
- Nacho Müller
- Glen Rolls
- Gareth Griffiths
Other notable players
- Sargent Adam Newton (English Armed Services XV, England U18)
- Gareth Griffiths (former player from Bath, international England U18, U19)
- Mike Davis (International New Zealand Sevens)
- Glen Lewis Rolls (New Zealand U17,Hurricanes Schools,Canterbury B)
Season to season
- 25 seasons in División de Honor
- "El VRAC Quesos Entrepinares no disputará la Amlin Challenge Cup". Valladolid RAC. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
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