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División de Honor de Rugby

División de Honor
Current season or competition:
2013–14 División de Honor de Rugby
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1953
Number of teams 12
Country  Spain (FER)
Current champions VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (2013–14)
Most titles Arquitectura (9 titles)
Website ferugby.com
Broadcast partner None

The División de Honor is the top Spanish league competition for rugby union clubs. The league began in 1953 and consists of ten teams. Clubs are relegated to and promoted from División de Honor B. The winner each year qualifies for the European Challenge Cup, the second-tier European rugby competition.

The current División de Honor champions are VRAC Quesos Entrepinares from Valladolid, Castile and León.

Contents

  • Competition 1
    • Format 1.1
    • Promotion and relegation 1.2
  • 2014–15 season teams 2
  • 2014–15 season standings 3
  • Past winners 4
    • Titles by team 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Competition

Format

The División de Honor season takes place between September and March, with every team playing each other home and away for a total of 22 matches. Points are awarded according to the following:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point is awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match
  • 1 bonus point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer

The six teams with the highest number of points at the end of 22 rounds of matches play the champioship playoffs

Promotion and relegation

The bottom team in the standings is relegated to División de Honor B, while the team qualified 11th play the relegation playoff. Top team from División de Honor B is promoted to División de Honor.

2014–15 season teams

División de Honor de Rugby is located in Spain
VRAC / El Salvador

VRAC /
El Salvador
Santboiana
Santboiana
Gernika
Gernika
Ordizia
Ordizia
CRC Madrid
CRC Madrid
Barcelona
Barcelona
Getxo
Getxo
Complutense Cisneros
Complutense Cisneros
Vigo
Vigo
Hernani
Hernani
Bathco Independiente
Bathco Independiente
2014–15 División de Honor teams
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
VRAC Quesos Entrepinares Pepe Rojo 5,000 Valladolid
Santboiana Baldiri Aleu 4,000 Sant Boi de Llobregat
Bizkaia Gernika Urbieta 2,500 Guernica, Biscay
Hermi El Salvador Pepe Rojo 5,000 Valladolid
Bathco Independiente San Román 1,500 Santander, Cantabria
AMPO Ordizia Altamira 500[1] Ordizia, Gipuzkoa
Pozuelo Valle de las Cañas 300 Pozuelo de Alarcón
Barcelona La Teixonera 500 Barcelona
Getxo Artea Fadura 500 Getxo, Biscay
Complutense Cisneros Central de la Ciudad Universitaria 12,400 Madrid
Blusens Universidade Vigo Lagoas-Marcosende 3,000 Vigo
Hernani Landare Toki 500 Hernani, Gipuzkoa

2014–15 season standings

División de Honor — 2014/15 season
Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA TB LB
1º. Santboiana 38 9 8 0 1 282 159 6 0
2º. El Salvador 36 9 8 0 1 268 127 4 0
3º. Cisneros 35 9 7 0 2 316 178 7 0
4º. VRAC 35 9 7 0 2 243 182 5 2
5º. Independiente 27 9 6 0 3 213 193 3 0
6º. Gernika 20 9 4 0 5 191 245 3 1
7º. Vigo 18 9 3 0 6 180 235 3 3
8º. Ordizia 17 9 4 0 5 186 215 1 0
9º. Pozuelo 17 9 3 1 5 151 197 1 2
10º. Getxo 14 9 3 0 6 186 262 1 1
11º. Barcelona 10 9 0 1 8 185 237 2 6
12º. Hernani 2 9 0 0 9 121 292 0 2
Source: Federación Española de Rugby
Qualified for championship playoff semi-finals
Qualified for championship playoff quarter-finals
Relegation playoff
Relegated

Past winners

Year Champion Runner up Third place
1953 FC Barcelona Atlético Madrid Santboiana
1954 FC Barcelona Atlético Madrid Natació Barcelona
1955-69 not held
1970 Atlético San Sebastián FC Barcelona Canoe
1971 Canoe El Salvador FC Barcelona
1972 Canoe El Salvador Santboiana
1973 Canoe Arquitectura El Salvador
1974 Arquitectura Natació Barcelona Canoe
1975 Arquitectura Cisneros CAU Madrid
1976 Cisneros Arquitectura CAU Madrid
1977 Arquitectura CAU Madrid Cisneros
1978 Atlético San Sebastián Arquitectura CAU Madrid
1979 Atlético San Sebastián Hernani Irún
CAU Madrid Cisneros Arquitectura
Cornellà Santboiana Valencia
Amigos del Rugby Sevilla FC Univ. Granada
1980 CAU Madrid Hernani Valencia
1981 Arquitectura Hernani Valencia
1982 Arquitectura Hernani FC Barcelona
1983 Valencia Atlético San Sebastián Santboiana
1984 Santboiana CAU Madrid Hernani
1985 Cisneros Atlético San Sebastián Arquitectura
1986 Arquitectura Santboiana Cisneros
1987 Santboiana Arquitectura Valencia
1988 Arquitectura Santboiana El Salvador
1989 Santboiana Complutense-Cisneros Arquitectura
1990 Arquitectura El Salvador Ciencias Sevilla
1991 El Salvador Liceo Francés Getxo
1992 Ciencias Sevilla Santboiana Liceo Francés
1993 Getxo Liceo Francés Ciencias Sevilla
1994 Ciencias Sevilla Getxo El Salvador
1995 Arquitectura Getxo Valladolid
1996 Santboiana Ciencias Sevilla Getxo
1997 Santboiana Getxo Arquitectura
1998 El Salvador Santboiana Real Canoe
1999 Valladolid Santboiana Ciencias Sevilla
2000 Real Canoe El Salvador Santboiana
2001 Valladolid Univ. Sevilla Liceo Francés
2002 Moraleja Alcobendas El Salvador Madrid 2012
2003 El Salvador Moraleja Alcobendas Valladolid
2004 El Salvador UCM 2M12 Valladolid RAC
2005 Santboiana El Salvador Bera Bera
2006 Santboiana El Salvador USAP BCN
2007 El Salvador Madrid Noroeste Santboiana
2008 El Salvador Ciencias Sevilla Pozuelo Boadilla
2009 CRC Madrid El Salvador Ciencias Sevilla
2010 El Salvador La Vila Ciencias Sevilla
2011 La Vila Ordizia El Salvador
2012 Valladolid Ordizia Santboiana
2013 Valladolid Santboiana Gernika
2014 Valladolid El Salvador Complutense Cisneros

Titles by team

Team Titles Year Region
Arquitectura 9 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995
El Salvador 7 1991, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010
Santboiana 7 1984, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006
Canoe/CRC Madrid 5 1971, 1972, 1973, 2000, 2009
VRAC 5 1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014
Atlético San Sebastián 3 1970, 1978, 1979*
Ciencias Sevilla 2 1992, 1994
Cisneros 2 1976, 1985
CAU Madrid 2 1979*, 1980
FC Barcelona 2 1953, 1954
La Vila 1 2011
Moraleja Alcobendas 1 2002
Getxo Artea 1 1993
Valencia 1 1983
Amigos del Rugby 1 1979*
Cornellà 1 1979*

*1978–79 season; 4 groups competition format, thus; 4 champions.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Estadio Altamira" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

External links

  • Official website
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