Club Atlético Banco de la Nación Argentina
|Full name||Club Atlético Banco de la Nación Argentina|
|Union||Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires|
|Founded||12 October 1909|
|Location||Florida, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|League(s)||Torneo de la URBA Grupo II|
|2016||5° of Reubicación B|
Club Atlético Banco de la Nación Argentina (also known as Club Banco Nación) is an Argentine sports club, located in the neighborhood of Florida in Vicente López Partido of Greater Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its rugby union team, which currently plays at Torneo de la URBA, the first division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires (URBA) league system.
Apart from rugby, the club hosts other activities such as aikido, artistic roller skating, basketball, field hockey, football, judo, pilates, swimming, tennis, volleyball and yoga. Banco Nación also has a section of Saint Edward's College.
Banco Nación was founded on October 12, 1909, as sports club by employees of Banco de la Nación Argentina, Argentina's state-owned bank. Originally located near the Colegiales railway station, the club moved to its current location on Zufriategui street in 1928.
Banco Nación's rugby team won the URBA Tournament in 1986 and 1989, as well as several rugby sevens tournaments. Hugo Porta, long-time captain of the national team, played in Banco Nación during his entire career; other recognized Pumas, such as Fabián Turnes, Pablo Hacha Dinisio, Fabio Aguja Gómez, and Rodolfo Capeltti began their careers with the team.
On July 14, 1991, Banco Nación defeated England national team in a surprising 29 to 21 victory, being the only club level team to do that in the world. Banco Nación is the only Argentine club to defeat two national teams, having also defeated Canada in 1989.
In 2010 Banco was relegated to the second division, along with Club Pueyrredón. In November, 2011, Banco Nación defeated Hurling Club 31-28 proclaiming second division champion.
On September 2014, Banco Nación returned to the first division (Grupo I) after defeating Universitario (La Plata) by 41-19.
- Torneo de la URBA
- First Division (2): 1986, 1989
- Second Division (1): 2011
- Metropolitano de Primera División (3): 1968, 1970, 1973