La Plata Rugby Club

La Plata
Full name La Plata Rugby Club
Union Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires
Nickname(s) Canario
Founded 20 March 1934 (1934-03-20)
Location Manuel B. Gonnet, La Plata Partido, Buenos Aires Province
Ground(s) El Bosque, Manuel B. Gonnet
President Guillermo Raggio
Coach(es) Gonzalo Albarracin
Hugo Montenegro
League(s) Torneo de la URBA
2016 10° of Top 14 (Runner-up) [1]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

La Plata Rugby Club is a rugby union club from the city of La Plata in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.[2]


In 1924, members of the rowing section of multi-sports Club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata decided to try a new sport, so they could stay fit during the winter period. After a visit from players of CASI, rugby was chosen.

The rugby section of CGE La Plata officially opened and registered with the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires in 1925. Eight years later, football became professional in Argentina and URBA decided that rugby teams could not be part of professional clubs as rugby is an amateur sport in Argentina.

In 1934, the rugby section of Club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata unmerged to become an independent club. Five years later the club would change its name to La Plata Rugby Club and severe all remaining ties with Gimnasia y Esgrima.


From humble beginnings the club has become a powerhouse in Argentine rugby, winning one URBA title and reaching the Nacional de Clubes final 3 times, with a title won in 2007.

La Plata Rugby Club is the leading rugby club in La Plata with more than 1,000 players and 4,500 members. Many players have gone on to play for the national team and professional clubs in Europe.

Nowadays the club plays at the highest level of URBA's league system, fielding teams at all levels.



  1. Posiciones 2016 on URBA website
  2. "URBA club sheet" (in Spanish). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.

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