La Plata Rugby Club
|Full name||La Plata Rugby Club|
|Union||Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires|
|Founded||20 March 1934|
|Location||Manuel B. Gonnet, La Plata Partido, Buenos Aires Province|
|Ground(s)||El Bosque, Manuel B. Gonnet|
Gonzalo Albarracin |
|League(s)||Torneo de la URBA|
|2016||10° of Top 14 (Runner-up)|
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.
Nowadays the club plays at the highest level of URBA's league system, fielding teams at all levels.
- Official website (Spanish)