Club Newman

Full name Club Newman
Union Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires
Nickname(s) Cardenal, Bordó
Founded 15 December 1979 (1979-12-15)
Location Benavídez, Tigre Partido, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground(s) Brother Timothy O'Brien
President Juan Matías Mc Cormick
Coach(es) Ramiro Varela
League(s) Torneo de la URBA
2016 5° of Top 14 [1]
Team kit
Official website

Club Newman is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Benavídez of Tigre Partido, Greater Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its rugby union team, which currently plays in the first division of the URBA championship. Newman's facilities also hosts other sports such as field hockey, football, golf, show jumping and tennis.


In 2004, Newman reached the URBA semi-finals, one of its most important achievements, since they have never won any championships. In 2008, Newman reached the URBA TOP 14 final. In 2012 they reached semi-finals and in 2013 too. The current captain of the team is Javier "el negro" Urtubey, and the sub-captain, Alfredo Cordone. The trainers are Ramiro Varela, Manuel Contepomi and Mariano Gastaldi. Nevertheless, in 2013, Felipe Contepomi came back to Newman. He is considered to be one of the best players in Argentina´s history.

Most of Newman Club players originated from Colegio Cardenal Newman (Cardinal Newman College), a secondary school, located in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, founded by the order of The Christian Brothers.

Notable rugby players who started their careers in Newman include Cristián Viel, Agustín Canalda, Francisco Irrarázabal, Felipe Contepomi, Manuel Contepomi, Marcos Ayerza, Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada, Miguel Urtubey, Pablo Quirno, Marcos Bollini and Agustin Gosio.


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