Bera Bera RT
Bera Bera Rugby Taldea is a Spanish rugby union club. The club was established in 1983 and competes in the División de Honor B de Rugby competition, the second-level of Spanish club rugby; the club are based in Donostia-San Sebastian. Bera Bera play in orange. Copa del Rey: 1 Champions: 2003–04 Supercopa de España: 0 Runners-up: 2004 12 seasons in División de Honor Pedro J Dávila Iker Lopategi David Hernández Oskar Astarloa Igor Mirones Gorka Bueno Pablo Feijoo Javier Arbelaiz plays the Challenge Cup with Olympus Madrid James Foster signs from Tasman Daniel Larrechea sings from Aviron Bayonnais, former player from Sale Sharks, international France A. Tama Makamaka international All-Blacks U20 Bruno Hiriart signs from US Dax Official website Spanish Rugby website
University of Valencia
The University of Valencia is a university located in the Spanish city of Valencia. It is one of the oldest surviving universities in Spain, the oldest in the Valencian Community, is regarded as one of Spain's leading academic institutions; the University was founded in 1499, has around 55,000 students. Most of the courses are given through the medium of Spanish, but the university has promised to increase the number of courses available in Valencian. Moreover, in some degrees part of the teaching is in English, it is located in the Mediterranean Spanish baseline, in the city of Valencia, the capital and most populous city of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain, with a population of 829,705 in 2014. One of its campuses is located in the metropolitan area of Valencia, in the municipalities of Burjassot and Paterna. There are three campuses: The Burjassot Campus houses the colleges of Biology, Physics, Chemistry and the School of Engineering. On the Avenida de Blasco Ibañez Campus the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Educational Sciences, Psychology and History, Physical Education and Nursing.
The third campus, houses the Schools of Law and Business, Social Sciences, the School of Elementary Teacher Training, which moved from its previous location near the Blasco Ibañez Campus. The current chancellor is Esteban Morcillo Sánchez. At the request of James I the Conqueror, Pope Innocent IV in 1246, authorized by a Bull the establishment of estudis generals in Valencia; the University Statutes were passed by the municipal magistrates of Valencia on April 30, 1499. In 1501, Pope Alexander VI signed the bill of approval and one year Ferdinand II the Catholic proclaimed the Royal Mandatory Concession, its foundation was due to the zeal of St. Vincent Ferrer and to the donation of a building by Mosen Pedro Vilaragut. Only meagre accounts have been preserved of the practical workings of the university. From the time of its foundation the courses included Latin, Hebrew, philosophy and physics, Canon law, medicine; the closing years of the seventeenth, the whole of the eighteenth century, witnessed the most prosperous era of the university, Latin and medicine being specially cultivated.
Among the names of illustrious students that of Tosca, Evangelista Torricelli's friend, noted physicist and author of important mathematical works, stands out prominently. Escolano says that it was the leading university in mathematics, the humanities and medicine. Large anatomical drawings were made by the students. Valencia was the first university of Spain to found a course for the study of herbs. Many of the Valencian graduates of medicine became famous. Pedro Ximeno discovered the third small bone of the ear, he had for a pupil the celebrated Vallés. Luis Collado, professor of botany, made some valuable discoveries and carried on exhaustive studies of the plants of the Levant. In the seventeenth century the university divided into two factions, the Thomists and the anti-Thomists; the discussions were aroused partisan feelings throughout the entire Kingdom of Valencia. The university possessed a library of 27,000 volumes, destroyed by the soldiers under the command of General Suchet. Among the most noted professors of the university was D.
Francisco Pérez Bayer, a man of wide culture and great influence in the reign of Charles III of Spain. Around the university several colleges for poor students sprang up: the first was founded by St. Thomas of Villanova in 1561 and followed those founded by Doña Angela Alonsar, Mosen Pedro Martín; the most famous, called Corpus Christi, was founded by Blessed Juan de Ribera. During the Spanish Civil War, in 1938, a fire badly damaged the library. Nowadays it is a modern European public university open to every branch of teaching and learning in humanities, basic sciences and technology, health sciences, social sciences, education; the University of Valencia has three main urban campuses located in Valencia city and in Burjassot-Paterna, some other buildings and facilities in the hearth of Valencia town, such as the Historic Building, Botanical Garden, Cerveró Palace, the Rectorate and others. The University of Valencia has 18 Faculties located in its three main campuses; each one allocates different academic departments and offers undergraduate, official masters and PhD programs.
The University of Valencia offers degrees in all of the academic fields: arts and humanities, health sciences and social sciences. The exchange programs with foreign universities, as well as other programs of International Cooperation and Development Aid, allow students to study in other academic institutions from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia. Regarding student mobility through Erasmus program, it is among the top ten universities in Europe; the university has partnered with International Studies Abroad, a study abroad provider based in Austin, Texas, to bring inbound students from the United States and Canada. Research is conducted through several ways; the Academic Departments within each School, the Research Institutes, the Science Park and some others. The Research Institutes are conceived as multi-disciplinary research structures beyond the
Ciencias Sevilla CR
Ciencias Club de Rugby is a Spanish rugby team based in Seville, Spain. Spanish championship Champions: 1992 and 1994 Spanish King's cup Champions: 1994, 1995 and 1996 Runners-up: 1997 Copa Ibérica Champions: 1995 Runners-up: 1993 27 seasons in División de Honor 5 seasons in División de Honor B Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality. Javier de Juan Corey Smith Kurt Morath Oscar Durán Leonardo de Oliveira Juan Francisco Galindo Sebastián Hattori José María Bohórquez Leandro Fernández Jesús Recuerda Rafael Camacho Alejandro Ortega Carlos Arenas Jeremías Palumbo Manuel Mazo Jorge Prieto Andrea Bresolin Former player from Petrarca Padova in italien Super10 Official site
Rugby union known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end. Rugby union is a popular sport around the world, played by male and female players of all ages. In 2014, there were more than 6 million people playing worldwide, of whom 2.36 million were registered players. World Rugby called the International Rugby Football Board and the International Rugby Board, has been the governing body for rugby union since 1886, has 101 countries as full members and 18 associate members. In 1845, the first football laws were written by Rugby School pupils. An amateur sport, in 1995 restrictions on payments to players were removed, making the game professional at the highest level for the first time.
Rugby union spread from the Home Nations of Great Britain and Ireland and was absorbed by many of the countries associated with the British Empire. Early exponents of the sport included New Zealand, South Africa and France. Countries that have adopted rugby union as their de facto national sport include Fiji, Madagascar, New Zealand and Tonga. International matches have taken place since 1871 when the first game took place between Scotland and England at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh; the Rugby World Cup, first held in 1987, takes place every four years. The Six Nations Championship in Europe and The Rugby Championship in the Southern Hemisphere are other major international competitions, held annually. National club or provincial competitions include the Premiership in England, the Top 14 in France, the Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand, the National Rugby Championship in Australia, the Currie Cup in South Africa. Other transnational club competitions include the Pro14 in Europe and South Africa, the European Rugby Champions Cup in Europe, Super Rugby, in the Southern Hemisphere and Japan.
The origin of rugby football is reputed to be an incident during a game of English school football at Rugby School in 1823, when William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up the ball and run with it. Although the evidence for the story is doubtful, it was immortalised at the school with a plaque unveiled in 1895. Despite the doubtful evidence, the Rugby World Cup trophy is named after Webb Ellis. Rugby football stems from the form of game played at Rugby School, which former pupils introduced to their university. Old Rugbeian Albert Pell, a student at Cambridge, is credited with having formed the first "football" team. During this early period different schools used different rules, with former pupils from Rugby and Eton attempting to carry their preferred rules through to their universities. A significant event in the early development of rugby football was the production of the first written laws of the game at Rugby School in 1845, followed by the Cambridge Rules drawn up in 1848. Other important events include the Blackheath Club's decision to leave the Football Association in 1863 and the formation of the Rugby Football Union in 1871.
The code was known as "rugby football". Despite the sport's full name of rugby union, it is known as rugby throughout most of the world; the first rugby football international was played on 27 March 1871 between Scotland and England in Edinburgh. Scotland won the game 1-0. By 1881 both Ireland and Wales had representative teams, in 1883 the first international competition, the Home Nations Championship had begun. 1883 is the year of the first rugby sevens tournament, the Melrose Sevens, still held annually. Two important overseas tours took place in 1888: a British Isles team visited Australia and New Zealand—although a private venture, it laid the foundations for future British and Irish Lions tours. During the early history of rugby union, a time before commercial air travel, teams from different continents met; the first two notable tours both took place in 1888—the British Isles team touring New Zealand and Australia, followed by the New Zealand team touring Europe. Traditionally the most prestigious tours were the Southern Hemisphere countries of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa making a tour of a Northern Hemisphere, the return tours made by a joint British and Irish team.
Tours would last for months, due to the number of games undertaken. Touring international sides would play Test matches against international opponents, including national and county sides in the case of Northern Hemisphere rugby, or provincial/state sides in the case of Southern Hemisphere rugby. Between 1905 and 1908, all three major Southern Hemisphere rugby countries sent their first touring teams to the Northern Hemisphere: New Zealand in 1905, followed by South Africa in 1906 and Australia in 1908. All three teams brought new styles of play, fitness levels and tactics, were far more successful than critics had expected; the New Zealand 1905 touri
Club Deportivo Arquitectura
Club Deportivo Arquitectura is a Spanish rugby union club. Established in 1931, the team competes at División de Honor B, the second division of Spanish rugby. Arquitectura is the most successful club with a total of 17 titles won to date. In 1931, fifteen students of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid decided to form the first rugby union team of the School. Captained by Santiago Soler the club won its first University championship that same season; the squad would win the title in 1935 and 1936. After a hiatus due to the Civil War, Arquitectura won a series of titles in the University championship, winning 13 titles; the club crowned Spanish champion in 1957, 1958 and 1959 when the National University Games were established. In the 1960s, new sections were added to the University program, such as volleyball. At a request of the Spanish Rugby Federation, the club was constituted under the name "Club Deportivo Arquitectura de Madrid". Arquitectura won its first División de Honor championship in 1974.
Arquitectura promoted to the first division, División de Honor, in 1971. In 1974 the squad toured on France and the United Kingdom, playing a series of friendly games against Stade Français, London Welsh and London Scottish. Two years Arquitectura made another tour, achieving wins v. Camberley, London Scottish and London Welsh. During successive years in the decade, Arquitectura played French Aviron Bayonnais and Argentine CUBA, Newman and Buenos Aires CRC, among other teams; the 1970s and 1980s were successful decades for the club, during those years Arquitectura won 6 Copa del Rey and 7 División de Honor championships, all of them between 1974 and 1988. In 1984 the club was awarded the "Trofeo Villa de Madrid" as the most notable sports club of the city. In the 1990s Arquitectura won two Copa Ibérica trophies and two División de Honor titles, becoming the most winning rugby team of Spain with 17 championships to date. División de Honor: 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995 Copa del Rey: 1976, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988 Copa Ibérica: 1991, 1996 Rugby union in Spain Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid Official site Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
Valladolid Rugby Asociación Club is a Spanish rugby union club. The club was established in 1986 and competes in the División de Honor de Rugby competition, the highest level of Spanish club rugby; the club are based in Valladolid in central Spain. VRAC play in white colours; the team have in the past won both the Copa del Rey de Rugby. They play at Estadio Pepe Rojo. División de Honor: 8 Champions: 1998–99, 2000–01, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18 Copa del Rey: 5 Champions: 1997–98, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2017–18 Runners-up: 2012–13 Supercopa de España: 7 Champions: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Copa Ibérica de Rugby: 3 Champions: 2014, 2017,2018 Valladolid RAC's first foray into Europe was in the 2001–02 European Challenge Cup. Playing in a pool with London Irish, Dax and L'Aquila, they lost all six games; the 2003/4 season saw a change in format in the European Challenge Cup. Teams played in a knockout format, over two legs, in each round. First round losing teams played in a new, third tier, Shield competition.
Having lost home and away to England's Newcastle Falcons in Round 1 of the 2003–04 European Challenge Cup, they dropped into the European Shield. Here their performance against Italy's Overmach Parma was better, but they again lost home and away; the 2004/5 season was a close repeat of 2003/4: heavy losses home and away to Italy's Viadana in the Challenge Cup was followed by heavier defeats at the hands of England's Leeds in the Shield. As the winners of the 2011–12 División de Honor de Rugby and the championship playoff, Valladolid RAC qualified to play in the 2012–13 European Challenge Cup but turned down the opportunity due to economic factors. Gernika RT represented Spain; as the winners of the 2013/14 División de Honor championship, VRAC qualified to play the Iberian Rugby Cup against CDUL of Lisbon, winning the game and the title. In 2015/16 season, Valladolid RAC as the champion of the 2014/15 División de Honor championship, represented Spain at the Qualifying Competition of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
In this competition VRAC won two games, against Royal Kituro Rugby Club and Mogliano Rugby but lost against Grupo Desportivo Direito and Timișoara Saracens. Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality. Víctor Acevedo Fernando de la Calle Aníbal Fernando Bonan Benjamín Pardo Nacho Müller Glen Rolls Gareth Griffiths Sargent Adam Newton Gareth Griffiths Mike Davis Glen Lewis Rolls 25 seasons in División de Honor Rugby union in Spain VRAC Official website Spanish Rugby website
Club de Rugby Cisneros is a Spanish rugby union club. The club competes in the Division de Honor, the top-flight competition of Spanish club rugby; the club is based in Spain. División de Honor: 2 Champions: 1975–76, 1984–85 Copa del Rey: 4 Champions: 1967, 1969, 1979, 1982 Source: Federación Española de Rugby 33 seasons in División de Honor Rugby union in Spain CR Cisneros Official Website Spanish Rugby website