Club San Andrés

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San Andrés
Club San Andres Crest.svg
Full name Club San Andrés
Union URBA
Founded 9 May 1911; 107 years ago (1911-05-09) [1]
Location Olivos, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground(s) Benavidez, Tigre Partido
President Ricardo Romanelli
Coach(es) Mariano Piñero
Jorge Moffaet
League(s) Torneo de la URBA
2016 15° of Reubicación G2 [2]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.clubsanandres.com

Club San Andrés, simply known as San Andrés, is an Argentine sports club sited in Olivos, Greater Buenos Aires. Although other sports are also practised at the club (such as football and field hockey) San Andrés is mostly known for its rugby union team, which currently plays in the Torneo de la URBA Grupo II, the second division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires.

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In 1838, Saint Andrew's Scots School (in Spanish: "Colegio San Andrés") was established by a group of Scottish settlers determined to educate their children in their language, faith and culture. Founded as a boys school, Saint Andrews would become co-educational soon after.

In 1911, Club San Andrés was founded, as a social and sporting club for students, alumni and friends of the school. The first activities practised at the club were rugby union, field hockey, swimming, football and sailing. Rugby was one of the original sports played at the club when it was founded in 1911. The team had not played in the first division until 2009, when San Andrés won the promotion to the top level after defeating Universitario de La Plata 18–5.[3][4]

Thanks to its Scottish heritage, Club San Andrés has the particularity of being one of the few clubs in South America to own their own Tartan.

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