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"I've worked with David in the Spanish squad for some time," said Crusaders chief executive Chris O'Callaghan. In 2018, Barcelona won the first-ever Catalan Supercup, beating Santboiana 21-17. They won the first two División de Honor titles in 1953 and 1954, but did not participate in the tournament for fifteen seasons thereafter. How he hasn't been picked up by some of the Guinness Premiership sides is beyond me, but their loss is our gain.". Here they won all four fixtures to finish at the top and advance to the play-off. In 1953 and 1954 they won the first Spanish league titles. Spain has never been crowned European champions, though has come close. Spain entered the top 20 in the IRB ranking in February 2012 for the first time following a 25–18 win over the higher ranked Georgia, and Spain remained in the top 20 throughout the year, ending 2012 ranked 18th. Despite being whitewashed, the team performed admirably in a group which included South Africa and Scotland. During the 1940s and 1950s Barcelona was one of the strongest rugby clubs in Spain, winning a further 10 Spanish championships. The second XV won the Catalonia Championship, while the first XV won the second-ever Catalonia Cup. Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 28-0 in the final, before beating SEU Madrid 17-8 in the final. Despite losing on aggregate, Spain went through the repechage due to Russia being disqualified for fielding ineligible players. Barcelona won the Spanish Championship for a third time, beating Madrid away 20-3. This inaugural match was attended by the then president and founder of the club, Joan Gamper, who was accompanied by numerous executives. During the 1929-30 season, the quality of the Catalonia Championship was said to increase notably, but Barcelona won once again, and also won the Spanish Championship, defeating Real Madrid 39-3. This partnership is expected to last for the rest of the decade. The Crusaders have been handed a Northern Rail Cup last-16 tie with Rochdale Hornets, also their opponents in Saturday's Powergen Challenge Cup fourth round. Mota has a limited background in the 13-man format. The first team won the Spain Championship, now known as the Generalísimo Cup, defeating Frente de Juventudes de Madrid 9-3 in the semi final, and, in Les Corts, winning the final 23-13 against SEU Madrid. An exhibition match against R.C.D Espanyol was played to a full house in Manresa, and Barcelona won 3-0. Rugby operations throughout Europe were continued in the 1950s; through this decade the Spanish struggled to the likes of West Germany, Italy and Romania. IRB.com, 2012 in review: Highs and lows in rankings, Jan. 7, 2013, "Blog De la Calle: Rugby español, ni español ni... (in Spanish)", http://www.irb.com/rankings/news/newsid=2064835.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spain_national_rugby_union_team&oldid=983889013, Teams in European Nations Cup (rugby union), Articles with unsourced statements from November 2018, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Articles with Spanish-language sources (es), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 21:16. The current home kit consists of a red shirt with a triangular pattern and black on the waist sides, dark blue shorts and dark blue socks, while the away kit consists of a dark blue jersey, red waist sides, dark blue shorts and dark blue socks; previously, during the 1980s and 1990s, the Spanish team wore a yellow top as away kit.[6]. Since the mid-1970s, Barcelona have been promoted and relegated several times, moving between the top three tiers of rugby in Spain. They won the club's first championships in Catalonia and Spain, and went on to win Catalan championship five seasons in a row. The club experienced problems in 1933-34, when the strain of not being able to train properly and not having a home ground for two years took its toll. "I made up a story that his grandfather was a Welsh miner who fought in the Spanish Civil War and opened up a garage in Madrid. The first Copa del Rey de Rugby was organized in 1926, and won by Barcelona. In 1945-46, the first and second teams once again won the Catalonia Championship. Richards, Huw A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union (Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 2007. [1], The exact starting point of rugby union in Spain is unknown; Catalan student Baldiri Aleu introduced the game from France to a mainstream Spanish audience in 1921, but the game might have been played on Spanish soil earlier. In 1992, Spain finally beat Romania for the first time in 1992, winning 6–0. Rugby union Rugby league Futsal Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's) Closed departments of FC Barcelona American Football Futbol Club Barcelona Rugby is a Spanish rugby union club. They lost 8 of their 10 fixtures, beating only Germany those two times, and missed out on advancing to the next round of qualifying. Historically, Spain's kit reflected the colours of Spain; a red jersey with blue shorts deriving from the House of Bourbon. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The Spanish also received Zimbabwe through various tests in the 80s. The Spain national rugby union team (Spanish: Selección nacional de rugby de España) represents Spain in men's international rugby union competitions , nicknamed Los Leones, is administered by the Spanish Rugby Federation. Despite losing the first game in Madrid 3–36, and looking dead in the water, Spain pulled off a very unlikely victory, winning 38–22.

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