1951 South American Rugby Championship

The 1951 South American Rugby Championship was the first edition of the two tiered competition of the leading national Rugby Union teams in South America.

South American Rugby Championship
Date9–16 September 1951
Countries Argentina
 Brazil
 Chile
 Uruguay
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runner-up Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
1958

The tournament was arranged by the "River Plate Rugby Union" (currently "Argentine Rugby Union"). In February 1951 a match was organized in Buenos Aires, the first edition of Pan American Games, but it was not possible to arrange a tournament of rugby for those games, so a "Torneo Internacional" was arranged in September.[1] Initially this competition was called Torneo Internacional ABCU using the initials of the countries participating [2]

After the 1958 edition, this tournament was recognized as the first edition of the competition.[3]

StandingsEdit

 
The Argentine side that won the tournament
Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 147 3 +144 6
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 25 75 −50 4
  Chile 3 1 0 2 74 21 +53 2
  Brazil 3 0 0 3 10 157 −147 0

ResultsEdit

Complete list of matches:[4]

9 September 1951
Argentina   62–0   Uruguay

9 September 1951
Brazil   0–68   Chile

13 September 1951
Argentina   72–0   Brazil

13 September 1951
Chile   3–8   Uruguay

16 September 1951
Argentina   13–3   Chile

16 September 1951
Brazil   10–17   Uruguay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Memorias 1951[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2012-05-03 at the Wayback Machine URU - Teros / Historia
  3. ^ Argentina, campeón sudamericano by Walter Raiño on Clarín, 25 May 2011
  4. ^ South American Championship 1951 on ESPN

External linksEdit

  • (in French) [2] Mazlenaz - Championnats d'Amérique du Sud
  • [3] ESPN Scrum - South American Championship 1951 / Results
  • Union Argentina de Rugby (December 1951). "MEMORIA Temporada año 1951" (.pdf) (in Spanish).[permanent dead link]