Copa Ibérica de Rugby
The Copa Ibérica de Rugby (Iberian Rugby Cup) is a rugby union knock-out competition played annually by clubs of the Spanish Rugby Federation and Portuguese Rugby Federation. It was played for the first time in 1965.
|Number of teams||4|
|Current champions||VRAC Quesos Entrepinares|
|Most successful club(s)||VRAC Quesos Entrepinares|
(5 titles each)
Between 1965 and 1971 it was played by 4 clubs (2 of each country, both Champion's and both Runner's-up), that face each other in ligule type competition. The competition stopped being played in 1972, but returned in 1983 with a new format, with the 2 Champion's facing each other in just one game. In the season 2007–2008 it returned to the ligule type competition.
In 2009, a new competition named Iberian Rugby Cup was designed. This style of rugby was meant to be played with 8 teams, four of each federation, although it was suspended.
Winners by yearEdit
Performance by clubEdit
|El Salvador||5||1992, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2016|
|VRAC Quesos Entrepinares||5||2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020|
|S.L. Benfica||4||1971, 1987, 1989, 2002|
|Santboiana||4||1988, 1990, 2006, 2007|
|Direito||4||2000, 2003, 2013, 2015|
|GDS Cascais||3||1993, 1994, 1997|
|Canoe||3||1965, 1967, 2001|
|CDUL||3||1984, 1985, 2012|
|Atl. San Sebastián||1||1969|
|Académica de Coimbra||1||1998|
Titles by countryEdit
- "La Iberian Rugby Cup takes over Copa Ibérica". Marca. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "El Universitario de Lisboa se adjudica la Copa Ibérica". Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "Cdul É Campeão Ibérico".
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Taça Ibérica Está de Regresso".
- "Coroa Ibérica Sem Espinhas Fica Em Monsanto".
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Direito conquista a sua quarta Taça Ibérica".
- http://ferugby.es/noticias2.php?titulo=SilverStorm%20El%20Salvador%20rey%20ib%E9rico[permanent dead link]
- http://ferugby.es/noticias2.php?titulo=Segunda%20Ib%E9rica%20para%20el%20VRAC[permanent dead link]
- "El VRAC vence a Os Belenenses y levanta su tercera Copa Ibérica". ferugby.es (in Spanish). 29 December 2018.[permanent dead link]