East German rugby union championship

The East German rugby union championship was a rugby union competition in the German Democratic Republic, commonly referred to as East Germany. The competition was first held in 1952 and had its last edition in 1990, being terminated by the events of the German reunion.

East German rugby union championship
DDR Verwaltungsbezirke farbig.svg
SportRugby union
Founded1952
Ceased1990
CountryEast GermanyEast Germany
Most titlesBSG Stahl Hennigsdorf (27)

CompetitionEdit

The competition was carried out via the DDR Rugby-Oberliga, which consisted of, for a large part of its live time, eight clubs. Below it sat the 2. Liga, the second division.[1]

The competition was carried out in a home-and-away season, a final was not played.

Participating clubsEdit

The number of rugby clubs in East Germany was never large and the Rugby-Oberliga had, at times, even first and reserve teams playing in it. The following clubs played in the league and championship and some stage:[1]

WinnersEdit

The East German championship was held from 1952 to 1990, with the Stahl Hennigsdorf Rugby as the most successful team, winning 27 championships:.[2][6]

Season Winner Runner-Up
1952 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1953 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1954 DHfK Leipzig
1955 DHfK Leipzig
1956 SC Vorwärts Berlin
1957 DHfK Leipzig
1958 DHfK Leipzig
1959 not held
1960 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1961 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1962 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1963 DHfK Leipzig
1964 BSG Lokomotive Wahren Leipzig
1965 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1966 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1967 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1968 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1969 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1970 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1971 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1972 BSG Stahl Leegebruch
1973 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1974 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1975 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1976 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1977 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1978 BSG Lokomotive Wahren Leipzig BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1979 BSG Lokomotive Wahren Leipzig BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1980 BSG Lokomotive Wahren Leipzig BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1981 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1982 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1983 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1984 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1985 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1986 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1987 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf
1988 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf BSG Stahl Brandenburg
1989 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf BSG Post Berlin
1990 BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf BSG Post Berlin

Winners by number of titlesEdit

Club Championships
BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf 27
DHfK Leipzig 5
BSG Lokomotive Wahren Leipzig 4
BSG Stahl Leegebruch 1
SC Vorwärts Berlin 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Post SV Berlin Rugby - Archiv Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Chronik 30 Jahre - History of Post SV Berlin Rugby, accessed: 11 April 2010
  2. ^ a b Rugby in Hennigsdorf - Eine Chronologie (in German) Stahl Hennigsdorf website - club history, accessed: 10 April 2010
  3. ^ a b c Rugby beim TSV 1893 Leipzig-Wahren (in German) TSV 1893 Leipzig-Wahren website, accessed: 15 April 2010
  4. ^ Geschichte (in German) Stahl Brandenburg Rugby - History, accessed: 11 April 2010
  5. ^ Die Geschichte unserer Männer (in German) Rugby department website - History, accessed: 6 April 2010
  6. ^ Rugby - DDR - Meisterschaften (in German) sport-komplett.de, accessed: 10 April 2010

External linksEdit

  • DRV website (in German) German rugby federation website