Royal Kituro Rugby Club

Coordinates: 50°51′38″N 4°23′50″E / 50.86056°N 4.39722°E / 50.86056; 4.39722

They have once beat a team 356-3 which is the highest scoring game ever

Kituro RC
RoyalKituroLogo.jpg
Full nameRoyal Kituro Avia Schaerbeek Rugby Club
UnionBelgian Rugby Federation
Founded1961
LocationSchaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Ground(s)Complexe Wahis, Schaerbeek,
PresidentPhilip Van Perlstein
Coach(es)Peter Lang
League(s)Belgian Elite League
2018/196
Team kit
Official website
www.kituro.be

The Royal Kituro Avia Schaerbeek Rugby Club, often shortened Kituro RC, is a Belgian rugby union club currently competing in the Belgian Elite League.

The club is based in Schaerbeek, a suburb to Brussels. The official colours of the club are green and black. The Kituro is a 50-year-old rugby club; one of the most successful and best known in Belgium with more than 560 players from U7 to U19, Seniors, Veterans, Ladies and a Touch Team.

It benefits from the best quality rugby ground in Belgium with its two new synthetic pitches (International IRB Standards), six changing rooms and a friendly and very comfortable club house.[1]

The club is located in Brussels alongside the Boulevard Léopold III (Zaventem airport highway) between NATO and the EU Schuman area.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1961 by international referee Teddy Lacroix along with Volcanologist and Rugby Player Haroun Tazieff who choose to name the club after Mount Kituro in the former Belgian Colony of Congo. The club was donated land by the City Of Brussels and quickly established itself as a major force in Belgian Rugby. The heir to the Belgian Throne Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant played for the team.[2]

Kituro has won the Belgian Elite League title on five occasions and most recently in May 2015. In the same year, they also recorded the largest win in rugby history, beating Soignies Rugby Club 356-3.

 
Royal Kituro Rugby Club

Recent HistoryEdit

2017 saw a change of president at the club with Philip Van Perlstein taking over from Claude Orban.[3] At the end of the season Van Perlstein called in Philippe Brantegem from La Hulpe Rugby Club to head up the new coaching staff.[4]

During the 2018/19 mid season break, Kituro announced the arrival of Peter Lang from Scotland as the new assistant coach. Lang was announced as the new head coach for the 2019/20 season.[5]

HonoursEdit

  • Belgian Elite League
    • Champions: 1967, 1996, 2009, 2011, 2015
  • Belgian Cup
    • Champions: 1969, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1998
  • Belgian Super Cup
    • Champions: 2011, 2012
  • Belgium Touch Championship
    • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Season by SeasonEdit

Season Tier Division League Pos. Play Offs Notes
2003–04 2 Belgian 2nd Division 4
2004–05 2 Belgian 2nd Division 5
2005–06 2 Belgian 2nd Division 1
2006–07 2 Belgian 2nd Division 4
2007–08 2 Belgian 2nd Division 2 Promoted
2008–09 1 Belgian Elite League 2 Champions
2009–10 1 Belgian Elite League 3 Semi-Finalists
2010–11 1 Belgian Elite League 1 Champions
2011–12 1 Belgian Elite League 1 Runners Up
2012–13 1 Belgian Elite League 3 Semi-Finalists
2013–14 1 Belgian Elite League 3 Semi-Finalists
2014–15 1 Belgian Elite League 1 Champions
2015–16 1 Belgian Elite League 5
2016–17 1 Belgian Elite League 6
2017–18 1 Belgian Elite League 6
2018–19 1 Belgian Elite League 6 [6]
2019–20 1 Belgian Elite League

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Website www.kituro.be
  2. ^ Official Website History Page http://www.kituro.be/historique1.htm
  3. ^ "Kituro has a new committee". Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  4. ^ "Kituro Schaerbeek wants to find the playoffs this season". Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  5. ^ https://www.dhnet.be/sports/sport-regional/brabant/le-nouveau-staff-du-royal-kituro-rugby-club-devoile-5d1b849bd8ad5815cb4d22a7. Retrieved 2019-10-24. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ https://www.the-sports.org/rugby-royal-kituro-rc-results-identity-equ26034.html

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