SC Germania List
The SC Germania List is a German rugby union club from the district List of Hanover, currently playing in the Rugby-Bundesliga. Apart from rugby, the club also offers other sports like tennis, gymnastics and handball.
|Full name||Sport Club Germania List Hannover e.V. 1900|
|Union||German Rugby Federation|
|Coach(es)||Danny Stephens, Rainer Kumm, Jakob Clasen|
|2015–16||Rugby-Bundesliga North/East, 2nd|
Germania List was formed in 1900. The club did however not make a serious impact on national level until 1942, when it reached the final of the national championship and lost. It repeated this effort in 1949, when it made another losing finals appearance, this time against SC Neuenheim.
The club's greatest era came in the late 1970s and early 80s, when it reached and won three championship finals, in 1977, 1979 and 1981, beating the Heidelberger RK twice and the Heidelberger TV once in the final.
In recent seasons, the club was part of the Rugby-Bundesliga's North/East division until 2001, when the league was restructured to a single-division format. It won its last national men's title to date in 2000, when it took out the German cup.
Germania earned promotion back to the Rugby-Bundesliga within two seasons in 2003, after winning their division, by beating South/West champions BSC Offenbach 22-14 in the 2nd Bundesliga final. It lasted at this level for only two seasons before suffering relegation back to the second division again in 2005.
The club missed out on Bundesliga promotion in 2007 when it lost the 2nd Bundesliga final 10-52 to RK Heusenstamm. Since then, the club's performances have declined to a point where it is not a promotion contender anymore.
A league reform in 2012 allowed the club promotion to the Bundesliga as the league was expanded from ten to 24 teams. Germania finished third in their group in the 2012-13 season and qualified for the north/east division of the championship round, where it came fifth. The club was knocked out in the first round of the play-offs after losing 103–10 to RG Heidelberg.
In 2013–14 the team qualified for the championship round and the play-offs once more, losing 31–22 to TSV Handschuhsheim in the first round. In the 2014–15 season the club finished third in the north-east championship group but was knocked out of the first round of the play-offs after a 20–24 loss to TSV Handschuhsheim. In the 2015–16 season List came second in the north/east division of the Rugby-Bundesliga but lost to Heidelberger RK in the semi-finals of the play-off.
- German rugby union championship
- Champions: 1977, 1979, 1981
- Runners up: 1942, 1949
- German rugby union cup
- Winner: 1968, 1971, 1977, 1980, 2000
- 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East
- Champions: 2003, 2007
- Runners up: 2002, 2006
- German rugby union championship
- Runners up: 2003, 2006
- German sevens championship
- Champions: 2003, 2004
- Runners up: 2006
Recent seasons of the club:
|1997-98||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East (II)||2nd — Promoted|
|1998-99||Rugby-Bundesliga North/East (I)||5th|
|Bundesliga qualification round||2nd|
|Bundesliga qualification round||1st|
|Bundesliga qualification round||2nd — Relegated|
|2001-02||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East (II)||2nd|
|2002-03||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East||1st — Promoted|
|2004-05||Rugby-Bundesliga||8th — Relegated|
|2005-06||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East (II)||2nd|
|2006–07||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East||1st|
|2007–08||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East||5th|
|2008–09||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East||7th|
|2009–10||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East (II)||6th|
|2010–11||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East||3rd|
|2011–12||2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East||2nd — Promoted|
|2012–13||Rugby-Bundesliga qualification round – North||3rd|
|Rugby-Bundesliga championship round – North-East||5th — Round of sixteen|
|2013–14||Rugby-Bundesliga qualification round – North||3rd|
|Rugby-Bundesliga championship round – North-East||4th — First round|
|2014–15||Rugby-Bundesliga qualification round – North||2nd|
|Rugby-Bundesliga championship round – North-East||3rd – First round|
|2015–16||Rugby-Bundesliga North-East||2nd — Semi finals|
- Until 2001, when the single-division Bundesliga was established, the season was divided in autumn and spring, a Vorrunde and Endrunde, whereby the top teams of the Rugby-Bundesliga would play out the championship while the bottom teams together with the autumn 2nd Bundesliga champion would play for Bundesliga qualification. The remainder of the 2nd Bundesliga teams would play a spring round to determine the relegated clubs. Where two placing's are shown, the first is autumn, the second spring. In 2012 the Bundesliga was expanded from ten to 24 teams and the 2nd Bundesliga from 20 to 24 with the leagues divided into four regional divisions.
|2002-03||Women's Rugby Bundesliga (I)||2nd — Runners up|
|2003-04||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||2nd|
|2004-05||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||4th|
|2005-06||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||2nd — Runners up|
|2006–07||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||3rd|
|2007–08||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||4th|
|2008–09||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||5th|
|2009–10||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||5th|
|2010–11||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||5th|
|2011–12||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||5th|
|2012–13||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||2nd|
|2013–14||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||6th|
|2014–15||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||4th|
|2015–16||Women's Rugby Bundesliga||5th|
The club had two players selected for the German under-18 team at the 2009 European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship, these being Fabian Tacke and Kevin Nelson. Both also played at the 2010 tournament, as did Kevin Riege from the club.
- SC Germania List website (in German), accessed: 1 April 2010
- Die Deutschen Meister der Männer Archived 2007-10-25 at the Wayback Machine (in German) DRV website, accessed: 1 April 2010
- Vereinsinformationen SC Germania List (in German) totalrugby.de, accessed: 1 April 2010
- RugbyWeb Ergebnisarchiv (in German) rugbyweb.de - Results archive, accessed: 24 July 2012
- U18-EM: Deutschland feiert klaren Auftaktsieg[permanent dead link] (in German) Rugby-Journal - 2009 squad, published: 4 April 2009, accessed: 30 April 2010
- U18 in Bestbesetzung zur EM nach Italien (in German) totalrugby.de, published: 23 March 2010, accessed: 30 April 2010