UE Santboiana

Unió Esportiva Santboiana is a Spanish rugby union club. The club was established in 1921 and currently competes in the División de Honor de Rugby competition, the highest level of Spanish club rugby. The club are based in Sant Boi de Llobregat in Catalonia, considered to be one of the capitals of Spanish rugby. Santboiana play in blue and white colours. The team have in the past won both the Spanish League and the Copa del Rey de Rugby as well as the Copa de Catalunya and Copa Ibèrica. They were champions of Spain in the 2005-06 season.

Santboiana
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Full nameUnió Esportiva Santboiana
Founded1921
LocationSant Boi de Llobregat, Spain
Ground(s)Estadi Baldiri Aleu (Capacity: 4,000)
ChairmanAntoni Gabarro
Coach(es)Lewis Williams
League(s)División de Honor
2015–16División de Honor, 4th
Team kit
Official website
www.uesantboiana.com

Santboiana are the former club of Sant Boi de Llobregat native Oriol Ripol, who is among Spain's most successful rugby players. He played professionally for Sale Sharks, in England's Guinness Premiership.

HonoursEdit

  • División de Honor: 7
    • Champions: 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Copa del Rey: 12
    • Champions: 1931, 1933, 1943, 1948, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1989, 2000, 2017
  • Copa Ibérica: 4
    • Champions: 1987, 1989, 2005, 2006
  • Copa Pirineos: 2
    • Champions: 1960, 1961
  • Copa de Catalunya: 17
    • Champions: 1923, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1956, 1959, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005

2014–15 season standingsEdit

División de Honor — 2014/15 season
Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA TB LB
1º. Santboiana 53 12 11 0 1 433 202 9 0
2º. VRAC 49 12 10 0 2 323 234 7 2
3º. El Salvador 47 12 10 0 2 354 181 6 1
4º. Cisneros 44 12 9 0 3 391 240 8 0
5º. Independiente 34 12 7 0 5 295 267 4 2
6º. Gernika 27 12 5 1 6 252 310 3 2
7º. Ordizia 23 12 5 0 7 272 284 2 1
8º. CRC 21 12 4 1 7 184 293 1 2
9º. Vigo 21 12 3 1 8 219 336 3 4
10º. Getxo 19 12 4 0 8 237 330 1 2
11º. Barcelona 15 12 1 1 10 261 320 3 6
12º. Hernani 6 12 1 0 11 162 386 0 2

Source: Federación Española de Rugby

Qualified for championship playoff semi-finals
Qualified for championship playoff quarter-finals
Relegation playoff
Relegated

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1952–53 1 División de Honor 3rd
1953–54 DNP
1954–70 DNH
1970–71 1 División de Honor 4th
1971–72 1 División de Honor 3rd
1972–73 1 División de Honor 5th
1973–74 1 División de Honor 7th
1974–75 1 División de Honor 6th
1975–76 1 División de Honor 5th
1976–77 1 División de Honor 6th
1977–78 1 División de Honor 7th
1978–79 1 División de Honor 2nd
1979–80 1 División de Honor 2nd
1980–81 1 División de Honor 3rd
1981–82 1 División de Honor 2nd
1982–83 1 División de Honor 3rd
1983–84 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1984–85 1 División de Honor 7th
1985–86 1 División de Honor 2nd
1986–87 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1987–88 1 División de Honor 2nd
1988–89 1 División de Honor 1st League/Cup champion
1989–90 1 División de Honor 5th
1990–91 1 División de Honor 5th
1991–92 1 División de Honor 2nd
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1992–93 1 División de Honor 5th
1993–94 1 División de Honor 6th
1994–95 1 División de Honor 5th
1995–96 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1996–97 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1997–98 1 División de Honor 2nd
1998–99 1 División de Honor 2nd
1999–00 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
2000–01 1 División de Honor 8th
2001–02 1 División de Honor 4th
2002–03 1 División de Honor 5th
2003–04 1 División de Honor 4th
2004–05 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2005–06 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2006–07 1 División de Honor 3rd
2007–08 1 División de Honor 8th
2008–09 1 División de Honor 5th
2009–10 1 División de Honor 6th
2010–11 1 División de Honor 7th
2011–12 1 División de Honor 3rd / SF League champion
2012–13 1 División de Honor 2nd / F
2013–14 1 División de Honor 8th
2014–15 1 División de Honor 2nd / F
2015–16 1 División de Honor 4th / QF
2016–17 1 División de Honor 4th Cup champion

Squad 2014–15Edit

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Josep Balsalobre Prop   Spain
Amirani Chichua Prop   Georgia
Gerard Godoy Prop   Spain
Alejandro Leyton Prop   Spain
Youri Petit Prop   France
Daniel Petreanu Prop   Romania
Cristan Peteta Hooker   Spain
Jonathan Phipps Hooker   Spain
Ricardo Cardenas Lock   Spain
Jamie Chipman Lock   New Zealand
Julen Lafraya Lock   Spain
Josep Puigbert Lock   Spain
Samir Barmose Flanker   Spain
Joan Campius Flanker   Spain
Josep Colet Flanker   Spain
Joan Lopez Flanker   Spain
Rubén Sanz Flanker   Spain
Nicolas Sevilla Flanker   Spain
Niels Van de Ven Flanker   Netherlands
Ivan Tabuenca Number 8   Spain
Afa Tauli Number 8   New Zealand
Player Position Union
Niel Chivers Scrum-half   England
Hector Garcia Scrum-half   Spain
Fangatapu Apikotoa Fly-half   Tonga
Victor Cuenca Fly-half   Spain
Marcos Puig Fly-half   Spain
Matenga Baker Centre   New Zealand
Marc Basalobre Centre   Spain
Cristian Gómez Centre   Spain
Federico González Centre   Spain
Romuald Lauret Centre   France
Pau Basalobre Wing   Spain
Marc Català Wing   Spain
Lluc Muñoz Wing   Spain
Javier De Orbaneja Wing   Spain
Nil Baró Fullback   Spain
Ferran Rodriguez Fullback   Spain

International honoursEdit

Other notable playersEdit

GroundEdit

UE Santboiana plays its home matches at Estadi Baldiri Aleu, which has a capacity of 4,000 spectators.

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