Independiente RC

Independiente Rugby Club is a Spanish amateur rugby union club based in the Cantabrian city of Santander. The club was established in 1971 and competes in División de Honor; the top Spanish league competition for rugby union clubs. Independiente plays its home matches at the Mies de Cozada, a multi-use stadium in San Román de la Llanilla. The team traditionally plays in green and white colours.

Independiente Rugby Club
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Full nameIndependiente Rugby Club
Nickname(s)Verdes (greens) Bisontes (bisons)
Founded1971
LocationSantander, Cantabria, Spain
Ground(s)San Román de la Llanilla (Capacity: 1,500)
PresidentJosé Luis Marquínez
Coach(es)Tristán Moziman
Nemesio Ochoa Oceja
Captain(s)Conrado Chiappero
Gabriel Menocal
Iván Peña
League(s)División de Honor
2018–19División de Honor, 8th
Team kit
Official website
independienterugbyclub1971.com

For several years, the club was known for sponsorship reasons as Bathco Independiente or Bathco, the latter of which is now the name of Club de Rugby Santander.

Club honoursEdit

Independiente is the most successful rugby club in Cantabria. The team has played a number of seasons in the División de Honor (1978––80, 2013–present), two seasons in División de Honor B (2003–04 and 2011–12), 25 seasons in Primera Nacional and 1 season in Segunda Nacional.

Spanish tournaments:

  • Copa del Rey:
    • Runners-up: 2013–14
  • División de Honor B: 1
    • Champions: 2012-13 (group 1)
  • Primera Nacional: 6
    • Champions: 1980-81 (group VI), 1981-82 (group XII), 1998-99 (group A), 2000-01 (group A), 2002–03, 2010-11 (group B)
    • Runners-up: 1999-2000 (group A), 2001–02 (group B), 2005-06 (group B), 2009-10 (group B)
  • Segunda Nacional: 1
    • Champions: 1982-83 (group X)

Cantabrian tournaments:

  • Regional League: 2
    • Champions: 1971-72, 1974–75

In 2012–13 season played in División de Honor B finishing in 1st position in Group A, qualifying for promotion playoffs. On 5 May 2013, Independiente won Alcobendas in the promotion playoffs achieving the promotion to División de Honor 2013–14 after a long spell in minor divisions.[1]

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1976–77 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1977–78 2 Primera Nacional 6th
1978–79 1 División de Honor 6th
1979–80 1 División de Honor 8th
1980–81 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1981–82 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1982–83 3 Segunda Nacional 1st
1983–84 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1984–85 3 Segunda Nacional
1985–86 3 Segunda Nacional
1986–87 2 Primera Nacional 9th
1987–88 3 Segunda Nacional
1988–89 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1989–90 2 Primera Nacional 9th
1990–91 3 Segunda Nacional
1991–92 3 Segunda Nacional
1992–93 2 Primera Nacional 12th
1993–94 3 Segunda Nacional
1994–95 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1995–96 2 Primera Nacional 6th
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1997–98 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1998–99 3 Primera Nacional 1st
1999–00 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
2000–01 3 Primera Nacional 1st
2001–02 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2002–03 3 Primera Nacional 1st
2003–04 2 División de Honor B 9th
2004–05 3 Primera Nacional 6th
2005–06 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2006–07 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2007–08 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2008–09 3 Primera Nacional 6th
2009–10 3 Primera Nacional 2nd
2010–11 3 Primera Nacional 1st
2011–12 2 División de Honor B 4th
2012–13 2 División de Honor B 1st
2013–14 1 División de Honor 4th / SF Cup runner-up
2014–15 1 División de Honor 4th / QF
2015–16 1 División de Honor 3rd / SF
2016–17 1 División de Honor 6th / QF
2017–18 1 División de Honor 4th / SF
2018–19 1 División de Honor 8th
2019–20 1 División de Honor

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