The URBA Top 13 (formerly “Torneo de la URBA”, named “Top 13” since the 2022 season) is an Argentine rugby union club competition organised by the Buenos Aires Rugby Union (URBA). It is the top division of the Argentine rugby league system.
This Saturday the activity continues with the 10th date of the highest division of rugby in Buenos Aires that will have great confrontations that can be enjoyed by the different platforms of ESPN. First of all, from 13.35, in Tortuguitas, Alumni receives the SIC live on Star+, which will also be deferred at 18:00 on ESPN 3.
Later, from 15.25 and also in Star +, you can enjoy CUBA-Pucará. In turn, from 15.35, Belgrano will receive CASI live on Star+.
On the other hand, in Scrum.com.ar the other three duels of the eighth day of the tournament will be broadcast live, starting at 3:30 p.m.: Regatas-Buenos Aires, Hindu-San Luis and Newman-Los Tilos.
In addition, for the ninth date of the First A of the URBA, at 16 on Star + and by ESPN Extra live Deportiva Francesa will receive Banco Nación.
URBA Top 12 Rugby 2022 Fixtures
|DATE||R||HOME V AWAY|
|08/06 23:15||17||Alumni vs Cuba|
|08/06 23:15||17||CASI vs Newman|
|08/07 00:30||17||Atl. Del Rosario vs Hindu Club|
|08/07 00:30||17||SIC vs Los Tilos|
|08/07 00:30||17||Buenos Aires vs Belgrano|
|08/07 00:30||17||San Luis v Pucara|
|08/14 00:30||18||Newman v San Luis|
|08/14 00:30||18||Cuba v CASI|
|08/14 00:30||18||Belgrano v Alumni|
|08/14 00:30||18||Los Tilos v Buenos Aires|
|08/14 00:30||18||Hindu Club v SIC|
|08/14 00:30||18||Regatas Bella Vista v Atl. Del Rosario|
|08/21 00:30||19||SIC v Regatas Bella Vista|
|08/21 00:30||19||Buenos Aires v Hindu Club|
|08/21 00:30||19||Alumni v Los Tilos|
|08/21 00:30||19||CASI v Belgrano|
|08/21 00:30||19||San Luis v Cuba|
|08/21 00:30||19||Pucara v Newman|
|08/28 00:30||20||Cuba v Pucara|
|08/28 00:30||20||Belgrano v San Luis|
|08/28 00:30||20||Los Tilos v CASI|
|08/28 00:30||20||Hindu Club v Alumni|
|08/28 00:30||20||Regatas Bella Vista v Buenos Aires|
|08/28 00:30||20||Atl. Del Rosario v SIC|
|09/04 00:30||21||Buenos Aires v Atl. Del Rosario|
|09/04 00:30||21||Alumni v Regatas Bella Vista|
|09/04 00:30||21||CASI v Hindu Club|
|09/04 00:30||21||San Luis v Los Tilos|
|09/04 00:30||21||Pucara v Belgrano|
|09/04 00:30||21||Newman v Cuba|
It is the top division of the Argentine rugby league system. Created on 10 April 1899 by the “River Plate Rugby Union” (current Argentine Rugby Union – UAR), the Top 13 is the oldest rugby competition in South America and one of the oldest club competitions in the world.
Top 13 is one of the country’s two main club competitions, along with Torneo del Interior, where clubs from the rest of the Provinces of Argentina take part. The championship runs from March to October.
Despite being from the city of Rosario in Santa Fe Province, Atlético del Rosario has taken part of Top 12 as founding member of the UAR. The other clubs from Rosario compete in tournaments organised by the Rosario governing body.
The River Plate Rugby Union was established in Buenos Aires on 10 April 1899, being its founding members Buenos Aires, Belgrano, Lomas and Flores from Buenos Aires, and Rosario A.C. from Rosario. The first president of the body was Leslie Corry Smith.
That same year, the RPRU organised the first edition of the Buenos Aires’ inter-club competition, which inaugural winner team was Lomas. In 1931 the union name was translated into Spanish “Unión de Rugby del Río de la Plata”, that remained until 1951 when the union took the definitive “Unión Argentina de Rugby” (UAR).
The first trophy awarded to champions was acquired to British goldsmith Elkington & Son through their representatives in Argentina, C.R. Simons & Co., for a price of guinea 100. Built with Greek style, the trophy displayed a scene of a rugby match, with the legends “River Plate Rugby Union Championship” and “1899”. The cup was mounted on an ebony base with little silver badges, where the name of the champion would be engraved year-by-year. Most of the money for its acquisition came from the Rosario A.C. members.