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The SC Germania List is a
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, currently playing in the
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. Apart from rugby, the club also offers other sports like
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. The club has three German rugby union championship to its name, won in 1977, 1979 and 1981.Die Deutschen Meister der Männer
''DRV'' website, accessed: 1 April 2010


History

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 SC Neuenheim is a German rugby union Rugby union, commonly known simply as rugby, is a Contact sport#Terminology, full-contact team sport that originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the Comparison of rugby le ...
. 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 The Heidelberger Ruderklub (Heidelberger RK or HRK for short) is a Germany, German rowing (sport), rowing club and rugby union :German rugby union clubs, club from Heidelberg, currently playing in the Rugby-Bundesliga. The club is one of only two ...
twice and the
Heidelberger TV The Heidelberger TV is a Germany, German rugby union :German rugby union clubs, club from Heidelberg, currently playing in the Rugby-Bundesliga. Apart from rugby, the club also offers other sports like basketball, tennis and badminton. The club ha ...
once in the final. In recent seasons, the club was part of the
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'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
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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 The RK Heusenstamm is a Germany, German rugby union :German rugby union clubs, club from Heusenstamm, currently playing in the Rugby-Bundesliga. History The club was formed in 1979, much later than most other current Bundesliga clubs, in Heusensta ...
. 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
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. In 2013–14 the team qualified for the championship round and the play-offs once more, losing 31–22 to
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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
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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.


Club honours


Men

* 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


Women

* German rugby union championship ** Runners up: 2003, 2006 * German sevens championship ** Champions: 2003, 2004 ** Runners up: 2006


Recent seasons

Recent seasons of the club:


Men

* 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.


Women


Rugby internationals

The club had two players selected for the German under-18 team at the
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tournament, as did Kevin Riege from the club.U18 in Bestbesetzung zur EM nach Italien
totalrugby.de, published: 23 March 2010, accessed: 30 April 2010


References


External links

*
Official website
*


Germania List club info at totalrugby.de
{{DEFAULTSORT:List, Germania German rugby union clubs Rugby clubs established in 1900 Rugby union in Hanover 1900 establishments in Germany