SC Siemensstadt Rugby



The SC Siemensstadt Rugby is a German
rugby union Rugby union, commonly known simply as rugby, is a close-contact team sport that originated at Rugby School in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its m ...
club from the Siemensstadt locality of
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The rugby department predates the formation of the mother club SC Siemensstadt in 1975, which was formed in a merger of TV Siemensstadt and SpVgg Wacker Siemensstadt. The department, formed in 1923, was initially part of the Sportvereinigung Siemens and later became part of TV Siemensstadt before becoming a founding member of the Rugby-Bundesliga in 1971.SC Siemensstadt
accessed: 9 October 2014Geschichte
DRV website – History, accessed: 9 October 2014
The club remained part of the Rugby-Bundesliga until 1974 when it was relegated. After playing in the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga and dropping to the Rugby-Regionalliga the club made a return to the second tier in 2012 with the expansion of the Bundesliga and 2nd Bndesliga. From 2013 onwards it merged its rugby team with the team of the Berlin Grizzlies to play as SG Siemensstadt/Grizzlies. Under this name the club achieved promotion to the Rugby-Bundesliga in 2014. The joint team qualified for the championship round of the 2014–15 Rugby-Bundesliga but was removed from competition in March 2015 after failing to field in two consecutive matches. The club moved back to the tier three Rugby-Regionalliga for the 2015–16 season.

Recent seasons

Recent seasons of the club:RugbyWeb Ergebnisarchiv - Results archive, accessed: 9 October 2014
* 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.


External links

Official website

Official website of the rugby department
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