Argentina is arguably the top rugby side in the Americas and a critical piece of the development of the game, the Buenos Aires Cricket & Rugby Club, was formed today in rugby history in 1864.
The club was formed by British expatriates and was one of the original four clubs, along with Rosario, Belgrano, and Lomas that established the River Plate Rugby Union which ultimately became the Argentina Rugby Union.
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The first games of rugby at the club were between members and it was not until 1886 that the club pulled together a rugby side to play another club, Rosario. This was the first time in Argentina two clubs meet in rugby.
The BACRC was an early power of the domestic game winning 8 of the first 15 championships but since the 1920’s has seen their quality drop.
1977 – Sébastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer
1979 – Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer