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El Salvador national rugby union team

Not to be confused with CR El Salvador.

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The El Salvador national rugby union team (Spanish: rugby union equipo nacional de El Salvador), nicknamed Los Torogoces, represents El Salvador in rugby union. They had their first international tournament in 2011 in Costa Rica along the other teams from Central America, winning the Silver Cup.


El Salvador started playing matches against Guatemalan clubs in 2009, losing 3−85 against Xela and winning 37–11 against Santa Rosa.[1] Consequently a victory against Xela Rugby Club 17–0, after clinching the second place in the Guatemalan Championship the "Torogoces" prepare 2 teams to give battle in the upcoming championship, which is in this case to bring the 1st place.

El Salvador's coaches are from France and Argentina. Even though rugby is such a young sport in this country, it is opening way within other popular sports. Recently,[when?] the Salvadoran Rugby Association (Federacion Salvadorena de Rugby) was recognized as a federation from the local Olympic committee, making it an official recognized sport in El Salvador.

El Salvador played their first international against Costa Rica as part of the 2012 South American Rugby Championship "C". They recorded their first international win, during the 2014 ARC, over Costa Rica. They went on to defeat Panama, which secured their first major tournament victory.[2]


South American Rugby Championship
Year Tournament
Win/Loss Position
2012 C 0–3 4/4
2013 C 0–3 4/4
2014 C 2–1 1/4


Jean Pierre Agati (Fra)
Manuel Natero (Arg)
Ivan Seassal (Fra)
Board of Directors
  • Chairman: Enrique Angulo
  • Vice chair: Luis Donis
  • Treasurer: Jorge Huezo
  • Secretary: Roberto Calderon


Current players

El Salvador's rugby union team has a mixture of local young athletes with the reinforcement of experienced foreign players. Torogoces now remains as El Salvador's national team, recognized by CONSUR as a member and will participate in south and Central American tournaments under that name. Rugby in this country has evolved and two clubs have been created: Cuscatlan Rugby Club and Santa Tecla Rugby Club, both still participating in the binational club league with Guatemala. Players from both teams will be selected by trainers and the Federacion Salvadorena de Rugby to be part of Torogoces for international tournaments. In September 2013, Cuscatlán Rugby Club became the first Salvadoran team to win the Bi-National League with Guatemala.

Women national team

Current players

Player Club
Ligia Rivas 23x15px
Shelby Funes 23x15px
Leyla Abullarade 23x15px
Claudia Abullarade 23x15px
Veronica Martz 23x15px
Nory Olivares 23x15px
Claudia Mejia 23x15px
Kathya Morales 23x15px
Kathya Hernandez 23x15px
Marlina Hernandez 23x15px
Angie Funes 23x15px
Anna Rispa 23x15px
Yalile Flores 23x15px
Carmen Aída Fuentes 23x15px
Ingrid Solorzano 23x15px
Patricia Macagni 23x15px
Virginia Massut 23x15px
Laura Cardoza 23x15px
Rhina Aparicio 23x15px
Keni López 23x15px
Aura Soriano 23x15px
Andrea Cáceres 23x15px

COACHES: Daniel Ola, Erik Salas

See also


  1. ^ Invalid language code. Los Torogoces Aletean
  2. ^ "El Salvador campeón". CONSUR. 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 

External links

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