Chile national rugby union team

The Chilean national rugby union team (Spanish: Selección de rugby de Chile) represents Chile in men's international rugby union; it is organised by the Chilean Rugby Federation (Spanish: Federación Chilena de Rugby). Nicknamed Los Cóndores (The Condors in English), they play in red and white jerseys. They are currently ranked 23rd in the world by World Rugby, making them the third highest-ranked nation in South America.

Chile
Nickname(s)Los Cóndores (The Condors)
EmblemAndean condor
UnionChilean Rugby Federation
Head coachPablo Lemoine
CaptainMartín Sigren
Most capsCristian Onetto (43)
Top scorerCristian González (221)
Top try scorerJosé Larenas (11)
Home stadiumVarious
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current23 (as of 9 June 2022)
Highest23 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2021, 2022)
Lowest30 (2018)
First international
 Chile 0–29 Argentina 
(Valparaíso, Chile; 20 September 1936)
Biggest win
 Chile 102–0 Paraguay 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 3 May 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 89–6 Chile 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 May 2009)
Websitechile.rugby

Chile was the second South American nation after Argentina to play international rugby union, playing their first international test against Argentina in 1936 in Santiago. Chile is one of the founding members of CONSUR (now known as Sudamérica Rugby) in 1989, alongside Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Chile has long been participating in the South American Rugby Championship since 1951 and has consistently been the third or even the second best team in South America. In 2016, Chile, alongside the unions of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the United States, and Uruguay, formed the Americas Rugby Championship, aimed at increasing the standard of rugby union in the Americas region.

The sport has historic connections to the Scottish community in the country. In 2012, two Scottish-Chilean players, Donald and Ian Campbell, were inducted into the IRB (now World Rugby) Hall of Fame.


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