1. Rugby Bundesliga (Austria)

The 1. Rugby Bundesliga is the top level of domestic club rugby union competition in Austria.


The competition was first contested in 1992, with RC Wien as the first champions.

For the 1993/1994 season, the four strongest Austrian teams competed with two Slovenian teams in the Alpenliga (Alps League), which replaced the Bundesliga. This arrangement was repeated in the 1994/1995 season, with three Austrian teams playing against two Slovenian teams and RK Sisak from Croatia.

The 1995/1996 season was the first time 1. and 2. Bundesligen were played, but reverted to a single league for all clubs in 1996/1997 because of the progress made by the newer clubs. The difference in playing standards were however too large, and the following two seasons saw three of the Viennese clubs - RC Wien, Vienna Celtic, and RC Lycee - take on three Czech clubs in the Austro-Moravian League. This meant that the remaining clubs battled it out for the Bundesliga.

Current teams[]

2019-20 season

Location of teams in the 1. Rugby Bundesliga 2019-20
Club City Stadium
Donau Vienna Sportareal Dirnelwiese
Graz Graz Viktor Franz Platz
Slovan Bratislava Bratislava
SRC Wien Vienna Sportareal Dirnelwiese
Vienna Celtic Vienna Sportareal Dirnelwiese[a 1]
Wombats Wiener Neustadt
  1. ^ Have also played matches at ASKÖ Sportplatz Atzgersdorf and Neuklosterwiese in Wiener Neustadt.


The scores in blue are links to accounts of finals on the site of the Austrian Rugby Federation (ÖRV) - in German

Year Champion Score Runner-up Place
1993 RC Wien
1995 RC Wien
1996 RC Wien
1997 RC Wien
1998 RC Wien
1999 RC Wien
2000 RC Wien
2001 RC Wien
2002 RC Wien
2003 RC Donau
2004 RC Donau
2005 RC Donau 32-0[1] Vienna Celtic RFC Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2006 RC Donau 25-17 RC Lycée Francais de Vienne Großmugl
2007 RC Donau 26-0 Vienna Celtic RFC Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2008 RC Donau 31-10 RC Innsbruck Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2009 RC Donau 33-0 RC Innsbruck Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna
2010 RC Donau[2] 6-6 RC Stade Viennois Sportklub Stadium, Vienna

Performance by club[]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
RC Wien 9 N/A 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
RC Donau 8 0 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


The following table lists the Austrian rugby champions by region.

Region Titles Winning Clubs
 Vienna 17 Wien (9), Donau (8)

See also[]


  1. ^ Austria at rugby-encyclopedie.com
  2. ^ Won after penalty shoot-out

External links[]