1929 Italian Rugby Union Championship

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1929 Italian Rugby Union Championship
Countries  Italy
Champions Ambrosiana
Runners-up Lazio

The 1929 Italian Rugby Union Championship ("Campionato Italiano di Rugby") was the first edition of the tournament.

Six clubs contested the tiles, won by Ambtodsiana that became famous after as Amatori Rugby Milano . At those time it was the rugby section of Ambrosiana-Inter F.C..

The opening match should be between Michelin - Ambrosiana on February 12, 1929, at the Velodrome Humbert I, in Turin,[1] but was delayed for bad weather conditions,.[2]

The finals matches were played between Ambrosiana and Lazio: in the first match at Stadio Nazionale PNF, Lazio won 5-0,[3] but in the return match won the "Ambrosiana" 10-3.[4]

In the tie-break match on neutral ground of Bologna, Ambrosiana won 3-0.[5]

Team participating[edit]

Formula[edit]

The six teams were divided in two pool of three. The winner of each pool qualified to finals

Results[edit]

  Pool A  
19-0 Ambrosiana - Michelin Torino 24-0
0-0 Michelin Torino - XV Leonessa 0-3
17-0 Ambrosiana - XV Leonessa 6-0[6]
  Pool B  
6-0 Lazio - Leoni San Marco 20-6
9-3 Lazio - Bologna 6-0[7]
6-6 Leoni San Marco - Bologna 0-3

Ranking[edit]

Finals[edit]

7 April 1929
Lazio 5-0 Ambrosiana
Try: 44' Vinci II
Con: 44' Bigi

14 April 1929
Ambrosiana 10-3 Lasio
Try: 52' Vismara, 60' Bauman
Con: 52' e 60' Maffioli
Try: 36' Vinci IV

Barrage[edit]

15 June 1929
Ambrosiana v Lasio
Try: 36' Caccianiga
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Referee: Lafitte (FRA)

Verditcs[edit]

  • Scudetto.svg Ambrosiana champion of Italy (1° title)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Michelin - Ambrosiana oggi al Motovelodromo". La Stampa. 12 February 1929. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. ^ "L'incontro Ambrosiana - Michelin rinviato". La Stampa. 13 February 1929. 
  3. ^ "La finale del Campionato italiano : Lazio - Ambrosiana 5-0". La Stampa. 8 April 1929. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  4. ^ "La finale del campionato di rugby : Ambrosiana - Lazio 10-3". La Stampa. 15 April 1929. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  5. ^ "L'Ambrosiana vince il Campionato battendo la Lazio 3-0". La Stampa. 15 June 1929. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  6. ^ forfait. Leonessa penalized 1 point in the ranking.
  7. ^ forfait. Bologna penalized 1 point in the ranking.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Volpe, Francesco; Pacitti, Paolo (2008). Rugby 2009. Roma: ZESI.