S.S. Lazio Rugby 1927

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Lazio Rugby 1927
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Full name Polisportiva S.S. Lazio Rugby 1927
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Founded 1927; 90 years ago (1927)
Location Rome, Italy
Ground(s) Acquacetosa Roma (Capacity: 1.000)
President Alfredo Biagini
Coach(es) Alfredo De Angelis
Captain(s) Claudio Mannucci
League(s) National Championship of Excellence
2010–11 8th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Polisportiva S.S. Lazio Rugby 1927, based in Roma, is an Italian professional rugby union team. They currently play in National Championship of Excellence after gaining promotion from winning Serie A in the 09-10 season.

It is the rugby union branch of the multisport club S.S. Lazio, probably the biggest European multisport organization, which operates also the famous association football team with the same name.

They were the first rugby club established in Rome and in Italy in 1927, as SS Lazio Rugby, the rugby section of Lazio Sports Association, the founders were the brothers Vinci (Francesco, Pietro, Paolo and Eugenio). The "Oval Eagles" debuted (May 13, 1928) at Rome's National Stadium (demolished and rebuilt in the 1950s as Stadio Flaminio) in front of 20,000 spectators. SS Lazio Rugby defeated XV Legione Leonessa by a score of 17-0.

Current squad[edit]

2014-15 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Francesco Pepoli Hooker Italy Italy
Andrea Lupetti Hooker Italy Italy
Adriano Daniele Hooker Italy Italy
Niccolo Cannone Prop Italy Italy
Matteo Pietrosanti Prop Italy Italy
Domenico Grassotti Prop Italy Italy
Nicolas De Gregori Prop Argentina Argentina
Alessandro Vannozzi Prop Italy Italy
Gianluca Vagnoni Prop Italy Italy
Marco Maregotto Prop Italy Italy
Alessandro Devodier Lock Italy Italy
Daniele Fratalocchi Lock Italy Italy
Francesco Riedi Lock Italy Italy
Giacomo Barcoli Flanker Italy Italy
Ruben Riccioli Flanker Italy Italy
Paolo Alfonso Damiani Flanker Italy Italy
Carlo Filippucci Flanker Italy Italy
Michele Nitoglia Flanker Italy Italy
Vincenzo Ventricelli Flanker Italy Italy
Claudio Mannucci (c) Number 8 Italy Italy
Gonzalo Padrò Number 8 Argentina Argentina
Player Position Union
Davide Bonavolontà Scrum-half Italy Italy
Gabriele Gentile Scrum-half Italy Italy
Luca Martinelli Scrum-half Italy Italy
DuRandt Gerber Fly-half Italy Italy
Saverio Bruni Fly-half Italy Italy
Troy Nathan Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Sailosi Vatubua Centre Fiji Fiji
Tommaso Ramadoro Centre Italy Italy
Pietro Lamaro Centre Italy Italy
Fabrizio Sepe Wing Italy Italy
Daniele Di Giulio Wing Italy Italy
Valerio Lo Sasso Wing Italy Italy
Diego Varani Wing Italy Italy
Guglielmo Giancarlini Fullback Italy Italy
Alessandro Tartaglia Fullback Italy Italy

Notable players[edit]

Among the athletes who were or are of national interest include:

  • Valerio Bernabò
  • Ludovico Nitoglia
  • Michele Sepe
  • Gabriele Gentile
  • Emanuele Leonardi
  • Nicola Leonardi
  • Giovanni Manozzi
  • Simone Milazzo
  • Lorenzo Nardi
  • Michele Nitoglia
  • Massimo Pedretti
  • Pierpaolo Rota
  • Fabrizio Sepe
  • Diego Varani
  • Hennie Oosthuizen

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