Gran Ducato Parma Rugby

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GranDucato Parma Rugby
Full name GranDucato Parma Rugby
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Founded 2010
Location Italy
Ground(s) Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma & Stadio Maini, Colorno
President Cosetta Falavigna[1]
Coach(es) Roland de Marigny and Cristian Prester
League(s) National Championship of Excellence
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Gran Ducato Parma Rugby is an Italian rugby union team.


SKG Gran Parma Rugby was founded in 1999 following the merger of Amatori Parma Rugby and Rugby Noceto.

Between 1999 and 2002 they competed in Seria A2 and won promotion to Serie A1. They finished eighth in their first season in the top flight which gave them the right to join the newly formed Super 10 (now National Championship of Excellence). They made their European debut in 2002–03 in the European Shield.

Gran Ducato Parma Rugby was formed in June 2010 through the merger of Gran Parma Rugby, Rugby Colorno and Rugby Viadana.[2][3] With the formation of Aironi to play in the Magners League the best players and sponsorship from the three participating clubs was concentrated in this new single club Aironi. As a result of Aironi these three teams decided to merge their senior and U-20 teams in order to better compete in the National Championship of Excellence for the 2010/2011 season. The three teams continued to exist below the U-20 level independently with the goal of producing players for GranDucato, and ultimately Aironi and the national team.

Aironi struggled in the two season in the Magners League ran into financial difficulties and were replaced by Zebre. Viadana reformed as a professional team in the National Championship of Excellence.

Current squad[edit]

2010/2011 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
Antonio Denti Hooker Italy Italy
Andrea Manici Hooker Italy Italy
Marco Camin Prop Italy Italy
Edoardo Carugi Prop Italy Italy
Ben Evans Prop Wales Wales
Daniele Goegan Prop Italy Italy
Cristian Rizzelli Prop Italy Italy
Flavio Tripodi Prop Italy Italy
Gabriele Turroni Prop Italy Italy
Nicolaas du Plessis Lock South Africa South Africa
Daniele Fratalocchi Lock Italy Italy
Liviu Pascu Lock Romania Romania
Mario Vella Lock Italy Italy
Andrea Barbieri Flanker Italy Italy
Emiliano Caffini Flanker Italy Italy
Lorenzo Contini Flanker Italy Italy
Lorenzo Santelli Flanker Italy Italy
Andrea Balsemin Number 8 Italy Italy
Jon Dunbar Number 8 Scotland Scotland
Player Position Union
Giorgio Bronzini Scrum-half Italy Italy
Alberto Cigarini Scrum-half Italy Italy
Sebastiano Dusi Scrum-half Italy Italy
DuRandt Gerber Fly-half South Africa South Africa
Alessio Galante Centre Italy Italy
Chris Mayor Centre England England
Ross McCann Centre Scotland Scotland
Michele Mortali Centre Italy Italy
Marco Palumbo Centre Italy Italy
Federico Silva Centre Italy Italy
Giovanni Alberghini Wing Italy Italy
Alessandro Castagnoli Wing Italy Italy
Alessandro Onori Wing Italy Italy
Yohei Shinomiya Wing Japan Japan
Nicola Sintich Wing Italy Italy
Steve Jones Fullback Scotland Scotland

Players in 2010/2011[edit]

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
2001–02 6 0 0 6 104 277
(Shield) 2002–03 2 1 0 1 41 46
2002–03 2 0 0 2 22 97
(Shield) 2003–04 2 1 0 1 58 75
2003–04 2 0 0 2 16 76
Shield 2004–05 2 1 0 1 26 55
2004–05 2 0 0 2 37 66
2006–07 6 0 0 6 84 296
2007–08 6 0 1 5 82 259

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