Rugby Calvisano

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Rugby Calvisano
Rugby calvisano badge.png
Full name Rugby Calvisano S.R.L.
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Founded 1970; 45 years ago (1970)
Location Calvisano, Italy
Ground(s) Centro Sportivo San Michele (Capacity: 4,000)
President Italy Alessandro Vaccari
Coach(es) Italy Gianluca Guidi
Captain(s) Italy Tommaso Castello
League(s) National Championship of Excellence
2013-14 Winner (Excellence)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.rugbycalvisano.it

Rugby Calvisano are an Italian rugby union club currently competing in National Championship of Excellence. They are based in Calvisano (Province of Brescia), in Lombardy. They were founded in 1970 by a group of players Tonino Montanari, Gianluigi Vaccari and Alfredo Gavazzi. In 1992 the club became "Rugby Calvisano Srl".

History[edit]

Calvisano were founded in 1970 by a group of players, in 1992 the club became Rugby Calvisano Srl. Calvisano first qualified for European competition for the 1999-00 season, where they competed in the European Challenge Cup, playing six pool games, though they did not win any. They qualified for their first Heineken Cup for the 2001-02 season, though it was season after where the club won a couple of their pool games, but they have yet to make the finals.

In 2005 they beat Benetton Treviso 25-20 in Padova to win their first championship. They had previously lost in the final on four occasions. Later in the year, they hosted a match in the 2005-06 Heineken Cup against the Cardiff Blues that turned out to be notable as the first competitive appearance of All Blacks great Jonah Lomu since undergoing a kidney transplant in 2004. They were forced to withdraw from the Super 10 (now National Championship of Excellence) for the 2009-10 season but go on to compete in Serie A. They finally returned to the National Championship of Excellence for the 11/12 season.

Current squad[edit]

2014/2015 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
Luigi Ferraro Hooker Italy Italy
Andrea Gavazzi Hooker Italy Italy
Rudy Biancotti Prop Italy Italy
Salvatore Costanzo Prop Italy Italy
Gabriele Morelli Prop Italy Italy
Luca Scarsini Prop Italy Italy
Elia Violi Prop Italy Italy
Michele Andreotti Lock Italy Italy
Luca Beccaris Lock Italy Italy
Augustin Cavalieri Lock Italy Italy
Sakonala Kalou Lock Fiji Fiji
Nicola Belardo Flanker Italy Italy
Jacopo Salvetti Flanker Italy Italy
Stefano Scanferla Flanker Italy Italy
Alessio Zdrilich Flanker Italy Italy
Maxime Mbandà Number 8 Italy Italy
Braam Steyn Number 8 South Africa South Africa
Player Position Union
Rodolfo Ambrosio, Jr. Scrum-half Italy Italy
Marcello Violi Scrum-half Italy Italy
Filippo Buscema Fly-half Italy Italy
Giacomo De Santis Fly-half Italy Italy
Ben Seymour Fly-half New Zealand New Zealand
Tommaso Castello (c) Centre Italy Italy
Alberto Chiesa Centre Italy Italy
Pablo Canavosio Centre Italy Italy
Alberto Bergamo Wing Italy Italy
Marco Susio Wing Italy Italy
Gabriele Di Giulio Wing Italy Italy
Benjamin De Jager Fullback Italy Italy
Alexander Rokobaro Fullback Fiji Fiji

Notable former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Statistics[edit]

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1999-2000 6 0 0 6 69 155
2007-2008 6 2 0 4 123 200
2012-2013 6 1 0 5 117 223

Heineken Cup[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
2001-02 6 0 0 6 58 279
2002-03 6 2 0 4 105 236
2003-04 6 0 0 6 115 225
2004-05 6 0 0 6 79 264
2005-06 6 0 0 6 48 191
2006-07 6 0 0 6 74 264
2008-09 6 0 0 6 87 280

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