Rugby Rovigo Delta (formerly known until 2010 as Rugby Rovigo) are an Italianrugby union club currently competing in National Championship of Excellence. They are based in Rovigo in Veneto. The club were founded in 1935 by medical student Dino Lanzoni, who discovered rugby at university. They quickly became one of the strongest Italian sides and won 11 titles between 1951 and 1990. They have never been relegated from the top flight of Italian rugby union.
Some of the more notable Rovigo players include Mario "Maci" Battaglini and his brother Checco, Ercole Ponzetti, Quaglio, Vallini, Elio De Anna, Stefano Bettarello, Gert Smal, Viliami Ofahengaue and Naas Botha. However in recent times the team has had difficulties, from the death of president Carlo Bego to the serious social conditions that had threatened the team's survival.