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 (Francis, Peter, Paul and Eugene). The "Oval Eagles" debuted (May 13, 1928) in Flaminio Stadium (the National Stadium) in front of 20,000 spectators. SS Lazio Rugby defeated XV Legione Leonessa by a score of 17-0.
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 and Diego Varani.