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; 87 years ago (1927)
Location Rome, Italy
Ground(s) Acquacetosa Roma (Capacity: 628)
President Italy Alfredo Biagini
Coach(es) Italy Victor Jimenez and
Italy Alfredo De Angelis
Captain(s) Italy 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 (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.

Current squad[edit]


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

Player Position Union
Oliviero Fabiani Hooker Italy Italy
Simone Lorenzini Hooker Italy Italy
Lorenzo Torda Hooker Italy Italy
Niccolo Cannone Prop Italy Italy
Matteo Pietrosanti Prop Italy Italy
Diego Ricci Prop Italy Italy
Dave Ryan Prop United States United States
Alessandro Vannozzi Prop Italy Italy
Saverio Colabianchi Lock Italy Italy
Lorenzo Nardi Lock Italy Italy
Mark Siddons Lock England England
Ruahan van Jaarsveld Lock South Africa South Africa
Carlo Filippucci Flanker Italy Italy
Michele Nitoglia Flanker Italy Italy
Vincenzo Ventricelli Flanker Italy Italy
Claudio Mannucci (c) Number 8 Italy Italy
Marco Pelizzari Number 8 Italy Italy
Player Position Union
Davide Bonavolonta Scrum-half Italy Italy
Gabriele Gentile Scrum-half Italy Italy
Simone Milazzo Scrum-half Italy Italy
Edoardo Gargiullo Fly-half Italy Italy
Carl Manu Fly-half Samoa Samoa
Giulio Bisegni Centre Italy Italy
Michele Bruni Centre Italy Italy
Gianandrea Giacometti Centre Italy Italy
Pierpaolo Rota Centre Italy Italy
Edoardo Bonavolonta Wing Italy Italy
Edoardo Rotella Wing Italy Italy
Alessandro Tartaglia Wing Italy Italy
Diego Varani Wing Italy Italy
Kobus de Kock Fullback South Africa South Africa

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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