Rugby Calvisano

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Rugby Calvisano
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Full name Rugby Calvisano S.R.L.
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Founded 1970; 47 years ago (1970)
Location Calvisano, Italy
Ground(s) Centro Sportivo San Michele (Capacity: 5,000)
President Alessandro Vaccari
Coach(es) Massimo Brunello
League(s) National Championship of Excellence
2015-16 Finalist (Excellence)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

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".


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]

2015/2016 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
Lorenzo Giovanchelli Hooker Italy Italy
Luhandre Luus Hooker Italy Italy
Rudy Biancotti Prop Italy Italy
Salvatore Costanzo Prop Italy Italy
Luigi Milani Prop Italy Italy
Gabriele Morelli Prop Italy Italy
Sami Panico Prop Italy Italy
Marco Riccioni Prop Italy Italy
Daniele Rimpelli Prop Italy Italy
Michele Andreotti Lock Italy Italy
Augustin Cavalieri Lock Italy Italy
Ugo D'Onofrio Lock Italy Italy
Davide Zanetti Lock Italy Italy
Matteo Archetti Flanker Italy Italy
Nicola Belardo Flanker Italy Italy
Giovanni Pettinelli Flanker Italy Italy
Emilio Vezzoli Flanker Italy Italy
Alessio Zdrilich Flanker Italy Italy
Renato Giammarioli Number 8 Italy Italy
Jimmy Tuivaiti Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Player Position Union
Riccardo Raffaele Scrum-half Italy Italy
Fabio Semenzato Scrum-half Italy Italy
Juan Leon Novillo Fly-half Argentina Argentina
Giovanni Alberghini Centre Italy Italy
Alberto Chiesa Centre Italy Italy
Roberto Dal Zilio Centre Italy Italy
Giacomo De Santis Centre Italy Italy
Pierre Bruno Wing Italy Italy
Daniele Di Giulio Wing Italy Italy
Marco Susio Wing Italy Italy
Matteo Minozzi Fullback Italy Italy
Joaquín Paz Fullback Argentina Argentina
  • Internationally capped players in Bold

Notable former players[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
2013-2014 6 0 1 5 80 173
2015-2016 6 0 0 6 39 344

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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