Petrarca Rugby

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Petrarca Rugby
Stemma Petrarca Rugby.png
Full name Petrarca Rugby Padova
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Founded 1947
Location Padua, Italy
Ground(s) Stadio Plebiscito (Capacity: 9 000)
President Italy Enrico Toffano
Coach(es) Italy Andrea Moretti
Captain(s) Italy Enrico Targa
League(s) National Championship of Excellence
2014-15 7th (Excellence)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.petrarcarugby.it

Petrarca Rugby is a rugby union club from Padua, Italy, currently competing in the top tier of the Italian rugby union, the National Championship of Excellence.

Founded in 1947, the team is the rugby union branch of the Unione Sportiva Petrarca, an omnisport club that includes also basketball, futsal, volleyball, fencing and football, though is the rugby that made Petrarca famous all across the country.

They have, in fact, won 12 league titles, 11 of them between 1969–70 and 1986-87 seasons; their most recent success in the Italian championship came 24 years after their latest feat, at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Petrarca is the 3rd most successful side in the Italian championship behind Amatori Milano (18 titles) and Benetton Treviso (15).

In 1982 they had their own stadium, Stadio Plebiscito, with full facilities built.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

2014-15: 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
Luca Bigi Hooker Italy Italy
Vincenzo Delfino Hooker Italy Italy
Paolo Ragazzi Hooker Italy Italy
Cosma Garfagnoli Prop Italy Italy
Fedrico Zani Prop Italy Italy
George Iacob Prop Romania Romania
Alessandro Furia Prop Italy Italy
Francesco Vento Prop Italy Italy
Piermaria Leso Prop Italy Italy
Pietro Cecchinato Prop Italy Italy
Shahn Eru Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Santiago Rocchia Lock Argentina Argentina
Andrea Trotta Lock Italy Italy
Matvydas Tveraga Lock Italy Italy
Marco Artuso Flanker Italy Italy
Riccardo Michieletto Flanker Italy Italy
Enrico Targa (c) Flanker Italy Italy
Filippo Giusti Flanker Italy Italy
Niccolò Zago Flanker Italy Italy
Luca Nostran Flanker Italy Italy
Federico Conforti Number 8 Italy Italy
Player Position Union
Enrico Francescato Scrum-half Italy Italy
Federico Curtolo Scrum-half Italy Italy
Jeremy Su'a Scrum-half Samoa Samoa
Andrea Marcato Fly-half Italy Italy
Andrea Menniti-Ippolito Fly-half Italy Italy
Alberto Benettin Centre Italy Italy
Andrea Bettin Centre Italy Italy
Francesco Favaro Centre Italy Italy
Jacob Woodhouse Centre South Africa South Africa
Mattia Bellini Wing Italy Italy
Lorenzo Innocenti Wing Italy Italy
Simone Rossi Wing Italy Italy
Flavio Di Giorgio Wing Italy Italy
Marco Capraro Fullback Italy Italy
Niccolò Fadalti Fullback Italy Italy
  • International players are capped in Bold

Statistics[edit]

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1996-97 5 1 0 4 118 148
1997-98 6 0 2 4 108 212
2001-02 6 2 0 4 114 223
(Shield) 2002-03 6 3 1 2 140 118
2002-03 2 0 0 2 36 81
(Shield) 2003-04 4 2 0 2 93 110
2003-04 2 0 0 2 32 75
(Shield) 2004-05 4 2 0 2 93 110
2004-05 2 0 0 2 42 126
2006-07 6 0 0 6 47 298
2007-08 6 1 0 5 73 190
2008-09 6 3 0 3 112 206
2009-10 6 0 0 6 95 180
2010-11 4 1 0 3 68 135

Heineken Cup[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1998-99 6 1 0 5 79 169
1999-00 6 0 0 6 76 282

Notable former players[edit]

External links[edit]