Petrarca Rugby

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Petrarca Rugby
Stemma Petrarca Rugby.png
Full namePetrarca Rugby S.r.l.
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Founded1947; 71 years ago (1947)
LocationPadua, Italy
Ground(s)Stadio Plebiscito (Capacity: 9,000)
PresidentEnrico Toffano
Coach(es)Andrea Marcato
Captain(s)Federico Conforti
League(s)Top12
2017–18Champions
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 Top12.

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.

They have won 13 league titles, 11 of them between 1969–70 and 1986-87 seasons; their most recent successes in the Italian championship came 24 years after their latest feat, at the end of the 2010-11 season, and the last one in the 2017-18 season.

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

Honours[edit]

  • Italian championship
    • Champions (13): 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2010–11, 2017–18
    • Runners-up (2): 1997–98, 1998–99
  • Coppa Italia
    • Champions (2): 1981–82, 2000–01
    • Runners-up (3): 1980–81, 2007–08, 2009–10
  • Excellence Trophy
    • Runners-up (1): 2015–16

Current squad[edit]

The Petrarca Rugby squad for 2018–19 is:[1]

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
Tommaso Cugini Hooker Italy Italy
Giovanni Marchetto Hooker Italy Italy
Roberto Santamaria Hooker Italy Italy
Romulo Acosta Prop Argentina Argentina
Damiano Borean Prop Italy Italy
Giacomo Braggiè Prop Italy Italy
Michele Mancini-Parri Prop Italy Italy
Michele Rizzo Prop Italy Italy
Jody Rossetto Prop Italy Italy
Luca Scarsini Prop Italy Italy
Niccolò Cannone Lock Italy Italy
Filippo Gerosa Lock Italy Italy
Riccardo Michieletto Lock Italy Italy
Pedro Ortega Lock Argentina Argentina
Federico Conforti Flanker Italy Italy
Davide Goldin Flanker Italy Italy
Michele Lamaro Flanker Italy Italy
Lodovico Manni Flanker Italy Italy
Luca Nostran Flanker Italy Italy
Alberto Saccardo (c) Flanker Italy Italy
Nicola Grigolon Number 8 Italy Italy
Andrea Trotta Number 8 Italy Italy
Player Position Union
Paolo Cortellazzo Scrum-half Italy Italy
Enrico Francescato Scrum-half Italy Italy
Edoardo Navarra Scrum-half Italy Italy
Jeremy Su'a Scrum-half Samoa Samoa
Alberto Benettin Fly-half Italy Italy
Luca Zini Fly-half Italy Italy
Andrea Bettin Centre Italy Italy
Andrea de Masi Centre Italy Italy
Francesco Favaro Centre Italy Italy
Joaquìn Andrés Riera Centre Argentina Argentina
Giacomo Belluco Wing Italy Italy
Tommaso Coppo Wing Italy Italy
Niccolò Fadalti Wing Italy Italy
Marco Capraro Fullback Italy Italy
Andrea Menniti-Ippolito Fullback Italy Italy
Simone Ragusi Fullback Italy Italy
  • Players in bold capped internationally.
  • Players and their allocated positions from the Petrarca Rugby website.[1]
  • Notes:

Selected former players[edit]

Italian players[edit]

Former players who have played for Petrarca and have caps for Italy:

Overseas players[edit]

Former players who have played for Petrarca and have caps for their respective country:

Statistics[edit]

European Challenge Cup (1996–2014)[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
2002-03 2 0 0 2 36 81
2003-04 2 0 0 2 32 75
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

European Shield[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
2002-03 6 3 1 2 140 118
2003-04 4 2 0 2 93 110
2004-05 4 2 0 2 93 110

Heineken Cup (1995–2014)[edit]

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1998-99 6 1 0 5 79 169
1999-2000 6 0 0 6 76 282

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "La ROSA". petrarcarugby.it. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

External links[edit]