Rugby Rovigo Delta
|Full name||Femi-CZ Vea Rugby Rovigo Delta|
|Union||Federazione Italiana Rugby|
|Ground(s)||Stadio Comunale Mario Battaglini (Capacity: 6,000)|
|League(s)||National Championship of Excellence|
Rugby Rovigo Delta (formerly known until 2010 as Rugby Rovigo) are an Italian rugby union club currently competing in National Championship of Excellence. They are based in Rovigo in Veneto. The club were founded in 1935 by medical student Dino Lanzoni, who discovered rugby at university. They quickly became one of the strongest Italian sides and won 12 titles between 1951 and 2016. They have never been relegated from the top flight of Italian rugby union.
Some of the more notable Rovigo players include Mario "Maci" Battaglini and his brother Checco, Ercole Ponzetti, Quaglio, Vallini, Elio De Anna, Stefano Bettarello, Gert Smal, Viliami Ofahengaue and Naas Botha. However, in recent times the team has had difficulties, from the death of president Carlo Bego to the serious social conditions that had threatened the team's survival.
- National Championship of Excellence:
- Champions: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1979, 1988, 1990, 2016
- Champions: 1981, 1989, 1991
- Under 19/20:
- Champions: 1970, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1999
- Under 21:
- Champions: 2004
- Under 17:
- Champions: 1982, 1988
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
Notable former players