Fiamme Oro Rugby

Fiamme Oro Rugby is the rugby union club section of the Italian State Police sport division Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro. The Fiamme Oro are currently based in Rome and play in the Top12, the first national league. Though since the club's foundation in the 1950s, the former Fiamme Oro Padova won both the Italian championship (5 times) and the Coppa Italia (4 times).

Fiamme Oro Rugby
Full nameG.S. Fiamme Oro Rugby
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Founded1955; 66 years ago (1955)
LocationRome, Italy
Ground(s)Centro Sportivo Polizia di Stato (Capacity: 1,300)
PresidentArmando Forgione
Coach(es)Gianluca Guidi
Captain(s)Filippo Cristiano
League(s)Top12
2017–184th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.fiammeororugby.it

The club was established in 1955, founded by a group of policemen based in Padua (hence the name). The Fiamme Oro Padova won their first championship in 1958, which was followed by another the following season. The team also had a lot of success during the 1960s; winning the National championship in 1960, 1961 and 1968. In addition to their success with the National league, the club won the Coppa Italia in 1968 and 1969 and again in 1971 and 1972 as well.

In 1978, after their first relegation, the club were de facto discontinued although never officially disbanded and in 1985 were re-formed in Milan. The Italian Rugby Federation, because of club's successful past, allowed them to restart from 3rd division. In 1993 the club moved to Rome, and in 1998 rejoined the 1st division. Relegated again in 2000, in 2011 they returned in the Italian championship, where they currently play, and where they won their first Excellence Trophy in 2013–14.

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

Fiamme Oro squad for 2020–21 season:

Fiamme Oro squad .[a][b][c]

Props

Hookers

Locks

Back row

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wings

Fullbacks

(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Italy on residency or dual nationality.
Players and their allocated positions from Fiamme Oro website.[4]
  1. ^ a b c d He has a dual contract. During the season he also can play, on loan, with Pro14 team Zebre.[1]
  2. ^ a b c Permit player for Pro14 team Zebre[2]
  3. ^ a b c d Additional Player for Pro14 team Zebre.[3]

Selected former playersEdit

Italian playersEdit

Former players who have played for Fiamme Oro Rugby and have caps for Italy:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La squadra". 2020-10-20.
  2. ^ "LE ZEBRE RUGBY DANNO IL BENTORNATO A CINQUE PERMIT PLAYERS PROVENIENTI DAL MASSIMO CAMPIONATO ITALIANO". 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ "La squadra". 2020-10-20.
  4. ^ "PRIMA SQUADRA".

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