Petrarca Rugby

Petrarca Rugby is a rugby union club from Padua, Italy, currently competing in the top tier of the Italian rugby union, the Top12.

Petrarca Rugby
Petrarca rugby logo.png
Full namePetrarca Rugby S.r.l.
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Founded1947; 74 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

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).

HonoursEdit

  • 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 (3): 1997–98, 1998–99, 2020−21
  • 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 squadEdit

The squad for the Top10 season is:

Petrarca Padova 2021-2022 squad

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 the Petrarca website.[1]

Selected former playersEdit

Italian playersEdit

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

Overseas playersEdit

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

StatisticsEdit

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 ShieldEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rosa". Petrarca Rugby.

External linksEdit