Ghial Rugby Calvisano

Ghial Rugby Calvisano

Rugby Calvisano
File:Rugby calvisano badge.png
Full name Rugby Calvisano S.R.L.
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Founded 1970
Location Calvisano, Italy
Ground(s) Centro Sportivo San Michele (Capacity: 4,000)
President Italy Gianluigi Vaccari
Coach(es) Italy Andrea Cavinato
Captain(s) Italy Paul Griffen
League(s) National Championship of Excellence
2012-13 Semi-final (Excellence)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Rugby Calvisano are an Italian rugby union club currently competing in National Championship of Excellence. They are based in Calvisano (Province of Brescia), in Lombardy. They were founded in 1970 by a group of players Tonino Montanari, Gianluigi Vaccari and Alfredo Gavazzi. In 1992 the club became "Rugby Calvisano Srl".


Calvisano were founded in 1970 by a group of players, in 1992 the club became Rugby Calvisano Srl. Calvisano first qualified for European competition for the 1999-00 season, where they competed in the European Challenge Cup, playing six pool games, though they did not win any. They qualified for their first Heineken Cup for the 2001-02 season, though it was season after where the club won a couple of their pool games, but they have yet to make the finals.

In 2005 they beat Benetton Treviso 25-20 in Padova to win their first championship. They had previously lost in the final on four occasions. Later in the year, they hosted a match in the 2005-06 Heineken Cup against the Cardiff Blues that turned out to be notable as the first competitive appearance of All Blacks great Jonah Lomu since undergoing a kidney transplant in 2004. They were forced to withdraw from the Super 10 (now National Championship of Excellence) for the 2009-10 season but go on to compete in Serie A. They finally returned to the National Championship of Excellence for the 11/12 season.

Current squad

2012/2013 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
Luigi Ferraro Hooker Italy Italy
Andrea Gavazzi Hooker Italy Italy
Gabriele Morelli Hooker Italy Italy
Marco Coletti Prop Italy Italy
Salvatore Costanzo Prop Italy Italy
Andrea Lovotti Prop Italy Italy
Luca Scarsini Prop Italy Italy
Elia Violi Prop Italy Italy
Michele Andreotti Lock Italy Italy
Luca Beccaris Lock Italy Italy
Jaco Erasmus Lock Italy Italy
Filippo Gerosa Lock Italy Italy
Paino Hehea Lock Tonga Tonga
Emmanuele Bellandi Flanker Italy Italy
Giacomo Brancoli Flanker Italy Italy
Jacopo salvetti Flanker Italy Italy
Stefano Scanferla Flanker Italy Italy
Alessio Zdrilich Flanker Italy Italy
Gabriele Cicchinelli Number 8 Italy Italy
Samuela Vunisa Number 8 Fiji Fiji
Player Position Union
Guglielmo Palazzani Scrum-half Italy Italy
Paul Griffen (c) Fly-half Italy Italy
Andrea Marcato Fly-half Italy Italy
Tommaso Castello Centre Italy Italy
Giovanni Frapporti Centre Italy Italy
Simon Picone Centre Italy Italy
Andrew Vilk Centre England England
Alberto Bergamo Wing Italy Italy
Pablo Canavosio Wing Italy Italy
Benjamin De Jager Wing Italy Italy
Marco Susio Wing Italy Italy
Michele Visentin Wing Italy Italy
Matteo Appiani Fullback Italy Italy
Shaun Berne Fullback Australia Australia

Notable former players



European Challenge Cup

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1999-2000 6 0 0 6 69 155
2007-2008 6 2 0 4 123 200
2012-2013 6 1 0 5 117 223

Heineken Cup

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
2001-02 6 0 0 6 58 279
2002-03 6 2 0 4 105 236
2003-04 6 0 0 6 115 225
2004-05 6 0 0 6 79 264
2005-06 6 0 0 6 48 191
2006-07 6 0 0 6 74 264
2008-09 6 0 0 6 87 280

External links

  • Official site