L'Aquila Rugby 1936
are an Italian rugby union
club currently competing in Super 10
.The club is based in L'Aquila
which is the capital of Abruzzo
.The official colours of the club are black and green, the colours of the city of L'Aquila
The roots of L'Aquila Rugby date back to the 1930s when, between 1936 and 1942, L'Aquila took part in tournaments organized by the Comandi Federali della GIL. It reached its peak in the 1937-1938 season when, after Tommaso Fattori
, a legendary figure for the history of the club (the stadium of L'Aquila, Stadio Tommaso Fattori
is named after him), joined the team, the club won the local tournament qualifying for the final one, where it finished the season fourth out of 54 participants. It first played in a championship in 1948.
In 1949-1950 L'Aquila participated in the Serie B and were in contention for promotion to Serie A up to the final game of the season, Genoa eventually winning out. The following year the team won promotion to the Serie A then the highest division in Italy. In 1958-1959 they were losing finalists in the Serie A Grand Final. In 1963-1964 they were relegated to Serie B, but returned to Serie A the following year. They won their first title in 1967 defeating Fiamme Oro Padova 6 to 0. Two years later they won their second title after having won 18 games out of 22 without losing a match.
The 1970s weren't a good decade for the Aquilani, as they won only one Italian Cup in 1973. In the 1980s they won two more titles in... Read More