Benetton Rugby

Benetton Rugby, also known as Benetton Treviso (Italian pronunciation: [ˌbenetˈton ˈrɛɡbi treˈviːzo] or Italian pronunciation: [ˌbenetˈton ˈraɡbi treˈviːzo]), is an Italian professional rugby union team based in Treviso, Veneto competing in the United Rugby Championship, the European Rugby Challenge Cup and European Champions Cup.

Benetton Rugby
Full nameBenetton Rugby
UnionFederazione Italiana Rugby
Founded1932; 90 years ago (1932)
LocationTreviso, Italy
Ground(s)Stadio Comunale di Monigo (Capacity: 6,700)
PresidentAmerino Zatta
Coach(es)Marco Bortolami
Captain(s)Dewaldt Duvenage
Michele Lamaro
League(s)United Rugby Championship
2020–216th (Conference B)
Rainbow Cup
1st (Overall Champions)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Treviso rugby team was founded in 1932 and has won 15 Italian national championships. The team has been owned by the Benetton clothing company since 1979. Treviso have competed in the United Rugby Championship (formerly the Pro14 and Pro12) since 2010, and have previously competed in the Italian domestic championship.

Treviso have supplied many players to the Italian national team, such as Alessandro Zanni and Leonardo Ghiraldini. Conversely, several notable foreign internationals have played for Treviso, including Rugby World Cup winners Craig Green, John Kirwan and Michael Lynagh.

The President of Treviso Rugby is Amerino Zatta.

Since 1982 the club has also had a women's team, known as Red Panthers, which has won 16 national championships.

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