"Rugby, as long as you can you play it, as long as you live you remember it."
The oval ball is a cult in Rovigo, rugby has become so important over the years that it is one of the city’s cultural identities. In Rovigo, rugby represents a school of life, an opportunity for individual and collective growth and affirmation.
Rugby started to develop in the city in 1935, with an almost heroic act by Davide "Dino" Lanzoni, a student of medicine at the Pauda University. There he had become acquainted with the sport and brought the first oval ball to Rovigo. Since then, Rugby became popular very quickly in the city. The game took off immediately.
In 1939 Rovigo won the Italian youth championship, and shortly after the club was founded, which in its glorious history has won 13 league titles (to date) and many more with the youth team.
In 2010 the club was re-founded, leading to its current name Rugby Rovigo Delta.
The colours of the jersey are red and blue which is the reason why the players are also known as rossoblù by the locals as well as Bersaglieri.
The symbol of its history is Mario Battaglini, called "Maci" and the stadium is named after him.