Rugby in mourning, Pietro Reale dies at 59: message from ‘his’ Rovigo

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Pietro Reale has died: the former Rovigo captain was 59 years old

The world of Italian oval ball and Rugby Rovigo in particular mourn the passing of Pietro Reale, who suddenly passed away on Saturday at the age of 59. Confirming the news was the red and blue club itself, which dedicated a thought to the former captain.

“The FEMI-CZ Rugby Rovigo Delta is close to the Reale family on the passing of Pietro, red-blue number 244 and former captain and sporting director of Rugby Rovigo Delta,” reads the note circulated by the ‘Bersaglieri’. “To all his loved ones go the condolences of the red-blue club.

Reale, an architect by profession, was active before the advent of professionalism: he won the 1988 and 1990 championships and collected 7 appearances on the national team at the turn of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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