Wednesday, 8 April 2009


Putting the ELVs, Lions selections, Super 14 and other such trivial matters in perspective, L'Aquila Rugby Club in Italy are faced with somewhat more pressing issues as they participate in the rescue effort following Monday's 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the region.

With the death toll now said to be in excess of 250 and with some 20,000 people made homeless, the local rugby club has has joined in the massive rescue effort, their efforts made even more poignant by the fact that one of their number, 20 year old prop Lorenzo Sebastini, is believed to have been one of the victims. Lorenzo was a former Italian Under 19 international in his second season with L'Aquila Rugby in Serie A.

For details on how to help victims of the earthquake please visit the Italian Rugby Federation website.

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

Another moment where real life is affecting sport... and sportsmen trying to do the right thing for these poor souls in central Italy by trying to something to help out in such a tragic time for them.