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Division A1
Division A2

Division A1 1996/97

Overview
The six best teams of the table were qualified to quarter finals.
Teams placed 7th and 8th played a playoff against teams placed 1st and 2nd in Division A2 to qualify for quarter finals.
Teams placed 11th and 12th were relegated to Division A2.
Finalist teams qualified for Heineken Cup.
The best not finalist team qualified for Challenge Cup.

Teams variations
Relegated to Division A2 1996/97:Mirano - Piacenza
Promoted from Division A2 1995/96:Bologna - Colleferro

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Milan412220111255359896Qualified to quarter finals
2Benetton Treviso382219031195375820
3Petrarca Padova33221615723419304
4Calvisano30221426631503128
5Rugby Roma Olimpic242212010562583-21
6Rovigo242212010727495232
7Bologna21229310481586-105Qualified to round of 16
8L'Aquila16228014616745-129
9San Donà16227213555864-309
10Livorno12226016514780-266
11Amatori Catania62230193121112-800Relegated
12Colleferro3221120237987-750

Amatori
Catania
Benetton
Treviso
BolognaCalvisanoColleferroL'AquilaLivornoMilanPetrarca
Padova
RovigoRugby
Roma
Olimpic
San
Donà
Amatori
Catania
-15-6013-266-326-1323-2027-218-469-6119-303-2528-52
Benetton
Treviso
150-13-81-1732-7113-989-2467-718-3225-1145-1977-871-11
Bologna35-1019-22-21-2119-1332-2135-1023-7014-1420-1416-538-18
Calvisano69-324-4633-18-26-1141-1025-1634-3431-2816-837-2138-18
Colleferro26-350-5814-3410-27-3-3017-1911-5212-220-469-4221-21
L'Aquila33-2519-2531-2518-2957-21-42-3221-506-2034-3250-1848-25
Livorno62-1216-5223-2133-4349-041-40-13-4126-3616-3923-3331-28
Milan139-037-2865-1270-1372-553-1372-20-55-1451-1462-3192-10
Petrarca
Padova
88-1338-3224-326-2082-635-1741-1227-14-20-4229-1847-10
Rovigo45-1225-3124-525-2384-1161-3140-1222-429-16-12-884-7
Rugby
Roma
Olimpic
21-107-3230-1822-956-628-2632-2211-3128-2333-22-65-29
San
Donà
58-2011-4124-2423-2732-1333-2537-1011-7317-2137-3031-11-

Final phase
Round of 16Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Benetton Treviso
5/3/1997 - 107-0
5/10/1997 - 44-6
Benetton Treviso
Bologna5/17/1997 - 24-26
5/24/1997 - 18-9
5/31/1997 - 26-11
4/26/1997 - 31-28
Bologna
PiacenzaBenetton Treviso
6/7/1997 - 34-29
Petrarca Padova
5/3/1997 - 26-25
5/10/1997 - 12-19
5/13/1997 - 26-19
Petrarca Padova
Rovigo
Benetton Treviso
Milan
5/3/1997 - 86-5
5/10/1997 - 41-17
Milan
L'Aquila5/17/1997 - 38-26
5/24/1997 - 37-15
4/26/1997 - 29-20
L'Aquila
Fiamme Oro
Milan
Calvisano
5/3/1997 - 26-21
5/10/1997 - 28-23
Calvisano
Rugby Roma Olimpic