It was announced at an official press conference that l’Aquila will host the international match to be played on Saturday 14 April between Zebre and Dragons Rugby, the Welsh, Newport-based franchise, for the  20th and penultimate round of the Guinness PRO14 Rugby tournament. The match kicks off at 5.00 pm at L’Aquila's Fattori Stadium. It will therefore be a fun-filled day for L’Aquila's rugby fans who will first be able to watch the Serie A match between L’Aquila Rugby Club and CUS Genova and then the international Guinness PRO14 clash between Zebre and Dragons. “Our rebirth also comes about through sport” – highlighted L’Aquila’s Mayor, Pierluigi Biondi – “rugby can be a metaphor for our community’s ability to react to moments of difficulty. When one plays rugby one knows that there is a team mate behind, ready to pick up the ball. So, our city and this territory must remain compact, just like a rugby team.”   An enclave of Italian rugby, located in the very centre of Italy, the city of L’Aquila will, for the very first time in its history, host a Guinness PRO14 match.