Carlo Del Fava

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Carlo Del Fava
Personal information
Full name Carlo Antonio Del Fava
Date of birth (1981-07-01) 1 July 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Umtata, South Africa
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 115 kg (18.1 st)
School(s) attended Queens College
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2001
2002
2004–05
2005–07
2007–09
2009–10
2009–10
2010–12
2012–
Wildebeest
Natal Sharks
Rugby Parma
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu
Ulster Rugby
Viadana
Aironi
Newcastle Falcons


9 (0)
33 (0)
26 (5)
16 (0)
15 (0)
4 (0)
Representative teams**
2001–
2004–
South Africa U21
Italy

54 (18)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 20 November 2012.

Carlo Antonio Del Fava (born 1 July 1981 in Umtata, South Africa) is a rugby union player. His preferred position is Lock, and he currently plays for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.

He was called up to the Italy squad for the 2008 Six Nations Championship.[1] Del Fava made his Italy debut in the 2004 Six Nations Championship. Previously Del Fava played for the South African under-21 team.

While playing rugby in South Africa, Del Fava served a two-year ban after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol.[2]

He was part of the BBC Sport coverage for the 2014 Six Nations, giving his views on the Italian side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parisse handed Italy captaincy". BBC. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Checchinato blow for Italy". BBC. 26 March 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 

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