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 Mthatha, 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
2010–12
2012–2014
Wildebeest
Natal Sharks
Parma
Borgoin
Ulster
Viadana
Aironi
Newcastle Falcons


9 (0)
44 (0)
26 (5)
19 (0)
21 (0)
28 (0)
Representative teams**
2001–
2004–2011
South Africa U21
Italy

54 (5)
* 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) is a South African-born, Italian former rugby union player. His preferred position was Lock, and he last played for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.

Del Fava was born in Mthatha, South Africa to Italian parents. 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 and 2015 Six Nations, giving his views on the Italian side.

On 10 February 2014, it was announced Del Fava had been forced to retire due to a long standing neck injury.[3]

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. 
  3. ^ "Neck injury forces Carlo del Fava to quit". ESPN Scrum. 10 February 2014. 

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