Carlo Del Fava

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Carlo Del Fava
Full name Carlo Antonio Del Fava
Date of birth (1981-07-01) 1 July 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Mthatha, South Africa
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 115 kg (18.1 st)
School Queens College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001
2002
2004–05
2005–07
2007–09
2009–10
2010–12
2012–2014
Natal Wildebeest
Sharks (Currie Cup)
Parma
Borgoin
Ulster
Viadana
Aironi
Newcastle Falcons


9
44
26
19
21
28


(0)
(0)
(5)
(0)
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–
2004–2011
South Africa U21
Italy

54

(5)
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. After hanging his boots up he then decided to take up coaching. He is now a forwards coach at Westoe RFC.

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, 2015 and 2016 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]

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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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