Carlo Del Fava
|Full name||Carlo Antonio Del Fava|
|Date of birth||1 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Mthatha, South Africa|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18.1 st)|
|Rugby union career|
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. Del Fava made his Italy debut in the 2004 Six Nations Championship. Previously Del Fava played for the South African under-21 team.
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.