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Carlo Antonio del Fava
Italy
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Full name Carlo Antonio del Fava
Born July 1, 1981, Umtala
Current age 33 years 63 days
Major teams Aironi, Arix Viadana, Barbarians, Bourgoin-Jallieu, Newcastle Falcons, Ulster, Italy
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 244 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2011 54 36 18 5 1 0 0 0 13 40 1 25.00
Five/Six Nations 2004-2011 27 12 15 5 1 0 0 0 3 23 1 12.96
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.33

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Italy at Millennium Stadium, Mar 27, 2004 match details
Last Test Australia v Italy at North Shore City, Sep 11, 2011 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2013-2014 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 27.27
Newcastle Falcons 2013-2014 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 27.27
Profile

Carlo Antonio del Fava is an abrasive and experienced lock who is also one of the most-travelled players in the modern game.

The South African-born Del Fava's club career began with Natal Sharks but it was soon thrown into jeopardy by a two-year drug ban having tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

He returned to the game in 2004 with Overmach Parma and was handed his international debut in Italy's last Six Nations clash against Wales despite having played just five senior games.

A spell with Bourgoin in France's Top 14 followed and he was also part of Italy's World Cup campaign in 2007 before a switch to Irish province Ulster. Del Fava returned to Italy to play for Viadana in 2009 before moving to the newly-formed Aironi for the 2010-11 season.

He appeared at a second World Cup in 2011 and signed for English Championship side ahead of the 2012-13 season before going on to help them earn promotion back to the Premiership.

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Staring into the Six Nations crystal ball (Mar 19, 2014) Neck injury forces Carlo del Fava to quit (Feb 10, 2014) Del Fava braced for 'hardest league in the world' (Jul 15, 2013) Falcons bring in Italian lock (May 16, 2012) Masi ruled out of Wales clash (Mar 19, 2010) Carlo Antonio del Fava news and articles (8) »
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May 12, 2013
Falcons centre Suka Hufanga (r) celebrates with lock Carlo Del Fava
Falcons centre Suka Hufanga (r) celebrates with lock Carlo Del Fava
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Jul 21, 2011
Italy lock Carlo del Fava lifts weights on an exercise ball
Italy lock Carlo del Fava lifts weights on an exercise ball
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Mar 12, 2011
Italy fullback Andrea Masi is congratulated by Carlo Antonio del Fava after his try
Italy fullback Andrea Masi is congratulated by Carlo Antonio del Fava after his try
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Jan 7, 2011
Aironi's Carlo Del Fava wins the ball ahead of Cardiff's Paul Tito
Aironi's Carlo Del Fava wins the ball ahead of Cardiff's Paul Tito
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