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Fabio Ongaro
Italy
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Full name Fabio Ongaro
Born September 23, 1977, Venezia
Current age 36 years 209 days
Major teams Aironi, Saracens, Italy
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 229 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2000-2012 81 48 33 25 5 0 0 0 25 55 1 31.48
Five/Six Nations 2003-2012 31 18 13 10 2 0 0 0 5 25 1 17.74
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2011 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 44.44

Career statistics
Test debut Italy v Canada at Rovigo, Nov 11, 2000 match details
Last Test Italy v Scotland at Rome, Mar 17, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2006-2010 43 30 13 5 1 0 0 0 23 20 0 53.48
Saracens 2006-2010 43 30 13 5 1 0 0 0 23 20 0 53.48
Profile

Hooker Fabio Ongaro made his Test debut for Italy against Canada in 2000, but found international recognition hard to come by in following seasons as he played second-fiddle to the more experienced Alessandro Moscardi.

Ongaro's break came at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, where thanks to the absence of Moscardi he was able to start all four of Italy's tournament matches. He continued his good form through the 2004 Six Nations and after he scored his maiden Test try against Scotland during the tournament he was handed the honour of captaining Italy during that season's autumn internationals.

He spent the early part of his career with Italian Super 10 side Benetton Treviso, before switching to English Premiership side Saracens in 2006. His most recent move took him back to Italy with Aironi ahead of their debut season in the Magners League.

Ongaro will vie with Leonardo Ghiraldini for a place in Italy's starting XV in the forthcoming World Cup.

Latest Articles
Zebre take Aironi's spot in PRO12 (Jun 7, 2012) Italy call up Ongaro as precaution (Mar 11, 2012) Zanni and Ghiraldini return for Italy (Sep 9, 2011) Sarries opt to ring the changes (Oct 25, 2007)
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Mar 17, 2012
Retiring hooker Fabio Ongaro is held aloft
Retiring hooker Fabio Ongaro is held aloft
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Feb 21, 2004
Imanol Harinordoquy breaks an Italian tackle
Imanol Harinordoquy breaks an Italian tackle
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