Carlo Checchinato

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Carlo Checchinato
Date of birth (1970-08-30) August 30, 1970 (age 52)
Place of birth Adria, Province of Rovigo
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Rugby Rovigo
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1990-2004  Italy 83 (105)

Carlo Checchinato (born 30 August 1970 in Adria, Province of Rovigo) was an Italian rugby union player and is the current team manager for the Italian national team.

Checchinato was born in Adria, close to Rovigo. His father, called Giancarlo, was an international lock, being capped for Italy during the 1970s. He represented the Italian national team at the World Cup in 1995 in South Africa, 1999 in Wales and in 2003 in Australia as well as representing Italy in several tournaments. He earned 83 caps and scored 21 tries in international matches. Checchinato's international try total was an all-time record for forwards until 2007, when it was surpassed by Colin Charvis of Wales.[1]

Normally a number eight, he played for Rugby Rovigo and Benetton Rugby Treviso. Currently he is Italy Team Manager.


  1. "Wales battle but are defeated by world champions". Welsh Rugby Union. 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2007-11-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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