Carl Fearns (born 28 May 1989 in Liverpool, England) is a rugby union player for Lyon Olympique Universitaire in the Top 14. He plays as a back-row forward.
Fearns made his Sale debut in an EDF Energy Cup match against Cardiff Blues, winning the Man of the Match award.
Fearns captained England at U18 level. He was a member of the England Under 20 team that reached the final of the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship. His performances in this tournament led to him being nominated for the IRB Junior Player of the Year award.
Fearns missed the whole of the 2007–08 season due to knee reconstruction.
It was announced on 8 March 2011 that Fearns had signed for Bath on a 2-year deal.
On 10 July 2013, Fearns knocked out Bath teammate Gavin Henson on a night out in the city.
On 7 November 2016, Fearns made Sky Sports Team of the Week after a season defining performance for Lyon against Toulon. On 14 November 2016, Fearns returns to England to sign for Aviva Premiership side Gloucester Rugby on a three-year contract from the 2017-18 season.