Italy legend Sergio Parisse set to make u-turn on retirement decision - Ruck

Italy legend Sergio Parisse set to make u-turn on retirement decision

Italian legend Sergio Parisse is close to signing a new deal with Toulon, having previously announced that he would retire at the end of the season.

According to French publication RMC Sport, discussions between Parisse and Toulon are progressing well, despite the former Italy captain saying back in September that he would hang up his boots at the end of the season.

DID YOU KNOW? Sergio Parisse was born in La Plata, capital of Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian parents. 

SERGIO PARISSE: Toughest Opponents

#5. David Pocock (Australia)

The flanker, who was capped 83 times over an 11-year Wallabies career, opted against returning to his Japanese Top League club, the Panasonic Wild Knights, for another season in 2020. Already well-known for his activism on social justice and environmental issues, the 32-year-old will now dedicate his time to conservation.

Parisse said: “Nobody tested me physically as much as Pocock. He was physically the perfect rugby player.”

DID YOU KNOW? Born in Zimbabwe, Pocock moved to Australia as a teenager and played for the Australia national rugby team

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