WATCH | Perfect cross-field kick from Sergio Parisse results in Toulon try

Italy legend Sergio Parisse proved he can literally do anything as the number 8’s cross-field kick set up a try as Toulon overcame Brive on Friday night.

The number 8 showed great initiative, and despite the unconventional technique his knock through was right on the money,

The legendary No 8 had planned to retire from international rugby after last year’s Rugby World Cup but was denied a farewell appearance when Italy’s final pool match against New Zealand was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

He’s now set for his international swansong during the 2021 Six Nations, which will hopefully be in front of a full house in Rome.

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10 things you didn’t know about Sergio Parisse

1. Birthplace

He was born in La Plata, capital of Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian parents. 

2. Language skills

In addition to Italian, Parisse speaks Spanish, French and English.

3. Caps

Parisse is Italy’s most-capped player, and currently 3rd most-capped player worldwide with 142. He also appeared for his country at five Rugby World Cups, which is a also record.


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