REPORTS | Sergio Parisse rejects London Irish – where will ge be next season?

Italy ‘s legendary back-rower Sergio Parisse has reportedly turned down a move to Gallagher Premiership side London Irish.

According to RUCK sources, the Exiles looked to recruit the 36-year-old powerhouse as a marquee signing ahead of their stadium move next season.

However, as reported by RMC Sport, Toulon are now set to offer the 142-cap international a lucrative one-year extension.

The extension was made possible after Nehe Milner-Skudder’s big money move to the three-time European champions was cancelled, freeing up a significant amount of budget.

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The veteran back rower made his international debut for Italy in 2002 and has led from the front for his country since going on to become the record appearance holder in the Six Nations.

In 2008 he was nominated for the IRB World Rugby Player of the Year Award and is set to captain his country to yet another Rugby World Cu later this year when they head to Japan.


6 things you didn’t know about Parisse

Who is he married too? Does he have kids? What does he do in his spare time? Find out below.

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 record.

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