Italy legend Sergio Parisse could continue his professional career in 2020/21 after a Premiership club offered him a lucrative one-year contract, according to RUCK sources.
With survival confirmed following Saracens relegation, London Irish have been on hunt for a marquee signing ahead of their move to Brentford FC’s new Community Stadium. It’s projected to have a capacity of 17,250.
Talks between the club and player are thought to be early but have been described as ‘positive’.
Parisse left Stade Francais last summer, signing a one-year contract with three-time European champions Toulon.
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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.
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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.
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.