Italy legend Sergio Parisse has been talking about his future after he was denied his international swansong during the 2020 Six Nations.
The 36-year-old’s future is up in the air after being denied a final international appearance due to postponements; first at the Rugby World Cup due to Typhoon Hagibis before the Six Nations was postponed due to the Coronavirus..
18 years in the world of rugby and counting, the huge question was will Parisse continue to play after the end of the current season? Or will he stop?
🙌 Sergio Parisse appreciation tweet 🙌pic.twitter.com/Puar8Xpo3h— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) March 15, 2020
The former Azzurri captain, who won 142 caps, has revealed to Midi Olympique what he expects to do next.
According to RUCK sources, London Irish are keen to recruit the dominant number eight as a marquee signing ahead of their move to Brentford Community Stadium over the summer.
“Whether it’s four or sixteen months from now, I’d like to stay in the rugby world,” revealed Parisse.
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He added: “I don’t close any doors, but I’d like to stay in the environment and pass on and give back what this sport has given me.
“On my international future, there has been no talk. There are a lot more important issues at play right now.”
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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.