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“Show pony” – Fans rank the three most overrated rugby players of all-time

#1. Sergio Parisse – 30%

“Going to be controversial but Sergio Parisse. Sure he had fantastic skills but he was a show pony and not a work horse and people often overlooked this. He looked fantastic for Italy but that was because he was allowed to do all the flashy stuff but was mediocre in other areas.”

“I think Parisse got a lot of credit just for being a leader and a quality player in a poor Italy side and was never rated by anyone as anywhere near world class”

“Consistently made world xv teams on scant evidence.”

“Never has a cliche ever fit a player more than overrated show pony for Sergio Parisse”

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