Sergio Parisse has confirmed he will be staying in France after signing a contract extension with three-time European champions Toulon.
The 36-year-old, who according to RUCK sources held talks with London Irish -pre-pandemic, has decided it’s best in the current climate for himself and family to remain in the south of France.
🎙️#ConfdePresse : Le @rctofficiel est fier d’annoncer la prolongation de 6⃣ avants : Anthony Etrillard, Charles Ollivon, @sergioparisse, Swan Rebbadj, Bastien Soury et Théo Lachaud.— RCT – RC Toulon (@RCTofficiel) June 12, 2020
🙏Félicitations à eux.❤️🖤 pic.twitter.com/isxQo3A8zc
He has signed a one-year extension with the club, who he made 10 appearances for last season after joining last summer from Stade Francais.
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.
Toulon’s other extended deals are: France captain Charles Ollivon (five seasons), Anthony Etrillard (four seasons), Daniel Ikpefan (three seasons), Theo Lachaud, Swan Rebbadj, Bastien Soury, Erwan Dridi, Ramiro Moyano and Sonatane Takulua (all two seasons), and Anthony Medic (one season).
LIST | 5 famous rugby players and their luxury homes
Despite not earning as much as footballers, we think you’ll agree that these homes of rugby players are still pretty spectacular.
Here are five of our favourites:
1. Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira’s beautiful home on the Dolphin Coast1.
Tendai and Kuziva Mtawarira’s Dolphin Coast, family escape is near enough to Durban for work and just far enough to feel like every day’s a holiday.