Following the first two weeks of the 2018 Six Nations, Italy captain Sergio Parisse is well placed to compare the two leading contenders – Ireland and England.
And the powerhouse number 8 had some interesting observations.
Sergio Parisse: ‘I think sincerely that Ireland play much better rugby than England’
— The42.ie (@The42_ie) February 10, 2018
“I think that Ireland play much better rugby for me, it is much more difficult to defend. Of course England is a great side, but for me personally, after these two weeks, it was much more difficult against Ireland.
“I like the way that they play, for me, they play very good rugby. I think they play better than England.”