Sergio Parisse

Sergio Matteo Parisse (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛrdʒo paˈrisse]; born 12 September 1983) is an Italian rugby union player. He currently plays for French club Toulon and captained the Italian national team through the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Parisse is Italy's most-capped player, and currently third most-capped player worldwide. He was the first Italian rugby union player to be nominated for the IRB International Player of the Year, first in 2008 and again in 2013. Parisse is widely considered one of the greatest number eights to play the game in the modern era,[2][3][4][5] and the greatest Italian rugby player of all time. He also holds the joint record of playing in five Rugby World Cups.

Sergio Parisse
Birth nameSergio Matteo Parisse
Date of birth (1983-09-12) 12 September 1983 (age 38)
Place of birthLa Plata, Argentina
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb; 249 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number Eight, Flanker
Current team Toulon
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2003 Universitario de La Plata ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2005
2005–2019
2019–
Benetton Treviso
Stade Français
Toulon
64
265
31
(55)
(238)
(15)
Correct as of 14 September 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2019 Italy 142 (83)
Correct as of 4 October 2019

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