Rugby World Cup 2019: Sergio Parisse (Italy)

  • 01/04/2019

Born: September 12, 1983 in La Plata, Argentina

Position: No.8, flanker

Club: Toulon

Height: 1.96m

Weight: 112kg

Caps: 139 caps for Italy

Parisse was born in Argentina to Italian parents and played his early rugby with Club Universitario de La Plata, before relocating to the Italian Top12 with champions Benetton Treviso.

He played 265 games with Stade Francais in France and is currently contracted to Toulon.

The Italian captain debuted for the national team in 2002 and is now generally recognised as one of the finest exponents of his position in world rugby. He was twice nominated for International Player of the year, 2008 and 2013 - the first Italian to achieve this.

Parisse has already played at three Rugby World Cup tournaments and will contest his fourth in Japan.

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Essential Guide to 2019 Rugby World Cup

The ninth Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 in Japan - the first time it has been hosted in Asia.

The ninth Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 in Japan - the first time it has been hosted in Asia.

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