Italy skipper Sergio Parisse makes Stade Francais exit after 15 years

Sergio Parisse has made over 250 appearances for Stade Francais
Sergio Parisse has made over 250 appearances for Stade Francais
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Italy captain Sergio Parisse will leave Stade Francais with immediate effect ending his 15-year association with the French club.

Parisse started his professional rugby debut with Benetton Treviso in 2003 but his association with Stade Francais that began in 2005 has been instrumental in his domestic career making over 250 appearances for them in which he amassed 238 points.

The 35-year-old also enjoyed Top 14 titles with Stade Francais in 2006/07 and 2014/15 seasons and also went on to win the European Challenge Cup in 2016/17 season.

“Stade Français Paris and Sergio Parisse have decided by mutual agreement to put an end to the contract that binds them," said the club in a statement.

“Sergio Parisse wishes good luck and a lot of success at the Stade Français Paris.

“Stade Français Paris thanks its captain for 15 years of success in Parisian colors.”

Parisse is also the most capped player for Italy with 138 Tests and is the fourth most capped player worldwide. He was also nominated for the IRB International Player of the Year in 2008 and 2013.

 

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