Italy international Sergio Parisse signs one-year contract extension with Toulon

Sergio Parisse has played 142 Tests for Italy
Sergio Parisse has played 142 Tests for Italy
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Italy international Sergio Parisse will continue to be part of Toulon after signing a one-year contract extension with the French club.

Parisse started his career with Italy side Benetton in 2005 but spent most of his domestic career with Stade Francais after representing them between 2005 and 2019.

He also enjoyed Coppa Italia title win for Benetton in the 2004/05 season and was part of the Stade Francais side that clinched two Top 14 titles in 2006/07 and 2014/15 seasons apart from winning the European Challenge Cup with them in the 2016/17 season.

The 36-year-old's association with Toulon started post World Cup campaign in Japan last year which was supposed to be his final event at international arena but the cancellation of Italy's final against New Zealand due to Typhoon Hagibis meant he was hoping for a farewell in the Six Nations tournament which also got postponed following the pandemic coronavirus.

Parisse has 142 Tests for Italy since his debut 2002 and is the most capped player for the Azzurri and the third world wide behind Richie McCaw and Alun Wyn Jones. He was also nominated for the World Rugby Player of the Year in 2008 and 2013.

 

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