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Sergio Parisse is an Italian rugby union rugby player. He was the first Italian rugby union player to be nominated for the IRB International player of the year. He has captained French team Stade Francais and is current captain of the Italian national rugby union team.
His father, Sergio senior, was a winger for L'Aquila Rugby before moving to La Plata in Argentina, where Sergio junior was born. Sergio played for ten years in La Plata, before moving with his family back to Italy.
He was able to represent the Azzurri in the 2003 Six Nations and the 2003 World Cup due to his italian parentage. His international progress was set back by a serious thigh injury sustained in the 2004 Six Nations match against Scotland which ruled him out of action for most of the year. Later that season the young talented back-rower joined Mauro Bergamasco and Mirco Bergamasco at Top 14 French outfit Stade Francais Paris.
RBS 6 Nations profile
Parisse handed Italy captaincy
Role As Captain
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