Relegation talks might be on but Sergio Parisse is slamming them out. Being captain of the Italian rugby team, he is confident that things will change with a new coach team in place who would begin working with the team this summer.
Conor O’Shea from Harlequins is being favored for the position as head coach for Italy. Conor is presently on his way out from the director of rugby position in Harlequins. If the succession happens, he would be replacing Jacques Brunel as head coach.
Brunel has been having it tough as the defeat against Wales for Italy at a score of 67-14 has been difficult to digest for the management and the followers. Brunel would now be heading to French Top 14 club, Bordeaux-Begles. Here he would be taking up the role of a forward coach. Continue reading →
Sergio Parisse is a renowned rugby player who has already shown his captaincy skills for French team that was named as Stade Francais.
He is currently the existing captain of the national rugby team of Italy. There are many good players in the rugby team across the world and Sergio Parisse is one amongst them as he plays exceptionally well and stands up for his team. Nick Mallett chose to bring Sergio Parisse as a replacement for Marco Bortolami so as to bring a new chapter in the Italian rugby history as the player has been of the best performer in the campaign that was held last year.
The rugby player, who is currently 32, has still managed to remain as a strong player in the Italian rugby team. It is not clear on how long he would continue to play and it will certainly not be easy for Italians to cope with his news of retirement.
Stade Francais performance in this season has just been fair. Gonzala Quesada, the former Argentina player and coach explained the reason behind his success during the beginning of this season of rugby. The player had set a framework that helped him to train and work when he made his arrival at Stade. Some of the things he focused on included respecting squad and his playing philosophy. He has also created the space for his players within the framework so that they feel responsible for the destinies that they create for themselves. Continue reading →
Mitch Achurch, an Aussie forward, would leave Leeds Rhinos after this season. Achurch’s deal will expire this autumn and the club has stated that his contract would not be renewed. He is thinking whether to stay in Leeds to run his all new business or go back Down Under – and is targeting to bow out of Leeds Rhinos with a few good matches under his belt.
The twenty seven year old joined Leeds Rhinos from Penrith Panthers on a 4 year contract ahead of the 2013 season and he was a member of the Challenge Cup-winning team last year. Mitch has played sixty-nine games for Leeds, including 4 this season, but a sequence of injury set-backs have stopped him from building a coherent run of appearances. Continue reading →
There is a big problem in the corridors of power in Italian rugby – the playing staff is not entirely happy with decision makers in the federation while the suits are not happy with the way the team has performed in recent events – leading to almost an all out war between the two in the last couple of weeks.
And Italian skipper Sergio Parisse has come out publicly in order to throw some sense into the matter. The extraordinary events were rolled into motion first when the president of the Italian Rugby Federation or the FIR, Alfredo Gavazzi labelled the players in the team as pensioners for the performance they had put in recent tournaments they had taken part in.
The team had slumped to their worst position in the official world rankings after their dismal display in the Six Nations Championships, dropping down to 15th. This means that they are no longer seen as a part of the elite six of European Rugby after Georgia surpassed them to take over in 14th place.
Italy, led by their charismatic skipper Sergio Parisse, did finish in 5th place in the tournament after a miraculous victory against Scotland but previous defeats by huge margins including 23, 30, 29 and 41 points in their four other games as well as winning only four games in their last 23 matches points to a very sorry state of affairs for the team. Continue reading →