The Italy squad sees Sergio Parisse back on board. With players like Alessandro Zanni, Leonardo Ghiraldini and others, the Tests would see Sergio is coming back to play as the country team is being spruced up for the Tests in November. There are upcoming Test matches to be played against Tonga, South Africa and New Zealand.
Zanni had been a back row forward player and Leonardo a hooker among the group of veteran players being called back for the game. Conor O’Shea is the coach as well as captain of the team who is currently looking into the team composition. The trios of players, who have been called back, make up about one point short of 300 caps.
They were, however, left out of the team when the country went to tour South and North America in June. O’Shea stated that twenty out of the thirty players who have played in the summer tour would be included in the November tour, which will help provide a solid base for the team.
He stated this in a statement issued at the Italian Rugby Federation meeting. Along with the existing team members, getting big names like Sergio and others back on the team will definitely help them get the requisite energy for the games. The matches are eagerly awaited, and the full fixture licst and ticket info can be found here.
The national team is preparing for the challenges that are coming up in the games scheduled for November. However, these are the moments to be lived for and the team needs to have the right skills and qualities in order to live up to the requirements.
Parisse is 33 years of age and he would hold the record for national caps along with Martin Castrogiovanni. The pair is known for their skills on the field and the Conor will hope to encash upon their magic once again on the playing field in the coming month.