Sergio Parisse http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28914/all en RugbyU: Brunel calls on Italian belief ahead of French test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-brunel-calls-italian-belief-ahead-french-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jacques Brunel's hopes of making Italy believe they can gain at least two wins in this year's Six Nations face a first significant hurdle when the Azzurri host France at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>Head coach Brunel led Italy to a fifth place finish last year thanks to a closing 13-6 victory over Scotland in Rome, having produced one of their best ever performances in a 15-19 loss to England.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-brunel-calls-italian-belief-ahead-french-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Sergio Parisse AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742451 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Botes and McLean among changes as Italy face France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/rugby-botes-and-mclean-among-changes-italy-face-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) - South Africa-born Tobias Botes will start at scrumhalf as part of three changes for Italy's Six Nations championship opener against France on Sunday.</p> <p>Compared to the defeat by Australia in November in their last match, Botes comes in for Edoardo Gori who is on the bench while Luke McLean replaces the injured Mirco Bergamasco on the wing.</p> <p>Flanker Simone Favaro is the final change, taking the place of Robert Barbieri, as he looks forward to his first start at the 80,000-seat Stadio Olimpico in Rome.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/rugby-botes-and-mclean-among-changes-italy-face-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonardo Ghiraldini Rugby union Sergio Parisse Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743082 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: French wary of another Italian 'tsunami' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-french-wary-another-italian-tsunami <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has warned his team against complacency in their Six Nations opener in Rome on Sunday, claiming traditional makeweights Italy are "no longer a little team".</p> <p>France were stunned by the Italians two years ago when a 22-21 loss sent shockwaves through the sport and Saint-Andre is wary of becoming another French fall-guy.</p> <p>"They are no longer a little team even of public opinion thinks they are. Italy are progressing, they have evolved in their structure and organisation," said the French coach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-french-wary-another-italian-tsunami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Rugby union Sergio Parisse Thierry Dusautoir AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743750 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Brunel names Bergamasco in Wales squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/rugbyu-brunel-names-bergamasco-wales-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy coach Jacques Brunel on Sunday named veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco in his 31-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations clash against Wales at Rome's Olympic Stadium.</p> <p>Bergamasco was left out of Italy's opening two Six Nations matches, a victory over France and then a defeat away to Scotland, but has been called up mainly as cover for captain Sergio Parisse.</p> <p>Parisse is facing a possible ban for the February 23 date against Wales after he insulted the referee and was sent off while playing for Stade Francais at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/rugbyu-brunel-names-bergamasco-wales-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mauro Bergamasco Rugby union Sergio Parisse AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:31:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758233 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Italy work on assumption Parisse will be banned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/rugby-italy-work-assumption-parisse-will-be-banned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 18 (Reuters) - Italy expect to be without captain Sergio Parisse for this Saturday's Six Nations championship match against Wales after the number eight was sent off for his club side at the weekend, manager Luigi Troiani said.</p> <p>Parisse was dismissed for insulting the referee in Stade Francais' Top 14 game with Bordeaux and any suspension is set to include the Six Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/rugby-italy-work-assumption-parisse-will-be-banned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Rugby union Sergio Parisse Sergio Parisse Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759174 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Parisse suspended for remainder of Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/rugby-parisse-suspended-remainder-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Italy captain Sergio Parisse has been suspended for the remainder of the Six Nations championship after he was sent off for insulting a referee during a French Top 14 club match, the French league (LNR) said on Wednesday.</p> <p>In a statement LNR said the Italian number eight had been handed a 40-day suspension of which 10 days were suspended.</p> <p>"Mr Sergio Parisse will be allowed to play again on March 18, 2013", the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/rugby-parisse-suspended-remainder-six-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Parisse Sergio Parisse Sergio Parisse Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761229 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Banned Italy captain Parisse out of Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rugbyu-banned-italy-captain-parisse-out-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy captain Sergio Parisse will miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after picking up a 30-day ban on Wednesday for swearing at a referee.</p> <p>The Stade Francais No.8 saw red in his club's French Top 14 game against Bordeaux last Saturday, and has been suspended until March 18 by the French rugby national league's disciplinary commission.</p> <p>Parisse will miss Italy's Six Nations games against Wales on Saturday, England on March 10 and the concluding fixture against Ireland on March 16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rugbyu-banned-italy-captain-parisse-out-six-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Rugby union Sergio Parisse Sergio Parisse AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761258 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Banned Italy captain Parisse out of Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rugbyu-banned-italy-captain-parisse-out-six-nations-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy captain Sergio Parisse will miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after picking up a 30-day ban on Wednesday for swearing at a referee.</p> <p>The Stade Francais No.8 saw red in his club's French Top 14 game against Bordeaux-Begles last Saturday, and has been suspended until March 18 by the French rugby national league's disciplinary commission.</p> <p>Parisse will miss Italy's Six Nations games against Wales on Saturday, England on March 10 and the concluding fixture against Ireland on March 16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rugbyu-banned-italy-captain-parisse-out-six-nations-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Rugby union Sergio Parisse Sergio Parisse AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:46:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761364 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Vosawei in for banned Italy skipper Parisse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-vosawei-banned-italy-skipper-parisse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiji-born Manoa Vosawei will fill the gaping hole at No.8 left by Sergio Parisse, who will miss Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales in Rome due to suspension.</p> <p>The Italian skipper and spearhead was hit with a 30-day ban from all rugby by the French rugby authorities for swearing at a referee while playing for his club Stade Francais in a Top 14 league match.</p> <p>He is appealing the ban, which is set to rule him out of the rest of the Six Nations, but that will not be heard before next week, meaning he has no chance of lining up against the Welsh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-vosawei-banned-italy-skipper-parisse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Parisse Rugby union Sergio Parisse AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762253 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Italy team to play Wales in Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-italy-team-play-wales-six-nations-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiji-born Manoa Vosawei will fill the gaping hole at No.8 left by Sergio Parisse, who will miss Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales in Rome due to suspension.</p> <p>The Italian skipper and spearhead was hit with a 30-day ban from all rugby by the French rugby authorities for swearing at a referee while playing for his club Stade Francais in a Top 14 league match.</p> <p>He is appealing the ban, which is set to rule him out of the rest of the Six Nations, but that will not be heard before next week, meaning he has no chance of lining up against the Welsh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-italy-team-play-wales-six-nations-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Luciano Orquera Rugby union Sergio Parisse AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:31:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762255 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: All to play for as Italy take on Wales in Rome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-all-play-italy-take-wales-rome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy and Wales face off in the Six Nations at Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday on starkly contrasting trajectories following the first two round of games.</p> <p>The home side opened the 2013 campaign with a stunning 23-18 win over favourites France, but failed to follow up a week later with a dismal 32-10 loss to Scotland in Edinburgh.</p> <p>Last year's Grand Slam champions Wales were caught cold by a first half assault from Ireland in Cardiff to open with before rebounding with a gritty 16-6 triumph over the French at a frigid Stade de France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-all-play-italy-take-wales-rome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Sergio Parisse Wales rugby union captains AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762858 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: All to play for as Italy take on Wales in Rome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-all-play-italy-take-wales-rome-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy and Wales face off in the Six Nations at Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday on starkly contrasting trajectories following the first two round of games.</p> <p>The home side opened the 2013 campaign with a stunning 23-18 win over favourites France, but failed to follow up a week later with a dismal 32-10 loss to Scotland in Edinburgh.</p> <p>Last year's Grand Slam champions Wales were caught cold by a first half assault from Ireland in Cardiff to open with before rebounding with a gritty 16-6 triumph over the French at a frigid Stade de France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-all-play-italy-take-wales-rome-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Sergio Parisse Wales rugby union captains AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:17:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762870 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wales see tight Italy match despite Parisse absence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rugbyu-wales-see-tight-italy-match-despite-parisse-absence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six Nations champions Wales expect a tight match against Italy here Saturday despite the hosts missing influential captain Sergio Parisse for the rest of the tournament.</p> <p>Parisse is set to miss Italy's remaining three games after being handed a 30-day ban for insulting the referee last week while playing for club side Stade Francais.</p> <p>The big number 8 is one of the driving forces in an Italy side which is steadily improving, and the numbers speak for themselves: in the last 10 years Italy have won only one Six Nations match without Parisse, against Scotland in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rugbyu-wales-see-tight-italy-match-despite-parisse-absence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Sergio Parisse Stade Fran├žais AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763317 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Parisse cleared to face England in Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/rugbyu-parisse-cleared-face-england-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Influential Italy captain Sergio Parisse was on Wednesday cleared to face England in the Six Nations on Sunday.</p> <p>Parisse had his ban imposed by the French Rugby Federation (FFR) reduced from 30 days, plus 10 suspended, to just 20. It means his suspension will end on Friday, freeing him for Sunday's clash at Twickenham.</p> <p>"Parisse will be re-activated as of Saturday so he'll be able to play against England," FFR Appeals Commission president Gilbert Chevrier told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/rugbyu-parisse-cleared-face-england-six-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sergio Parisse Sergio Parisse Stade Fran├žais AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774978 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Parisse available to face England - Italy federation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/rugby-parisse-available-face-england-italy-federation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Italy captain Sergio Parisse is available for Sunday's Six Nations match against England after a reduction in his suspension for a sending off in a French club match, the Italian rugby federation said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"He is now banned until Saturday," an Italian federation spokesman said.</p> <p>Parisse had been suspended for the remainder of the tournament after he was banned for 30 days following a sending off for insulting a referee during a French Top 14 club match for Stade Francais last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/rugby-parisse-available-face-england-italy-federation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Rugby union Sergio Parisse Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775011 at http://www.globalpost.com