Rugby: Parisse set for 5th World Cup

Captain to equal record of Bergamasco and Lima against Namibia

(ANSA) - Rome, September 20 - Italy captain Sergio Parisse is set to take part in a record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup after being named in Italy's starting XV for their opening Pool B match against Namibia on Sunday. "Pride is the right word to describe how I feel," the number eight said ahead of the match at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Japan.
    "But, above all, I am focused on enjoying every moment of this new adventure.
    "As you get older and you realise you are at the end of your career, this is what you want - to seize the day and enjoy it". The 36-year-old will match the record of five World Cups first set by Samoa's Brian Lima and then matched by another Italy great, Mauro Bergamasco.


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