Sergio Parisse Broke A Long Standing Six Nations Record Today

What an unbelievable talent.

Conor O’Shea’s first Six Nations campaign didn’t exactly go to plan, with his Italian side suffering heavy defeats in all five of their games.

There was however some glimpses of what we can expect from future O’Shea sides, and a lot of positives to take away from the tournament overall. It’s not going to be an overnight job, but Italy will improve and O’Shea is certainly the right man for the job.

One player who will continue to be key for O’Shea, should he turn them into a threat is captain Sergio Parisse. The number eight is widely regarded as one of the very best in the world, and although he had a quiet Six Nations by his standards, he was once again Italy’s driving force.

The Stade Francais star may not have gotten the win he wanted against Scotland today, but following the game he’s now totalled 674 carries and 2878 metres, more than any other Six Nations player ever. Incredible achievement when you consider who he’s been playing with all these years.

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