NEW YORK, NY – This was a fun one. Sergio Parisse is star – a rock star in rugby. But he’s also a charismatic, charming and friendly guy that has a twinkle in his eye. He’s easy to talk to, especially about rugby. And he can do so in FOUR languages. In this Week 68 interview with Matt McCarthy for our Fantasy Sports Network show, the Italy and Stade Francais legend talks candidly about life and rugby, ahead of #TheRugbyWeekend in Chicago. Some of the topics covered include:
-Keys for Italy vs Ireland
-Big Stage of Soldier Field
-Baffling Eddie Jones, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell at Twickenham
-Making a living at rugby in Paris
-Most emotional moment
–Toughest opposing player
-Playing the Pumas
-Keeping jerseys and caps
-Being Honorary NYRC member
–Passing behind-the-back and through legs
-The Welsh player he looked up to
-Secret to his Success/Longevity.
ALSO THIS WEEK:
Steve @LizardRugby Lewis went to Rugby Town, USA – Glendale, CO – for the American stop on the HSBC Women’s 7s Series 6-country tour. Meanwhile, Matt McCarthy was with Ryan Ginty of Next Level Rugby up north for the first annual Battle For The Mitten, between storied sports rivalries – the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines.
Lewis and McCarthy recap/detail both and discuss the unveiling of stars.
Heineken Champion’s Cup Round Deux Awards, which include:
–This Week’s Freddie Burns: For the person that wishes he had that one back!
–MVP of Week… For This Round: Less than stellar award name aside, this if for the player that stood out
–Équipe de la Semaine: Team of the Week (nous parlons un peu français).
–Pontypool Front Row Award: For the Lunch-pail, Engine Room guy in the Tight 5.
–Do Lewis and McCarthy find common ground?
–Has The Lizard’s patience finally run out with his American colleague?
Have a look – or listen and decide for yourself.
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