Six Nations – Parisse desperate to break duck
Italy captain Sergio Parisse is convinced the Azzurri can win a game in this year’s Six Nations even though they have lost their first three matches.
Italy suffered a 46-15 defeat to England in Rome on the opening weekend before slumping to a 56-19 loss against Ireland.
They then lost to France 34-17 in Marseille last Friday, but captain Parisse, who has represented his country 132 times, is refusing to give up.
The No 8 said: “It was a tough game for us against France, but the performance was not too bad.
“We played a France team with a lot of pressure on them but we managed to keep the pressure on them in the first half. In the second half they scored and gained a bit of confidence to play a bit more.
“I think our defence was much better than in the first two games so we can keep working.
“It is difficult when you lose but we have two more games to work and possibly get a win in this Championship.”
Italy still have to play Wales and Scotland. They are 18/1 to beat Wales on 11th March and 1/500 to finish in the bottom two of the Six Nations this year.