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And if his compatriots can perform anywhere near the level of the Argentinian-born 28 year-old, Palmer insists Jacques Brunel’s charges could be more than a match for the Red Rose.
Palmer believes Parisse’s international form is superior of that on French soil and admits he’ll be warning Stuart Lancaster and his teammates of his talents ahead of Saturday’s clash.
"Sergio Parisse is a high-quality player,” said Palmer.
“He's a very good athlete, very powerful and combines that with being very skilful.
"He has a high work-rate, so he has everything you need to be a top player. It seems as though he raises his game every time he plays for Italy.
"He often plays well for Stade, but not quite as consistently well as he does for Italy.
"He's the captain, it's a big responsibility for him and he rises to the challenge. He delivers every time he plays for them."