The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
Italy have never beaten South Africa in their previous ten meetings and while Parisse claims that it would be far easier to do so in Italy, he’s expecting no cake walk for the Springboks on Saturday.
“We aren’t thinking about a game 14 years ago, so many things have happened since then, Italian rugby has grown a lot, as a squad we have grown a lot,” said Parisse.
“This group of players has had some great results, now we need to back them up away to a big team like South Africa.
“We don’t have any pressure, it’s all on them. They are playing in front of their home crowd and will want to do well, for us it will be harder than when we play against these teams at home but in Italy we showed that we can play against them.”