Italian captain Sergio Parisse has signed a one-year contract with Toulon following his exit from Stade Francais, the Top 14 side confirmed on Monday.
Parisse called time on his Stade Francais career on Friday after almost 15 years at the club after a reported falling out with South African coach Heyneke Meyer.
The 35-year-old has made 258 appearances for the Top 14 side, scoring 238 points and will be looking to add to his 138 Italian caps when he captains his country at the upcoming World Cup.
Stade Francais released a short statement on Friday confirming Parisse’s departure
“Stade Français Paris and Sergio Parisse have decided by mutual agreement to put an end to the contract that binds them.
“Sergio Parisse wishes good luck and a lot of success at the Stade Français Paris.
“Stade Français Paris thanks its captain for 15 years of success in Parisian colors.”
Toulon confirmed the signing of Parisse via their website and outlined that he would be presented in front of the media on Monday afternoon.
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