Former Italy rugby captain

Italian legend confirms retirement

It will bring an end to a 21-year professional career.

Parisse, 39, previously announced he would retire from international rugby after the 2019 World Cup but changed his mind as his final game was cancelled.

In 2021 he also said he would retire but once again had a change of heart.

"I will finish next June," the Toulon number eight told Rugbyrama.

"I know that after 20 years in professional rugby, there will be difficult moments. I know that I will miss rugby and I am trying to prepare myself for this period of my life in the best possible conditions."