Typhoon Hagibis denies Sergio Parisse and Leonardo Ghiraldini swansong

Leonardo Ghiraldini and italy veterans Sergio Parisse Are denied their farewell games

Even the Parisse, that is Italys captain, is one of three players to play with at five World Cups. He has said he is retiring after the championship in Japan. Parisse has performed second on the all-time list, the most by a hemisphere participant and tests behind by New Zealands Richie McCaw.
He had been put to say goodbye from the world champion All Blacks in Toyota but thats one of two games organisers have cancelled because of the threat of Hagibis. England against France is also off.
Italy hooker Ghiraldini, who recovered from injury to play with at the World Cup, was expected to be supplied a spell by coach Conor OShea for his farewell from New Zealand. Ghiraldini, who is also 34, has played Italy for 13 decades.
When news broke that the match was cancelled, he reportedly shed tears on Thursday at the group camp in Toyota.
Italy had a chance of slipping into the quarter-finals but would have needed a bonus-point triumph over the All Blacks, a group theyve never beaten in 15 attempts.

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