Dave Sisi

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David Alexander Sharp Sisi
Birth nameDavid Alexander Sharp Sisi
Date of birth (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Rinteln, Germany British Military Hospital
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight120 kg (265 lb; 18 st 13 lb)
SchoolHounsdown Science College, St. Paul‘s RC College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2004−2009 Tottonians ()
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2009-2012
2011
2013-2017
2014
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017–
London Irish
London Scottish
Bath Rugby
Yorkshire Carnegie
London Irish
London Scottish

Zebre
12
1
15
13
13
5
63
(5)
(0)
(5)
(5)
(0)
(0)
(20)
Correct as of 7 May 2021
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2012-2013
2019−
England U20
Italy
14
15
(15)
(0)
Correct as of 13 Mar 2021

David Sisi (born 5 February 1993) is a professional rugby union player. He played at flanker for Zebre but has moved to the second row and established this position with Zebre and Italy. [1]

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On 31 July 2017, Sisi signed for Italian club Zebre in the Pro14 from the 2017-18 season. [2]

In 2012 and 2013, Sisi was named in the England Under 20 squad, but in 2019 he opted for Italy and on 18 August 2019, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. [3]

Personal life

Sisi is of Italian descent, and qualifies to play for Italy through his paternal grandparents and his father Carlo. His mother, Barbara, is English. He has a younger brother, Adam.

As a youngster he swam representing his county. Rugby was introduced to him at secondary school, aged 11. He joined local club, Tottonians and was picked by Hampshire RFU. At 16, he was offered a place on the London Irish AASE scheme; joining the London Irish academy and completing his schooling part time at St. Paul’s college, and afterwards accepting a full time contract with London Irish; at the time becoming their youngest player to represent their first team. With the England under 20 team, David won both the 6 Nations twice and a first Junior World Cup for England at the time.

Since then, David moved to Bath where over the course of 4 years he also spent loan periods to Yorkshire Carnegie (formally Leeds Carnegie), London Scottish and back to London Irish.

Currently David plays in Parma, Italy, with Zebre Rugby Club in the Pro 14 competition. He is also internationally capped for Italy.

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References

  1. https://www.zebrerugbyclub.it/la-squadra/davide-sisi/
  2. "Zebre sign former Bath flanker Dave Sisi ahead of next season". On Rugby.it (in Italian). 31 July 2017.
  3. https://federugby.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13753:italrugby-conor-oshea-annuncia-i-31-giocatori-convocati-per-il-mondiale&catid=252:slide&Itemid=811