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Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes

Cap No 1144

Profile Biog
DOB 05th Oct 1987
Birthplace Hunterville
Position Centre
Club/Region Scarlets
Height 1.88 m (6' 2“)
Weight 100.91 kg (15st 10lbs)
Honours Wales (29 caps)

As far as international debuts are concerned, Hadleigh Parkes’ was a bit special. Having spent three years at the Scarlets qualifying to play for Wales, the Hunterville, New Zealand-born centre literally burst on to the Test scene against South Africa in the final game of the 2017 Under Armour Series at Principality Stadium.

He scored within seven minutes of his first game in a Welsh shirt, bagged a second try later in the first half, and carried off the man of the match award after helping Wales to beat the Springboks 24-22.

It was not a bad start for a player who had only been drafted into the Welsh squad for the four match autumn campaign a month earlier. He wasn’t available for selection until 2 December, but Warren Gatland gave him his chance at the earliest opportunity and neither coach nor player has looked back since.

When he left the family sheep farm in New Zealand with his now wife, Suzanne, the former Manawatu, Auckland Blues, Wellington Hurricanes and Southern Kings centre wasn’t thinking about anything other than doing a good job for his former Auckland coach, Wayne Pivac, at the Scarlets. He did that and more for the Welsh region and in more than 100 appearances for the Llanelli-based side has helped them to win the Guinness PRO12 (2017), reach a second final (2018) and play in a Champions Cup semi-final (2018).

A vital cog in the Welsh back line, he started four of the five Grand Slam matches in 2019, scoring a vital try in the clincher against Ireland, and featured in 11 of the record run of 14 successive victories in 2018/19. He learned his rugby at Palmerston North Boys’ High School and the University of Canterbury.

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First Team

Dan Biggar

Dan Biggar

Fly Half

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Wing

Hallam Amos

Hallam Amos

Wing

Adam Beard

Adam Beard

Lock

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Scrum Half

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Lock

Seb Davies

Seb Davies

Lock

Eliott Dee

Elliot Dee

Hooker

Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Hooker

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Prop

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Prop

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Prop

Dillon Lewis

Dillon Lewis

Prop

Ross Moriarty

Ross Moriarty

Back Row

George North

George North

Wing

Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes

Centre

Aaron Wainwright

Aaron Wainwright

Back Row

Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Centre

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams

Scrum Half

Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Lock

Talupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau

Back Row

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Full Back

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

Lock

Josh Navidi

Josh Navidi

Flanker

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Hooker

Aaron Shingler

Aaron Shingler

Back Row

Justin Tipuric

Justin Tipuric

Back Row

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Full Back / Wing

Leon B

Leon Brown

Prop

Jonah Holmes

Jonah Holmes

Wing

Jarrod Evans

Jarrod Evans

Fly Half

Rhys Carre

Rhys Carre

Prop

Johnny McNicholl

Johnny McNicholl

Full back/Wing

Taine Basham

Taine Basham

Back row

WillGriff John

WillGriff John

Prop

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

Second Row

Louis Rees-Zammit

Louis Rees-Zammit

Winger

Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins

Centre

Rhys Webb

Rhys Webb

Scrum Half

Dewi Lake

Dewi Lake

Hooker

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