Hadleigh Parkes Info
Date of Birth:
5 - 10 - 1987
Born in Hunterville in the North Island of New Zealand, the former sheep farmer played provincial rugby for Manawatu and Auckland, where he captained the side under ex-Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac.
Parkes had spells in Super Rugby with the Blues, Kings and Hurricanes before joining the Scarlets in 2014. He quickly became a go-to player in midfield, playing every minute of every PRO12 match during the 2015-16 season and sweeping the board at the region's end-of-season awards.
Qualified for Wales in 2017 and scored two tries on his Test debut against South Africa. His performances during the 2019 Grand Slam saw him nominated for player of the tournament.