Pari Pari Parkinson rugby player
Pari Pari Parkinson rugby player

Pari Pari Parkinson

12th Sep 1996 2.04m/119kg No 5 Lock

Parkinson joined the Tasman union's wider training group in 2016, having represented the New Zealand Barbarians Schools side.

He was named in the Crusaders Knights squad as part of his ongoing development and played four minutes for the Crusaders' top side in a practice match against the Highlanders in Oamaru in 2016.

He went on to make 2 appearances for Tasman in the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup and was recalled into the squad ahead of the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.

Parkinson made 5 appearances for Tasman in 2017 and earned a Super Rugby contract with the Highlanders.

He is a towering young lock that will be looking forward to another chance of proving himself in the Highlanders forward pack when the chance arises after an impressive time with the Māori All Blacks in 2019.

The 2020 Super Rugby season will be a season that the towering lock will use to stamp his authority and get the New Zealand selectors to notice him.

He heads into the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup season having made 32 appearances for Tasman Makos.

(LS September 14, 2020)

Career

TRU Tasman Mako
No 5 Lock
2016 - present
highlanders Highlanders
No 5 Lock
2018 - present
maoriAllBlacks Maori All Blacks
No 5 Lock
2018 - present