Hayden Parker action

Player Details

highlanders # 201
Position Firstfive Eight
Born 19/11/1990
Height 1.75m
Weight 80kg
club Taieri Eels
Province Otago
Provincial Caps 35
Provincial Points 330 (2t 46c 75p 1d)
Provincial Debut 2010 v Taranaki
super rugby caps 10
super rugby points 32 (4c 8p)
super rugby debut 2013 v Chiefs


The ‘Kurow Kid’ is entering his second season for the Highlanders in 2014. After two very successful ITM Cup campaigns with Otago, Hayden Parker gets another opportunity to play Super Rugby.

A skillful flyhalf, Parker is adept from the kicking tee, displaying a high kicking percentage in both of his ITM Cup seasons. The 23-year-old will continue to add some real punch to the backline and he has a running game that will keep opposition defences guessing all season long. He made 10 appearances for the Highlanders last season, scoring 32 points (eight penalties, four conversions).

What is your first rugby memory?
Yellow Balls

Best rugby moment to date? 
Winning the Ranfurly Shield

Who is your favourite rugby player? 
John Hardie

Favourite movie? 

What do you like to do for relaxation? 
Play golf

If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing? 
I would be a farmer

Do you have any hidden talents? 
Irrigation Expert

What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? 
It means recognising a life long dream