Hayden Parker action

Player Details

Position First five-eighth
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 22
super rugby points 86 
super rugby debut 2013 v Chiefs


The ‘Kurow Kid’ is entering his third season for the Highlanders in 2015. After three very successful ITM Cup campaigns with Otago, which include winning the coveted Ranfurly Shield in 2013, Parker gets another opportunity to play Investec Super Rugby. A skilful fly-half, Parker is adept from the kicking tee, displaying a high success rate for his goal kicking across all of his ITM Cup seasons. The 24-year-old will continue to add some real punch to the backline and he has a running game that keeps opposition defences guessing all season long. He will be on the heels of team-mate Sopoaga, as they both fight it out for the starting spot in 2015. Hayden is a self-proclaimed irrigation expert and if he wasn’t playing rugby he would be a farmer.

What's your first rugby memory? Playing with yellow balls
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the Ranfurly Shield
Who is your favourite rugby player? John Hardie
Favourite movie? Taken
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's been a life long dream