A towering lock originally from St Kentigern's College, Pari Pari Parkinson moved to Nelson joining the Crusaders Academy. Parkinson quickly made his mark and represented the Crusaders Knights before being called into the 2016 Tasman Makos squad. Standing at 204cm, Parkinson is an athletic young lock, that will be looking forward to another chance in 2022 to prove himself in the Highlanders forward pack when the chance arrives after impressive outings with the Māori All Blacks in 2021.
Pari will aim to stay injury-free so he can string together some form that has haltered his progress to higher honours. The Tasman Mako will again have his services as they look to go for a third premiership title in so many seasons.