Parkes called up for Wales

Weekend Herald - - Cricket -

A day af­ter be­com­ing el­i­gi­ble, New Zealan­der Hadleigh Parkes will make his de­but for Wales against South Africa in Cardiff this week­end. Sec­ond five- eighth Parkes is one of five in­jury­forced changes made to the side which lost to the All Blacks, as coach War­ren Gat­land ex­plores his side’s depth. Parkes was named in the squad in Oc­to­ber but did not com­plete his res­i­dency qual­i­fi­ca­tion in time for the match against his home coun­try. Parkes, 30, played Su­per Rugby for the Blues, South Africa’s Kings and the Hur­ri­canes in suc­ces­sive sea­sons be­fore leav­ing for Welsh club Scar­lets in late 2014.

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