Matua Parkinson

Matua Parkinson
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SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 80
  • Position: Loose Forward
  • Born: 04/01/75
  • Height: 178
  • Weight: 97
  • Province: North Harbour
  • Blues Debut: 2001 v Highlanders
  • Blues Caps: 16
  • Blues Points: 5
  • Breakdown: 1T

Matua Parkinson joined the Blues in 2001, a year after making his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes.

The openside flanker had previously been playing rugby league in Australia for the Canterbury Bulldogs reserve-grade side and for the New Zealand Sevens rugby squad, which he made upon his return to rugby at the end of 1998.

A year spent playing in Japan for the Sonnix club in 2004, a season with the Bay of Plenty Steamers in 2005 and a last stint with the Sevens side at the end of 2005 rounded out a colourful playing career.