Hadleigh Parkes extends his stay at Scarlets

Hadleigh Parkes has been with Scarlets since 2014
Hadleigh Parkes has been with Scarlets since 2014

Wales international Hadleigh Parkes has penned a new deal with Pro 14 club Scarlets.

The New Zealand born centre has been a part of Auckland side between 2011 and 2014 following which he switched to Parc y Scarlets. His flexibility to play at centre and wing has seen him soon become an integral part of the club, making 93 appearances.

“It has been an amazing three and a half years since joining the Scarlets and I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract for the next few years, he said.

“I’m really enjoying my rugby and get to come to work with a great bunch of boys and a good management team.

“We have an exciting few months ahead of us, starting this Friday against La Rochelle in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final, and I’m really looking forward to what the future holds.”

The 30-year-old's debut for Warren Gatland's side came in December last year and has gone on play six Tests including a start in all five games of the recently concluded Six Nations Championship.

"I’m delighted that Hadleigh has decided to extend his stay with us here at the Scarlets," head coach Wayne Pivac said.

“He has been a very consistent player since joining us and contributes massively both on and off the field. He showed great leadership qualities during the international periods prior to being selected himself.

“We’re pleased to now see him showing what he can do on an international level aswell.”

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