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    Ex-King to play for Hurricanes

    2013-10-03 14:00
    Cape Town - New Zealander Hadleigh Parkes, who represented the Kings in this year's Super Rugby competition, will turn out for the Hurricanes next year.

    Parkes, 25, was one of a number of overseas-based players to represent the Port Elizabeth side in their debut season of Super Rugby.

    However, following their subsequent relegation from the competition, the fullback/centre has decided to return to New Zealand.

    He currently captains Auckland in New Zealand's provincial competition but will play for the Wellington-based Hurricanes next year.

    According to the Rugby365 website, Parkes was one of three new signings announced by 'Canes coach Mark Hammett this week.

    The others are Tasman flyhalf Marty Banks and Hawkes Bay lock Mark Abbott.

    Parkes spent one season with the Blues in 2012, before heading to the Kings this year.

    Originally from Manawatu, Parkes said it's "awesome" to be coming back to the his home region as he had grown up supporting the Hurricanes.

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