Parkes blow for Kings

2013-03-30 16:59

Cape Town - Kings back Hadleigh Parkes is set to be out for long after breaking his arm in his side’s loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday.

New Zealander Parkes, who played on the wing on Saturday, left the field in the 29th minute of the match, won 46-30 by the Hurricanes.

Kings director of rugby, Alan Solomons, confirmed that Parkes immediately underwent surgery.

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“He has broken his arm in three places and is being operated on tonight before returning home,” he said.

Solomons said a replacement for Parkes will be flown in from South Africa.

The Kings face the Brumbies in Canberra next week, before concluding their Australasian tour with a game against the Rebels in Melbourne on April 13.


  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-30 17:37

    Calling all Kings players - leave now before this side puts you out of rugby for good...

      Kurt Fredericks - 2013-03-30 19:34

      dont worry kings bulls only got two fans left on News 24 forums, it's pilot and adriaan. They seem to be the Die Hard fans of stamp mekaar en skop rugby.

      frankgerald - 2013-03-31 10:37

      Its clear and proven that Squeegee Pilot loves the Kings. He is very fond of the Kings as proven by himself! Thank you Pilot! Pilot sit's everyday/night behind is laptop, tablet etc just waiting on any article about the Kings and he never disappoint, way to go Pilot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Kings go...they all love you!

      Kenny Grass - 2013-03-31 12:29

      Get rid of ANCheeky and Puke.The kings would then be no longer the most hated team in rugby and perhaps start winning plus obtain the support and respect from the rugby public they deserve.

      frankgerald - 2013-03-31 17:27

      No Kenny Grass, Cheeky Watson is the best thing to Eastern Cape rugby and is a heroes to many for bringing Eastern Cape rugby back into the fold. Luke Watson is probably one of the best rugby players coming from the Eastern Cape after Danie Gerber, Allistair Coetzee, Garth Wright, Hennie Le Roux and Deon Kayser in recent times.

      Gerrie Botha - 2013-04-01 15:40

      By far my favorite player so far!

  • goyougoodthing - 2013-03-30 18:02

    That's tough, speedy recovery!

      Gerrie Botha - 2013-04-01 15:41

      Please elaborate? Not being funny but enjoy dialog and whish to converse.

  • frankgerald - 2013-03-31 10:32

    So sorry about another top-class S/Kings players side-lined through injury. Luckily Andries, Ronnie and Waylon is still there. All the best of luck to the S/Kings in the reminder of the tour!

      Gerrie Botha - 2013-04-01 15:42

      Well said. I hate it wen people disgard the kings becoz they hate Chicky.

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-04-01 17:48

      Top class? Parkes sucks

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