Sonny Parker (rugby union)

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Sonny Parker
Full name Sonny Toi Parker
Date of birth (1977-08-27) 27 August 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Thames, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 16 st 3 lb (103 kg)
School Sacred Heart College, Auckland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team London Welsh
Youth Career
  New Zealand Maori Colts
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)



2004-2012
2012-
Arix Viadana
Pontypridd RFC
Celtic Warriors
Ospreys
London Welsh



74
(


(95))
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2008 Wales 31 ((30))
Correct as of 11 September 2010

Sonny Toi Parker (born 27 August 1977 in Thames, New Zealand) is a Welsh rugby union footballer who played for the Wales national rugby union team. He played for Pontypridd and the Celtic Warriors, before moving to the Ospreys when the Warriors region collapsed. He retired from Wales because of the demands of international rugby at the end of 2005 but was brought back by Gareth Jenkins for the 2006 Autumn internationals, and was subsequently selected in Wales' 2007 World Cup squad. Parker finished his Welsh career with 31 caps and six tries. He was the 1007th player to be capped by Wales. In 2012, it was confirmed that he was leaving Ospreys for newly promoted English side London Welsh.[1][2] Parker is now the Richmond-based side's Team Manager.[3]

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