Six Nations 2018: Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes' family make Cardiff journey


Hadleigh Parkes joined Scarlets from Auckland in 2014 and made his Wales debut in December 2017
2018 Six Nations: Wales v Scotland
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: 3 February Kick-off: 14:15 GMT
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Hadleigh Parkes will have two special supporters in Cardiff when he makes his Six Nations debut for Wales against Scotland – his parents Bill and Janet.

The couple missed his international debut in December when he scored two tries in a 24-22 win over South Africa.

But they will fly from their home in New Zealand’s North Island to see their son take on Scotland this Saturday.

“I’ve given them a text but they’ve got all bags packed and everything,” said Parkes after the team was announced.

“They’ll be arriving Friday morning or Friday lunchtime.”

Parkes qualified for Wales on residency after spending three years with the Scarlets and made an impressive debut against the Springboks.

Afterwards the Welsh Rugby Union posted a video of Parkes