Parker hopes to return to his roots

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While he may be with the Highlanders, Kurow’s Hayden Parker hopes to one day return to his home town and don the the mighty red of the Kurow Rugby Club.

Parker, who was the key in his side’s 18-16 win over the Hurricanes at the Cake Tin in Wellington on Friday night, said it was something he hoped to do in the not-too-distant future.

“I am obviously a bit tied up with Taieri and the Highlanders at the moment, but it’s definitely something I want to do in the future. I’d love to be able to head home and kit up for the Kurow boys.”

The cup is on a nationwide tour of the country and will stop in Timaru before it heading south to Oamaru. Following that, it’s onto Dunedin and Invercargill.

The trophy will be at the Oamaru Showgrounds from 3:30pm until 5pm and people will be allowed to take photos of themselves with the trophy. However, it may not be handled.

There will a full road show accompanying the trophy, with a 16m x 8m inflatable football pitch, inflatable goal, a kicking wall and a photo board.

The activities will be suitable for people of all ages and there is no charge for the event.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

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