Simon Parker rugby player
Simon Parker rugby player

Simon Parker

6th May 2000 1.92m/109kg Loosehead Prop

Simon Parker, born on May 6, 2000, is an up-and-coming New Zealand rugby union player who currently represents the Chiefs in Super Rugby. Primarily playing as a flanker, Parker has showcased his talent and potential in his young career.

Parker's journey in rugby started to gain momentum after his time at St Peter’s Cambridge. In his first year out of school, he earned a place in the New Zealand Under 20 team, highlighting his exceptional abilities. Prior to this, he had already gained experience wearing the black jersey as part of the New Zealand Barbarians Schools team in 2017 and the New Zealand Schools team in 2018.

Known for his physicality and direct style of play, Parker brings a strong presence to the loose forward position. Hailing from Hautapu in Waikato, he proudly represents his local region and has become a promising talent within New Zealand rugby.

Parker made his Super Rugby debut for the Gallagher Chiefs in 2020, facing the formidable Crusaders. This marked a significant milestone in his career, showcasing his potential at the highest level of domestic rugby in New Zealand. Unfortunately, Parker missed the 2021 season due to an injury, but his determination and resilience suggest that he will bounce back stronger.

As a young and talented loose forward, Simon Parker has already made a positive impression with his physicality and direct approach to the game. With continued development and opportunities, he has the potential to become a key player for both the Chiefs and New Zealand rugby in the years to come.



Untitled (4) Waikato
Blindside Flanker
2019 - present
chiefs Chiefs
Loosehead Prop
2020 - present
nz New Zealand U20's
Blindside Flanker
2019 - 2023