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Richard Parks
Wales
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Full name Richard David Parks
Born August 14, 1977, Pontypridd
Current age 37 years 33 days
Major teams Barbarians, Dragons, Perpignan, Yorkshire Carnegie, Wales
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 233 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2003 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Wales at Bloemfontein, Jun 8, 2002 match details
Last Test Wales v Scotland at Millennium Stadium, Aug 30, 2003 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2004-2006 35 31 4 5 1 0 0 0 11 24 0 31.42
Yorkshire Carnegie 2004-2006 35 31 4 5 1 0 0 0 11 24 0 31.42
Profile

Parks is a former Welsh international rugby player, earning caps against South Africa, Fiji, Scotland and Ireland. He also represented the Barbarians and Wales Sevens on the IRB world circuit and in the World Cup.

As a back row forward, he made a name for himself as a hard, prolific tackler and support player. However, he was forced to retire from the game in 2009 due to a career ending shoulder injury. Parks was an integral part of both the Principality Cup winning Pontypridd side and the Powergen Cup winning Leeds Tykes.

After a spell playing for the French club USA Perpignan, he returned to Wales with the Gwent Dragons, passionate to represent his country again. Despite putting himself back into contention for further Test caps with his performances for the region, sadly injury prevented his return to the international stage and ultimately forced his early retirement from what was a highly successful 13 year career in professional rugby.

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Ex-Wales flanker makes history in Antarctica (Jan 4, 2014) From Wales flanker to polar challenger (Oct 30, 2013) Warburton claims rugby writers' award (Jan 10, 2012) Parks completes epic challenge (Jul 12, 2011) Parks conquers Mount Everest (May 26, 2011) Richard Parks news and articles (8) »
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Dec 18, 2013
Richard Parks skies across Antarctica
Richard Parks skies across Antarctica
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Oct 23, 2013
Richard Parks testing at the GSK Human Performance Lab
Richard Parks testing at the GSK Human Performance Lab
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Jul 12, 2011
Richard Parks during his 737 Challenge
Richard Parks during his 737 Challenge
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Jul 12, 2011
Richard Parks finishes his epic challenge by reaching the top of Mount Elbrus on Tuesday
Richard Parks finishes his epic challenge by reaching the top of Mount Elbrus on Tuesday
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