Hayden Parker made his provincial debut for Otago in 2009, although injuries and inexperience limited his opportunities early on, a breakthrough season last year ensured he was Otago's first choice first five-eighth as well as earning him a spot in the 2013 Highlanders squad.
A born and bred Otago product, Parkers cool head during pressure situations and impressive goal kicking will be invaluable to Otago this season.
Favourite rugby player: Joe Wheeler
Team you most want to beat: Waikato
Earliest rugby memory: Kicking balls around the lawn
Best rugby moment: Winning 2012 Club banner
What representing Otago means to you: This is where I grew up, Otago is the team I've always supported and it is an honour to now represent the team
Goals for the 2013 season: Win the Championship