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Matua Parkinson

Athletic young Kiwi back rower with heaps of potential.  Only just marking his mark at the Bulldogs after switching from union in '96.  Was a force in reserve grade finals campaign in '97.  Is developing into an exciting runner and support player.

Date of birth: 4 Jan 1975
Place: Wanganui, NZ
1st season at club: 1996
1st Grade games for 'Dogs: 0
Total games for 'Dogs: 22
Preferred position: Lock
Has also played:
Height: 185cm Weight: 94kg
Married: no Partner's name: Cheri
High School attended: Tipene (St Stephens)NZ
Interests away from football: Surfing
1995 1996 North Harbour Auckland (RU)
Matua Parkinson 1997 Portrait
Photography Jay Town
Matua Parkinson 1998 Portrait
Photography Jay Town
Position played in very first team: Five-eighth
Top footballing moment: Winning 1997 Reserve Grade Grand Final
What I enjoy most in a game: Big hits
Favourite past Bulldogs player: Mike Smith
Fave Oz sports star (besides Greg Norman): Phar Lap
Sporting event I would most like to attend: Pipeline Masters
TV/movie character most like me: "Wingnut"
If I set myself for the Olympics my sport would be: Synchronised swimming
I have a dog I can be photographed with: Yes "Mister", breed unknown
Favourite toy: 8'6 Malibu
Favourite Spice Girl: Chicken Spice

Dog data
App Int Trs Gls FGs Pts
1998 - 1 - - - 0
1997 (Res) 17 - 3 - - 12

Photos & Text from the Official Bulldogs website

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