|Full name||James William Parsons|
|Date of birth||27 November 1986|
|Place of birth||Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lb; 17 st 0 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
James William Parsons (born 27 November 1986) is a Rugby union footballer who plays as a hooker for the Blues in Super Rugby and North Harbour in the ITM Cup. He has also played two matches for the All Blacks.
He was born in Palmerston North and educated at King's College in Auckland, completing his education in 2004. After being called up to the All Blacks squad as injury cover, he made his international debut against Scotland on 15 November 2014. Parsons is one of eight All Blacks to have come from the Takapuna Rugby Club.
In 2015, he gave up his starting spot to the retiring Keven Mealamu in his 50th appearance for the Blues against Highlanders at Eden Park. Parsons would take over as the captain of the Blues the following year.
Parsons was re-selected for New Zealand in 2016, following the injury of Nathan Harris, playing off the bench against Australia in Westpac Stadium for the Bledisloe Series. Parsons was later injured himself at a training session, preventing any further game time that year.