Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes has revealed that he believes Wayne Pivac will be a success as the head coach of Wales when he takes over after the 2019 World Cup, according to a report on BBC Sport.

The Scarlets man has worked closely with Pivac and believes he has all the attributes to be a success with Wales.

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Parkes was born in New Zealand but after qualifying to play for Wales, he has become a regular starter in midfield.

Parkes and Pivac teamed up with the Scarlets to win the Pro12 title in 2016/17 whilst also reaching the Pro14 final last season.

When speaking about Pivac, Parkes said:

Wayne knows the systems in Wales and how a lot of people work. He will hopefully do a great job and have some good years with Wales.

Wayne has been fantastic for me. He gave me a couple of opportunities in New Zealand and has brought me over here, which has worked out well.

What he has done with the Scarlets is turn us from a middle of the table team to a top of the table team and a side that can compete against the best in Europe.

Parkes was one of the main players for Wales in the Six Nations and is expected to be a pivotal part of the 2019 World Cup for Wales.