The 38-year-old hooker played the last of his 83 Tests back in 2013 but will suit up for Friday's Mitre 10 Cup final against North Harbour.
Even Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga couldn't believe this Aussie reporter didn't know who David Kidwell was.
The former All Black could take the field against North Harbour on Friday due to a sudden lack of available hookers in Otago.
The race is on to get financial backing for Parker's world title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr staged in New Zealand.
Players, spectators and even a couple of youngsters from Tuhoe rallied together before the final at the NZ Maori Nationals in Wainuiomata.
A bid has been made for Govt support to have the WBO heavyweight title fight held in NZ.