Haven are ready to book Parker, a razor-sharp centre who scored 20 tries in 25 appearances last year, on a flight the day his visa is granted. But he will not arrive in time for Sunday’s friendly against Gateshead Thunder, where Marabe will debut.
“Larsen had been ringing all the time before his arrival, and now here he’s so enthusiastic, saying ‘this is my town’, said Haven chief executive Barry Richardson.
“He’s a powerful second-row who can fill in at centre, and we are looking forward to exciting things from him. Jessie delayed applying for his visa through his own personal commitments and it only went in two weeks ago.
"It was sent to Manila that day and we are expecting word any day now as to whether he has been successful with his application.
“We want him here as soon as possible and he’s keen now to come as soon as possible. As soon as we get word on the visa we will be booking the flight. It will be good for Larsen as well, to have the two of them together.”
Haven entertain a St Helens Select side next week before the league starts at Keighley on February 16.
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