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Geoff Parkes

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About

Geoff is a Melbourne based sports fanatic and writer, contributing to The Roar since 2012, originally under the pen name Allanthus. His first book, 'A World in Conflict; the Global Battle For Rugby Supremacy' is due for release in Nov 2017. Meanwhile, his twin goals of achieving a single figure golf handicap and owning a fast racehorse remain tantalisingly out of reach.

Member Since:
 
October 2012
Based In:
 
Melbourne
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Racing, Rugby,

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The Wrap: England gets the rub but Cheika gets it wrong

The Wrap: England gets the rub but Cheika gets it wrong

4 days ago

In the brilliant Coen brothers film Fargo, there is a scene where the suspect, played by William H Macy, knowing the net is closing in on him, sneaks out of his car dealership mid-interrogation, leaving Minnesota police chief, played by Frances McDormand, empty-handed.

The Wrap: All of the winners and losers from ‘Super Saturday’

The Wrap: All of the winners and losers from ‘Super Saturday’

13 Nov 2017

The first weekend of what is, depending on which direction water swirls down the plughole, known as either the ‘autumn internationals’ or the ‘end of year tours’ promised plenty.

The Wrap: All roads lead to Yokohama

The Wrap: All roads lead to Yokohama

6 Nov 2017

When the Rugby World Cup was first played in 1987, fans of the concept welcomed the context it bought to a hitherto unstructured rugby schedule.

The Wrap: Australian rugby shoots itself in the foot, again

The Wrap: Australian rugby shoots itself in the foot, again

30 Oct 2017

With a rare Test victory against New Zealand secured last week in Brisbane, Australian rugby took the first positive steps forward in what seems like an age.

The Wrap: Lions, Tigers and tape herald the Wallabies’ coming of age

The Wrap: Lions, Tigers and tape herald the Wallabies' coming of age

23 Oct 2017

The Wallabies’ inspiring 23-18 win over the All Blacks doesn’t all of a sudden mean that Michael Cheika is the coaching genius Steve Hansen isn’t, but it is certainly a validation of Cheika’s methods, as it is a reward for more consistency in selection during 2017.

The Wrap: Rugby Championship ends with a bang

The Wrap: Rugby Championship ends with a bang

9 Oct 2017

It is the modern way that in big matches, across all codes, the winning team rushes to embrace each other at match end, to share in the spoils of victory, leaving the handshakes and acknowledgement of the opposition to later.