Geoff Parkes is a Melbourne based sports fanatic and writer; contributing to The Roar since 2012, originally under the pen name Allanthus. He also writes for thenewdaily.com.au His twin goals of achieving a single figure golf handicap and owning a fast racehorse remain tantalisingly out of reach.
- Member Since:
- October 2012
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- AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Racing, Rugby,
1 day ago
Super Rugby took on a new angle this week, lounging in the Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel in the fine company of Diggercane and Rugby Tragic, sliding down a Singapore Sling before heading to the National Stadium to watch the Sunwolves host the Stormers.
6 days ago
Since Ireland upset England on Saturday and halted their winning sequence at 18 – just as they did to the All Blacks in November – there has been a lot of appendage swinging as to whose record is the most worthy.
20 Mar 2017
It was a relief to see some rugby break out over the weekend. Yet another comeback win by the Crusaders, more muddling from the Waratahs, Quade being Quade, and in Paris, a reiteration of that old cliché, rugby is a game that goes for the whole 100 minutes.
18 Mar 2017
On a beautiful night for rugby in Melbourne, the Chiefs have maintained their place at the top of Super Rugby with a hard-fought win over a gallant, but ultimately outclassed Rebels, by 27-14.
17 Mar 2017
The Rebels‘ difficult start to 2017 gets even tougher with the visit to AAMI Park tonight of the unbeaten, high-flying Chiefs. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:45pm AEDT.
13 Mar 2017
The big wet descended on Hamilton, where Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Damien McKenzie, like two little water rats readying themselves for Noah’s Ark, judiciously chipped the ball into dark corners that rendered the Hurricanes impotent for much of this top-of-the-table clash.