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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: The Wallabies secure victory in Canberra, but fail to win hearts

The Wrap: The Wallabies secure victory in Canberra, but fail to win hearts

6 days ago

Like my first car, a tank-like blue Humber 80, Saturday night’s Canberra Test match took a long time to warm up, and even after it did, isolated spurts of smooth passage were punctuated by misfires and bunny hops along the way.

The Wrap: The Wallabies and the ARU ‘get out of Dodge’

The Wrap: The Wallabies and the ARU ‘get out of Dodge’

11 Sep 2017

Popularised by the old radio and television western Gunsmoke, the phrase ‘get the hell out of Dodge’ was commonly used by feisty locals as they ran unwanted villains out of Dodge City, Kansas.

Is Kurtley Beale the most important player in Australia and New Zealand?

Is Kurtley Beale the most important player in Australia and New Zealand?

4 Sep 2017

At the sharp end of last week’s thrilling Bledisloe Cup match in Dunedin, Kurtley Beale was shown the door to the try-line by replacement All Black prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi, and duly sliced through between him and Sam Whitelock to score under the posts.

The Wrap: Bledisloe Cup restored to past glory

The Wrap: Bledisloe Cup restored to past glory

28 Aug 2017

With the Bledisloe Cup missing for 14 years, bookmakers were quoting shorter odds for the return of Harold Holt to Australian shores than the return of the Cup.

The Wrap: Get your Bledisloe Cup myths dispelled here

The Wrap: Get your Bledisloe Cup myths dispelled here

21 Aug 2017

By the time Ryan Crotty crossed for the All Blacks right on the stroke of halftime to bring the score to an astonishing, point-a-minute 40-6, fans across Australia were already in meltdown.

The Wrap: Can the Wallabies shift the focus back to rugby?

The Wrap: Can the Wallabies shift the focus back to rugby?

14 Aug 2017

In any bereavement situation, there are stages of shock, grief, anger, acceptance and recovery.