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Geoff Parkes

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About

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
Based In:
 
Melbourne
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Racing, Rugby,

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The Wrap: Chaos reigns as Super Rugby finals take shape

The Wrap: Chaos reigns as Super Rugby finals take shape

5 days ago

Super Rugby isn’t any more broken than it was a month ago, or even two years ago, when expansion to 18 teams bought about a format so wretched it has sent the whole competition into a death spiral.

Hey AFL, spare us the Little Britain apologies please

Hey AFL, spare us the Little Britain apologies please

6 days ago

In the acclaimed Little Britain comedy series there is a recurring skit where various English dignitaries front up to a hungry press pack outside the gates of their homes, and deliver grave apologies for their sexual indiscretions – all with humiliated wife and children standing alongside.

Noble Rebels fall short against improving Jaguares

Noble Rebels fall short against improving Jaguares

15 Jul 2017

The Jaguares have finished their 2017 Super Rugby season – and their Australian tour – on a high, claiming a 32-29 win against a brave Rebels side in Melbourne.

Rebels vs Jaguares: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Rebels vs Jaguares: Super Rugby live scores, blog

14 Jul 2017

The Melbourne Rebels‘ season from hell comes to a close tonight at AAMI Park, and nobody will be upset at closing that chapter and turning focus towards next season, at least as much as off-field circumstances will allow.

The Wrap: Lions draw series, is rugby’s power shift north on?

The Wrap: Lions draw series, is rugby’s power shift north on?

10 Jul 2017

Anyone who follows rugby knows that commercial power in the game is held in the northern hemisphere and that, historically, the on-field strength resides in the south.

The Wrap: Lions keep series, and their future, alive

The Wrap: Lions keep series, and their future, alive

3 Jul 2017

As soon as Maro Itoje was allowed to stand with impunity in the middle of the channel at the All Blacks’ first lineout, and the throw was blown for not straight, you just knew it was going to be a difficult night for the world champions.