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Geoff Parkes

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About

Geoff is a Melbourne based sports fanatic and writer, who started contributing to The Roar in 2012, originally under the pen name Allanthus. His first book, A World in Conflict; the Global Battle For Rugby Supremacy was released in Dec 2017 to critical acclaim. For details on the book visit www.geoffparkes.com Meanwhile, his twin goals of achieving a single figure golf handicap and owning a fast racehorse remain tantalisingly out of reach.

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October 2012
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The Wrap: All 2017’s highlights and lowlights

The Wrap: All 2017's highlights and lowlights

18 Dec 2017

Here’s my list of the mad and the inspired for 2017. What moments stood out for you?

The Wrap: 2017 World XV announced, so who’s in your team?

The Wrap: 2017 World XV announced, so who’s in your team?

11 Dec 2017

With Test rugby now completed for the year and the prevailing mood seemingly endorsing a shift in on-field power to the northern hemisphere, will this change be reflected in The Wrap’s World Test XV for 2017?

The Wrap: Rugby’s critical problem no closer to a solution

The Wrap: Rugby’s critical problem no closer to a solution

4 Dec 2017

Wales’ 24-22 win over South Africa over the weekend highlights not only the continued decline of South Africa as a world rugby superpower but underlines the biggest problem facing the game – one that shows no sign of being solved in the foreseeable future.

The Wrap: Wallabies humiliation needs a reaction, not overreaction

The Wrap: Wallabies humiliation needs a reaction, not overreaction

27 Nov 2017

A season that started poorly, then turned positive mid-stream, has finished on a low for the Wallabies, humiliated by Scotland at Murrayfield by a record 53-24 scoreline.

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

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

20 Nov 2017

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.