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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.

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

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The Wrap: I’m calling it – Super Rugby is already over

The Wrap: I’m calling it - Super Rugby is already over

4 days ago

The short, sharp volley of fireworks that shook Kings Park in Durban was supposed to celebrate the Sharks claiming the eighth and final Super Rugby playoff spot.

The Wrap: Super Rugby finals contenders scramble to avoid finishing eighth

The Wrap: Super Rugby finals contenders scramble to avoid finishing eighth

9 Jul 2018

Last week, I interviewed a woman of Chinese heritage for a new position and was instantly drawn to the mobile phone number on her CV.

The Wrap: Yes, there is a way forward through rugby’s confusing malaise

The Wrap: Yes, there is a way forward through rugby’s confusing malaise

2 Jul 2018

To mangle a quote attributed to Mark Twain, reports of rugby’s death have proven to be greatly exaggerated.

Waratahs leave it late to beat unlucky Rebels

Waratahs leave it late to beat unlucky Rebels

30 Jun 2018

The Waratahs have all but sewn up top spot in the Australian conference, conjuring up a hard-fought 31-26 win over the Rebels in a thrilling match at AAMI Stadium.

Rebels vs Waratahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Rebels vs Waratahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

29 Jun 2018

Super Rugby returns with a widely anticipated and hugely important round 17 clash tonight in Melbourne, between the Rebels and Waratahs. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog, starting from 7:45pm AEST.

The Wrap: The All Blacks and Ireland confirm why they are ranked one and two

The Wrap: The All Blacks and Ireland confirm why they are ranked one and two

25 Jun 2018

In the end Australia’s June Test series played out how most pundits thought it might.