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Geoff Parling
England
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Full name Geoffrey Matthew W. Parling
Born October 28, 1983, Stockton-on-Tees
Current age 30 years 275 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England Saxons, Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons, England
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 251 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 24 19 5 5 1 0 0 0 13 10 1 56.25
England 2012-2014 21 17 4 5 1 0 0 0 11 9 1 54.76
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2012-2013 10 8 2 5 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 80.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Feb 4, 2012 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Jun 14, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2003-2014 141 106 35 40 8 0 0 0 73 61 7 54.25
Newcastle Falcons 2003-2009 86 60 26 30 6 0 0 0 33 49 4 40.69
Leicester Tigers 2009-2014 55 46 9 10 2 0 0 0 40 12 3 75.45
Profile

A graduate of Newcastle University, Parling became a regular with the Falcons in the 2005-06 season. The lock skippered the Falcons a season later, but left the northeast side for Leicester at the beginning of the 2009-10 season.

During his first season with the Tigers he caught the attention of England coach Martin Johnson, who selected him to tour Australia that summer.

He was made to wait almost two years for a first cap however, having been drafted in under the new leadership of Stuart Lancaster. During the Six Nations in 2012 Parling proved his worth as a lineout forward and became first choice in time for that year's summer trip to South Africa.

Parling continued to be an automatic selection and England's lineout leader during their autumn internationals in 2012, which included victory over New Zealand, and the 2013 Six Nations campaign, which saw them finish second to Wales.

The Leicester Tigers second-row was then selected as part of Warren Gatland's Lions squad to tour Australia.

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Backs to the future (Jun 23, 2014) Parling ruled out with Launchbury starting (Jun 19, 2014) Lineout and self-belief key for England (Jun 5, 2014) Parling ready to make Tigers comeback (Apr 9, 2014) Surgery puts Parling's Six Nations in doubt (Nov 22, 2013) Geoff Parling news and articles (25) »
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Jun 14, 2014
England's Geoff Parling tackles New Zealand's Conrad Smith
England's Geoff Parling tackles New Zealand's Conrad Smith
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Jul 6, 2013
Australia's Ben McCalman (l) is tackled
Australia's Ben McCalman (l) is tackled
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Jun 23, 2013
Geoff Parling fields questions from the media
Geoff Parling fields questions from the media
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Jun 5, 2013
Lions lock Geoff Parling crashes over for a try
Lions lock Geoff Parling crashes over for a try
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