Geoff Parling
England
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Full name Geoffrey Matthew Walter Parling
Born October 28, 1983, Stockton-on-Tees
Current age 31 years 276 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England Saxons, Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons, England
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 253 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2015 26 20 6 5 1 0 0 0 15 10 1 59.61
England 2012-2015 23 18 5 5 1 0 0 0 13 9 1 58.69
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2012-2015 12 9 3 5 1 0 0 0 10 2 0 83.33

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Feb 4, 2012 match details
Last Test England v France at Twickenham, Mar 21, 2015 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 2003-2015 153 117 36 45 9 0 0 0 81 65 7 55.22
Newcastle Falcons 2003-2009 86 60 26 30 6 0 0 0 33 49 4 40.69
Leicester Tigers 2009-2015 67 57 10 15 3 0 0 0 48 16 3 73.88
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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Parling: It's time we won something tangible (Mar 20, 2015) Parling replaces Attwood for France Test (Mar 19, 2015) Lawes and Brown return for England (Mar 11, 2015) England welcome back fit again trio (Feb 8, 2015) England's Parling to join Exeter Chiefs (Jan 29, 2015) Geoff Parling news and articles (36) »
Latest Photos
Mar 28, 2015
Geoff Parling is congratulated by Sebastian de Chaves
Geoff Parling is congratulated by Sebastian de Chaves
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Mar 28, 2015
Geoff Parling touches down to score for Leicester
Geoff Parling touches down to score for Leicester
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Jan 16, 2015
Leicester's Geoff Parling rises highest at the lineout
Leicester's Geoff Parling rises highest at the lineout
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Sep 20, 2014
Geoff Parling receives attention before leaving the pitch with concussion
Geoff Parling receives attention before leaving the pitch with concussion
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