Richard Ferguson

Parks calls it quits

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Six Nations on 8 Feb 2012 at 09:15
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Scottish international Dan Parks, who played for Scotland at flyhalf this weekend in their defeat to England, has retired from international rugby with immediate effect.

The 33-year old has playes 67 test for the Scots, and will now focus on playing for his Welsh side, the Cardiff Blues.

Parks was partly responsible for the only English try, after his kick was charged down by his opposite number, Charlie Hodgson, and lead to the English beating them 13 – 6.

Parks claims to have been considering retirement since he was second choice at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, where he was behind Ruaridh Jackson.

Greig Laidlaw will most likely be Parks’ replacement for the Scotland match against Wales on Sunday.


  • this post has about as many comments as Parks’ performance against England gets out of 10…

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.02.12 11:18:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :


    Might have to be more selective with what news I post…

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.02.12 11:27:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : nah – it’s good to know 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.02.12 11:34:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey he just double the score for his performance 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.02.12 11:35:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I think he was either pushed or he was dropped and through his toys.

    Scotland were a 100 times more attacking once Parks was subbed off.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.02.12 11:36:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 1 game to late I’m afraid …but Scotland as a whole, were their own worst enemy …for me one of the most boring games Ive endured in a while … just kept watching to see how our SA boys would fare.

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.02.12 11:39:48 by csb Reply

  • Poor Parks had a howler. He was particularly selected for his boot and ability to play a territorial game and spent the whole evening just kicking aimlessly and ‘parking’ (excuse the pun) in the pocket. Whenever i watched him play i could not beleive how often he used to throw a skip pass, every pass seemed to sail past the player on the inside.

    I think Scotland have a few decent 10’s coming through such as Weir and Jackson and even Laidlaw, so the future is brighter.

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.02.12 11:43:44 by Pat Reply

  • @csb (Comment 6) : I gave up halfway through the 2nd half. It was horrid!

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.02.12 11:44:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • He was good in his day, but his best days was behind him

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.02.12 12:07:22 by Mutley Reply

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