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Geoff Parling has appeared for England U16, U18, U19 and U21. At the age of 26, he played 30 matches, including his 80-minute contribution when Leicester Tigers beat Saracens 33-27 in the Premiership final of 2009-10, his debut season at Welford Road. He was the leading line-out ball winner with five takes in the next match against France and the joint top tackler, with 17, alongside Chris Robshaw and Tom Wood against Wales in the final game of the 2013 tournament. His initial start had been on his third appearance, against Wales at Twickenham in 2012 and he shared in the 24-22 win over France at Stade de France, Paris and the 30-9 triumph in the Ireland game.

How do you like to spend time after training and rugby matches?
Trim and shape my beard.

If you were stranded on a desert island who would be the worst team mate past or present to be with and why?
Would have to say Lee Mears, he would not stop talking and on a desert Island I would just want to chill.

Best city you have toured and played rugby in?
Australia

Most memorable match you have played in?
3rd test Match in Australia Lions 2013

Who do you think will win the 2014 Heineken Cup?
Leicester

Earliest Rugby memory?
Played rugby for school when I was about 11 against my Dads school and we won 5-0 I scored the try.

What’s is your favorite meal?
Just lots of food in general

Do you have a dream car if so what is it?
This may sound odd but, my first car was a rover 214 in a nice mahogany color with a hole in the side could open the door from the outside. Was the only car in a house full of lads I would just want it back for old times’ sake and a weekend car.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?
I just want to be me

Worst injury?
ACL 

What is your best joke?
This was too rude to publish!!!!