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Dan Parks

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Dan Parks
Parksy
Position
Stand-off
Weight
14st 5lb
Height
5ft 11in
DoB
26th May 1978
Age
40
Club
Ayr
Statistics
Games
22
Started
21
Tries
Penalties
67
Conversions
23
Drop Goals
10
Awards
Team and League Statistics
Despite a disappointing season, which cast his future in some doubt, Dan has signed a new two-year deal with the Warriors, in order regain his confidence and the Glasgow no 10 shirt.

Sean said in the Evening Times: "What the Glasgow fans need to know is that Dan Parks loves the Warriors.

"He made a mistake, but will be back next season more determined than ever.

"He knows he faces competition for the stand-off jersey from Ruaridh Jackson, but I'm confident he will rise to that.

"Dan has had a tough time, on and off the pitch in the last season, but he is a strong character. I believe he will put this all behind him."

Despite his disappointing season on the field for Warriors, when his kicking percentages dropped from 75% to below 60%, Dan still ended up as the Magners League's leading points scorer.

Daniel Arthur Parks joined Glasgow from Eastern Suburbs in Sydney. Since his first season, he has been the first choice stand-off for Glasgow, and quickly made his first start for the national side in the Six Nations 2005, and has been an established member of the squad ever since.

Dan settled quickly into his role at Glasgow, winning several Man of the Match awards in both the Celtic League and Heineken Cup, and becoming popular with the home support.

An Australian U21 international, Dan played for a short spell at Leeds Tykes and made a good impression on the Leeds fans. Dan qualifies to play for Scotland through his Scottish maternal grandfather.

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    Posted by vicki on December 8, 2003 09:41 PM | Reply to this comment

    Dan Parks - good club man!

    Posted by Alan on December 11, 2003 10:22 PM | Reply to this comment

    A good club man? A class act more like! Would be an automatic selection for the Scottish team, but let's just be glad he plays for GLASGOW!

    Posted by Vicki on December 12, 2003 03:17 PM | Reply to this comment

    Is Dan eligible for Scotland? I thought he was!

    Posted by Gordon on December 12, 2003 04:06 PM | Reply to this comment

    Yup - Dan is eligible.

    Posted by Gordon on December 12, 2003 12:38 PM | Reply to this comment

    Class act and a "good club man"

    Posted by eastsrule on December 13, 2003 12:27 AM | Reply to this comment

    Hopefully he proves he should ahve been playing Super 12 for the Waratahs.

    Posted by Zuffy on January 12, 2004 03:19 AM | Reply to this comment

    Dan's a class act, his passing is spot on and his kicks are deadly. Go Glasgow!

    Posted by ozzy on February 16, 2004 03:21 AM | Reply to this comment

    Dan is a terffic player, I have watched him through the Sydney comps and should have been playing for the Waratah's, however NSW screw up is Glasgows Reward.
    Go Parksy you good thing

    Posted by james on March 25, 2004 11:10 PM | Reply to this comment

    Dan is a class act!! guess who presentet him with his first man of the match award? thats right....me!!!!

    Posted by Laen Skrap on July 6, 2004 10:26 AM | Reply to this comment

    Daniel had always been a wholehearted player, and given opportunities he will do Glasgow proud.

    Posted by Laen Skrap on October 1, 2004 08:22 AM | Reply to this comment

    Hello, In Australia I have watched Danno Parks play soccer, rugby league, rugby union and cricket. Teams that he captained won more games than they lost. I'd like to see him given a go as captain in the Scottish test side.

    A few years ago in a full page newspaper article from Newcastle, Australia, he was touted as a replacement for Andrew Johns in the rugby league club side if Johns were to leave. That must say something about Parks' all-round ability. What has the Scottish team got to lose, than to give Parks a go as captain, and see if he can avert any more disasters.

    Posted by kristie on September 19, 2005 10:26 PM | Reply to this comment

    anyone else think dan should be the next Scotland captain ? he has been impressive recently ! very impressive and am not scottish !!

    Posted by Boxing Kangaroo on October 3, 2005 04:37 AM | Reply to this comment

    Let's hope that the daggers don't come out for Danno because the team isn't going so well. Knowing him, it's not for the want of him trying. He hates losing, and he'd be hurting more than the fans. However, every dog has it's day.

    Posted by The Pirate on October 3, 2005 10:09 AM | Reply to this comment

    I think he should definately be someone they are looking at to promote to play a bigger role in Scotlands future. I think just by watching games he does already take a leadership role on the field. Go Glasgow and go Dan

    Posted by Tillie & Celina on November 26, 2005 04:34 PM | Reply to this comment

    pretty boy!!!!!

    Posted by sean ferguson on October 11, 2007 03:32 AM | Reply to this comment

    I just met dan in bamboo nightclub in glasgow, coolest guy ever he isnt arrogant about being famous just acts like a normal guy - absolute legend!

    Posted by Dom on November 7, 2007 09:52 AM | Reply to this comment

    Dan is a legend
    Definatly a start for scotland
    Glad hes at Glasgow
    (Y)

    Posted by david mackay on September 4, 2009 02:11 PM | Reply to this comment

    Dan Parks is a good player; we should be supporting him at all times; he has won many games for Glasgow in the past and will do so in the future.

    Posted by Alistair Thornton on November 25, 2009 11:41 AM | Reply to this comment

    G'day to Parksy from an old friend in Oz! When reminiscing about your career don't forget to mention your legendary coaching at St Pats! hehe!

    Good to see you've done so well for yourself over there!

    Regards from myself and Chris and Paul
    Al

    Posted by Peter Hall on January 11, 2013 10:44 PM | Reply to this comment

    Dan. Thanks for your contribution to Glasgow and Scotland. Well done.

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