Author: Happyman

Like all things in rugby I am afirm believer that we all love the game just support different colours.

Happy Thursday, comrades. Welcome to the start of the Super Rugby season. I for one am looking forward to an exciting season. The rubber meets the road with round one of Super Rugby and round three of the Six Nations. I would like to apologise in advance to my sleep cycle and liver. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. There’s also a ‘Submit a Story’ option. So feel free to have a crack as the more the…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. Welcome to the start if the start of the Super Rugby season. I for one am looking forward to a exciting season. I know the code has some serious headwinds and while I’m aware of them I’ve made the conscious decision to be positive this year. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. There’s also a ‘Submit a Story’ option. So feel free to have a crack as the more the merrier. Santos –…

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Welcome back to all of you, friend and foe alike, for another year of, to paraphrase the great Rampaging Roy Slavin, “where too much rugby is never enough”. This year I’m starting out positively. I have decided not to blame the current administration for the errors of the past but only to hope that the new RA board learn from it. I will judge the current board on what they do from now going forward.  However as the KGB says “Trust but Verify”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w56czxeXnF4 As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. Well, the 12 month rugby cycle continues this week. For those who need a fix the English Premiership is worth a watch on Stan as well as the Sevens coming up. Thanks to AllyOz for also finding this gem https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/rugby-europe-tv/ As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is welcome, feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. There’s also a ‘Submit a Story’ option. So have a crack as the more the merrier. Alun Wyn Jones gets ideal send-off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m3oEFnzRrI The great Welshman played his final…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. The 12 month rugby cycle continues this week. For those who need a fix the English Premiership is worth a watch on Stan as well as the Sevens coming up for those who need some rugby. If I could make one request of our overlords at Stan try and get the Top 14. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. There’s also a ‘Submit a Story’ option. So feel free to have a crack…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. What a great final. My favourite quote from the RWC was we have to go to a dark place to win. But to win we have to know where the light switch is. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. There’s also a ‘Submit a Story’ option. So feel free to have a crack as the more the merrier. RWC – What Did We Learn? Tendai Mtawarira arrives in Paris with the Webb Ellis…

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Happy Thursday, comrades, it’s the big dance this week. As a fan of disruption rugby, 2023 has promised so much only to deliver much of the same. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. We also have a submit an article page to support our vision of world domination. RWC – What Did We Learn? The top end of the game is decided by very fine margins. South Africa had to go deep into the…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. The semi-finals are upon us. Congratulations to the winners and the loser can please themselves. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. This week we have an excellent contribution from Crescent. His well-reasoned and articulate contribution is what makes this little corner of the internet worth the daily visit. We also have a submit an article page as the vision is that world domination. Broken Faith and Moving On – Where to…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. The quarter finals are here and we’ve been entertained and amazed by the improvement of many of the countries. I’ll go a little off the reservation and let the Hossman preview the games on the weekend and look at the teams that didn’t get out of their pools. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. Thanks to Wonky Donkey for the cartoon last week it was awesome. We also have a submit…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. Australia have played their final match at this year’s World Cup. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. We also have a submit an article page as the vision is that world domination. RWC – What Did We Learn? France are paying the injury gods at the moment but have serious depth. Ireland and Fiji are under the most pressure, lose without a bonus point and you’re going home. South Africa want a…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. Welcome to the first week of the rebuild of Australian rugby. Remember it is always darkest before the dawn. Either that or the light at the end of the tunnel is the oncoming train. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au, be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. We also have a submit an article page as the vision is that world domination. RWC – What Did We Learn Are we there yet? France, are paying the injury gods…

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The Match Game starts with the usual pleasantries. Scotland come out well against an energetic Tongan team. Both teams did well in the early exchanges. While the Tongans made some thunderous hits in the first half the they ultimately missed 23 first half tackles which allowed the slick Scottish backline more space than afforded by the South Africans last week. Scotland ultimately had a bit more cohesion scoring four first half tries to secure the bonus point. Fortunately the yellow card to the Tongan winger was not upgraded which was a line ball decision. Jamie Richie who was tackled did…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. Welcome to week two for those of us who’ll become sleep deprived over the next six weeks. Week one was a marathon and a shock to those who weren’t game fit. Eight games over the weekend, The hardest part for me was leaving the Chile v Japan game which was a cracker as I needed the sleep to survive for the Scotland v South Africa and the instant classic that was Fiji v Wales. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com be it…

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Happy Thursday, comrades. Welcome to week two for those of us who will become sleep deprived over the next six weeks. Week one was a marathon and a shock to those of us who were not game fit. Eight games over the weekend, The hardest part for me was leaving the Chile v Japan game which was a cracker as I needed the sleep to survive the sleep for Scotland v South Africa and the instant classic that was Fiji v Wales. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach…

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The Match Australian Reason to watch this game: former Sunnybank Dragon, Jason Tomane (brother of former Wallaby Joe). The game itself. Much like Republicans in the American election the Romanians wanted to stop the count at two minutes after taking an unexpected and well taken try. After that, normal transmission was resumed with the Irish going into half time leading 33 to 8. The Irish then showed a ruthless streak in the second putting on another 49 points against the outclassed Romanians The Man of the Match/Standout Player Player of the Match Bundee Aki just too big and fast for…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. Here we are at the pointy end. Everything we have seen and on until now has just been the hors d’oeuvre for the main course of the group stages. I, for one, am embracing the sleep deprivation that is to come.  As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. Always remember this is a broad church so feel free to express your opinion it. Diversity of opinion is welcome. Public Notices The Dropped…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. We are in that wonderful place in the RWC cycle before a ball is kicked where hope and expectation are about to meet reality. At least we don’t feel like the English. The real news starts next week with a team of guys and girls putting together a substantial RWC coverage. If you want to assist please reach out. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@greenandgoldrugby.com.au be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. Always remember this is a…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. We are in that wonderful place in the RWC cycle before a ball is kicked where hope and expectation are about to meet reality. Todays article was suggested by the Mayoress and while they do not necessarily represent her views she provided the inspiration. I thought this was going to be a slow news day and then many thngs happened all at once. Lets hook in to it. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@rugbydownunder.com be it with an article an idea or…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. Our rugby focus will now move to the Northern Hemisphere this week for the international game and for those of us who enjoy the club game finals start to come to their conclusion As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@rugbydownunder.com be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. Always remember this is a broad church so feel free to express your opinion as long as you are not some sweaty cellar based troll your opinion and diversity is welcome. Owen…

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Happy Thursday Comrades. Our rugby focus will now move to the Northern Hemisphere this week for the international game and for those of us who enjoy the club game finals start this weekend. As always this is a fan run site and any contribution is always welcome feel free to reach out to me at happyman@rugbydownunder.com be it with an article an idea or an opinion piece. Always remember this is a broad church so feel free to express your opinion as long as you are not some sweaty cellar based troll your opinion and diversity is welcome. Just a real shame!…

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