Author: Hoss

A Masters from the Uni of Life, majoring in BS. Call the Hunter Valley home and a passionate Wallabies, Tahs and then the also-rans of Oz rugby next. Yearn for the days when uppity Kiwis knew their place - losing in dying stages of Bledisloe's or as garbage collectors. Contact me for all things rugby at hoss@greenandgoldrugby.com.au

Better Late Than Never! A first for G&GR and our absolute thankyou & admiration to ‘RA Rugby Royalty’, Mr Nathan Williamson (we had a contractual agreement I would say all of that) for his donation of time and effort in getting these three cracking interviews & G&GR / Dropped Kick Off podcast exclusives. Enjoy! Brian O’Driscoll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-VfWj5nc8I Danielle “Nolli” Waterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6YP29Q4jWA&ab_channel=greenandgoldrugby Bryan Habana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufR1DwUpVY&ab_channel=greenandgoldrugby Thanks Natho. Hoss – out.

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Greetings Gaggers and welcome to yet another Friday’s Rugby News in what has potentially been a pretty good news week for the game in Oz. Today, let’s first follow the faint sniff of money in ‘Go West Young Rebs’. Catch up with the latest coaching appointments with ‘St Joe & Co.’ All hail an Australian rugby legend in ‘Golden Slipper’. Follow the trajectory of another Oz legend in ‘Hooper’s Honkers Hello!’. Address our falling rake stocks in ‘Someone Call a Hooker’. Preview round #4 of SRW in ‘Show Time’. And settle in for a ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’ currently ‘negotiating…

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Welcome to the holiest time on the calendar of the most winningest religion ever, Easter. When a young Hebrew backpacker invented chocolate, rested for a few days and then got straight back into production. Today we kick off a discussion about exporting democracy to our neighbours in ‘Liberate Them?’ Jump aboard the Midnight Express with ‘Swanning Around’. Preview round #6 of SRP in ‘It’s a Simple Equation’. Dive into round #3 of SRW in ‘Grace Under Fire’. And close out the rugby week with another ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, now offering half priced beef for all non-believers. Not yet anyway…

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Is it Friday again already? Greetings Gaggers and I hope Thursday night/Friday morning (or if you’re in WA, 15 August 1996) finds you excited for another weekend of wall-to-wall Rugby. All aboard today’s Friday’s Rugby News as we start out with ‘Use It. Or I Will Lose It!’ Put on your Tina Turner wigs as we dive into ‘Mad Max: Beyond Blunderdome?’ Visit the judiciary in ‘Good People Make Exactly What Again?’. Look at this weekend’s SRP matches with ‘Respecting Their Brains Out!’. Jump into round #2 of SRW in ‘Wanna Have Fun’. And round it out with a bulging…

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There’s so much rugby and not enough time for the usual niceties, so sit down, shut up and let’s go. Today’s Friday’s Rugby News is bulging at the seams and likely to go viral. First up, let’s praise the rugby gods for all they have given in ‘How Good is Rugby, Ay!’. Have a look at the laws of unintended consequences in ‘Space Invaders’. Look into SRP round #4 via ‘Stairway to Rugby Heaven’. Welcome the kickoff of SRW with ‘And We’re back!’. Grow bored and jaded with me in ‘Hey Hakarena’. Then gorge yourself senseless with this ‘Friday’s Goss…

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Welcome to Friday Gaggers and all you education deprived, melanin depleted, binary gendered, children born out of wedlock. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Sam Kerr style. So wipe the vomit from the taxi floor and come with me down this week’s rugby rabbit hole of wonder, amazement and adventure. We kick start today by looking at a ‘Record Breaking Result’. Then shake ourselves off and bask in the reflective sky blue glory of possibly the greatest rugby win ever by an Australian side in ‘Tahriffic Performance’. Switch gears completely and revisit the Brumbies capitulation in ‘Weakened at Bernie’s?’. Before…

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Bienvenido a viernes amigos. Time to celebrate your inner Mexican, peoples. Grab your sombreros, prepare the nachos, wash it all down with a tequila shot or two and lock your underpaid and illegal house servants in the basement, as this Friday’s Rugby News heads south to the sporting capital of Victoria: Melbourne First up today we look at a the scourge infecting the Tahs with: ‘The Kicking Curse’. Look at the teams, times and fearless predictions for this weekend’s SRP Super Round in ‘Anyone Home?’. We take an intimate look into the life of a rugby referee with ‘So Ronery’.…

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Good morning world. If you’re reading this then I’m dead, brain dead that is. For I have entered a world where the clocks are slow and the inhabitants even slower: the Queensland People’s Republic of Queensland (QPRQ). What better way to celebrate a winning rugby season for the Tahs than by flying into the heart of enemy territory to cheer on my beloved and unbackable favourite NSW side. But first there’s Friday’s Rugby News to get through, so let’s kick off by donning the TV critic hat for ‘An Unpolished Turd’. Launch the SRP season and our first fearless predictions…

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Hello lovers. It’s the Friday of Valentine’s week, so give your loved one the gift they truly deserve: the lack of your company and leave them alone for 30 minutes while you enjoy another Friday’s Rugby News. No rugby to talk about? Don’t you believe it. This week we have dead pets, Mexican rebellions, whingeing Scots and a whooooooole lot more, First up we take a look at SRP in ‘The Parrot is Dead’. We then journey south of the border to Mexico and ‘Rebels without a Clause’. Check out this weekend’s meaningless games in ‘Trials & Tribulation’. Try having…

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Ladies and gents, and all those in between, it’s time to breath again. The eternal emptiness of the holiday season is over, rugby is back. So to the most sacred day of the rugby week and you know what that means, Friday’s Rugby News is finally here. Refreshed, rotund and roaring to go, so let’s climb aboard the insanity express and hook into rugby, 2024 style. We kick the year off with a look at the exciting prospects for the code with ‘Funk Off?’. Take a trip down south with some scandalous allegations in ‘Rebels Yell’. Go inside the gala…

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Greetings Gaggers and welcome to 2024, Chinese Year of the Tah. It’s time to shake off the summer holiday blues and focus again: rugby beckons once more. The G&GR team will be back on deck from next Monday, 5 February 2024 with daily news, podcasts & more. This year we hope to welcome new writers with a focus on Women’s 7s, Brisbane Club Rugby, Queensland Country Rugby, as well as Australia’s premier club competition, the Shute Shield. Tune back in from next Monday for: ‘Mad Mondays’ with Brisneyland Local ‘The Chewsday Chew’ with the Professor of Props – Nutta Wednesdays…

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G&GR is looking for writers to join the team for 2024 who can provide weekly content around community rugby, with a specific focus on: The Hospital Cup in the Queensland People’s Republic of Queensland. The Shute Shield in what is really Australia’s proper capital city. The Dewar Shield in Mexico. The Women’s Game: 7s and XVs. School age rugby. A voice for Pacific Island rugby both domestically and international. Junior rugby. If you have the time and the passion for any of the above or any other rugby content, please drop an email to emperorhoss@ hoss@greenandgoldrugby.com.au Could be the perfect…

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Leave the cold turkey for Christmas day and instead get your Fast 5 Rugby Fix here: Bullish about the future: Angus ‘The Bull’ Bell says he wouldn’t mind a crack at being Wallabies skipper if asked. And why not, Eddie used 23 skippers in France, it’s the law of averages. rugby.com.au has more Grand Sham? 2024 is 40 years since the immortal home nation Grand Slam by the Wallabies. Whispers from the SMH that a possible end of year tour might include a tilt at another record. The first such attempt since 2016. No, not that Foley. NZ’s second favourite…

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Greetings earthlings and welcome to another Friday’s News, our last scheduled Rugby News for 2023 and what a year it’s been and still continuing to be. Today, let’s get all the crap out from under our nails with ‘Game of Thrones’. Look at what lay ahead for 2024 in ‘#crowdfundrugbyoz’ . Pull out the acceptance speech for ‘Done Good’. Step inside RA for ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. And launch in festive frivolities with this year’s last ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, guaranteed to fit into a Christmas stocking this festive season. Herbie inspects his new digs. Game of Thrones. Hands up…

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Hello Gaggers, great to be back in the saddle for Friday’s rugby frivolities. Special thanks to Yowie, who tried his best last Friday. Now, where was I? Oh yes, let’s kick start today with RA’s version of ‘Dumb & Dumber?’. Cast your vote in who should be the next coach of the Wallabies in ‘Help Wanted’. Check out your SRP squads for 2024 in ‘Super Sized’. Look at one of Yowie’s favourite pickup lines as well as player safety in ‘Mouthful of Goodness’. And get exclusive access to none other than Eddie Jones himself in his only official* RA exit…

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Greetings fellow rugby lovers and welcome to another Friday’s Rugby News. Today I invite all Wallabies fans to cast off the yoke of despair for all that ails Australian rugby and instead pay homage to the rugby gods for what we witnessed last week and for this RWC in general. Putting our orange woes to one side, as fans of this great game, we have witnessed sumptuous rugby and titillating sporting theatre thus far. So for all of that, let’s hook into today with ‘We’ll Take it From Here!’. Dive into semi-final previews with ‘My Precious’. Hand out a G&GR…

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The Match The quarter finals are upon us and so the brutal knockout stage of an epic RWC. First Half Both sides looked settled early with space being found on attack by both, down their respective right hand edges. Sustained right hand edge pressure for the FISMs saw a 5th minute penalty, although Boffelli pulled the attempt to the left, leaving scores at 0-0. One thing evident early in the match were the Welsh jerseys. The WRU’s decision to save money and attaching playing numbers with sticky tape would prove rather embarrassing and a complete farging disaster. Welsh #9 Davis…

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Konechiwa, and welcome to the Black Friday edition of Friday’s Rugby News. No point fluffing about, so today get the firing squad ready and take aim with Later Traitor? Take a look at possible rugby positives and opportunities from The Regression we had to Have. Discuss actual rugby matches and cracking ones at that in Eight is Enough. And put a full stop on a week of war, referendum, scandal and lies (and that’s just within Rugby Australia) with Friday’s RWC Goss with Hoss categorically ruling out I’m the next coach of Uzbekistan. ‘Sayonara maaaaaate’ Later Traitor? It’s a fair…

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Sunday, 8 October: Ireland v Scotland, Stade de France, Paris (6:00 AM) Ireland (15-1): Hugo Keenan; Mack Hansen, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (capt), Jamison Gibson-Park; Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Peter O’Mahony; Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne; Tadhg Furlong, Dan Sheehan, Andrew Porter Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Finlay Bealham, James Ryan, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Jack Crowley, Stuart McCloskey Scotland (15-1): Blair Kinghorn; Darcy Graham, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Jack Dempsey, Rory Darge, Jamie Ritchie (capt); Grant Gilchrist, Richie Gray; Zander Fagerson, George Turner, Pierre Schoeman Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Rory Sutherland,…

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