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

Welcome one, welcome all, good morning, good evening and just plain ol’ g’day from the Ponderosa! It’s Friday Rugby News time once again, where last week’s delusions are this week’s confusions. Today I pay homage to International Jackie Chiles day and kick off with ‘Outrageous: The King is Dead, Nearly’. Get the Prozac ready with ‘Egregious: The Sky is Falling Again for the First Time’. Put the Akubra to one side & ponder this week’s winners & losers in SRP Round #14 with ‘Prephossterous: Money for Nuthin’ & Your Tips for Free’. And say goodbye to this week’s mundania with…

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Welcome one, welcome all to yet another Friday rugby free for all. Fresh from our complete pounding of Kiwi teams last week we kick off today with the question of ‘Breaking Bad?’ Jump aboard round #13 SRP news with ‘Hosstradamus again, as predicted’. Then let’s converge at that most prickliest of intersections where sport & politics collide, in ‘Splitters?’. Celebrate a 7’s sensation with ‘Levi Grouse!’ and preview the Wallaroos v Fijiana & Shannon Parry’s last test in ‘Bloody Legend’. Before heading to your rugby ‘happy place’ with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, the proven friend to the criminally insane. ‘Yeah…

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Happy Friday Gagarians and welcome to Friday’s Rugby News, the home for all things rugby on a Friday on G&GR. Much to discuss today and first up we mess about upstairs with ‘Brain Gains?’. Look at round XII of SRP in ‘Tantahlising Prospects’. Revisit the battle of the 10s from last week’s Puppy Killers v Rebels game with ‘Flash in the Pan?’ and bid the week farethewell with a budget deficit sized ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, although now fully funded as ‘critical rugby infrastructure’ by Albo’s mob for $1.6m per episode. Thanks Comrades. ‘Normal’ brains are blue! Naturally. BRAIN GAINS?…

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‘Hear ye, hear ye, by royal decree Friday’s Rugby News special ‘Coronation Edition’ hath arrived & from now until perpetuity, to be heralded across the Commonwealth as the best G&GR Friday Rugby News in the world. Welcome commoners, peasants & general rugby riff-raff to Friday’s Rugby News. In a week with so much happening I can barely keep up. ‘Star Wars Day’ yesterday, King Chuck’s anointment tomorrow and enough rugby news to keep even Prince ‘Randy Andy’ otherwise preoccupied. Today let’s put our focus squarely on the clash of the season to date, the Blue Bloods of NSW v the…

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G’day, good morning, good evening & welcome to another Friday in the Green & Gold Rugby universe. Could it be a week since we were last here? My how time flies when your team’s getting dusted, again. Much to dissect today so let’s kick off with topic du jour in ‘Raiders of the Loig Park’? Dive into round #10 SRP tips in ‘Culture Clubs’. It’s semi-final time in SRW in ‘Then there were Two’. Get a FRN exclusive* interview with super dope RA homeboy, Hamish McLennan in ‘Hammer Time’! And all aboard the insanity express with this week’s ‘Friday’s Goss…

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Greetings, earthlings and welcome to the most sacred day of the rugby week. A day to suspend work, free yourself of the shackles and unbearable weight of others’ expectations and just ‘be’ in the warm bosom of fellow like minded Fridarians. Let’s start today with the appointing of blame in ‘You, You let the Dog Out’. Then I provide some Friday ‘Yang’ to Happy’s Thursday ‘Ying’ with ‘Rugby Sucks’. Take a gander at SRP#9 in ‘Trial by Wombat’. Look at the battle for SRW final places in ‘The Final Countdown’. And slide into the weekend with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’,…

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Hello rugby lovers, and welcome to Friday’s rugby news, or as they say in Japan, 最も名誉あるホスとの金曜日のラグビーニュースへようこそ. Back and feeling refreshed, relaxed and reloaded after a break in the nation’s capital, it’s time to hook back into all things rugby. So let’s take a look at Eddie’s first Wallaby camp of the year in ‘Sh!t Scared’. Then polish up your dentures and practise your limp as we head north of the border in ‘Bring out ya Red’. Preview round #8 of SRP in ‘From Little things Big Things Grow’. Drop in on RWC discussions with ‘Orange is the New Yellow’. Preview…

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The tribe has spoken! Thanks to all who took the time to be participate, including a few long term Gaggers who are quiet in the ‘comments’ sections these days, but still linger in the shadows. It’s good to have you McBack. Some interesting calls by some and clearly many of you had been heavily drinking prior to your votes, but such is the pitfalls of any democracy. Even idiots get to vote. Over to you Eddie. Props Allan Alaalatoa 30 votes (93.58%) Angus Bell 27 votes (84.40%) James Slipper 31 votes (96.90%) Matt Gibbon 22 votes (68.80%) Pone Fa’amausili 27…

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Good afternoon, good, evening, good morning & g’day and welcome to another Friday’s Rugby News. Let’s do a ‘Hoppa’ and just get stuck right in there today with ‘A Crack in Rubga Loig?’. Preview Round #6 of SRP in ‘Hosstradamus’. The G&GR faithful get to play Wallaby Selector for a day in ‘Ponderous Proposition’. Take a look at week two of SRP W in ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’. And farewell the working week with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’ Credited with swinging the NSW election and helping Australia become a wall-to-wall Communist stronghold. You’re welcome comrades. ‘His temperature seems fine?’…

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TGIF peoples, and welcome back to the only day that truly matters in the rugby week. Where last week’s rugby failings are a distant memory and this weekend’s rugby deeds are yet to unfold. Another bumper week in the world of rugby, with sackings, backings and slacking all to discuss. So let’s hop onboard the insanity express and kick off with ‘Tahragedy’. Dive into Super Rugby Round 5 with ‘Hosstradamus’. Say thank you to the NZR for the gift of ‘Dead Bear Walking’. Wrap up Six Nations in ‘When Oirish Eyes are Fading’. And the cherry on top, ‘Friday’s Goss…

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Whale, oil, beef, hooked (quickly now). Dia duit agus fáilte romhat chuig an Aoine & the holiest drinking day in an otherwise pretty full Oirish drinking calendar, St Patrick’s Day. Today, let’s all kiss the Blarney Stone, embrace our inner leprechaun and jump into a greenish tinged Friday’s Rugby News. Abruptly awoken from my sky blue hallucinations last week, let’s look at the weight of great expectations in ‘Back Off – Not Cool People!’. I take no pleasure at all in revisiting le massacre de Twonham in ‘Swung Low’. Preview round ‘ceathair’ of SRP in ‘Sláinte’. And drop the Jägermeister…

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Good evening, good morning, g’day and welcome one, welcome all to another episode of Friday’s Rugby News on Australia’s best green and gold themed rugby site. Let’s be like Labor with a new tax (not on ‘Super!’) and just rip straight into it and to hell with the consequences. Today, I have my two bob on the Ardie Savea tiff with ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Find out what it means to Ardie’. Preview Round #3 of the SRP in ‘ Le Troisieme Tour’. See who makes your early Wallaby RWC touring party of 31 in ‘Swindler’s List’. Read the first of this…

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Hello Gaggers & welcome to Friday and wall to wall to wall rugby. When I interviewed former Treasurer, Minister for Defence, Women’s Rights Minister, Finance Minister, Liberal Party Social Club Chairman, Prime Minister and fledgling Sutherland hip-hop artist ‘ScoMo’ he simply said ‘how good is rugby eh’! And for once, or at least, for the first time, he was right. So like Charlie on a burrito, let’s hook in as we look at the second coming of ‘Super Round’ in ‘Too much Rugby ain’t Nearly Enough’. Take a look at SRP law variations in ‘About Bloody Time’. Visit what’s left…

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Greetings scrumbags, and welcome to the first official Friday’s Rugby News for 2023 in what is the ‘Chinese Year of the Gilbert’, or ‘Zhillbare’ in Frog speak. ‘Off season’, what off season? Sackings, scandal, stand downs, wage breakthroughs, some familiar faces gone and new faces to be anointed and a whole lot more rugby articles in the general press than I can ever remember. With a new dawn upon us, let’s jump straight back in and look at all things Eddie with ‘The Strife of Brian’. Cast an eye over the Aussie side that matters and their SRP2023 chances in…

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Bloody hell, I can’t leave you lot alone for 5 minutes. I go away for a few weeks and look what happens! While my regular Friday prose (yes Charlie, ‘prose’) is still some weeks away from returning for 2023, after yesterday’s seismic rugby events I thought why not ‘dust off’ the Google machine built by child artisans of China (possibly Bangladesh) and add my two bob’s worth to events. So fill ya boots G&GRs and see you all in a few weeks. ‘So I will be coach for 2023 right Andy & Hammer?”, coach Moses walking the green mile. DEAD…

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Good evening, good morning, g’day & goodbye. It’s my last Friday’s Rugby News for G&GR for the year as I return to the electronic shadows from whence I came and frankly, where I belong, somewhere in between ‘fake news’ and Kardashian waxing videos. So wipe the tears thou hast and join me on a season ’22 recap and look at what Australian rugby’s ‘tomorrow’ tantalises us with. Let’s start the farewell tour with ‘The Season we had to have?’. I offer admiration, acknowledgement and deserved respect to my fellow G&GR Crapparazi in ‘The Best of G&GR 2022’. Preview the 2023…

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Helo a chroeso i ddydd Gwener. Welcome to another Friday Rugby News, G&GRs, and the last international match for our lot this year. With injuries galore I reckon it can’t come fast enough and thankfully it’s only against the Welsh. Today let’s cast our minds back a week with ‘Paddy Whack’. Preview this weekend’s match in ‘It’s not, wasn’t kinda unusual to beat Wales this time of year’. Drop in on the Wallaby wounded in ‘The Walking Dead’ and then challenge RA to grow a big hairy set in ‘No More Gateau’. And finish it off by piss-farting around with…

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Dia duit & FÁILTE CHUNG Dé hAoine Welcome one, welcome all no matter where today finds you, for another edition of Charlie’s News Week Friday’s Rugby News, my antepenultimate (don’t say you ain’t never learnin’ good on my watch) for the year, thank Ganesha! Today, let’s revisit the abomination that was The Concreters v The Orange in ‘Mumma Mia’. Preview a mouth-watering contest with the ‘Luck of the Oirish’. Look at a confronting & erotic plague vexing the men’s game in ‘What’s in a Kiss?’. And rock and roll all night long with ‘Fridays Goss with Hoss’ now number #2…

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Ciao e benvenuto a venerdi! G’day Gaggers and welcome to Friday’s Rugby News. Today sees a mixture of contemplative, wistful and ticked-off rugby emotions, often times overlapping. So let’s dive deep into the mixed bag of unmedicated mayhem with a review of Le Frogs match with ‘Ruck me Dead!’. Preview the Wallabies upcoming test with ‘Orange & The Concreters’. Keep Keith Butler calm with ‘War of the Roses’. Offer free advice with ‘Enough Already’ and fare thee well another rugby week with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, currently in talks with JK Rowling for an ‘R’ rated remake of ‘The Philhossopher’s…

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Bonjour et bienvenue au Vendredi! Hello rugby lovers, it’s Friday again & time to take on world #2 (but for mine the best in the world), Les Bleus this Sunday. But before then, let’s pick at the scab of Scotland losing last week (I refuse to accept the Wallabies ‘won’ that game) in ‘What a fool believes’. Jump across the channel and preview the test with France in ‘Those Indomitable Gauls’. Hop onboard the Aussie & NZ love-bus with ‘The Spirit of Anzac’. Sort fact from fabric fantasy in ‘Merinos’ Fart Dollars’ and put a full stop on the working…

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