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

Never fear, Friday is here! Hello earthlings and welcome to Friday’s Rugby News. It’s a rugby weekend again and what a weekend we have. Let’s first preview the Wallabies against The Haggis Eaters in ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last’. Go inside camp Wallaroo and a look at my favourite player with ‘Amazing Grace’. Look into the NZR boys club with ‘Women’s Rugby Sucks’. I host another FRN ‘exclusive interview’ (*) with Matt Durrant of ‘Gold Digger’ fame in ‘The Prospector’. And round it all out with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’ currently in talks with the brilliant, insightful, talented and…

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Good morning, good evening and g’day to wherever life finds you on this holiest of rugby days, Friday, and welcome to to this week’s edition of Friday’s Rugby News. Today let’s run an eye over a large human and all that he offers the Wallabies in ‘Free Willy’. Look at possible coach contract negotiations in ‘Show Me the Results!’. Get set for an ‘Afternoon Delight’ with our Golden Girls in NZ and put a large exclamation mark on the working week with Friday’s Goss with Hoss, currently in talks to produce the erotic thriller ’50 Shades of Lard’. ‘I’ve finally…

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G’day, hello & welcome to Friday’s Rugby News, Gaggers. My thanks to the G&GR work experience kid, Yowie, for bravely attempting to fill the void last week, he did his best. Lots to discuss today starting up north with ‘The Hunt for Ren’s October’. Skip over the dutch to see how our Golden Girls are travelling in the RWC with ‘Staying Alive?’. Take a deep dive into the pit of despair that is Aussie rugby fandom and the brilliant doco ‘Gold Digger- The Search for Australian Rugby’ with ‘Fools’ Gold’. Visit a pet hate of mine in ‘Spit-Scared!’ and wrap…

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Hello Gaggers and welcome to another Friday. No Rugby? No worries! Today let’s cast a withering eye on future selections with ‘Be bold, avoid old’. Prick national pride in ‘Kiwi Trolls?’. Drop into the Australia ‘A’ camp in ‘Touring Japanese’. Read another FRN exclusive interview*, this time with the enigmatic Monsieur Raynal in ‘I fart in your general direction’. And take us out with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, happy to sell your Optus data back to you, for the exclusive G&GR member-only offer of $200 cash per identity. ‘ Did he say we’re in?’ Spanners & Gilbert at the team…

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Namaste G&GRs and welcome to Friday’s Rugby News. After the great emotional purge of last week let’s rid ourselves of all negative energy and instead gather in peace and tranquility today. So light up your favourite incense stick, find a quiet reading spot and start the healing process with ‘Serenity Now’. Get a look at the new & improved psyche of Dave Rennie 2.0 in ‘Bugger Serenity Now’. Preview this week’s Bledisloe #2 with all the ‘white noise’ surrounding it in ‘Hoodoo Gurus’. Take a look over the neighbour’s fence with ‘Loig Love Letters’. And wrap it all up with…

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G’day Gaggers & welcome to Friday You know, I’ve written Friday’s Rugby News before while drunk, in prison, in rehab, on the can, drunk on the can while in rehab about to leave for prison, but never angry! Aggrieved? Yes. Annoyed? Most certainly. Agitated? Many a time. But while swallowing down bile, laced with a razor blade invective, bordering on an unadulterated pure rage, not so much. There’s only one rugby story that matters today, so put ‘out of office’ on your emails, switch off the phone and unleash your inner bitterness (with me) as we dive head long into…

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‘It’s just a ruck to the left, then a ruck to the riiiiiigggghhhht. You put your hand on your hips, cause our kicking is shhhhhiiiiiitttte. It’s the lack of a brains trust, that really, drives you insaaaaaannnnnne. The Orange get hammered again. Please let this team grow a brain. G’day Gaggers and welcome to another Friday! Today the kid gloves are off (why are people hitting kids with gloves for? That’s just horrible! It’s called ‘slapping’ for a reason people, the name is derived from the noise – get rid of the gloves) and I ask the hard questions in…

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Hello world, welcome to Friday, or as they say in Europe, ‘Thursday evening’. Come down the rabbit hole of rugby fandom with me today as we kick off with ‘Like a Version’. With NZ & SA playing so shite we dive into the s-bends of RC Round #4 with ‘Game of Thrones’. Take a look at some wheelin’ & dealin’ by RA in ‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T’. Cast a withering eye at finances in the Oz women’s game with ‘Show me some money – please!’. And put the cherry on top with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, recently signed with LIV Rugby. Sure the…

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G’day Gaggers & welcome to Friday. Today let’s visit The City of Churches, so called as residents of SA are the walking dead. With much to discuss let’s start with words straight from the horse’s mouth with ‘Talk is Cheap’. Preview this week’s second Wallaroos test & round #3 of TRC in ‘Forsake us not’. I let you in on a pet hate of mine in ‘Just Sing It Already’. Then we go deep into the bowels of RA, out the back past the toilet block, the janitors cupboard, the shanty lean-to of Nathan Williamson’s office to the Marketing Pigeon…

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G’day & welcome to yet another Friday, G&GRs. What on this rotating bluey-green orb was that last weekend? Was it a rugby test or the Rennie Hill show? For sure as shite as I watched the coverage, I swear all I heard was this. I’ve witnessed some god-awful calamities in my time. Wars, pestilence, natural disasters, Labor governments, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ to name a few, but I ain’t never seen anything like the inane drivel masquerading as rugby trotted out by the Wallabies last week. Today, let’s take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture with ‘Come Again?’.…

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G’day G&GRs and welcome to Friday. Let’s hook straight in. With injuries and events depleting orange reserves, yet the team still overcoming adversary, let’s approach a Wallaby future with ‘Greater Expectations’. Put our mirth and merriment on hold a fraction surrounding current NZ suffering with ‘Careful what you wush for’. Look at ‘What’s on the box’ for weekend teams, times, coverage & fearless predictions. Isolate for a while and ponder ‘COVID Positives’ and slam it home with Friday’s Goss with Hoss, 76% of the time proven to be 49% accurate. All let us rejoice indeed GREATER EXPECTATIONS. I have been…

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Hola & Bienvenido a el viernes. FINALLY! Rugby is back baby and this weekend there’s a lot to play for: redemption, injury return, pride, careers, RC points, old scores to settle, reputations on the line and throw in the battle for a nation’s rugby soul for good measure. What’s not to like! So, coffee’s ready, morning schedules cleared? Great, let’s go. Today we’ll start with ‘The Game within the Game’. Look at what’s at stake for Kiwi players & fans alike with ‘Ahhh, Souls’. Continue with matters surrounding player welfare with ‘The Brain Pain Part#2’. Look at teams, times, coverage…

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G’day Gaggers & welcome to Friday. No rugby being played? No worries, there’s still plenty of rugby news floating around the ether to dissect. Today, let’s look at updating TRC with ‘It’s Time’. Cross over the Dutch with ‘The Ski uz Fulling’. Head up north and look at the pending legal action with ‘The Brain Pain’. Take a trip down memory lane with ‘Do you remember the time?’. And wrap up the week with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, now ranked #1 on the Goulburn Supermax ‘must read’ for the criminally insane. ‘Well may they say God save the Rugby Championship………’…

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Well that certainly blew chunks! Hello rugby luvvas and welcome to Friday again. That time of the week to suspend common sense, turn off any ‘fact check’ apps you may use and dive head first into all things rugby. With no rugby this weekend it’s time for some personal reflection on recent Orange performances with ‘The Effort Illusion’. Take a look at the Wallaby squad for Argentina in ‘Los Wallabies para jaguar FISMs’. Time to update & publish the ‘2022 Hossary’ to confuse a new generation of Friday rugby fans (yep, both of you) & bring it home with ‘Friday’s…

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Good morning and hello from the warm bosom of the Blue Mountains. Home of artisans, writers, artists and all that crap. How good has this week been for Rugby fans! The cut & thrust of North v South, the anticipation of team selections, injuries, recoveries, suspension and the theatre surrounding it all. Honestly, outside a World Cup year does it get any better than this? Today, let’s start with a first hand account of the second test directly from behind the Aussie reserves bench with ‘A Mug’s View’. Look at the implications for Moses and his team with ‘The Meatloaf…

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‘Lookout Queensland, here I come’ (said no dentist ever). G’day G&GRs and welcome to Friday. I have my bags packed, Wallaby supporters kit ready, drinks at the airport lounge to hook into and on my way north. So let’s get it on today and revisit Test #1 v the artful Soap Dodgers with ‘You’re Welcome Australia’. Preview Test #2 with the ‘The Battle of Brisbane’. Look at this weekend’s other tests involving the big four SH sides in ‘Southern Sweep’. Plus your exclusive invite to a pre-test, G&GR member only soiree with ‘Friends in Low Places’ and bring it all…

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Now, where was I? Happy Friday G&GRs. I am back from a week of absolute crushing, soul-destroying, boredom from COVID isolation. I got to stare into an abyss of ‘nothingness’, watching my will-to-live slowly slip away. At least now I can empathise with those who live in South Australia. My thanks to Yowie for covering at short notice and for clearly not trying to be entertaining or informative in any way – mission accomplished Mr Y. Test footy is back baby and what a weekend we have, wall-to-wall international rugby. Today we kick off with a G&GR EXCLUSIVE as I…

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Konnichiwa G&GRs. Today let’s brush up on classic Aussie literature with ‘Dan from Snowy River’. Let’s preview some game on this weekend in ‘Once upon a time in NuZullund’. Look at Trans Tasman negotiation tactics with ‘Show me the money’. Embrace our cultural cringe with ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, A, A, A’. Go north of the border and look at Red rumbles in ‘Thorny Relations’ and have just enough electricity left over to take us home with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’, now facial recognition free. ‘You ready? I’m about to get my monies worth!’ DAN FROM SNOWY RIVER ‘There was movement…

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Welcome to Friday Gaggers and all the Rugby News fit for publishing. Today let’s recap the Tahs season with Renew 2022 Review. Put on your Kevlar vest and visit Stateside with ‘Torn in the USA’. Preview this weekend’s SF match-ups with ‘The Weight of a Nation’. Take a look at a possible Wallabies squad announced this weekend with ‘Sunday. Bloody Sunday’. And wrap it all up with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’ now touring an RSL club near you. ‘Hoss, come in Hoss, we on for Bourbon & Burgers Sattdee? Over’ RENEW 22 REVIEW. I must admit only a small part…

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to talk all things Rugby. G’day G&GRs and welcome to Friday, the one day a week where you can abandon all reason and logic and be among rugby friends, even if you’re from WA. Today let’s revisit last week’s controversial Brumbies loss with ‘You Tankers’, take a deep dive preview for this weeks QFs with ‘It’s Showtime’. Hear from Australia’s first ever foreign coach in ‘Dingo Barks’. Look at the candidates for the Orange #15 jersey with ‘Banks banks Yen’ and round it all out with ‘Friday’s Goss with Hoss’ the perfect aperitif…

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