Author: Shane Sullivan

Make Australian Rugby Great Again

This week we talk about the Super Rugby foul play reporting system, the benefits of taking easy points and respect for referees, as well as all the player movements in this week’s games. You can now also listen on YouTube. If you have a question for anyone on the podcast, please send it to sully@greenandgoldrugby.com

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Welcome, once again, to the Weekend Edition. I won’t tell you what happened in games on Friday night, and I’m not going to tell you what I think is going to happen in games that’re on Saturday afternoon, or on Sunday. But, I’m not going to stop you talking about those games in the comments; in fact, I’d love it. So, what will I write about? I’m interested in the news that falls through the cracks each week. I’m hoping to pick up the odd bit of news that comes in after Hoss’s marathon news-gathering efforts on Fridays. If that…

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Join Happy, Keith and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 12. They take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 13. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. You can now also listen on YouTube. https://youtu.be/TN_dL7nwsyg If you have a question for anyone on the podcast, please send it to sully@greenandgoldrugby.com

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Welcome, once again, to the Weekend Edition. I won’t tell you what happened in games on Friday night, and I’m not going to tell you what I think is going to happen in games that’re on Saturday afternoon, or on Sunday. But, I’m not going to stop you talking about those games in the comments. In fact, I’d love it. So, what will we write about? I’m interested in the news that falls through the cracks each week. I’m hoping to pick up the odd bit of news that comes in after Hoss’s marathon news-gathering efforts on Fridays. If that…

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Join Happy, KARL and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 11. They take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 12. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. You can now also listen on YouTube. https://youtu.be/38hqszf_k04?si=mCaCKreNCJ4wTvgc If you have a question for anyone on the podcast, please send it to sully@greenandgoldrugby.com

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition. Today we look at keeping younger players in our game and showing them a path to the Wallabies and long term careers. I have a bit of a moan about the marketing of our game. There’s an update on the Rebels together with some news about Angus Bells’s latest injury. And a plug for the Dropped Kick Off’s interview with Jack Debreczeni. Home Truths from Les Kiss Over at the SMH Nick Wright writes about “Les Kiss imploring the game’s leaders to ensure young players still see a path to Wallabies success.” Les has got…

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Join Happy, Keith and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 10. They take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 11. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment, where Keith excels. You can now also listen on YouTube. https://youtu.be/zGsVrLvg2co?si=MBAZd7g4UX5jq9Up If you have a question for anyone on the podcast, please send it to sully@greenandgoldrugby.com

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Join Happy, KARL and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 9. They take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 10. Sully picks KARL’s brain about the knock on rule. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. If you have a question for anyone on the podcast please send it to sully@greenandgoldrugby.com

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Join Happy, KARL and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 8. They take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 9. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. 2024 Super Rugby Pacific ladder Pos.ClubWDLF/ABPPoints1stHurricanes700+1214322ndBlues601+1323273rdBrumbies601+663274thRebels503-174245thChiefs503+883236thReds304+335177thFijian Drua304-341138thMoana Pasifika305-1401139thWaratahs206-3941210thHighlanders205-5631111thCrusaders106-433712thForce106-11115 Friday 19 April 5:05 PM AEST – Fijian Drua v Hurricanes at HFC Bank Stadium, Suva, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport DRUA (1-15): Haereiti Hetet, Tevita Ikanivere (c), Mesake Doge, Isoa Nasilasila, Leone Rotuisolia, Vilive Miramira, Kitione Salawa, Elia Canakaivata, Simione Kuruvoli,…

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Join Happy, Hoss and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 6. They take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 7. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. Ladder PosTeamPlayedWonDrawLoss+/-Bonus PointsPoints1Hurricanes66001083272Blues6501852223ACT Brumbies6501422224Chiefs6402452185Queensland Reds6303364166Melbourne Rebels6303-542147Fijian Drua6303-131138Highlanders6204-403119Moana Pasifika6204-871910NSW Waratahs6105-184811Crusaders6105-402612Western Force6105-6415 Friday 5 April 5:05 pm AEDT – Blues v Western Force at Eden Park, Auckland, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport BLUES (1-15): Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Ricky Riccitelli, Angus Ta’avao, Josh Beehre, Laghlan McWhannell, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papali’i (c), Hoskins Sotutu, Taufa Funaki,…

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Join KARL, Yowie, and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 5. Deal with KARL’s dodgy microphone! Then they take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 6. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. Pos.PWDLF/APTS1Hurricanes550073222Chiefs540156183ACT Brumbies540141184Blues540146175Queensland Reds530237156Highlanders5203-5117Melbourne Rebels5203-60108Fijian Drua5203-3199Moana Pasifika5203-48910NSW Waratahs5104-12711Western Force5104-46512Crusaders5005-512 Friday 29 March 5:05 pm AEDT – Crusaders v Chiefs at Apollo Projects Stadium, Christchurch, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport CRUSADERS (1-15): George Bower, George Bell, Fletcher Newell, Quinten Strange, Jamie Hannah, Corey Kellow, Tom Christie, Cullen…

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Join Happy and Sully as they discuss their highlights of the action in round 4. Then they take you through the ins and outs of all the teams in round 5. And finally, they do their best impressions of old men in the “Shouting at Clouds” segment. Friday 22 March 5:05 pm AEDT – Hurricanes v Melbourne Rebels at Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport HURRICANES (1-15): Pouri Rakete-Stones, James O’Reilly, Tyrel Lomax, Justin Sangster, Caleb Delany, Brad Shields (c), Du’Plessis Kirifi, Devan Flanders, TJ Perenara, Aidan Morgan, Salesi Rayasi, Jordie Barrett,…

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Someone gave Happy, Karl, and myself microphones and access to the internet…and we recorded it! Don’t expect a superbly polished poddy like the TRRC or The Dropped Kick off, this is three old guys trying to figure out how things work and talking about round one of Super Rugby.

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Green & Gold Rugby regular Stephen Tremain travelled to Roma on the weekend to check out all the action from the festival. We thought we’d highlight the photos he has graciously sent us to use on the site. Happy also went for the weekend, but all we got was a few fuzzy images off his phone. Phil Waugh Joe Schmidt and Tim Horan Harry McLaughlin-Phillips clears the ball from a ruck Mark Nawaqanitawase fends off Josh Flook Tate McDermott box kicks under pressure from Miles Amatosero Jock Campbell offloads Angus Bell runs the ball Tim Ryan and Dylan Pietsch contest…

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With news coming out of Melbourne that the seven Melbourne Rebels directors could be liable for the club’s tax debt to the tune of $1.65M each, I’d like to highlight some things that I think haven’t been talked about enough. Details of rugby’s salary cap are sketchy, and I’m not an accountant, so what follows is to the best of my knowledge a correct interpretation of events. In 2017 when Andrew Cox returned the Rebels to Vic Rugby it had a clean balance sheet, there were no debts on it, all tax and other creditors had been paid. During the…

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All the talk this week is about how England are lucky to make the semi-finals, but every game you start you’re a chance of winning. Having said that, the smart money is on South Africa and my not so smart money is with them as well. The Match It rained steadily overnight in Paris, and there are light showers drifting across the field as the game starts. If New Zealand and Argentina played their semi at a sprint yesterday, this match could only be described as a Sunday stroll. Both sides are used to slowing games down, and today no…

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