Friday’s Rugby News – Green and Gold Rugby


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Friday’s Rugby Information

Merci christ c’est fini !

A determined gallic really feel to todays information and the collective aid of Oz Rugby followers now TT has formally ended for our sides and particularly Tahs followers, properly, these 6 of us left anyway.

NZ TT Final promotion?

NZ Rugby’s promotion of the Remaining ??

Sans Tasman.

Saturday 19 June – Eden Park – Auckland. AEST 5.05pm

Mercifully, the Australian sides have completed their function within the Trans-Tasman competitors as little greater than competitors ‘whetstones’. Our sides solely use appeared to be for sharpening the attacking axes which might be the Kiwi sides. The competitors reaches it’s crescendo this Saturday throughout the dutch with barley a whimper from our sides on NZ’s bigger Western Island.

In consequence, the Auckland Blues play host to the Highlanders within the remaining of what should now be known as the ‘Sans Tasman’ or Tremendous Rugby Aotearoa Mark II.

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Wallabies Coach Dave Rennie will be making his home in Queensland

He shall lead us to the promised lands….similar to Segall, Hyperlink, Dingo, Dr Evil. 

Moses leads ‘his’ folks.

‘Our journey is simply starting’

2021 sees Wallaby Coach Dave ‘Moses’ Rennie lastly get his squad.

It was accepted in 2020 that his first squad was one largely inherited from Mr Steven Segall. Add to {that a} quick turn-around time from his arrival in Oz from the land of Haggis and thrifty spending, to choices to gameday after which throw within the Wuhan Marvel Bug, journey bubbles, quarantine as added problems, it’s truthful to say our expectations have been ‘low to middling’.

Definitely in 2020 followers, pundits and the media alike, gave the brand new coach some slack and rightfully so. We obtained a false daybreak in check #1, when one bloody upright price us a well-known victory, a actuality dose in check #2, the Darkness smashed us in Sydney, we kissed our sisters twice v the Argies then some redemption in Brisbane – all too late. So we ended with one win, three attracts and three losses, a 57% ‘no loss’ file. For mine, there was development, some new expertise found and I assumed general it was okay – simply, particularly as a paltry three factors over three video games ‘may have’ meant a 4 x W & 3 x L lead to his first 12 months

The coaches have been in and across the SR Oz sides all season, have borne witness to the carnage wrought by the Sheep-Shagger’s to our sides and have a transparent line on all that each ails and aids our SR gamers. BUT, that is now his workforce. He made the alternatives. He picked the cattle, so he should personal the outcomes, particularly as this squad is now freed from the stained fingerprints of coaches previous.

So, what does ‘success’ appear to be this 12 months? Is ‘success’ a courageous & aggressive 2-1 sequence loss, a 2-1 sequence win or dare we dream of a complete 3-0 win in opposition to a fatigued unsettled and famously enigmatic French Staff (who I’ve it from Moses personal mouth that he charges as ‘the most effective in Europe’)?

Will you be glad with indicators or markers of enchancment that we would hold our hats on as tangible development on this facet? Or are you as a substitute a brutal realist and solely decide by ‘Wins & Losses’?

Lachlan Swinton see Red

At the least he obtained first dibs on a scorching bathe.


(Title concept stolen, completely borrowed from GAGR Russian correspondent Comrade Georgia ‘Vladimir’ Satellite tv for pc)

We followers are a fickle bunch.

We wish and count on full-blooded, crazy-arsed kamikaze warriors on the sphere, gladiators in essentially the most brutal physique contact sport on the planet, to someway possess monk like self-awareness, to be without delay brutal and but calm. To inflict most bodily carnage to the enemy however all throughout the legal guidelines. To be each borderline axe assassin, but present restraint and a degree of tenderness akin to Mom Teresa. To prime it off we count on all this in delivered with the artistry of Michelangelo, however with the intent of Charles Manson. Oh and we count on you to stability all these seemingly conflicting expectations, calculated over a millisecond, every time, each time.

Which brings me to at least one Mr L Swinton and the apparent query at hand. Do I condone Mad-Canine’s ‘Waratah Welcome’ final Saturday evening?

Farging oath I do!

Let’s all take a deep breath and take a look at two chilly, onerous, irrefutable mitigating elements for a minute, referring to Mad-Canines newest ‘outing’ from the sport:

1. He whacked a Kiwi &

2. He whacked a farging Kiwi

My solely gripe, or level of concern is he didn’t hit him onerous sufficient! By all means sanction Mad-Canine, make an instance of him, however not for the explanation many are bemoaning. Sentence him to six weeks on the native dojo so subsequent time he whacks a pesky, serial offending, impotent upstart from the Poxy Isles will probably be felt cross the Tasman.

Which leads me to my level (I feel). All of those playing cards, these ‘inconsistencies’ from NZ officers are a part of a broader Kiwi plot.

I’ve heard there’s a cabal of Sheep-loving Kiwi farmers, often known as KIWI-ANON who secretly management world ref’s to get desired outcomes in these rugby contests. KIWI-ANON’s said purpose is to get stated bent refs to construct frustrations inside Aussie participant ranks so that our boys take issues into their very own arms and find yourself forcing them to impinge by a deluge of shite choices in opposition to them, thus giving stated ref’s ammunition to ship off our blokes.

My message to Mad-Canine and the ‘Waratah Welcome’  – go onerous younger man, go onerous.

Bloody French.

Bloody French.

Friday’s Quick 5.

That sinking feeling once more.

Not for the primary time Greenpeace has obtained that sinking feeling with NZ, this time relating to a proposed sponsorship deal between NZR &  ‘world chemical firm’ (company communicate for ‘Planet-Rooting Conglomerate’) ‘Ineos’. This from

Tremendous W is right here.

Tremendous W season kicks off this weekend at Coffs Harbour and shall be held over a compressed three consecutive weekends with the ultimate slated for third July.

Lastly some pleasure for long-suffering Tahs followers, with our Tremendous W Waratahs facet prone to make it a 4th title in a row – having been unbeaten within the earlier three sequence. Go you Blue issues.

French classes

Matt Philip hopes so as to add his ‘French classes‘ to the Wallabies facet when he leaves quarantine. Having spent a season with French Prime 14 membership Pau. Let’s hope these ‘classes’ don’t embody being snooty about wine, smoking in cafes and customarily being turd-like or hiding below the cover every time he hears a German accent.

Izzy in or out?

Barnstorming Tahs #13 Izzy Perese will miss all the French sequence. A Wallabies spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday Perese had suffered a full subluxation of his shoulder and would require surgical procedure this week.

Wells, Wells, Wells.

In one of many ‘really feel good’ tales of the 12 months, Rebels loosie Michael Wells, has made the Wallaby squad and has ambitions to push even additional than that. Underrated & undervalued on the Tahs, his is a narrative properly price studying. His rugby journey, transformation as a rugby participant and as an individual makes it onerous to not be impressed by the man, but sadly additionally gives extra perception into what a whole cluster-fudge NSW Rugby was / is / perpetually shall be………sigh.

jusqu’à ce que nous nous rencontrions à nouveau.






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