Friday’s Rugby Information. – Inexperienced and Gold Rugby

‘Regrets, I’ve had a number of, Monday’s to Thursday’s, I suppose you could have too. However I did it FRIIIIIIIDAY’.

Friday’s Rugby Information.

Good night, good morning, g’day & goodbye.

It’s my final Friday’s Rugby Information for GAGR for the 12 months, as I return to the digital shadows from whence I got here and admittedly, the place I belong, someplace in between ‘faux information’ and Kardashian waxing movies. So wipe the tears thou hast and be part of me on a Season ’22 recap and have a look at what Australian rugby’s ‘tomorrow’ tantalises us with. Let’s begin the farewell tour with ‘The Season we needed to have?’. I supply admiration, acknowledgement and deserved respect to my fellow GAGR Crapparazi in ‘The Better of GAGR 2022’. Preview the 2023 Tremendous Squads in ‘The battle for second place’. Embrace the Christmas Spirit with ‘A RA Christmas Carol’ and say fare thee properly with ‘Fridays Goss With Hoss’, the right stocking filler for these you despise.

‘Go the Tahs’. A real believer?


I don’t need to speak win charges, picks, recreation plans, ‘if solely’ losses or recreation plans in the present day. I actually don’t need to finish the season on a destructive with tears of bitter remorse welling up. Nor the disagreeable aftertaste of ‘close to however but to this point‘ sliding down my throat. Hell, I’m even ready to overlook (however by no means bloody forgive) that French turd ref who shafted us all in Melbourne. So to that finish, what are my key take-aways from Season 2022. What can I cling my hat on as Wallaby ‘proof of life’ for 2023 and past?

So as a substitute, as a Wallaby fan and certainly I reminded myself that I’m really a fan who cares deeply concerning the Tahs worldwide travelling facet, the Wallabies, I’ll take morale boosting wins and inexperienced shoots of hope life the place I discover ’em.

If certainly ‘necessity is the mom of all invention‘, then certainly this 12 months damage is the coitus that results in the inception of recent careers? A horrid damage run (with questions but to be answered for the way & why) has flung open the door of alternative for ‘fringe gamers, gen-next, the sort out bag holders‘ to put a marker down as contenders for extra everlasting roles. Overlook the outcomes up north, for we noticed the emergence of Mark NowherenearTallahassee from Waratah waffler to World Cup ‘lock’. Jock Campbell lastly obtained his run in Orange after being Oz’s finest fullback in SRP 2022. Langi Gleeson obtained some useful publicity to the coaches and critical minutes within the Jersey. Sam Talaki had a short, however spectacular cameo (and the blokes ‘obtained scrum’) and Elsa Frost is essentially the most thrilling lock prospect we’ve had since ‘No one’ graced the paddock.

Equally the tour raised some ponderous, however finally constructive questions for these charged with trimming the Orange Squad to RWC dimension in 2023. For while the damage god’s definitely did plague the Wallabies, in consequence depth was constructed, new faces have been found, outdated faces maybe ‘pale’ from the choice highlight, while some, a number of, perhaps a number of, may have a line put via their names. A few of them are able to redemption, others not a lot. However for the primary time shortly, real decisions and discussions have to be had throughout any variety of positions.

Behind The Lip, who’s our second #9? How quickly earlier than Lonergan will get a glance in? Rightly QC might be 10 however is with age and his physique on the ‘retirement facet’ of enjoying he is just one warm-up twinge, one awkward sort out, one premature twist away from being put out to pasture so who assumes management for the implementation of our complete recreation plan? Spanners has proven it can’t be him, equally JOC’s worth to the crew is diminished now as ‘cowl’ for quite a few spots throughout the backline, with Hodge (who’s boot have to be a deciding issue), or for that truth, Jordan of Nazareth seemingly higher choices?

With Lee Majors not Captain, who’s our greatest beginning #7, particularly with Charlie ‘Kenny Rogers’ Gamble turning into eligible and the type of Pete ‘The Pornstar’ Samu from the bench imperious (however he’s by no means nailed a beginning spot when given the possibility for mine). The place does Soiled Harry slot in? Absolutely he is without doubt one of the nation’s finest free forwards, however simply the place? Holloway appears to be the #6 we’ve craved since ye olden days of Fardy & Sideshow Bob is world class and can at all times begin when match, however ought to shelf his kicking recreation and by ‘shelf’ I imply have his leg amputated if he ever does it once more at check degree (until we rating from it in fact)

Anyway, you get my level dontcha? A squad devoted to it’s coach. A squad pressured by occasions to reveal many to the trials of check match rugby and maybe by doing so ‘forging’ these fringe gamers into one thing extra? So away from the lower & thrust of ‘wins and losses’ and within the calmer gentle of day, it will certainly appear the 2022 season might but show to be the ‘season we needed to have’.

Deliver on 2023.

And the winners are……….


Okay, so I’ll give my fellow GAGR Crapparazzi some ribbing about their bits on these hallowed pages in 2022. However the fact is, the trouble that’s required to generate the content material (and it does take some doing – properly besides Yowies & KARLS, a few of Charlies and most of Happys, however Nutta’s, his is first price) can be time spent away from family members, hobbies and life outdoors of Rugby. In Charlie’s case, which means a major disruption to his extremely regimented masturbation program. It’s little identified outdoors of the Queensland Courts anyhow, that Yowie additionally has ‘weekend detention’, so his time may be very treasured. KARL’s tertiary schooling in NZ equates to a stable 12 months 3 main degree in Australia, so his literacy battles are well-known and his articles take 6 days to arrange. Glad is continually placing the ‘F’ into FNQ and properly Nutta has evidentially endured one scrum collapse too many, so their sacrifices & challenges for our rugby edumecation and basic work avoidance is substantial, tangible and to be rightly heralded and celebrated in the present day.

To honour the crew this week I’ve trolled via the choices of 2022 and genuinely the toughest half was limiting how a lot I put in right here, as their was merely so a lot high quality, thought frightening, insightful & humorous content material to select from.

To my colleagues, my thanks in your friendship this 12 months, the trouble & expense in attending to Brissie for the Pommy check (and your lack of ability to shout), but in addition your counsel and firm on again channels. To all on GAGR who learn, remark, learn, don’t remark and all in between, to you all I say ‘thanks’ for giving the positioning it’s pulse, it’s rhythm, certainly it’s digital existence and self regulating & unofficial ‘code of conduct’.

To the Crapparazzi, right here’s to a job very properly performed over the 12 months and my tribute to the perfect of GAGR in 2022. The most effective of GAGR 2022

Take pleasure in

There’s a cause Superman wears gentle blue !!


The Tahs and people sides who will end from 2nd – twelfth have named their squads for 2023 Tremendous Rugby Pacific.

Some names are acquainted, some are returning and a few will forge their very own destinies. Can’t wait to see what SRP 2.0 gives, particularly in a World Cup 12 months.

The Farce might be value watching with Simon Cron on the helm, likewise season two for Tahs mentor Garry Coleman and a few of his troops needing to hit the bottom working to keep away from ‘second season syndrome’. The Communists coach, The Padre, must lastly realise / unleash his groups potential and beat Kiwi sides constantly, all this too with out injured prop Taniella ‘The Abattoir’ Tupou. The Rebels, properly somebody has to complete final don’t they? Which leaves The Pet Killers, The ACT Brumbies. No doubting their consistency, however to me they could simply be one rolling maul trick ponies and wrestle in ’23.

I want gamers, coaches & administration a secure and enjoyable offseason as a prelude to an absolute bell-ringing 2023 competitors as gamers battle for ‘wins’ and better honours. Moreover there is no such thing as a disgrace in coming second……………

All squads courtesy

‘Bah humbug’


‘Twas the evening earlier than Christmas

And all via Rugby home

Not an government was smiling

As Hammer prowled about.

Farging 5 from 14‘.

‘Gamers dropping like flies

And this coach needs an extension‘?

Properly there’s a bloody shock!’

As for the Cup‘?

Properly we’re no bloody probability‘.

Reckon it’s an entire waste of time,

even sending this lot to France

It’ll take a bloody miracle‘,

‘we’ll certainly want a ‘Bradbury’

Then actuality lower deeply:

Farging hell, we’ll most likely lose Cadbury.

The employees stored their heads down

While Hammer thrashed about

get me the chief’ he screamed

We have to kind this shite out

So submitting into the room,

trotted the trusted and few.

And in a simply couple of minutes,

they’d certainly know what to do.

CEO Lex was first one to talk,

and was authoritative and clear.

Nevertheless it quickly turned apparent,

he had no farging thought.

One thing about ‘Eddie’

and evaluations and different stuff

Hammer thought to himself:

‘Who employed this man? I’ve heard sufficient’

One after the opposite,

realized voices have been forged

After each Hammer would internalise

‘They’re all speaking out their arse’

We want wins, we want mongrel.’

We should be primary

And I’ve obtained simply the particular person to assist make it occur

‘Somebody seize Nigel Williamson’

In walked younger Nathan,

recent from washing their automobiles.

‘Bought a problem for you Nige,

Reckon we go house or go massive’

Want you to do your factor

and put one thing on ‘SEEK’

‘Nationwide Rugby coach needed‘.

Should be capable to begin subsequent week.’

It appeared Hammer had listened,

thought and contemplated sufficient

And the considered one other marketing campaign like ’19

Was merely simply an excessive amount of.

Hammer had decreed a brand new order

and had instructed the various.

Till silence fell over the room,

as in walked Dave Rennie.

Well mannered, but imposing,

he was a person with a imaginative and prescient

To get RA to yield to his will,

or beat them into submission

So it got here to move

on that strong December evening.

That Hammer & his crew

have been by no means actually within the battle

Moses had received

and not solely an extension.

However he walked from RA that evening

With a ‘wholesome’ future pension.

For when it mattered most

when destiny was on the road.

Dave Rennie stood agency

and informed RA time after time:

‘We’re shut you lot’

It’s nowhere close to as unhealthy as projected

However transfer on me now

and it will finish because it did with Cheika’

Our pool video games are simple‘.

We’ll barely face a menace‘.

We’ll certainly hit the quarters‘,

With out even breaking a sweat’.

From there its quiet easy

the massive 4 can’t all get via‘.

‘A hop a skip and a bounce

and we make semi ultimate quantity 2

Some talent, intelligent plans

and a wee little bit of luck’

‘Then all you doubters at HQ

can merely go & get ………..

So out into the evening sky,

strode our Wallabies coach ‘Moses‘.

Battles already waged,

RA left with damaged noses.

His plans remained in tact,

His future now safe.

He made his case & stood his floor,

together with the top of that farging Gitteau Legislation.

As I sit at right here The Ponderosa

having fun with the sights

It’s Merry Christmas from me.

And to all a goodnight.

You heard it right here first ultimately!’


Teaching Merry-go-round

Good learn from Georgina Robinson of the SMH suggesting Eddie might be canned and DR might be secure and the strikes and permutations surrounding such selections by the respective our bodies. Who’d be a coach huh?

Proven me the cash?

Identical article from GR additionally suggests perennial tight-wads & mutton molesters, the NZR might have ponied up more money to RA with RA locking in 5 Oz groups till after the Womens 2029 RWC.

Regrets? Hanson had a number of.

Nearlies former coach Steve Hansen bares his rugby soul and the regrets he had over choice that fateful 2019 RWC match verse The Cleaning soap Dodgers. Extra from

Concussion? What concussion?

In a sport the place every day the information base round CTE grows, HTF was The Lip allowed again on the sphere? Even when he returned you possibly can inform he was was concussed. Participant welfare in motion? Bugger me. Extra from

Tremendous Rugby in the present day, World Membership Championship tomorrow?

I prefer it. Extra from

Properly people. that’s all from me and my time on GAGR in 2022. From me & mine, to you and yours. Have a Glad Festivus and be good to 1 one other, be secure, be merry and be right here in 2023.

Merry Christmas.

Take it away ol’ blue eyes

Hoss has left the stadium.