Podcast 327 – The Last Dance – Green and Gold Rugby

Podcast 327 – The Last Dance

Podcast 327 – The Last Dance

Get the tissues out. After 11 years, 327 episodes of variable audio quality and too many guests to count, the Green and Gold Rugby Show is calling it quits (but vow to return when the Wallabies win back the Bledisloe).

For our final episode, Matt, Rugby Reg, Hugh and Jamie all unite to review the 2020 season, their thoughts on the new broadcast deal and the upcoming competitions in 2021, reminisce about their favourite moments over the past 11 years, and more.

WARNING: coarse language

The (Final) Five Burning Questions:

1. This season: pass or fail for Rennie?
2. Are the Wallabies heading in the right direction?
3. What are our thoughts on the Stan/Nine deal
4. What were looking forward to in 2021?
5. What have been our favourite memories over the last 11 years?


  • Nicholas Wasiliev

    On a producer’s note, thanks to all of you guys for coming on this journey over the last eleven years. What a crazy ride it’s been! While I’m still a young-un in regards to the set up, it’s been a pleasure putting together these shows and chatting rugby with you guys over the past five years. And while I can’t speak for the others, I’ll certainly be always chatting rugby on Twitter, and in the occasional Dropped Kick-Off podcast.
    We will stick to our word and return the day the Wallabies lift the Bledisloe again, but for now, farewell!

  • Thank you Green and Gold Rugby
    Sad to see you go.
    In answer to your questions:
    Rennie – Pass;
    Wallabies going in the right direction. Maybe IF they blood more young guys;
    Stan/Nine deal – wait and see but optimistic;
    2021 – Super Rugby AU, Trans Tasman Super Rugby Series, and French tour (hope it is 3 tests);
    Favourite Memories – Reds winning the Super Rugby Title and The Brumbies always setting the benchmark.

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  • Really sad to hear that the podcast is coming to an end :(

  • Dally M


    Don’t leave me!

  • paul

    Wow, just don’t know what I’m gonna do without G&G rugby.

  • Reds Revival

    Some changes are good (end of Fox Rugby), but this is not one of them.
    While I don’t always agree with the panel’s take on the game, I have always enjoyed the discussion, and Hugh’s great one liners.
    So sorry to see you disband. Hopefully Nick and his young band of contributors can pick up the baton with The Dropped Kick Off.

  • Gooddog

    Great Chat.
    Great Podcast.
    Sad to see it go but thanks for all your time and efforts.

  • skip

    This is so 2020. :(

  • Happyman

    Gents thanks for the memories and a great pod. This was my first ever podcast and still a must listen. We all understand that life changes and moves on. I love that you guys just did it for the enjoyment of catching up and told the stories from a fans perspective.

    I look forward to next years Pod when we win the Bled. Lol

  • Yowie

    The “touring our greatest hits” line made me laugh out loud in the car.

    Well done for many years of extraordinary podcast work and amazing interviews.

  • Hannes En Brianda Barnard

    The highlight of the Stan/Nine deal is that the Force will get their 1/5 share of the broadcasting agreement. This is fair as the Force play 1/5 of the games, supply 1/5 of the players and contribute at least 1/5 of the costs that makes the competition possible (with more extensive traveling the Force will be more costly). The other four franchises still get additional funding from RA that the Force will not get in 2021 so there is no parity in funding yet.

    The lowlight is the lack of progress in reforms at Rugby Australia to allow Rugby Australia to break loose from the control of NSW and QLD RUs. For example the Force still doesn’t have a vote at RA like the other four franchises and WA rugby is not represented at the Rugby Australia Board level or in the decision making.

    Hopefully we will see parity in funding and the governance reforms so that WA and the Western Force will again become a full member of Rugby Australia like they were before they were axed.

    • JJ

      Hannes, Well said. I am sure you must be also looking forward to seeing the fantastic squad the Force have now recruited being built into fantastic winning team in 2021.
      There seems to be a great surge of activity in all levels of rugby matters in WA at the moment.

  • Chunderstruck

    Really sad about this :( thanks guys for being my crutch as a long suffering wallabies supporter!

  • idiot savant

    A huge thank you to you guys. For years I have used you! Usually as a wonderful escape after long days at work and stress. You’ve been a salve to the inevitable wounds of life. The countless hours you’ve put in for little or no remuneration is greatly appreciated by me and I’m sure many others. Good on you for moving on with your lives. But you did something special and touched the lives of other people. Gratias tibi. Prospere procede.

  • Huw Tindall

    Fair play GAGR got me back into rugby in a big way after leaving Australia to travel and then work. Felt like coming home and watching the Tahs and talking smack with rugby mates. The marketing pigeon could learn a lot from GAGR.

    • donktec

      i’m glad it is only “talking” smack… perhaps that means something else in the NH? :)

      • Huw Tindall

        talking sh!t…banter…etc :D

  • Alister Smith

    I have found this, though informal, to be a very professionally produced podcast, interesting insights, fan-driven and from a fans perspective without being fan-boyish. I don’t always share the opinions offered by the commentators, which makes it even better – critically these opposing opinions to mine are generally well argued and make me reconsider my approach. It will leave a void.

  • Pfitzy

    Well at least I got a mention. No such thing as bad publicity.

    Smart arses.

  • Dally M

    Will the Rugby Report Card still be delivering content in 2021?

  • Warren G

    Hey G n G…just listened to your last podcast and even a one eyed Saffa like me is sad to hear you guys are taking what is hopefully, a pause.

    The insight into the local game in Aus, the scandals and of course the elation in the Kiwi encounters will be missed, come back after after Bleddie 2021 ok!


Die-hard Brumbies/Country Eagles fan now based in Sydney. Author, anthropologist, musician, second rower. Still trying to make sense of the 21st century. Dropped a debut novel last year...

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