Almanac Rugby League

The Rugby League Almanac 2012


The NRL Footy Almanac (book) was published for the first time in 2012.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 24 2016

Hamish Neal on the jockeying of positions in NRL as the finals approach. What has happened to Cronulla?

Almanac League: Archie Correctly Calls the Provan-Summons Trophy Lifter Six Weeks Before the Big Day Out in September

It’s Official! Archie has made the call, JT and Cowboys will storm into the NRL final four and take the Anchor north again.

NRL Round 23 – St George v Cronulla: Stuck Inside of Kogarah with the Derby Blues Again

Paul Macadam ventured into the Dragon’s den with optimism his Sharks would prevail only to be taunted by supporters and the lack of Cronulla success.

Almanac Rugby League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 23 2016

Hamish Neal reviews Round 23 of the NRL season.

Barricades, Brick Walls, BrisVegas Voodoo and Eternal Springs Sprung – Or How Archie and the Bead Twirler’s Onesies Turned Gorgeous’s George Favorite Footy Team’s Premiership Promising Season into a Pumpkin Scone

Cronulla stumble again. And while Archie always knew that “Year of the Shark” was a charade, this Titanic piece proves that he operates on a different plane to most mere mortals. [Put your feet up – Ed].

Almanac League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 22 2016

Hamish Neal summaries NRL Round 22 and wonders about possible murky precedents set by the NRL drug-testing protocols, in allowing Jarryd Hayne to play.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 21 2016

And so Hamish Neal tells us that Cronulla’s run of consecutive wins finishes at 15. But their run of undefeated matches continues, after drawing with Gold Coast Titans.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 20 and Women’s Origin 2016

Hamish Neal with his summary of Round 20, NRL. “Cronulla remain two points clear of second-placed Melbourne with both top two sides winning this weekend…”

Almanac League: NRL Round 20 – Cronulla v Newcastle: Sunday stroll

Paul Macadam has been busy (“most sharehouses are alike”), but he’s back at Shark Park to see the Sharks’ winning streak reach 15. [The pleasure and pain of a long-term fan – Ed].

The Sydney Sporting Double: Back-To-Back Thrillers a Long Way From Home

James Lang finds himself a foreigner of sorts: a South Australian at the NRL State of Origin and then at the Swans v Hawks clash.