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The Rugby League Almanac 2012


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

Almanac Rugby League: Tom Brock Lecture 2015

This year’s Tom Brock Lecture is to be given by Ross McMullin in Sydney on 16 September.

Almanac Rugby League – The courageous journey of Ian Roberts (first published in The Guardian Australia).

Your Almanac for the Train: A fantastic profile of Rugby League trailblazer Ian Roberts, the code’s first openly gay player by Patrick Skene

State of Origin – Game 3: Jubilant Queensland (the whole state)

“They won the mental game . They won the physical game. They won the skills game. They passed the magical 50 points mark.” A brilliant reflection on the history of Queensland sport from JJ Leahy, inspired by the magnificent performance of JT, Cam Smith and…well, all of them really.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin: Happy Birthday Mal and Game 3 chat

Happy Birthday Mal!

Leave your greeting. For Mal. For Queensland. For NSW?

Who wins, and why?

Almanac Rugby League – Aaron Woods: The mummy’s boy with a warrior’s spirit (first published in the The Guardian Australia)

Friend of the Almanac Patrick Skene’s outstanding profile of Wests Tigers, NSW and Kangaroos star prop Aaron Woods in The Guardian. Even if you’re not a fan of League, this is a fantastic sporting read and well worth your time.

Almanac Rugby League: One for the Maroons

The chant of “Queenslander” is a special part of Maroons origin folklore. Born in the Super League wars of the mid-1990s it is an integral part of one of Queensland’s most improbable series victories.

Almanac Rugby League : One for the Blues

Ahead of tonight’s NRL State of Origin clash at the MCG, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Andrew Webster profiles NSW’s historic 1985 series win heroes. This may go someway to explaining why Origin stirs the blood of League lovers around the country.

Rugby league: Never the twain shall meet

The last time State of Origin was in Melbourne this is how John Harms saw it.

What would Mark Twain have thought?

NRL – Penrith v Melbourne: When the Team Doesn’t Deliver, The Bar Staff Will

Things aren’t going well for Wayne Ball’s Panthers

State of Origin 2015 – Blasphemy, But Origin Ain’t What It Used To Be

As State of Origin begins for another year, Blues supporter Wayne is disappointed that the mystery of Origin is no longer there.