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 3 2017

Hamish Neal with his Round 3 NRL review. He considers the upsets, the return of Billy Slater and the peculiar use of interchange, noting too that Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been given the boot.

NRL Round 2 – Canberra v Cronulla: Be-bop-a-lula, he’s our Brailey

Cronulla Sharks proved their doubters wrong on the weekend, avoiding the premiership hangover by getting their first win of the season in Round 2. And it was a thrashing, writes Paul Macadam.

Almanac League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 2 2017

Round 2 of the NRL in review, courtesy of Hamish Neal.

NRL Round 1 – Cronulla v Brisbane: Refusing to settle

The Cronulla Sharks did not make the start to their premiership defence that Paul Macadam had hoped for however don’t write the boys from the Shire off just yet.

Almanac Rugby League: Redcliffe Dolphins turn 70

First published in The Guardian, this article by Joe Gorman takes a look at one of the country’s great football clubs, the Redcliffe Dolphins which turns 70 this year.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – WCC, WCS and NRL Trials

Hamish Neal’s rugby league wrap returns for 2017 with a comprehensive rundown of the pre-season.

Almanac Rugby: People, Meaning and Stories in Rugby League – Tom Brock Lecture

John Harms presented at the 16th annual Tom Brock Lecture in October 2014. It delves into rugby league, South Sydney Rabbitohs and his own background growing up in Queensland.

Almanac Rugby League and Almanac Music: State of Origin, The Musical

This will be huge.

NRL Grand Final 2016 – Cronulla v Melbourne: Where I find my heaven

NRL Grand Final at the Walkabout in London. Andy Frame(s) it perfectly.

NRL Grand Final 2016 – Cronulla v Melbourne: Our Year

Can this get any better! Paul Macadam is ecstatic about Cronulla’s great victory.