Almanac Rugby League

The Rugby League Almanac 2012


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

2015 NRL Season In Review

Brutus reviews the 2015 NRL season in verse

Who Wants To Be A Coach?

It’s been a tough year to be a Penrith Panthers fan in the National Rugby League. It must have been so much tougher if you were the actual coach.

Almanac Rugby League: Footballing gods smile on Ipswich

Sunday’s NRL Grand Final is already being coined the greatest in the code’s history. While the focus was on the feats of Jonathon Thurston and the success of the North Queensland Cowboys, Harold Peacock also found plenty to celebrate in the Ipswich Jets’ NRL State Championship win in the curtain raiser.

NRL Grand Final – Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys: the view from Up North

Peter Hulthen, of Townsville, gives a north Queenslander’s response to the NRL Grand Final.

NRL Grand Final – Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys: The Greatest Grand Final of All Time

Wayne Ball tells the story of what he thinks is the greatest Grand Final of all time.

Almanac Rugby League: PNG Hunters are more than a football team

The PNG Hunters are just about to play the Ipswich Jets in he Queensland Cup preliminary final. Patrick Skene explains what that means to the people of PNG. (First published in The Guardian)

NRL Finals Week 2 – Roosters v Bulldogs: Video killed the Rugby League show

The use of the video referee has Wayne Ball clucking mad as the Roosters unslip the Dogs of War. What is going on?

Almanac Rugby League: Homo Morphsuitius

For those who recall the grand old days of rugby league in Brisbane – when Brothers and Fortitude Valleys ran around – this piece from that noted biological historian Matt O’Hanlon will resonate. Report of the BRL second division final Grand Final. [Very funny MOH – were they serving double rums free with the cans of XXXX Gold?]

Almanac Rugby League – Finals Week 1: The Dogs of war find a golden point miracle

In the world of the NRL the Bulldogs actually get up in an elimination final thriller. Did Richard Branson get on the wrong Dogs?

Almanac Rugby League – Finals Week 1: Cameron Smith leads from the front, so Melbourne win

The Storm secure the only Preliminary Final to be held in Melbourne in a couple of weeks as Wayne Ball ponders why the Roosters can’t get bums on seats