Almanac Rugby League

The Rugby League Almanac 2012


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

Almanac Rugby League: State of Origin Game 2 team selections

The Blues and Maroons have selected their squads for Sunday night’s Game 2 of State of Origin in Sydney. How will they line up?

Almanac Rugby League: Boyd and Wallace walk away, one more easily and comfortably than the other

Almanac rugby league editor Ian Hauser gives his thoughts on Darius Boyd and Peter Wallace as both players announce major changes to their playing futures.

Almanac Rugby League: 2018 State of Origin – Game 1: what on earth should we expect?

It’s Game 1 of the 2018 State of Origin series tonight. Almanac rugby league editor Ian Hauser ponders what’s possible but can’t quite read the tea leaves.

Almanac Rugby League: One hell of a nice bloke

Fifty years after a phrase in a newspaper photo caption stuck in a boy’s mind, he meets the man in the photo – and he’s a hell of a nice bloke. And that original photo is here, too.

Rugby league: Never the twain shall meet

An Origin memory from 2012.

What would Mark Twain have thought?

Almanac Rugby League: Vale Fonda Metassa, ‘The Golden Greek’

Fonda Metassa, ‘The Golden Greek’, BRL Norths Devils legend, cult hero and personality extraordinaire has passed away. The Almanac pays tribute to a player who thrilled, inspired and entertained as few have. Read Phil Lutton’s story of Fonda’s greatest performance.

Almanac Rugby League: State of Origin – Game 1 selections

Game 1 of 2018’s Rugby League State of Origin series looms next Wednesday night at the MCG. Both sides have made significant changes from last season heralding a possible new era in this most competitive of contests. Ian Hauser checks out his earlier selections against the final line-ups. Have the selectors chosen well? Have your say.

AFLX & State of Origin: a match made in footy heaven

In his desire to bring back the State of Origin Aussie rules clashes of old, Sam Harvey thinks he’s got the right idea to do it and alleviate all the concerns over why it’s considered too risky to continue to play.

Almanac Rugby League: State of Origin selection time (give us your thoughts)

The pinnacle of this year’s rugby league calendar, State of Origin 2018, looms on the horizon. Almanac rugby league editor Ian Hauser tries to second guess the selectors in the lead-up to the first clash early in June. Will he be even close to the mark?

Almanac Rugby League: Sorting out the Cronks

A phrase that stuck in a schoolboy’s mind for fifty years; a post on the Almanac site five years ago; an email pops up on a screen earlier this month. The dots connect for Almanac rugby league editor Ian Hauser and he’s off for coffee tomorrow.