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The Rugby League Almanac 2012

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

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.

Almanac Rugby League: The longest minute – one epic Grand Final, one family’s story, one perfect piece of storytelling

Sport imitates life imitates sport! The nail-biting 2015 NRL Grand Final between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos has spawned a theatrical production, The Longest Minute. The on-field rollercoaster performances of the Cows over two decades meets the off-field carousel of the Wright family.

Roy Masters and a coach’s attire

Roy Masters in 1980 – with his boys at Wests. [Classic – thanks to Tim Berry]

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere – Week 6, Australian double as England go close in classic men’s final

Hamish Neal looks at the men’s and women’s RLWC Finals. Both were tight affairs which ended in success for the Jillaroos and the Kangaroos.

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere – Week 5, Australia set to defend titles, England edge Tonga in classic

Hamish Neal reports on the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cups. Australia will play England in the men’s and New Zealand in the women’s this coming weekend.

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere, Week 4 – Kiwis out, Women’s event kicks off

Hamish Neal runs us through the semi-finalists for the Rugby League World Cup, and the opening stages of the women’s tournament, which is also underway!

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere – Week 3, Tongan history in Hamilton, PNG win again

Hamish Neal gives us an update on the Rugby League World Cup.

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere – Week 2, Fiji continue unbeaten run, challenges gain world-wide attention

Hamish gives us the rundown on the opening stages of the Rugby League World Cup with this comprehensive wrap of all that has happened thus far.

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere- Week 1, Ireland fly after stuttering opener

Hamish Neal’s informative wrap of the first round of the Rugby League World Cup.