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Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Grand Final: Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders – there’s nothing like a bit of controversy!

The 2019 NRL Grand Final may well go down as one of the more controversial grand finals in quite some time. Ian Hauser watched the Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Grand Final Day: Interstate Championship – Newtown Jets v Burleigh Bears

The 2019 NRL Grand Final programme got underway with the Interstate Challenge match between the Newtown Jets and the Burleigh Bears. It served as a great appetiser for the later courses. Here’s how Ian Hauser saw it pan out.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRLW Grand Final: Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons – A right royal stampede!

The Brisbane Broncos dominated, out-muscled, suffocated and monstered the St George Illawarra Dragons in the 2019 NRLW Grand Final. Ian Hauser tipped the Dragons! So pass the face washer to clean the egg off his face and heat the oven for the humble pie!

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals: Roosters to crow and Dragons to breathe fire

Rugby League takes centre stage this weekend with the NRL and NRLW Grand Finals to be played on Sunday. Our rugby league man, Ian Hauser, gives his preview.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Preliminary Final: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm: Too many weapons

The Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm have clashed in NRL finals several times in recent years. They met again last night for a place in this year’s Grand Final. This is how Ian Hauser saw it play out.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Preliminary Final: Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Now this is finals footy!

The Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs played out an exciting, sometimes frantic Preliminary Final last night in front of a record Canberra crowd. Ian Hauser tells the tale.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Questionable decisions mar a mighty match

We’re down to the last four teams in the NRL while the NRLW featured its first stand alone fixture in New Zealand. Here’s the wash-up from the weekend as seen by Ian Hauser.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Total commitment

Total commitment – the fans demand and deserve nothing less. After one disaster last weekend, Ian Hauser thinks we can expect better this time around. Here’s his preview.

2019 Federal election – a sport perspective

Sport may not have captured many headlines during the Federal election campaign, but Greg Blood thinks it came out a significant winner. He looks at the comparative policies and funding proposals of both parties.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 6: winnowing time?

Round 6 of the NRL looks likely to separate the wheat from the chaff, an autumnal winnowing to reveal the substance of the real contenders and blow away the pretence of the hollow wannabes.

Almanac Rugby League: Season 2019 – 7 days and counting

One week out from the 2019 NRL season’s Round 1 kick-off, a call goes out to rugby league supporters to get on the Almanac wagon. If the on-field action is half as frantic as the off-season’s antics, we’re in for one hell of a ride!

Rugby World Cup: Quarter Finalists Decided

Hamish Neal gives a comprehensive wrap of the Rugby World Cup group stage and looks at how the qualifying quarter finalists line up.

Almanac Book Review: ‘The Immortals of Australian Rugby League’ by Liam Hauser

Liam Hauser’s previous rugby league books have focussed on State of Origin and NRL Grand Finals. Here ecumenical football follower Adam Muyt reviews Liam’s latest publication, ‘The Immortals of Australian Rugby League’.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Bryan Quirk: Friday 21st June @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Another ripper lunch coming up! Bryan Quirk, former Carlton star, will be the guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch, Friday 21st June @ 1:05pm, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, North Fitzroy.

Almanac Rugby League – Farewell Greg Inglis

‘The word “great” tends to be overused in rugby league, but I believe the word is strongly applicable to Greg Inglis.’ So says rugby league author and historian Liam Hauser as he looks back on the career of club, Origin and Test star Gregory Paul Inglis.

The Disneyfication of the AFL

Australian Rules football is a grassroots sport, but the AFL’s increasing corporatisation is distancing the game from the fans writes Dr Andy Fuller from the University of Melbourne.

Almanac Rugby League: ‘Interesting season unfolding’

‘Interesting season unfolding’ says Harms with respect to the AFL season. The same can be said about the NRL after four rounds. Here’s why.

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.

Bold sporting predictions… for 2037

Twenty years have passed, and the world of sport has undergone a semi-revolution. Luckily, Hamish Neal is here to guide us through 2037’s sporting landscape.

Countries, people and places: The A to Z of sport in 2015.

A genuinely creative way of looking at 2015 in sport: an entry for each letter of the alphabet. How quickly we forget. Thanks Hamish neal – and congrats on the N entry.