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Almanac Footy: The perfect opportunity for Australian rules football State of Origin

Dave Warner has a cracker of an idea that would fill the dead space created by the pre-grand final bye.

Almanac Footy: 2021 Carey-Bunton Medal results, and 2021 NSW State of Origin Team announced

AFL players with NSW origins are eligible for a number awards announced each year. The winners of the 2021 Carey-Bunton Medal for best NSW player in the AFL, the Mohr Medal for leading goal kicker, and the Stiff Medal for emerging talent have all been announced. The 2021 NSW State of Origin team has also been selected.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Review: Consolation for Queensland but challenges ahead

Almanac editor Sean Mortell, holidaying in Far North Queensland, offers his thoughts on Origin III and the 2021 series as a whole.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Review: Face saved but series lost

State of Origin author Liam Hauser reviews last night’s final game in 2021 and offers his thoughts on the overall flow of the series.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Preview: Total dominance or some pride restored?

Ian Hauser fears that it will be more doom, gloom and misery for the Maroons in tomorrow night’s State of Origin Game III.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game II: Speed kills, skills thrill!

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on Game 2 of the 2021 rugby league State of Origin series. It’s a tough year for the Canetoads.

Almanac Rugby League – Women’s State of Origin 2021: Gritty, not pretty

It was gritty, not pretty as the Queensland Maroons defended their women’s rugby league State of Origin title at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin stand alone weekend

State of Origin dominates the rugby league weekend with the annual women’s clash tomorrow night followed by Game 2 of the 2021 men’s series on Sunday night. Ian Hauser previews both matches.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 State of Origin, Game 1: A wave of Blue crashes Townsville

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on last night’s first game in the 2021 State of Origin series.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin 2021: Game 1 preview

Just seven months after 2020’s delayed series saw an unexpected series win to Queensland, State of Origin returns for its 2021 incarnation. Our rugby league editor, Ian Hauser, ponders what might happen in Townsville tonight.

Almanac Rugby League – All Stars clashes: Indigenous v Maori and 2021 State of Origin Dates

The men’s All Stars Indigenous v Maori All match produced a spirited clash to get the season underway. The women’s encounter was dominated by the Maori combination.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game 3: A deserving finale

Sean Mortell concludes his series of reports on the NRL’s 2020 State of Origin series. He’s getting to understand just what that famous Maroon jersey means!

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game 3: ‘Bennett’s babes’ Mark II

It took him an hour after full-time to calm down but Ian Hauser finally put his thoughts on paper as he reflected on last night’s State of Origin Game 3 in Brisbane.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin, Game 3 preview: Are we in for a Lang Park special?

Queensland and New South Wales fight it out for 2020 State of Origin supremacy when they clash at Lang Park tomorrow night. The Almanac’s Ian Hauser provided this preview.

Almanac Rugby League – NRLW 2020 State of Origin: Stars in their own right come out at night

Our rugby league scribe Ian Hauser went to the women’s State of Origin match on Friday night with high expectations of a quality match. He got that and heaps more!

Almanac Rugby League: Three books to commemorate 40 years of State of Origin

At least three books have been released this year to commemorate 40 years of rugby league’s showpiece State of Origin competition. The Footy Almanac offers a bird’s eye view of them all.

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 Women’s State of Origin: A spectacular game in prospect

Ian Hauser is a big fan of the NRLW and here previews ‘the other Origin match’ to be played this week – the women’s clash on Friday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 State of Origin, Game 2: Simply Blue

State of Origin in Sydney has a certain feel about it. Sean Mortell taps into it to provide his evaluation of Game 2 of the 2020 Origin series.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin, Game 2 preview: It’s all on the line – for both teams!

It’s all on the line in Sydney tomorrow night in Game 2 of the 2020 State of Origin series. Will NSW show their true colours or can the Queenslanders conjure up another miracle?

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin: What are we playing for?

John Harms says that the Maroons are playing for the Queensland way of life. [This piece was first published on the Queensland TattsBet website in 2014]