Almanac Rugby League: 2022, here we come!



The NRLW will kick off the new year in rugby league when the delayed 2021 season takes centre stage from late February. And what a way to start with a triple header at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on February 27. A second triple-header round will be played on the following weekend at WIN Stadium before the final three rounds are played as double-headers in conjunction with the opening rounds of the 2022 NRL competition. After a 5-round series, NRLW semi-finals will be played for the first time before the Grand Final on April 10. The annual State of Origin match will be played on June 24.


To read more about the 2021 NRLW competition click here.


The 2022 NRL premiership commences on March 10 when the defending premiers, there Penrith Panthers, host the Manly Sea Eagles at BlueBet Stadium. The other feature match of that round will see the Brisbane Broncos (with star signing Adam Reynolds) take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium. Two great clashes to start the new season!


To see the full 2022 NRL draw click here.


So just 108 days until the action recommences – bring it on!



We’ll do our best to publish two books in the lead-up to Christmas 2021. The Tigers (Covid) Almanac 2020  and the 2021 edition to celebrate the Dees’ magnificent premiership season(title is up for discussion at the moment!). These books will have all the usual features – a game by game account of the Tigers and Demons season – and will also include some of the best Almanac writing from these two Covid winters. Enquiries HERE


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About Ian Hauser

A relaxed, Noosa-based retiree with a (very) modest sporting CV. A Queenslander through and through, especially when it comes to cricket and rugby league. I enjoy travel, good coffee and cake, reading, and have been known to appreciate a glass or three of wine. As well as being one of Footy Almanac's online editors, I moonlight as an editor for hire - check me out at

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