Almanac Rugby League

The Rugby League Almanac 2012


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

Tigers, Tigers, burning bright

Our series of rugby league stories continues with Ian Hauser’s account of Grand Final Day 2015 in the NSW CRL’s Group 9 competition. Playing in three of the day’s five matches, the Gundagai Tigers were out to claw their way to premiership glory after years and years of missed opportunities.

Almanac Rugby League – Grand Finals in Group 9: a reporter’s view from inside the fence

Liam Hauser continues our series of stories from rugby league’s back catalogue. He recalls his experiences reporting Grand Final clashes in Group 9 for local newspapers in the Riverina.

Almanac Rugby League – ‘There’s got to be a morning after’*

What do the disaster movies of the early 70s have in common with the head honchos of the NRL? Our rugby league correspondent Ian Hauser has been pondering this question.

Almanac Rugby League – Getting into the nostalgia thing

The rugby league faction within The Almanac community is joining in the nostalgia focus emerging on the site this week. We go back to a classic by John Harms to set the scene for what will be a series of pieces over the coming months which will offer insights into the code.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2020: Where will each team finish the season? The view from Redcliffe.

As much as he’s a cricket tragic, Liam Hauser is also a big fan of rugby league – to date, he’s had five books published on the code (with a sixth imminent). He visited his local NRL merchandise store to share their predictions for the new season.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1 Draw

Round 1 of the 2020 NRL season kicks off tonight. Here’s the draw for Round 1, and don’t forget to enter our NRL tipping comp titled ‘NRL for Mexico’.

Almanac Rugby League – Season 2020 germinates but also experiences a loss

The 2020 rugby league season is slowly gaining momentum. Correspondent Ian Hauser looks back at three significant events from the last few days.

Brains versus Brawn: What Wins in Sport – an example from the Australian Open

What wins in the end, Power or Skill, Brains or Brawn? It’s the age-old question. JuneeJunction adds a perspective from the freezing tundra of Arctic Canada.

Almanac International Rugby League – There are upsets, and then there are Upsets!

Saturday’s international rugby league triple-header at Auckland’s Eden Park provided two upsets, one of which was notable, the other historic. At the end of the day, the winner was rugby league but the biggest winner was Tonga. Rugby league aficionado Ian Hauser explains.

Almanac International Rugby League – A weekend of Test match footy

International rugby league received a much needed boost over the weekend with quality matches on show at both The ‘Gong and Hamilton, New Zealand. Ian Hauser sums it all up.