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Our collection of articles appears below. The first article was published in 2010.

Almanac Rugby League – Season 2024: Put the dates in your diary!

Just when you thought it was going to be a Thursday free of rugby league, here are the details for Season 2024. Put them in your diary now!

Almanac Rugby League – Pacific Championships Wrap: Kangaroos humiliated in Hamilton, Kumuls comeback in Port Moresby

Here’s a wrap on the the Cup and Bowl Finals in the Pacific Championships from our rugby league editor Ian Hauser. And, as far as the season goes, th-th-that’s all, folks!

Almanac Rugby League: I wrote the Redcliffe Dolphins club song

Jon Williams explains how, as a schoolboy on the Redcliffe Peninsula, he came to write the Dolphins club song.

Almanac Rugby League – Pacific Championships Finals: No, it’s not a repeat, just a rematch!

The inaugural Pacific Championships concludes this weekend with the Pool A Cup Final to be played in Hamilton between the Kangaroos and the Kiwis while the Pool B Bowl Final will be played in Port Moresby between the Kumuls and the Bati.

Almanac Rugby League – Pacific Championships Week 3: The one we’ve been waiting for (sort of)

The Kangaroos clash with the Kiwis and the Jillaroos take on the Ferns – this is the weekend we’ve been waiting for! Then the Kumuls and the Bati meet on Sunday.

Almanac Rugby League – The Pacific Championships Week 2: Double headers will bring in the crowds

Week 2 of the rugby league Pacific Championships features double headers in Auckland and Port Moresby where big crowds can be expected. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts on the four matches.

Almanac Rugby League -The Pacific Championships

The inaugural Pacific Championships begins this weekend with matches in Port Moresby and Townsville. Read more about the tournament here.

NRL Grand Final – Part 5: Stewards’ Report

The Stewards’ Report is in on Matt O’Hanlon’s tips for NRL Grand Final day. Let’s just say that there’s always next year!

Almanac Rugby League – Grand Final Day 2023: The cream rises to the top

There’s an old saying that the cream eventually rises to the top. Check out yesterday’s NRLW and NRL Grand Finals to see the proof.

NRL Grand Final – The Road to the Finals: Part Four

Matt O’Hanlon sees similarities between this year’s NRL Grand Final opponents and the 1986 Cox Plate blockbuster battle between Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star. ‘I think this game will be very tight,’ he says.