Almanac Rugby League


Rugby League Immortal Johnny ‘Chook’ Raper has passed away
at the age of 82. To read Ian Hauser’s tribute to the greatest lock of all time
click here.



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Our collection of articles appears below.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 State of Origin, Game 2 Review: Freddy’s gamble pays off big-time!

The 2022 State of Origin series is off to a decider at Suncorp Stadium after the NSW Blues belted the Queensland Maroons 44-12 in last night’s Game 2. Ian Hauser reviews the match.

Almanac (International) Rugby League: A day of passion!

Rugby league is alive and well if Saturday’s international matches featuring the Pacific nations is anything to go by. It was a day of unbridled passion.

Almanac Rugby League – Under 19s State of Origin: A double for the Blues

The NSW Blues took the honours in both the women’s and men’s Under 19s matches on Thursday night. Ian Hauser reviews both matches.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 Women’s Ampol State of Origin: There’s a theme here!

The NSW women’s Blues emerged deserved winners after yet another closely fought State of Origin match in Canberra. Ian Hauser tells the tale.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 Representative Round: It’s all happening!

Regular NRL fixtures take a break this weekend to be replaced by possibly the biggest weekend of representative matches in memory. Ian Hauser previews a packed four days of interstate and international clashes.

Almanac Rugby League: Women’s and Men’s State of Origin previews

The feature matches of rugby league’s Representative Round are the State of Origin men’s and women’s clashes. Sports historian and State of Origin expert Liam Hauser previews both matches.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 NRL Round 15 Review: It ain’t over ’til it’s over!

A whirlwind finish, a gutsy (if unsuccessful) effort, crook Chooks and Dogs on the loose – Round 15 had it all! Ian Hauser reviews the state of the NRL competition heading into this weekend’s mid-season break.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 15: An old rivalry and a possible new spoiler.

A week may be a long time in politics but it can be the same in rugby league. Round 14 threw up a lot of questions about several previously favoured teams. Round 15 might provide a few answers. Ian Hauser explains.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 State of Origin, Game I: Ambush at Homebush!

State of Origin Game I is done and dusted. Ian Hauser tells the tale and assesses the state of the series.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 14: Two coaches sacked but Broncos v Raiders is the one to watch!

With State of Origin Game I out of the way, our rugby league writer Ian Hauser casts his eye over this weekend’s Round 14 in the NRL.