Almanac Baseball: MLB Postseason Preview

Brian The Ruminator puts forward his thoughts about the forthcoming Major League Baseball season.

Almanac Rugby: The Rugby Championship Concludes

Brian The Ruminator reviews the concluding games of the rugby championship played on the Gold Coast which saw the All Blacks run out as the eventual champions.

Almanac Rugby – The Rugby Championship: Round 5

There wasn’t just the AFL Grand Final played during the weekend (nor the NRL Preliminary Finals) but also the final hitouts for the Rugby Championship – with a milestone test between South Africa and New Zealand decided by a slim margin the highlight according to Brian the Ruminator.

Almanac Rugby – The Rugby Championship: Round 4

After Quade turned back the clock last week, the Wallabies backed it up with a performance over the Springboks that has Brian the Ruminator very excited about their possibilities at the next world cup.

Almanac Rugby – The Rugby Championship: Round 3

In a week brimming with sporting fairytales, Quade Cooper took a leaf out of a Brothers Grimm book to seal an underdog victory for the Wallabies over the Springboks, as Argentina were gallant but outclassed all over the park by the greatest team in the world. Brian the Ruminator has the details.

Almanac Rugby: Bledisloe in the Perth sunshine

It’s another clean sweep for the All Blacks defeating the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup played in Perth as Brian The Ruminator reports.

Almanac Baseball: Ruminating on MLB and the ABL in 2021

As various footy codes start winding up, Brian the Ruminator turns his attention yet again to baseball, in particular the local competiton and the world’s biggest league.

Almanac Rugby: 19 in a row

After the last game provided some hope, the behemoth All Blacks ensured that the Bledisloe Cup will stay on their side of the ditch for another year. Despite the result, Brian the Ruminator sees positives for the upcoming run of home Wallabies Tests.

Almanac Rugby – Lions tour ends, Bledisloe begins

It was the best of rugby, it was the worst of rugby. Brian the Ruminator on a tale of two tests, with the Bledisloe opener and the British and Irish Lions tour closer in South Africa.

Almanac Rugby: Australia v France (The Decider)

The Wallabies in a more disciplined and determined display of rugby win the deciding match in the Trophee des Bicentenaires reports Brian The Ruminator.

Almanac Rugby Union – Australia v France Second Test: AAMI Park, Australia’s graveyard

Brian the Ruminator summarises Australia’s defeat by Les Blues at AAMI Park, as the Wallabies continue to struggle at the venue.

Almanac Baseball: Mid-Season Wrap/All Star Game Preview

Brian the Ruminator turns his attention from rugby to baseball as the MLB’s season begins to take shape.

Almanac Rugby Union – Australia v France First Test: A lucky escape

Brian the Ruminator brings us coverage of last night’s First Test between the Wallabies and Les Blues in Brisbane. What a cracker of a finish!

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Final

Super Rugby is run and done for another season. For the Blues, it’s been a long time (and many competition name changes) between drinks, but they got the job done over southern rivals the Highlanders. Brian the Ruminator reflects on a solid season for the Aucklanders and the health of the game as a whole.

Almanac Baseball: Babe’s Spirit 100 Years On

Brian The Ruminator reports Shohei Ohtani, of the LA Angels, is a baseball player who may, in time, rival the heady feats of the great Babe Ruth.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Final Round

As expected, it’s an all-Aotearoa affair at the pointy end of Super Rugby Trans Tasman; the main surprise is the lack of the Crusaders as Brian the Ruminator explains.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Round 4

Brian ruminates on the weekend’s round of Trans-Tasman rugby

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Round 3

An Aussie team finally broke its duck, but otherwise the Trans Tasman competition has been tough going for the Australian teams. Brian The Ruminator reports.

Almanac Rugby: Round 2 – Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Our rugby union correspondent Brian The Ruminator reviews all the Round 2 results of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition played last weekend.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby: Trans Tasman Rd 1

Rugby correspondent Brian The Ruminator reviews all the matches from Round 1 of the Trans Tasman Series.