Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 12 Wrap: Cameron Smith injured, a Broncos fadeout and a Bulldog’s howler

Liam Hauser wraps up the NRL’s Round 12. Most things went to plan but it was hardly straight-forward. And the biggest howler came from a player!

Hindsight…how does this affect how you watch a replay of a sporting fixture?

When you watch sport, are you calm, relaxed and impartial or, like the rest of us, an irrational, one-eyed, out-of-character, raving idiot? Author and former sports journalist Liam Hauser looks back over his experiences in reporting and writing about sport.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 11 review

Liam Hauser reviews the NRL’s Round 11 where the results were partially overshadowed by the Titans finally securing the signature of David Fifita for a massive sum.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 11: Match previews

Liam Hauser updates all the NRL news and previews the Round 11 matches.

Almanac Rugby League: New ladder leader in the NRL

The Penrith Panthers moved to the top of the NRL ladder after the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters suffered shock defeats. Liam Hauser takes a look at Round 10 of the competition in a year where the good are quite good and the less said about the bad, the better.

Almanac Rugby League: 40 Years of State of Origin

It’s 40 years ago today that rugby league’s first State of Origin match was played in Brisbane. Almanacker and Origin historian Liam Hauser takes us back to how it all came about.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin: The ‘hand grenade’ episode

State of Origin I of 2020 was supposed to have been played this last week. It got Liam Hauser thinking about a significant moment that has its 20th anniversary today

Almanac Rugby League Obituary – Vale Arthur Summons

The rugby league world is mourning the death of Arthur Summons, the former Kangaroos captain, who has died aged 84. Liam Hauser provided this career summary and reflects on meeting the great man just a few years ago.

Almanac Rugby League – Another perspective of Channel 9’s ‘The Greatest…’ series

Rugby League author Liam Hauser takes issue with the Channel 9 panel as he responds to their recent series of programmes on the greatest rugby league Grand Finals and the greatest players from State of Origin.

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.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Resounding win for Australia in decider

Well all good things must come to an end, and last night’s T20 World Cup ended with a resounding victory for the Aussies over India in front of over 85,000 fans. Liam Hauser also wraps up his fine coverage of the tournament & selects his team of the cup.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn: Australia and India are ready to contest the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final

Liam Hauser has kept a close eye on the Women’s T20 World Cup. Here he previews a match which could go either way, played in front of what looks like being a massive crowd.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Australia and India set to contest the decider, but not before rain affected the semi-finals

Australia will play India in the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup this weekend. It will be a beauty! Liam Hauser updates the results of the semis.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Semi-finalists have been decided, but where do things go from here?

The semi finalists for the T20 World Cup are finalised. But will rain spoil the party? Liam Hauser recaps the final few games of the group matches.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – England, South Africa and India qualify for finals, but which of Australia and New Zealand will join them?

We already know three of the four semi-finalists, now it’s down to the historic sporting rivals and neighbours, Australia and New Zealand for the remaining spot – Liam Hauser looks over recent clashes in the T20 Women’s World Cup.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Halfway through: plenty of teams are well in the hunt

It’s at a very interesting stage of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. At the halfway mark of the competition, many teams are still in the race for a place in the play-offs reports Liam Hauser.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – No certainties: Australia not at its best as India sets the pace

Liam Hauser updates all the latest results from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup with his reviews of the matches so far played, and looks at India and their star leggie Poonam Yadav. [Nice summary and the comments thread is worth reading – especially discussion of Yadav and accompanying highlights – Ed]

Almanac Cricket – The stage is set for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup action

The ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup kicks off in Sydney tonight as Australia takes on India in the opening match. Journalist, author and cricket tragic Liam Hauser runs his eye over the teams in this detailed preview of the tournament.

Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 4 at the SCG

Australia wraps up the Third Test with a decisive victory against New Zealand on Day 4 at the SCG.

Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 3 at the SCG

Liam Hauser reports on Day 3 of the Third Test between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG where the Kiwi batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on against the nagging off-spin of Nathan Lyon and the relentless quicks.