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 Cricket – Sheffield Shield Round 3: Last Chance Saloon

Wannabe First Test aspirants have their last chance to impress the national selectors this weekend in Round 3 of the 2019/20 Marsh Sheffield Shield competition. Ian Hauser runs his eye over the possibilities.

Almanac International Rugby League – Triple header Saturday

The post-NRL season international rugby league series continues this Saturday with a triple header at Auckland’s Eden Park. Get comfortable, rugby league tragics, tune in to Foxtel or 9Gem and lap it up while you can!

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.

Almanac Rugby League – A rare weekend of international rugby league

International rugby league gets a rare outing this weekend with matches featuring the Australian Kangaroos, New Zealand, Great Britain, a Tongan Invitational XIII, the Jillaroos, the Kiwi Ferns and the Junior Kangaroos. Ian Hauser provided this preview.

Almanac Cricket – Sheffield Shield Round 2: Are we any the wiser?

Round 2 of the Sheffield Shield season did little to clarify Australia’s First Test team. Based on results so far, Ian Hauser takes a stab at a possible line-up for the Gabba next month.

Almanac Cricket – A comeback for the Sheffield Shield?

What did we learn from the first Round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition last weekend? Ian Hauser found that it left him with more questions than answers.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Grand Final: Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders – there’s nothing like a bit of controversy!

The 2019 NRL Grand Final may well go down as one of the more controversial grand finals in quite some time. Ian Hauser watched the Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRLW Grand Final: Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons – A right royal stampede!

The Brisbane Broncos dominated, out-muscled, suffocated and monstered the St George Illawarra Dragons in the 2019 NRLW Grand Final. Ian Hauser tipped the Dragons! So pass the face washer to clean the egg off his face and heat the oven for the humble pie!

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Grand Final Day: Interstate Championship – Newtown Jets v Burleigh Bears

The 2019 NRL Grand Final programme got underway with the Interstate Challenge match between the Newtown Jets and the Burleigh Bears. It served as a great appetiser for the later courses. Here’s how Ian Hauser saw it pan out.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals: Roosters to crow and Dragons to breathe fire

Rugby League takes centre stage this weekend with the NRL and NRLW Grand Finals to be played on Sunday. Our rugby league man, Ian Hauser, gives his preview.

Almanac Rugby League – NRLW Round 3: Grand Finalists Decided

Round 3 of the NRLW competition sorted out next weekend’s grand finalists. It didn’t go quite to plan for everyone. Ian Hauser tells why.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Preliminary Final: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm: Too many weapons

The Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm have clashed in NRL finals several times in recent years. They met again last night for a place in this year’s Grand Final. This is how Ian Hauser saw it play out.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Preliminary Final: Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Now this is finals footy!

The Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs played out an exciting, sometimes frantic Preliminary Final last night in front of a record Canberra crowd. Ian Hauser tells the tale.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Preliminary Finals and NRLW Round 3: Simplicity and Complexity

Our NRL and NRLW Grand Finalists will be decided this weekend. It’s all pretty straightforward in the NRL but the NRLW situation throws up the possibility of several different outcomes. Ian Hauser explains how it works.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Questionable decisions mar a mighty match

We’re down to the last four teams in the NRL while the NRLW featured its first stand alone fixture in New Zealand. Here’s the wash-up from the weekend as seen by Ian Hauser.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Total commitment

Total commitment – the fans demand and deserve nothing less. After one disaster last weekend, Ian Hauser thinks we can expect better this time around. Here’s his preview.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1 and NRLW Round 1 Review

He may not have picked too many winners, but rugby league aficionado Ian Hauser sure appreciated what he saw in the first weekend of NRL finals and Round 1 of the NRLW. Here’s his report.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1 and NRLW Round 1: Let’s get down to business

The NRL Finals get underway this weekend while the NRLW begins its condensed season. Ian Hauser runs his eye over the form and picks his winners.

Almanac Book Review – ‘Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland’ by Joe Gorman.

In his new book release, Joe Gorman gives an interesting take on understanding the Queensland psyche through a study of rugby league. Our reviewer, Ian Hauser, thinks he may well have a point.