Almanac Rugby League – 2022 NRL Round16 Preview: Crucial ladder spots on the line

The NRL returns this week with Round 16 which features several crucial, ladder-shaping clashes. Ian Hauser looks for his winners.

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 – 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.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 13: Waiting for State of Origin next week.

With State of Origin just around the corner, Round 13 of the NRL features just four matches. Ian Hauser checks out the Origin squads and picks his winners for this week.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 12: The middle of the ladder is becoming a little bogged down!

Who’ll stop the rain? It’s even having an effect on the NRL ladder, according to our resident rugby league writer, Ian Hauser.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 11: And the BOG award goes to…the Suncorp Stadium ground staff!

A top effort by the ground staff at Suncorp Stadium saved Magic Round from becoming Mudgic Round. This week’s Round 11 of the NRL offers up several inviting clashes. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 10: Go figure!

    A degree of uncertainty seems to be insinuating its way into the competition and I’m all for it, even if it makes tipping a bit of a nightmare!   In Round 8 the Eels looked very ordinary against the Cowboys; in Round 9 they turned it around and toppled ladder leaders Penrith. Similarly, [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 9: Loving the upsets!

Round 8 of the NRL provided us with four upsets. Ian Hauser looks ahead to Round 9.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 8: We needed that!

Thanks to a couple of upsets, there’s a little more hope for some NRL fans. But will normal services be resumed this weekend? Ian Hauser ponders the possibilities.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 7: Mind the gap!

Our rugby league columnist Ian Hauser fears that there is a gap developing on the premiership ladder way too early in the season.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 6: Tipping is a breeze!

After tipping a perfect 8/8 last weekend, Ian Hauser thinks he’s got them sorted again for this weekend’s NRL Round 6.

Almanac Rugby League – NRLW 2021 Grand Final: Roosters extinguish Dragons

Ian Hauser reviews the 2021 NRLW Grand Final, an entertaining, high standard match which saw the Sydney Roosters overcome the pre-game favourites, the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 NRL Round 5: How far Penrith?

Is the 2022 NRL season already a case of ‘how far Penrith’? Ian Hauser assesses the state of the competition a month into the season.