Almanac Rugby League – A few unexpected results spice up the NRL season

Round 1 of the AFL certainly produced several ‘interesting’ results. We can say pretty much the same after two Rounds in the NRL. Let’s recap and then look ahead to Round 3.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1 fallout

What can just one round of the new season tell us? Perhaps more than we might expect but, come September, we just might end up with egg on our faces!

Almanac Rugby League: New NRL season kicks off tomorrow night

The 2019 NRL premiership season kicks off tomorrow night when the Melbourne Storm play host to the Brisbane Broncos. Here’s our season preview complete with fearless predictions.

Almanac Rugby League – QRL Intrust Super Cup: 2019 season kicks off today

The QRL Intrust Super Cup season 2019 kicks off today. Our resident rugby league writer Ian Hauser offers his thoughts on the season (as well as his method of easing the pain of ironing).

Almanac Rugby League: Season 2019 – 7 days and counting

One week out from the 2019 NRL season’s Round 1 kick-off, a call goes out to rugby league supporters to get on the Almanac wagon. If the on-field action is half as frantic as the off-season’s antics, we’re in for one hell of a ride!

Almanac Rugby League – Australian Indigenous All Stars v New Zealand Maori All Stars: a promising start to the new season

The rugby league season kicked off last night when the Australian Indigenous All Stars took on the NZ Maori All Stars – and a promising start to the season it was. Here’s how Ian Hauser saw it.

Almanac Rugby League: Indigenous All Stars v New Zealand Maori All Stars – footy’s back at last!

Top flight rugby league returns on Friday night after a five month hiatus when the Indigenous All Stars take on the NZ Maori All Stars at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. Here’s a preview.

Almanac Rugby League – Australia v Tonga: and the winner is…rugby league!

Passion, pride and Pacific power were on display at Mt Smart Stadium but the Kangaroos were up to the challenge. Here’s how the last southern hemisphere match of the year played out.

A day in the life of Australian cricket

17 October 2018 – just another day in the life of Australian cricket. What did it tell us? Here are a few thoughts.

Almanac Rugby League: the final Test

The rugby league season finally ends this weekend with the clash between Australia and Tonga. Here’s our preview.

Almanac Cricket: an Enigmatic Eleven – a team of puzzles trying to find a common solution

A long rain break at the Gabba yesterday gave father and son time to pick an Australian team of enigmas. There were many names from which to choose.

Almanac Rugby League – Australia v New Zealand: the winners

Yesterday’s feast of rugby league at Mt Smart Stadium came in three courses but we’ll have to wait until next weekend for dessert. Here’s how it panned out.

Almanac Rugby League – Australia v New Zealand Test matches

Just when you thought it was all over, this weekend sees three Australian rugby league teams take on their Kiwi counterparts at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland. For possibly the first time, the programme will see the men’s Junior Kangaroos, the Jillaroos and the Kangaroos in action at the same venue on the same day. Here’s a preview

Almanac Cricket: An Australian Team of Ians

After reading Glen’s team of Ls yesterday, Almanac editor Ian Hauser put together his fantasy Australian cricket team made up of Ians. He had to co-opt a couple of extras.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Grand Final Day winners

After an absorbing AFL Grand Final on Saturday, the NRL hosted its big day yesterday. Here’s how we saw it play out. It didn’t quite go the way we (or most people, for that matter) expected.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL and NRLW Grand Final previews

The last day in September – NRL and NRLW Grand Final Day! Injuries, possible suspensions, mind games, extended benches – it’s all there as we head for the biggest day of the year. Here’s our preview.

Almanac Rugby League – Queensland Cup Grand Final: Redcliffe Dolphins def. Easts Tigers 36-22

The mighty Redcliffe Dolphins won their first Queensland Cup title for 12 years when the defeated Easts Tigers at Lang Park. Here’s a view from the lounge chair.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Preliminary Finals + NRLW Round 3

The NRL and NRLW Grand Finalists have been decided. We run an eye over the weekend’s Preliminary Finals and come up with mixed feelings about the various styles of play exhibited.

Almanac Rugby League – QCup Grand Final: Redcliffe Dolphins v Easts Tigers – a preview

The Queensland Cup Grand Final will see the Redcliffe Dolphins meet the Easts Tigers at Lang Park on Sunday afternoon. There’s finals history between these two teams over the years so we can look forward confidently to something special this weekend. A one-time regular on Dolphin Oval’s old western mound (just along the touchline from the late, lamented Old Boys Can Bar), Ian Hauser presents both an historical perspective of finals clashes between these two clubs as well as his take on what to expect.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 3 + NRLW Round 3: Preview

It’s Preliminary Finals week in the NRL with two excellent clashes in prospect. Can the Melbourne Storm earn the chance to make it back-to-back titles for the first time in over 25 years? Can the Sydney Roosters finally get to the last game of the year after being minor premiers with seemingly monotonous regularity? In the NRLW, the final round will give us our inaugural Grand Finalists – but who will they be?