Running with the Richmond Harriers

Andy Fuller gives a first hand recount of running with the Richmond Harrier’s during training Wednesday night.

Tigers, Tigers, burning bright

Our series of rugby league stories continues with Ian Hauser’s account of Grand Final Day 2015 in the NSW CRL’s Group 9 competition. Playing in three of the day’s five matches, the Gundagai Tigers were out to claw their way to premiership glory after years and years of missed opportunities.

Almanac Sporting Juggernauts: The Basketball Phenomenon Not Bad Thanks turns 40 and that’s no April Fools’ Day Joke

Forty years trying to reach Sport’s Everest, and they’re still trying. Graeme Willingham celebrates a significant anniversary for Not Bad Thanks.

Almanac Rugby League – Grand Finals in Group 9: a reporter’s view from inside the fence

Liam Hauser continues our series of stories from rugby league’s back catalogue. He recalls his experiences reporting Grand Final clashes in Group 9 for local newspapers in the Riverina.

Almanac Rugby League – ‘There’s got to be a morning after’*

What do the disaster movies of the early 70s have in common with the head honchos of the NRL? Our rugby league correspondent Ian Hauser has been pondering this question.


Old Dog has been tidying up his laptop. He found this piece about Nick Kyrgios, written during the Australian Open.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 2 Draw

The NRL’s Round 2 draw contains a few changes of venue, so please check out the details here. It may well prove to be the last Round we see for some time.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2020: Round 2

Round 1 of the NRL produced a few upsets – always a good thing! Now we need to consider if we’ll be upset if this weekend’s Round 2 proves to be the last we see of the code for some time. Ian Hauser previews the matches in prospect.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 7 Ruminations: The Final Roundup

The 2020 Super Rugby competition has been cancelled. Brian the Ruminator ponders what might have been and fears for what might be as we look ahead.

Almanac Rugby League – Getting into the nostalgia thing

The rugby league faction within The Almanac community is joining in the nostalgia focus emerging on the site this week. We go back to a classic by John Harms to set the scene for what will be a series of pieces over the coming months which will offer insights into the code.

Kobe Bryant

Deakin Uni student Mark Miller reflects on the life of Kobe Bryant and the attitudes and understandings that drove him.

Almanac Rugby League – Join The Footy Almanac NRL tipping comp 2020

The Footy Almanac is running its first ever NRL tipping comp for the 2020 season. Get signed up before tonight’s Round 1 kick-off!

Richmond: a jilted love(r’s) story

Deep within the Arctic Circle, Richard Marlow recounts his years as a Tigers fan in this rollicking personal history.

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.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Season 2020 Kicks Off Tonight

Who cares about the promotional advertisement for the 2020 NRL season or power plays within the NRL’s administration? Let’s just get on with the footy! Resident rugby league aficionado Ian Hauser runs his eye over Round 1.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1 Draw

Round 1 of the 2020 NRL season kicks off tonight. Here’s the draw for Round 1, and don’t forget to enter our NRL tipping comp titled ‘NRL for Mexico’.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 6: Ruminations

A third of the way through Super Rugby 2020, Brian the Ruminator updates with Round 6 results, and examines the pace setters in the competition so far.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Sebastian Rush: The 2020 NBA All-Star game

The 2020 NBA All-Star game came down to the wire, as Parade College Grade 9 student Sebastian Rush details the exciting match-up between the NBA’s best players.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Zac Heczey: The Regional Tennis Championships

Parade College Grade 9 student Zac Heczey was playing in the Regional Tennis Championships. Coming up against arch-rivals Waverley in the Grand Final, Zac strode out onto the court to play the deciding set of singles tennis.[Well played Zac – JTH]

Monaros 2020 – a vision triumphant

Earl goes back through NFL records and videos to find a way for his Monaros to triumph in 2020. It’s a bit left field, but it just might work!

Tokyo Summer Olympics – will history repeat?

COVID-19 may well claim the biggest sporting scalp of the year – the 2020 Summer Olympic Games slated for Tokyo from late July. Will it be a case of history repeating itself with the combination of the Summer Games and Tokyo? Glen! gives us the background.