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

Bathurst 500: Your memories.

The Bathurst 500 (old school) – or Bathurst – is a festival day in Australian life. Give us your memories. And what is the model of car in the old photograph?

‘In search of Darby…….’ KB Hill

Another fab yarn from KB Hill, this time about jockey Phillip “Darby” Ketchup.

Peter Norman Week 2018

As we come up to Peter Norman week (Oct 9 -Oct 16), Glen! revisits the story of the man that stood tall with Tommy Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Grand Final

Before Earl launches into the Sydney spring, he pauses for some post-Grand Final azalea/motor sport appreciation.

Almanac Baseball: Post Season With Most Post

Brian The Ruminator provides a MLB post-season update as baseball moves into the business end of the season and offers punters plenty of excitement.

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.

What is wrong with rugby league?

The 2018 NRL finals series has featured a deliberate effort by tacklers, usually in masses of up to four, to force the ball carrier to lose possession by fair means or foul. It’s been labelled ‘contested possession’. Elsewhere it has been argued that this practice is a blight on the game because it is both ugly and, in its adjudication, subjective. Let’s revisit Jim Young’s late August harangue about the contest for possession in rugby league to see if this emerging trend in play might just be a pathway to a fresh look at how the code is played.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Tiger Woods a winner again, Ryder Cup heads to France

It’s Ryder Cup weekend and the Tiger’s on the prowl

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.

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Almanac Softball: Learning defensive skills

Calling all softball players! Want to improve your defensive skills? Jenreviews provides a comprehensive guide to help you improve your skills. Check it out!

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?

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 2 + NRLW Round 2: Results

Week 2 of the NRL Finals produced two nail-biters! Round 2 of the NRLW also produced two high-quality matches to enhance the standing of this inaugural season. Here’s how it all played out.

Almanac Rugby League: 2018 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2

Week 2 of the NRL Finals, the semi-finals kick off tonight together with Round 2 of the inaugural NRLW round-robin. We try to pick some winners.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Bradley rolls new number one Rose, Evian for final major of 2018

The latest from the world of golf from Hamish Neal including the end to the Bryson DeChambeau show on the PGA Tour as Keegan Bradley snapped a six-year drought to win the third-leg of the Fed Ex Cup playoffs.

Almanac Sports Science: Acquisition and application of sporting skills

Read former NFL All Star, David Stiff’s articulate and thought provoking comments about the acquisition of skills and their application in game situations.

Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 2: Freedom, simplicity and a secure base

In his second piece for the Almanac, David Stiff invites athletes (sportspeople) to ‘listen to the game’. His notion of freedom and simplicity and their significance will resonate with close observers of sport (and the Geelong Football Club).

A Father’s Love and Football

A beautiful story of father and kindergarten-age son, footy and togetherness. [Wonderful – Ed].