Almanac Literary: Political Football – The Radical Legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Protests in Brisbane

Two on-line panel discussions from The Brisbane Writers Festival program, ‘Political Football:The Radical Legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Protests in Brisbane’, are now available for viewing and can be accessed in the article above.

Almanac Rugby: 19 in a row

After the last game provided some hope, the behemoth All Blacks ensured that the Bledisloe Cup will stay on their side of the ditch for another year. Despite the result, Brian the Ruminator sees positives for the upcoming run of home Wallabies Tests.

Almanac Rugby – Lions tour ends, Bledisloe begins

It was the best of rugby, it was the worst of rugby. Brian the Ruminator on a tale of two tests, with the Bledisloe opener and the British and Irish Lions tour closer in South Africa.

Almanac Rugby: Australia v France (The Decider)

The Wallabies in a more disciplined and determined display of rugby win the deciding match in the Trophee des Bicentenaires reports Brian The Ruminator.

Almanac Sport: All in a day – calypso cricket, Les Bleus rugby and Dream Team hoops

Wayne Ball watches on as Australia resumes rivalries with international sporting opponents in cricket, rugby and basketball. He realises just how diminished the powerhouses of his youth are in 2021.

Almanac Rugby Union – Australia v France Second Test: AAMI Park, Australia’s graveyard

Brian the Ruminator summarises Australia’s defeat by Les Blues at AAMI Park, as the Wallabies continue to struggle at the venue.

Almanac Rugby Union – Old Collegians v Brighton: A Torrid Affair

Greg A reports on the torrid tussle that took place when Old Collegians hosted arch-rivals Brighton in Adelaide’s Premier Grade rugby union.

Almanac Rugby Union – Australia v France First Test: A lucky escape

Brian the Ruminator brings us coverage of last night’s First Test between the Wallabies and Les Blues in Brisbane. What a cracker of a finish!

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Final

Super Rugby is run and done for another season. For the Blues, it’s been a long time (and many competition name changes) between drinks, but they got the job done over southern rivals the Highlanders. Brian the Ruminator reflects on a solid season for the Aucklanders and the health of the game as a whole.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Final Round

As expected, it’s an all-Aotearoa affair at the pointy end of Super Rugby Trans Tasman; the main surprise is the lack of the Crusaders as Brian the Ruminator explains.

Almanac Rugby Union: Not one for the ages

Greg A opted to stay at home to take in a live stream for his weekly fix of Adelaide rugby union, a mid-table clash between Onkaparinga and Elizabeth. As it played out, endeavour outperformed ability.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Round 4

Brian ruminates on the weekend’s round of Trans-Tasman rugby

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Trans Tasman Round 3

An Aussie team finally broke its duck, but otherwise the Trans Tasman competition has been tough going for the Australian teams. Brian The Ruminator reports.

Almanac Rugby Union: The Battle of Greenhill Road

Greg A was at Burnside in Adelaide for the local rugby derby. How did his Old Collegians fare?

Almanac Rugby – Old Collegians v Barossa Rams: `Appy Birthday

The day the Barossa Rams came to town to take on Collegians, a celebration of South Australian Third Division rugby (and other things).

Almanac Rugby: Round 2 – Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Our rugby union correspondent Brian The Ruminator reviews all the Round 2 results of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition played last weekend.

Almanac Rugby – Club Rugby: The Showdown

A very special game of club rugby in Adelaide saw two teams from Adelaide University face off; Blacks and the Sharks. The Sharks might be the new kids on the uni block, but their impact is already historic for members of the LGBTIQ community. Greg Andrew has all the details.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby: Trans Tasman Rd 1

Rugby correspondent Brian The Ruminator reviews all the matches from Round 1 of the Trans Tasman Series.

Almanac Rugby – Club rugby: A tale of two games

A couple of ripping games of club rugby in South Australia got Greg Andrew up and about – and provided another reminder that whatever the grade/division the footy is in, the way it’s played is the most important.

Almanac Rugby – Super Rugby Finals

The two Super Rugby competitions have ended with the completion of both finals with victories to the Crusaders in NZ, and the Reds in Australia reports Brian The Ruminator.