NRL Round 20 and State of Origin 3: You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefield picks his Round 20 winners and tells us why Queensland will win the State of Origin decider.

NRL Round 19 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Can Prop get Cronulla right this week? Let’s just say that he’s given Tigers supporters hope. Just what is the Origin state of fluid birthday? And check out the odd field goal facts!

NRL Round 18 – You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefield went to Melbourne for Game 2 of State of Origin. As usual, his trip was crammed with frustrations and highlights. As for his NRL tips, he just cannot figure out the Sharks!

NRL Round 17 (and Origin) – Prop in the Canefield: You’ve gotta love footy!

The Prop in the Canefield, down south for Origin 2, gives his thoughts on the latest round of NRL matches.

NRL Round 16 – Prop in the Canefield: You’ve gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefield still can’t back a winner at the nags – but his season’s predictions for the NRL are making progress. He’s worried about this week’s NRL matches because of the Origin outs. He’ll be keeping an eye on the games as he packs his bags for Melbourne and Origin – and a meeting of the minds.

NRL Round 15 – Prop in the Canefield: You Gotta Love Footy!

The Big Fella has made the trip Out West to the Injune Cup where he, Tommy and Tiny have eaten half a beast, lost a whole beast, failed to back a winner and engaged in some of the most brilliant mathematics of backlines since Pythagoras played five-eighth for Samos. [Outstanding – Ed]

NRL Round 14 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Vineyard is looking to redeem himself after a miserable tipping effort in Round 13. The post-Origin malaise doesn’t make it any easier. There’s also his take on Origin Game 1.

Almanac Rugby League – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love Origin footy!

Both Prop in the Canefield and his correspondent The Analyst have good reasons to believe that the Maroons will take out Game 1 of the 2024 State of Origin series in Sydney tonight.

NRL Round 13 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefield has drawn on several sources to offer his take on this week in rugby league.

NRL Round 11 – Prop in the Canefield: You Gotta Love Footy!

The Prospector offered our regular columnist Prop a gem of an idea if the NRL expands into PNG – right out of left field! That, plus the odd Guinness, made it a weekend to (partially) remember in the traditional stronghold of Toowoomba.

NRL Magic Round 2024 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Back in Central Queensland for his brother’s birthday celebrations, Prop in the Canefield rediscovers the supreme cuisine opportunities offered by fresh, locally caught Central Queensland mud crab -, so much so that he forgot to get his tips in! Perhaps it was all the fault of his latest contact, ‘The Crabman’. Thankfully, he got back to the footy sufficiently to have a look at this weekend’s Magic Round.

NRL Round 10 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Prop had a poor tipping weekend in Round 9 but with less input from his cohort of advisors this week he thinks he might be closer to the money in Round 10.

NRL Round 9 – Prop in the Canefield: You Gotta Love Footy!

Prop in the Canefield unleashes The Prospector, so called because ‘he finds the gems others miss’. His take on wingers is unkind but accurate! Prop picks his winners for the NRL’s Round 9.

NRL Round 8 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefields has coaches Robinson and Arthur under the pump, provides empirical proof that rugby league is Australia’s premier football code, and has high hopes for his grandson Harry who runs out onto Lang Park for the Albany Creek Crushers Under 8s on Sunday afternoon.

NRL Round 7 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefield explains why he has limited influence on the powerbrokers of the NRL but it doesn’t stop him from explaining why he’s chosen his picks for this weekend.

NRL Round 6 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Last week he unearthed The Analyst, this week it’s The Oracle. Who’s next – The Prognosticator? Our bold as brass Prop in the Canefield lets fly on Round 6 of the NRL.

NRL Round 5 – Prop in the Canefield: You gotta love footy!

Prop in the Canefield returns in spades with a belated report from Las Vegas, his thoughts on the past few rounds, his tips for Round 5 and a few thoughts from someone calling himself The Analyst. (Matt, sincere condolences to you and your family from the whole Almanac community on the passing of your beloved Donna.)

NRL Round 2: You Gotta love Footy!

The Prop in the Canefields liked what he saw in the NRL’s Round 1 and thinks there are a couple of great games ahead this weekend. Among other questions he asks, ‘when will Benji have to hail Sezer?’

NRL Round 1: You gotta love footy

Prop among the Canefields is 0-2 but that won’t stop his pontifications which include a nice whack for the Rabbitohs and a ridiculously huge claim about Penrith and all of human history.

NRL – Prop among the Canefields: You Gotta Love Footy – Round Zero

In the first of his columns, Prop among the Canefields turns the superior mind of the front row to give us a bookend’s look at the pre-season. He also predicts what’s to come.