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Almanac Rugby League – What’s in The Rugby League Almanac?

An outline of what is in The Rugby League Almanac 2012.

The Shield Final

  by Ian Hauser Late last year on 9th October, son Liam and I went to the Gabba to watch the Queensland Bulls take on the Victorian Bushrangers in a Ryobi Cup one-dayer. We were treated to a decidedly underwhelming match which the Bulls won without being in the least convincing. We agreed that the [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Benji back to form in half-baked victory

 by Will Evans My childhood recollections of seeing my heroes in black and white play at Wembley aren’t great.  The Kiwis approached the first Test of the 1993 away series against Great Britain with confidence after pushing Australia earlier in the year and drawing a home series with the Lions one-all the previous season.  But, [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – A Potted Rugby League Memoir Part II

A POTTED PERSONAL MEMOIR (part 2) Returning to Queensland in 1984, it seemed like there was something different in the air when it came to rugby league. It didn’t take long to figure it out – State of Origin! I was familiar with the concept because the Australian Rules fraternity in the southern States had [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – We all have beginnings

A rugby league version of The Footy Almanac? “About bloody time” is all I can say – for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the literature of rugby league is modest, to say the least – a reality and a paucity that needs addressing; secondly, “the greatest game of all” deserves that its story be told, [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League

  Rugby League Immortal Johnny ‘Chook’ Raper has passed away at the age of 82. To read Ian Hauser’s tribute to the greatest lock of all time click here.     If you’d like to join the Almanac’s rugby league email list to receive regular updates during the season and occasional updates in the off-season, [Read more]

Almanac Books: New and Recent Releases by friends of the Footy Almanac

Looking for something for dad on Father’s Day? We’ve made a list of new and recent books published by authors who are part of the Almanac community – with links to information about each one.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 17: Is the Top Four already decided?

  It’s more than a little worrying when it looks like the top four is done and dusted by the beginning of July with nine rounds to go. The gap between 4th and 5th is now two games plus a sizeable points differential. The only real interest at that end of the ladder is whether [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Women’s State of Origin 2021: Gritty, not pretty

It was gritty, not pretty as the Queensland Maroons defended their women’s rugby league State of Origin title at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Almanac Rugby League: Vale Bob Fulton

Rugby League icon Bob Fulton has passed away at the age of 73. The Footy Almanac salutes ‘Bozo’, one of the inaugural Immortals and member of the code’s Team of the Century.

The Trivia in the Travesty: 10 Things to Appreciate About the 1990 AFL Grand Final

Adam Fox revisits the 1990 Grand Final between Collingwood and Essendon, taking the time to point out any number of oddities about those times in general and that game in particular.

Almanac Rugby League: Three books to commemorate 40 years of State of Origin

At least three books have been released this year to commemorate 40 years of rugby league’s showpiece State of Origin competition. The Footy Almanac offers a bird’s eye view of them all.

Almanac Rugby League – Cameron Smith: A legend in his own time

Liam Hauser makes the case that, over the 30 years he’s followed rugby league, Cameron Smith is the greatest player he has seen.

Almanac Rugby League – NRLW 2020 Grand Final: Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters – Experience overcomes potential

The 2020 NRLW Grand Final was a torrid encounter between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters. Father and son team Ian and Liam Hauser covered the game from the perspective of each team.

Almanac Rugby League: NRL Finals Week 3 wrap – A week of anticipation ahead

Liam Hauser reviews the weekend’s NRL and NRLW clashes and looks ahead with anticipation to this weekend’s Grand Finals.

Almanac Cricket: A catch to remember, 23 years on

It is 23 years to the day since Liam Hauser witnessed brilliance at the Gabba; Adam Dale took a running catch of simply outrageous proportions. Have you seen any better?

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2020 Round 19 Wrap: Not a lot to get excited about

Round 19 of the NRL went pretty much to script but the battle for the wooden spoon took a twist and Benji Marshall continued to impress our correspondent Liam Hauser.

Almanac Rugby League: NRL Round 18 Wrap: Benji’s still got it!

A few flashes of rare skill convinced Liam Hauser that the Tigers’ Benji Marshall has still got ‘it’! But it wasn’t enough to get Wests Tigers home in the NRL’s Round 18. Read the full round-up to see what else happened.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 16 wrap: Injuries might shape the destiny of South Sydney

Upsets, injuries and the strength of the Panthers and Storm dominated the NRL’s Round 16. Liam Hauser gives his perspective.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 12 Wrap: Cameron Smith injured, a Broncos fadeout and a Bulldog’s howler

Liam Hauser wraps up the NRL’s Round 12. Most things went to plan but it was hardly straight-forward. And the biggest howler came from a player!