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Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 25: A bag of mixed selections

The Mitchell/Manu imbroglio has dominated the rugby league world this week but the final round of the NRL offers more than enough intrigue to command our attention this weekend. Ian Hauser shares his thoughts.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 24: Off-field interference

The Bunker provided more problems than solutions in last weekend’s NRL matches. Ian Hauser weighs in with his take on their interference and looks ahead to this weekend’s penultimate Round 24.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 23: Friday night footy

The action that counts in the NRL’s Round 23 is on Friday night. Ian Hauser previews those matches and nominates his winners for the rest of the fixture.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 22: It’s all about the Eels

The Eels are in the NRL spotlight for all the wrong reasons but their fate is in their own hands. Ian Hauser previews this weekend’s Round 22 action.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 21: Tight at the top

This weekend’s NRL Round 21 looks like it will shape the top four and go some way to sorting out the 5-way battle for the last two finals spots. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts on another good round in prospect.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 20: Sorting out time

This is the Round we’ve been waiting for! The clashes at the top of the ladder could well sort out both the minor premiers and the top four. Or will the Roosters spoil it for the Eels? Ian Hauser is excited by the prospect of top quality rugby league across this weekend.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 19: Mind the gap!

Mind the gap! The NRL’s Round 19 features a host of matches between the high flyers and the also rans. Ian Hauser tries to find something to get excited about.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Review: Consolation for Queensland but challenges ahead

Almanac editor Sean Mortell, holidaying in Far North Queensland, offers his thoughts on Origin III and the 2021 series as a whole.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Review: Face saved but series lost

State of Origin author Liam Hauser reviews last night’s final game in 2021 and offers his thoughts on the overall flow of the series.

Almanac Rugby League: Newtown RLFC ‘characters’

Newtown RLFC, the Jets, have a long and proud history. Here is a collection of photos of some of the characters who pulled on the famous blue jersey over the years.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 18: Welcome to Queensland!

The NRL has moved to Queensland for a month or so. What uncertainties might that unleash? Ian Hauser tries to find his way through the revamped schedule to find the winners in Round 18.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Preview: Total dominance or some pride restored?

Ian Hauser fears that it will be more doom, gloom and misery for the Maroons in tomorrow night’s State of Origin Game III.

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 – NRL Round 16: Top of the pile battles

A couple of top of the table clashes highlight this weekend Round 16 of the NRL. We offer Ian Hauser’s prognosis.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game II: Speed kills, skills thrill!

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on Game 2 of the 2021 rugby league State of Origin series. It’s a tough year for the Canetoads.

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 – State of Origin stand alone weekend

State of Origin dominates the rugby league weekend with the annual women’s clash tomorrow night followed by Game 2 of the 2021 men’s series on Sunday night. Ian Hauser previews both matches.

Almanac Rugby League: NRLW to expand in 2021

The NRL has announced details of its expanded NRLW programme for 2021 with three new teams added to the competition.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: High farce

This weekend’s NRL matches feature the clash between competition leaders the Penrith Panthers and regular contenders the Sydney Roosters. Our NRL man Ian Hauser suggests that you find a screen wherever you are to take in this one.

Almanac Rugby League: The suburban game

Mario Facchini’s gorgeous photograph captures the delights of suburban rugby league at Henson Park as well as aspects of the changing face of the game.