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Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 14: A mid-table muddle

Immediate post-Origin postulating is a perilous pastime but the Almanac’s Ian Hauser examines the entrails of the NRL’s Round 14 to extract a winner or two.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 State of Origin, Game 1: A wave of Blue crashes Townsville

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on last night’s first game in the 2021 State of Origin series.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin 2021: Game 1 preview

Just seven months after 2020’s delayed series saw an unexpected series win to Queensland, State of Origin returns for its 2021 incarnation. Our rugby league editor, Ian Hauser, ponders what might happen in Townsville tonight.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 13: Mildly chaotic time for ‘the greatest game of all’

Are things in the NRL, both on and off the field, a tad chaotic at the moment? Ian Hauser offers his thoughts and makes a few preliminary comments about next week’s first State of Origin game for 2021.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 12: Genuinely scary

Ian Hauser thinks that the Penrith Panthers are in scary form but still have a few questions to answer. What happened in the NRL last weekend, and what can we expect this time around?

Almanac Rugby League: Sunset at Henson Park

If every picture tells a story, Glen Dwyer from the Newtown RLFC captured the concept perfectly with a stunning photo from Henson Park last weekend.

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.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 11: Carnage!

The ‘new regime’ in rugby league received mixed reviews during Magic Round last weekend. Ian Hauser looks ahead to the NRL’s Round 11 to see what it all means to the overall competition.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 10: Magic Round at Suncorp!

It’s the NRL’s Magic Round in Brisbane this weekend. Rugby league editor Ian Hauser can’t see anyone pulling a rabbit out of the hat to spring a surprise – he’s gone with the favourites all the way.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 9: Chooks winged!

Have we seen the last of Brett Morris after he sustained a serious knee injury? Are the Chooks winged? Ian Hauser sorts his way through the rugby league scene.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 8: Turbulent times and ta-ta to Trent

Rugby league correspondent Ian Hauser is happy to observe further signs of new life in what initially looked like an all too predictable season. The retiring Trent Merrin also gets a well-deserved salute.

Almanac (Pure) Art: Badly Drawn Rugby League’s ‘Nev Hornery (with Brian Davies)’

John Harms recently discovered the artist known as Badly Drawn Rugby League, and requested he draw him an old favourite.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 7: Welcome back Harry and Turbo

Ian Hauser comments on Round 6 and then has a look at the games of Round 7.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 6: Curiouser and curiouser!

The NRL’s Round 5 saw a couple of upsets while Round 6 promises several clashes which may reinvigorate or destroy more than a couple teams. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts and predictions.

Almanac Rugby League – Tommy: the last word

Roy Masters coached Tommy Raudonikis at the Western Suburbs Magpies in the late 70s and early 80s. Roy penned this tribute to Tommy late last week in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.

Almanac Rugby League: Meeting Tommy Raudonikis after the 1981 Grand Final

Wayne Ball goes back to his childhood to recall his memory of ‘the people’s champion’, Tommy Raudonikis.

Almanac Rugby League: Iosia Soliola, a legend on and off the field!

‘Iosia Soliola is one of the most well-regarded rugby league players I have ever encountered personally or heard of. He was (and is) an absolute champion of a fellow with the Sydney Roosters, Newtown Jets, St Helens and the Canberra Raiders.’ Here’s why!

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 5: Is there more to this competition than meets the eye?

Are the Dragons going to confound the ‘experts’? What are the Titans made of, and do the Sharks have enough teeth to maul the Roosters? Ian Hauser previews the NRL’s Round 5.

Almanac Rugby League: Vale Tom Raudonikis

Tommy Raudonikis, champion halfback for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Newtown Bluebaggers, NSW and Australia, and larger-than-life rugby league icon, has passed away aged 70. Ian Hauser pays tribute to the little Aussie battler who never took a backward step.

Almanac Rugby League: …and then Tommy scored

As his tribute on the passing of Tommy Raudonikis, Neill Jones revisits that day in 1981 when Tommy starred for the Newtown Bluebaggers but could not stop Parramatta from winning the Grand Final.