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Almanac Rugby League – Round 14 Preview: Clear favourites everywhere

The NRL’s Round 14 looks pretty cut and dried to tipster Ian Hauser who prefers to keep his eyes on the field rather than be distracted by the rubbish playing out beyond the sidelines.

Almanac Rugby League: Getting to the heart of the matter with the Reggies

According to John Campbell, ‘if you really want to see the type of bloke that lives and breathes country rugby league, the character that epitomises the game’s ethos, just get to the ground early and check it out as the Reserve Graders, the ‘Reggies’, go round.’ Here’s why.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 13 wrap: Let’s stick to the on-field action

While there was a lot of NRL drama off the field this week, Liam Hauser prefers to stick with the on-field action in this review of Round 13.

Almanac Rugby League: The view from Cumbria

Kevin Haney lives in Cumbria, England, but that doesn’t stop him from being an Almanacker. He recently joined our group of rugby league supporters and sent us this background. Extended videos included.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 13 Preview: A couple of ‘ladder defining’ clashes in store this weekend

The NRL’s Round 13 contains a couple of ‘ladder shaping’ clashes. Our rugby league editor Ian Hauser runs his eye over the fixtures and picks at least one underdog.

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!

Almanac Rugby League: Who should be added to rugby league’s Immortals? A long-time Parramatta fan states his case.

Jason Charles is a Parramatta Eels tragic. He thinks two of the club’s greats should be considered for Immortal status. He sets out his case.

Almanac Rugby League – Preston Campbell’s Indigenous Team of this Century

To mark the NRL’s Indigenous Round 12, former Dally M Player of the Year Preston Campbell was asked to nominate his Indigenous Team of this Century.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 12 Preview: Mid-table blancmange

When will the middle order blancmange of the NRL ladder ever sort itself out? Ian Hauser looks at this weekend’s NRL Round 12 to see if we’ll get any clarity.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 11 review

Liam Hauser reviews the NRL’s Round 11 where the results were partially overshadowed by the Titans finally securing the signature of David Fifita for a massive sum.

Almanac Rugby League: Dream of glory where there is none

Patrick O’Brien’s modest schoolboy rugby league career was more about attracting the ‘cute punk chicks’ than it was about advancing his prospects in the code!

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 11: Match previews

Liam Hauser updates all the NRL news and previews the Round 11 matches.

Almanac Rugby League: New ladder leader in the NRL

The Penrith Panthers moved to the top of the NRL ladder after the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters suffered shock defeats. Liam Hauser takes a look at Round 10 of the competition in a year where the good are quite good and the less said about the bad, the better.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 10: Just who are the culprits?

Dramas on and off the field provide useful entertainment for the rugby league faithful. But who are the real culprits when the referees cop all the blame?

Almanac Rugby League: The Magnificent Murri Nine

The final scoreline doesn’t always tell the full story. Patrick Skene explains a game where what seemed like a scoreboard thrashing was, in fact, a noble loss full of character.

Almanac Rugby League: NRL Round 9 fallout

The NRL’s Round 9 was supposed to sort out the ladder’s log-jam, but just one unexpected result left us with a muddle in the middle. Ian Hauser gives us his take on it all.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2020 Round 9: Most interest is in the middle of the pack

The top and bottom of the NRL ladder seems to be sorted. But what about the middle? This weekend’s Round 9 might help sort it out.

Almanac Rugby League – Uncle Max: the coaches’ coach

Glen Humphries from the ‘Illawarra Mercury’ shares the story of his Uncle Max, a man who coached various teams for over four decades but never at the very top level. He was too smart to do that!

Almanac Rugby League: 40 Years of State of Origin

It’s 40 years ago today that rugby league’s first State of Origin match was played in Brisbane. Almanacker and Origin historian Liam Hauser takes us back to how it all came about.

Almanac Rugby League – A classic, a calamity and a controversy: Another week in rugby league

There is plenty to talk about after Round 8 of the NRL season. The Almanac’s rugby league editor gives his take on it all.