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Almanac Rugby League: Vale Johnny Gleeson, Kangaroo No. 391

Rugby League in Queensland (and Australia) is mourning the passing of Johnny Gleeson, a true champion of the 1950s and 60s.

Almanac Rugby League: Wearing the Tiger stripes again after 22 years

When he recently purchased a retro jumper, Craig Dodson found his childhood love of the Balmain Tigers come flooding back.

Almanac Rugby League: 2022, here we come!

The NRL has released the draws for the 2021 season for the NRLW and the 2022 season for the NRL. Get your diaries out and mark in the details!

Almanac Rugby League – On Being a Dolphin: A Chat with Petero Civoniceva

With the recent announcement that the Redcliffe-based Dolphins will join the NRL as the 17th franchise in the 2023 season, we thought it timely to re-visit Sasha Lennon’s conversation with rugby league legend Petero Civoniceva, a Redcliffe boy, and highlight his thoughts on what it means to be a Dolphin.

Almanac Rugby League: A Premiership Uncelebrated

Wayne Ball is a lifelong Penrith supporter. He is on top of the world,with the Panthers premiership, but has not been able to celebrate it with his fellow supporters. But he wants the world to know. Here he chronicles the various celebrations of premierships past. [Classic anecdotes of youth, and reflections on maturity. – JTH]

Almanac Rugby League: Norm ‘Sticks’ Provan

This John Campbell painting celebrates his day at the 1965 NSWRL Grand Final – even though his beloved Bunnies lost. It was also Norm Provan’s last game for St George. John also penned a few words.

Almanac Rugby League: I wrote the Redcliffe Dolphins club song

Jon Williams explains how, as a schoolboy on the Redcliffe Peninsula, he came to write the Dolphins club song.

Almanac Rugby League: Vale Norm ‘Sticks’ Provan

Norm Provan, the 12th Immortal of rugby league, has passed away aged 88. The Footy Almanac pays tribute to an icon whose image is preserved in the NRL’s premiership trophy.

Almanac Rugby League: Redcliffe-based Dolphins to join the NRL (and the QCup Grand Final)

The Redcliffe-based Dolphins consortium has won the licence to become the NRL’s 17th team in 2023. Ian Hauser suggests that ‘now the fun begins’! He also comments on last weekend’s exciting QCup Grand Final between the Norths Devils and the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls.

Almanac Rugby League: Farewell Benji Marshall

The Footy Almanac pays tribute to NRL and NZ rugby league great Benji Marshall who has announced his retirement.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 NRL Grand Final: The last word

The Almanac’s rugby league editor Ian Hauser has the last word on the 2021 NRL Grand Final.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 NRL Grand Final Review: Panthers triumph!

Alan Whiticker (Penrith) and Mark Courtney (South Sydney) return to review Sunday night’s absorbing 2021 NRL Grand Final.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 NRL Grand Final: History to be made on Sunday

And so it all comes down to this! Ian Hauser previews the 2021 NRL Grand Final.

Almanac Rugby League: Alan Whiticker (Penrith) and Mark Courtney (Souths) preview the 2021 NRL Grand Final

Rugby League historians Alan Whiticker (Penrith) and Mark Courtney (South Sydney) offer their thoughts in the lead-up to this Sunday’s 2021 NRL Grand Final.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 NRL Finals, Week 3: Four has to become two

This weekend’s NRL qualifiers have Ian Hauser salivating! Two magnificent clashes in prospect and all to play for ahead on next week’s Grand Final.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 NRL Finals, Week 2: Can the battered Roosters crow again?

After a dramatic Week 1 of NRL finals, Ian Hauser looks ahead to what we can expect in this weekend’s Week 2.

Almanac Rugby League: Orange rugby league’s best ever 17

Michael Croke and Nick Tedeschi have selected their best ever rugby league team from regional Orange. Players included span a 90-year period from 1930 through to 2020.

Almanac Rugby League: 2021 NRL Finals, Week 1

The NRL finals series starts this weekend. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts on what we might expect.

Almanac Rugby League: NRLW season postponed until 2022

The NRL has announced that the 2021 NRLW season has been postponed until 2022. Read the details here.

Almanac Rugby League – Sister Act: A schoolboy’s tale

Michael Croke revisits his teenage years to recall his first experience of live Sydney First Grade rugby league – in the company of a nun!