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 – Book Review: ‘Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland’ by Joe Gorman.

In his new book release, Joe Gorman gives an interesting take on understanding the Queensland psyche through a study of rugby league. Our reviewer, Ian Hauser, thinks he may well have a point.

Almanac Rugby League – Redcliffe Dolphins turn 70

First published in The Guardian, this article by Joe Gorman takes a look at one of the country’s great football clubs, the Redcliffe Dolphins which turns 70 this year.

‘Black Gold’ presents the Arthur Beetson Radio Tribute

‘Black Gold’, produced by Koori Radio (Sydney-93.7FM) and 3KnD (Melbourne-1503 AM), will present a special live 3-hour tribute show for Indigenous rugby league legend, Uncle Arthur Beetson OAM.   We will be celebrating the life and times of the first ever Aboriginal captain of a major national sports team, who won two premierships as captain [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Artie

  It’s a sad, sad day for lovers of rugby league the world over with the death of Artie Beetson at the all too young age of 66. The achievements, awards, acclamations,  will be fully documented in the coming days. Among all the things that will be said and read, perhaps a telling indicator of [Read more]