Almanac Rugby League – The Big Weekend’s Wash-up

Rugby League aficionado Ian Hauser runs his eye over a big weekend in rugby league. There was a lot to like, but is it possible to have too much top level footy packed into three days?

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin x 2 plus International footy

With a HUGE weekend of rugby league in store, Ian Hauser casts his eye over all five matches to try to pick a few winners. Not surprisingly, geography plays a significant part in some of his choices.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 6: winnowing time?

Round 6 of the NRL looks likely to separate the wheat from the chaff, an autumnal winnowing to reveal the substance of the real contenders and blow away the pretence of the hollow wannabes.

Almanac Rugby League – Certainties, contenders and chumps

Round 4 of the NRL kicks off tonight. After an intriguing opening to the season, perhaps this weekend we’re about to find out a bit more about how a few teams are travelling. Is winnowing season coming early?

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 3: Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons

Round 3 of the NRL got off to a nail-biting start with the Dragons edging the Broncos in Brisbane. But the scoreboard didn’t really tell the full story.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Finals 2016 Week One

Hamish Neal on the NRL Finals – with Melbourne and Cronulla each winning a week’s rest before their Preliminary Finals.