Almanac Rugby League – Cameron Smith: A legend in his own time

Liam Hauser makes the case that, over the 30 years he’s followed rugby league, Cameron Smith is the greatest player he has seen.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 8: Coping with injuries – it’s all about depth

With a growing injury list across several clubs, there’s plenty of interest in how they cope as we come up to Round 8 of the NRL season. Rugby league editor Ian Hauser gives his thoughts.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Preliminary Final: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm: Too many weapons

The Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm have clashed in NRL finals several times in recent years. They met again last night for a place in this year’s Grand Final. This is how Ian Hauser saw it play out.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Preliminary Finals and NRLW Round 3: Simplicity and Complexity

Our NRL and NRLW Grand Finalists will be decided this weekend. It’s all pretty straightforward in the NRL but the NRLW situation throws up the possibility of several different outcomes. Ian Hauser explains how it works.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Questionable decisions mar a mighty match

We’re down to the last four teams in the NRL while the NRLW featured its first stand alone fixture in New Zealand. Here’s the wash-up from the weekend as seen by Ian Hauser.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Total commitment

Total commitment – the fans demand and deserve nothing less. After one disaster last weekend, Ian Hauser thinks we can expect better this time around. Here’s his preview.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1 and NRLW Round 1 Review

He may not have picked too many winners, but rugby league aficionado Ian Hauser sure appreciated what he saw in the first weekend of NRL finals and Round 1 of the NRLW. Here’s his report.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1 and NRLW Round 1: Let’s get down to business

The NRL Finals get underway this weekend while the NRLW begins its condensed season. Ian Hauser runs his eye over the form and picks his winners.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 21 – What did we learn?

The ex-teacher in Ian Hauser has him drawing lessons from the NRL’s Round 21. Attention, class!

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 20: Getting Edgy

With a number of do-or-die matches on offer in the NRL this weekend, Ian Hauser explains why fans of several clubs will be on edge about their prospects..

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 17: Action aplenty!

The odd upset, a draw, a send-off, personal milestones, and a coach sacked – there was action aplenty in the NRL’s Round 17. Here’s Ian Hauser’s take on what it all means.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin III and the NRL Round 16

Come tomorrow night, it’s ‘Decider Time’ in this year’s State of Origin series. Ian Hauser previews the big game and reflects on the weekend’s NRL clashes.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 16 Preview

With his tipping credentials in tatters after last weekend, our resident rugby league man tries yet again. How can anyone in their right mind tip NZ Warriors playing away?

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 5 Wrap

The gap in the NRL between top and bottom got worse this weekend. But it was a great day at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday – except for the infernal noise that supposedly passes as entertainment.

Almanac Rugby League – ‘Interesting season unfolding’

‘Interesting season unfolding’ says Harms with respect to the AFL season. The same can be said about the NRL after four rounds. Here’s why.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Double Bryson, Wallace’s win not enough

Hamish Neal provides another comprehensive look at the week in world golf.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 22: Melbourne v Cronulla: Ramien Rescue

The Sharks taking down Melbourne ‘on their own patch’ was no easy feat, writes Paul Macadam.

Almanac Rugby League – Cameron Smith calls it quits

Rugby league’s 2018 State of Origin series has been blown wide open by Cameron Smith’s retirement from rep footy. What does it mean for this year’s series? Where does Smith fit into the pantheon of rugby league greats? Have a say.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: New PGA winners plus new golf formats

Hamish Neal’s golf wrap is back after a short break. He hasn’t missed a beat.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Reed’s uncomfortable Augusta glory

Hamish Neal with a thorough wrap of The Masters won by Patrick Reed.