Almanac Rugby League: There’s always next year

They say ‘there’s always next year’, but sometimes there simply isn’t. Mark Courtney’s poignant story recalls his decades-long friendship with his best mate, Greg, and their total commitment to the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 18: First on-field female referee after 111 years!

History will be made in the NRL tonight – for the first time in it’s 111 year history, there will be a female on-field referee! Congratulations, Belinda Sharpe! Ian Hauser also casts his eye over Round 18 and nominates his winners.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 17 Preview

After a better tipping effort in last weekend’s NRL Round, Ian Hauser previews Round 17 and chooses his winners for Round 17.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: There is movement on the ladder

Aficionado maybe, tipster not! Ian Hauser runs his eye over the weekend’s NRL results to try to glean what it all means and finds some support for his ‘moving month’ theory.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: Is it moving time on the ladder?

Our rugby league man, Ian Hauser, thinks we’ve reached ‘moving month’ in the NRL with lots at stake this weekend for teams at all levels on the ladder. He tells us why.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Grand Final Day winners

After an absorbing AFL Grand Final on Saturday, the NRL hosted its big day yesterday. Here’s how we saw it play out. It didn’t quite go the way we (or most people, for that matter) expected.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL and NRLW Grand Final previews

The last day in September – NRL and NRLW Grand Final Day! Injuries, possible suspensions, mind games, extended benches – it’s all there as we head for the biggest day of the year. Here’s our preview.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 25: Canterbury v Cronulla – Enjoy every sandwich

Sharks fan Paul Macadam watched his side complete the NRL regular season with a consolidating win. He’s enjoying the taste of a fourth place sandwich.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Finals Week 2, 2017

The Broncos secured a spot in the penultimate weekend of NRL beating Penrith whilst North Queensland travelled to Sydney again, this time beating the Eels.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 24, 2017

Melbourne Storm secured the minor premiership two rounds still to go whilst the Raiders defeat to Penrith means they are all but out of finals contention unless the Dragons and Manly both lose their remaining two games.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 22, 2017

Round 22 of the NRL saw Melbourne edge four points clear at the top after the Roosters failed to win whilst a big win for the Broncos has them third on points difference with Cronulla and Parramatta also on 30 points.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 18, 2017

Melbourne Storm had an error-filled loss to the Eels and the Sydney Roosters won a tight one against South Sydney. Hamish Neal has all of the NRL Round 18 action covered.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 17, 2017

Three teams are level on points behind leaders Melbourne Storm, after NRL Round 17. Hamish Neal brings his weekly wrap.

Almanac Rugby League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 16, 2017

Round 16 is done and dusted in the NRL and Hamish Neal has all the latest news and results.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 14, 2017

Hamish Neal with the weekend’s NRL news; with a reminder that “what you do with the ball” is more crucial than “how much you have it.”

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 13, 2017

Hamish Neal has the NRL Round 13 action covered as Storm locked in top spot and the Eels moved into the top 8. State of Origin watch too with players who could slot into the Maroons team for game two.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 12, 2017

Hamish Neal has the wrap from Round 12 of the NRL and looks ahead to tomorrow night’s State of Origin clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 11, 2017

Hamish Neal with the latest from NRL; Melbourne Storm out in front.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 10 plus City-Country Shield

Hamish Neal brings news of NRL Round 10, naming the fourth player from Melbourne club side Altona Roosters to score in the NRL. And there is an update of the Women’s City-Country Shield representative game.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 9, 2017

Hamish Neal brings you all the details of the NRL’s Round 9 clashes.