Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Grand Final: Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders – there’s nothing like a bit of controversy!

The 2019 NRL Grand Final may well go down as one of the more controversial grand finals in quite some time. Ian Hauser watched the Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals: Roosters to crow and Dragons to breathe fire

Rugby League takes centre stage this weekend with the NRL and NRLW Grand Finals to be played on Sunday. Our rugby league man, Ian Hauser, gives his preview.

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 – Farewell Greg Inglis

‘The word “great” tends to be overused in rugby league, but I believe the word is strongly applicable to Greg Inglis.’ So says rugby league author and historian Liam Hauser as he looks back on the career of club, Origin and Test star Gregory Paul Inglis.

Almanac Rugby League – Season 2019 – 7 days and counting

One week out from the 2019 NRL season’s Round 1 kick-off, a call goes out to rugby league supporters to get on the Almanac wagon. If the on-field action is half as frantic as the off-season’s antics, we’re in for one hell of a ride!

Almanac Rugby League – Sorting out the Cronks

A phrase that stuck in a schoolboy’s mind for fifty years; a post on the Almanac site five years ago; an email pops up on a screen earlier this month. The dots connect for Almanac rugby league editor Ian Hauser and he’s off for coffee tomorrow.

Almanac Rugby League – Race for the Paul Barriere: Week 1 – Ireland fly after stuttering opener

Hamish Neal’s informative wrap of the first round of the Rugby League World Cup.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL: The Benchmark – Melbourne Storm Player of the Year Awards

Anna Pavlou attended the Melbourne Storm Player of the Year Awards after their triumphant premiership win.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Grand Final and Koori Knockout

The NRL Grand Final saw Melbourne claim a third premiership following a comprehensive 34-6 victory over North Queensland. Hamish Neal has the analysis from the big game.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: Origin II, 2017

Queensland produced a spectacular comeback against New South Wales to level the Origin series at one game apiece. Hamish Neal has his take on the captivating game.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Grand Final 2016: Cronulla v Melbourne – Our Year

Can this get any better! Paul Macadam is ecstatic about Cronulla’s great victory.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Grand Final 2016

Hamish Neal, as he has throughout the rugby league season, brings us a wrap of the weekend’s plays. NRL Grand Final, Interstate Championship and NSW Koori Knockout.

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

Hamish Neal and his regular five metre gap looks at the points you may have missed from the second weekend of the NRL finals.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: Origin I, 2016

Hamish Neal gives State of Origin Game 1 the Five Metre Gap analysis. Solid defence and the Qld halves kicking game late in 2nd half the difference.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin: Brilliant

“For minutes Loz Daley and crew had been pacing the coaches’ box drawn into the contest with a deeply satisfying un-professionalism. This was raw emotion. And tension will change us all.” writes JTH on another classic Origin.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 4: Brisbane v Melbourne – Honk, Honk, Here Comes Cronk

Ian Hauser goes downstairs for one last time, and watches his Broncos get beaten by the clinical Storm.