Almanac Rugby League – Where I find my heaven: The 2016 NRL Grand Final

Cronulla Sharks fanatic Andy Frame watched the 2016 NRL Grand Final from London – so far away physically yet so close emotionally when you’re chasing your first premiership.

Almanac Rugby League – Keep the light on for Jack: A 2016 NRL Grand Final preview

In 2016, the Cronulla Sharks made the NRL Grand Final for the first time in decades, still seeking their initial premiership. Life-long fan Kath Presdee spent the week leading up to the big match recounting her, and the club’s, journey to that point in time.

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 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 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 Preliminary Finals + NRLW Round 3

The NRL and NRLW Grand Finalists have been decided. We run an eye over the weekend’s Preliminary Finals and come up with mixed feelings about the various styles of play exhibited.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 3 + NRLW Round 3: Preview

It’s Preliminary Finals week in the NRL with two excellent clashes in prospect. Can the Melbourne Storm earn the chance to make it back-to-back titles for the first time in over 25 years? Can the Sydney Roosters finally get to the last game of the year after being minor premiers with seemingly monotonous regularity? In the NRLW, the final round will give us our inaugural Grand Finalists – but who will they be?

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 2 + NRLW Round 2: Results

Week 2 of the NRL Finals produced two nail-biters! Round 2 of the NRLW also produced two high-quality matches to enhance the standing of this inaugural season. Here’s how it all played out.

Almanac Rugby League – 2018 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2

Week 2 of the NRL Finals, the semi-finals kick off tonight together with Round 2 of the inaugural NRLW round-robin. We try to pick some winners.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1 + NRLW Round 1

After the most even breakdown of finalists in years, the NRL Finals get underway tonight. It’s a brave person who thinks they can pick the winners! Here’s our attempt to do just that at The Almanac.

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 – Let’s get down to business

After one of the tightest seasons for yonks, it took until the last minute of the NRL season to decide the composition of the top eight teams. With Finals starting on Friday night, let’s take stock of the situation and have a look at the match-ups for Week 1.

Fearless 2018: Round 23- The Gold Coast riddle- all that glitters is not necessarily gold but it ain’t that bad either

Fearless adds his thoughts about the future of the Suns, and also presents his review of the last round of the home and away season.

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 – NRL Round 19: Cronulla v Canberra – Fine margins, shared moments

Paul Macadam returns to these pages after a long break as his Cronulla remains in the NRL finals race [and a memorable opening couplet – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Finals Week 1, 2017

The first weekend of the NRL finals series has come and gone and eight became six. Manly and defending premiers Cronulla went out after losing their elimination finals.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 25, 2017 + CC Final

As the NRL season winds its way toward the finals, Hamish Neal gives us his weekly run-down

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 23: Brisbane v Cronulla – Time is tight

Cronulla Sharks suffered another loss but cling onto fourth spot. Paul Macadam is hoping for the Sharks to reverse their August form in time for the finals