Almanac Rugby League – 2020 State of Origin, Game 1: (Unlikely) History repeats

John Harms reports on State of Origin I, which reminded him of 2001.

Almanac Rugby League – The Immortals: Who’s next?

Two new Immortals of Rugby League will be crowned at a gala function in Sydney tonight. Ian Hauser casts his eye over the contenders.

Almanac Rugby League – Four Nations Final

When the final whistle blew for Australia to defeat England 30 – 8 in the Four Nations final this morning, two thoughts occurred to me. Firstly, Will Evans is a prophet – a week ago he said that the Poms would stay with the Australians for an hour before the Australians got away. Score one [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Farewell Fit for a Legend

Darren Lockyer’s farewell cavalcade finally came to a triumphant end at the fitting venue of Elland Road. The hallowed Leeds ground was the scene of arguably Lockyer’s greatest performance – Australia’s 44-4 thrashing of Great Britain in the 2004 Tri-Nations final. Lockyer laid on five tries, scored one himself and kicked six goals as Australia [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Celebrating Darren Lockyer

Darren Lockyer still has a few games of football left in him, but when he stood on the stage after Queensland’s victory last Wednesday night, the whole of the maroon world paused to listen and to reflect for a moment with him. With humility in his face, he turned to the crowd, and in a [Read more]