Almanac Rugby League: Vale Gary Parcell (1933-2020)

Gary Parcell, a member of that famous 1960 Kangaroo all-Ipswich front row of Beattie, Kelly and Parcell, passed away last week. The Almanac pays tribute to a Queensland and Australian rugby league icon.

Almanac Rugby League – Vale Noel Kelly: one of the greats and a true hard man of the code

The world of rugby league is in mourning following the death on Sunday of Noel Kelly, one of the game’s real hard men. Kelly was named as hooker in the ARL’s Team of the Century, a reflection of his standing in the code. The Footy Almanac pays tribute to one of Ipswich’s greatest sons.

Almanac Rugby League – Some push pianos, others play them

In our continuing series of rugby league stories, Steve and Col Wilson tinkle the ivories to explain why ‘some players push pianos while others play them’. They argue that it’s one aspect of the game that has never changed.