Year-ender: The A to Z of sport in 2016

Hamish Neal takes an alphabetical approach in his review of 2016. This will remind you of how much happens in a year.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 23, 2016

Hamish Neal reviews Round 23 of the NRL season.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 22, 2016

Hamish Neal summaries NRL Round 22 and wonders about possible murky precedents set by the NRL drug-testing protocols, in allowing Jarryd Hayne to play.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 18, 2016

Cronulla bags win number thirteen on the trot as Hamish Neal wraps up the weekend’s NRL happenings.

Jarryd Hayne 8 NFL Games: A Mea Culpa

Hamish Neal gives us facts, figures and considered opinion on Jarryd Hayne’s foray into the NFL.

The NFL Beast

Dennis Gedling on what it was like to experience watching an NFL game live, when he went to see the San Francisco 49ers take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Crio’s Q? – nearly newsworthy; comfortably cringeworthy

After the reporting of Jarryd Hayne’s ‘almost-touchdown’ Crio asks: what’s an appropriate level of coverage that informs without the cringe?

Pigskin Almanac – Vikings v 49ers: What is the Australian Way?

Apart from changing prime ministers mid-term, is there an Australian way? [This is phenomenal from Jarryd Hayne – JTH]

Round 23 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Week 3 of Collingwood’s 2016 Pre-Season

You can never accuse Cam Hooke of lacking in optimism. For the rest of the footy world, Collingwood taking on Essendon is a [very] dead-rubber, but to Cam this is the ‘Pies third hit out of their 2016 premiership campaign.

When code-hoppers take a very big hop

Wes Hull considers the rise in the number of AFL players from overseas (code-hoppers) and considers the way in which Australian football embraces those players and also encourages players from diverse backgrounds.

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.