Almanac Rugby League – Never the twain shall meet

An Origin memory from 2012.

What would Mark Twain have thought?

Almanac Rugby League – Book Review: ‘Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland’ by Joe Gorman.

In his new book release, Joe Gorman gives an interesting take on understanding the Queensland psyche through a study of rugby league. Our reviewer, Ian Hauser, thinks he may well have a point.

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 – Five Metre Gap: NRL Finals Week 3 plus PNG games

The NRL Grand Final is next weekend and the Melbourne Storm will attempt to win their fifth grand final, but what would be their third legitimate title after their salary cap breaches last decade, whilst the Cowboys are aiming to win a second crown in three seasons.

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 – Five Metre Gap: Origin I, 2017

New South Wales blitzed through Queensland to win 28-4. Hamish Neal gives his analysis of game one of the State of Origin.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 3, 2016: Cronulla v North Queensland – One more

Into the NRL Grand Final go Cronulla and boy is Paul Macadam excited. Go Sharks!

Almanac Rugby League – JT Enters the Starship: Nothing’s Gunna Stop the Cowboys Now!

After deafting the Bulldogs at Belmore, Archie, with artistic licence from Starship, feels nothing is going to stop JT and his Cowboys.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 20 and Women’s Origin 2016

Hamish Neal with his summary of Round 20, NRL. “Cronulla remain two points clear of second-placed Melbourne with both top two sides winning this weekend…”

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 16, 2016

Wests fullback James Tedesco’s form screams origin call up, according to Hamish Neal in his NRL round 16 review.

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 – NRL Grand Final 2015 : Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys – the view from Up North

Peter Hulthen, of Townsville, gives a north Queenslander’s response to the NRL Grand Final.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Sydney Swans: The view from Shepparton (via the – ‘Gabba) Back home to see the Lions at home

Peter Schumacher and the Minister escape the chilly confines of downtown Shepparton for a winter break in Brisbane, as the Lions give the Swans a hell of a fight at the ‘Gabba.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1: Dogs v Cowboys – Who’s Gonna Make the Gravy?

Nick Campton asks how the Dogs are going to go with their gravy-maker off the scene. Who is going to make the gravy?