Almanac Rugby League: Whistle blows for female refs

For the first time in one-referee NRL matches, two female whistle-blowers have been appointed to officiate in this weekend’s trial matches; the All Star matches have come and gone; and the NRLW is now just 10 days away. Ian Hauser brings us up to date with rugby league.

Almanac Rugby League – NRLW Round 3: Grand Finalists Decided

Round 3 of the NRLW competition sorted out next weekend’s grand finalists. It didn’t go quite to plan for everyone. Ian Hauser tells why.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 19: ‘How can I be sure?’

Just when he thought that the NRL’s finalists for 2019 had been sorted out, Ian Hauser found that it wasn’t quite so cut and dried after all. He’s been thinking that a song from 1967 when he was a Year 10 schoolboy sums it all up – ‘How can I be sure?’

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.