Almanac Rugby League – A classic, a calamity and a controversy: Another week in rugby league

There is plenty to talk about after Round 8 of the NRL season. The Almanac’s rugby league editor gives his take on it all.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2: Total commitment

Total commitment – the fans demand and deserve nothing less. After one disaster last weekend, Ian Hauser thinks we can expect better this time around. Here’s his preview.

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.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 17 Preview

After a better tipping effort in last weekend’s NRL Round, Ian Hauser previews Round 17 and chooses his winners for Round 17.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: There is movement on the ladder

Aficionado maybe, tipster not! Ian Hauser runs his eye over the weekend’s NRL results to try to glean what it all means and finds some support for his ‘moving month’ theory.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: Is it moving time on the ladder?

Our rugby league man, Ian Hauser, thinks we’ve reached ‘moving month’ in the NRL with lots at stake this weekend for teams at all levels on the ladder. He tells us why.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Grand Final and Koori Knockout

The NRL Grand Final saw Melbourne claim a third premiership following a comprehensive 34-6 victory over North Queensland. Hamish Neal has the analysis from the big game.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Finals Week 1, 2017

The first weekend of the NRL finals series has come and gone and eight became six. Manly and defending premiers Cronulla went out after losing their elimination finals.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 26

Round 26 saw the Storm ensconced in first place so the ladder interest was around which team would get fourth spot (and secure a double-chance in the finals) plus who would finish eighth with three sides jostling for two places heading into the weekend.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 25, 2017 + CC Final

As the NRL season winds its way toward the finals, Hamish Neal gives us his weekly run-down

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 24, 2017

Melbourne Storm secured the minor premiership two rounds still to go whilst the Raiders defeat to Penrith means they are all but out of finals contention unless the Dragons and Manly both lose their remaining two games.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 23, 2017

Round 23 in the NRL saw the Storm beat the Roosters (third) to extend their lead at the top of the ladder to six points whilst the Broncos (second) beat the Sharks (fourth.)

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 22, 2017

Round 22 of the NRL saw Melbourne edge four points clear at the top after the Roosters failed to win whilst a big win for the Broncos has them third on points difference with Cronulla and Parramatta also on 30 points.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: Women’s Interstate Challenge + NRL Round 20, 2017

Hamish Neal covers the latest in rugby league including Round 20 of the NRL and the Women’s Interstate Challenge.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 18, 2017

Melbourne Storm had an error-filled loss to the Eels and the Sydney Roosters won a tight one against South Sydney. Hamish Neal has all of the NRL Round 18 action covered.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 17, 2017

Three teams are level on points behind leaders Melbourne Storm, after NRL Round 17. Hamish Neal brings his weekly wrap.

Almanac Rugby League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 16, 2017

Round 16 is done and dusted in the NRL and Hamish Neal has all the latest news and results.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 14, 2017

Hamish Neal with the weekend’s NRL news; with a reminder that “what you do with the ball” is more crucial than “how much you have it.”

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 13, 2017

Hamish Neal has the NRL Round 13 action covered as Storm locked in top spot and the Eels moved into the top 8. State of Origin watch too with players who could slot into the Maroons team for game two.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 11, 2017

Hamish Neal with the latest from NRL; Melbourne Storm out in front.