Almanac Rugby League – The 1973 NSWRL Grand Final: Manly v Cronulla

The 1973 New South Wales Rugby League Grand Final is regarded as the most brutal of them all. The Almanac’s Ian Hauser went back to the video to see if it lived up to that designation.

Almanac Rugby League: 40 Years of State of Origin

It’s 40 years ago today that rugby league’s first State of Origin match was played in Brisbane. Almanacker and Origin historian Liam Hauser takes us back to how it all came about.

Almanac Rugby League – The 1965 Grand Final: St George Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs

John Campbell remembers the day his Dad took him and his little brother Lonno to the 1965 Sydney rugby league Grand Final. Caught up in the massive crowd, John and Lonno didn’t see much that day but their experiences, real and imagined, left a huge impression.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Resounding win for Australia in decider

Well all good things must come to an end, and last night’s T20 World Cup ended with a resounding victory for the Aussies over India in front of over 85,000 fans. Liam Hauser also wraps up his fine coverage of the tournament & selects his team of the cup.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 10 plus City-Country Shield

Hamish Neal brings news of NRL Round 10, naming the fourth player from Melbourne club side Altona Roosters to score in the NRL. And there is an update of the Women’s City-Country Shield representative game.

‘Unification’ Rules: Attempts to Surmount the Great Divide between Australian Football and Rugby League

Pagan Maven with a well-referenced look back at former attempts to amalgamate football codes across Australia. Imagine what could have been… [What do you mean Queensland boycotted the 1933 talks? – Ed]