Almanac Rugby League – Race for the Paul Barriere: Week 3, Tongan history in Hamilton, PNG win again

Hamish Neal gives us an update on the Rugby League World Cup.

International Cup – Grand Final: Why PNG beat NZ to claim the Division 1 Crown

Stephen Alomes reflects on why the PNG Mozzies successfully defended their crown at the MCG in the 2017 International Cup Grand Final! [Great piece, thanks Stephen! – JB]

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Finals Week Three

Hamish Neal on the players and stats that matter, ahead of NRL Grand Final 2016: Melbourne v Cronulla.

Almanac International Footy: Finals Fever in Port Moresby

Our man in Moresby, Smokey Raitman, tells the story of the finals series in the Papua New Guinea AFL comp. The local entertainment, fierce rivalries and tribal customs make for a great yarn.

PNG in International Cup Grand Final

Out (visa problems) is something you don’t usually see when the teams are announced on a Thursday Night. Murray Bird keeps us up to date with the PNG Mosquitoes’ sometime rocky path into the Grand Final of the 2014 International Cup.

Wheelchair coach turning lives around

Murray Bird brings us the story of Jonathon Ila, who has been unable to walk since 2002. The ‘wheelchair coach’ has won the hearts of many through his coaching ability, giving young boys and girls in PNG the capacity to believe in themselves as natural Australian Rules footballers.

AFL Round 3 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide: Thank you for faulty keypads

Faulty work equipment on the Tabar Islands in PNG triggered a chain of events that culminated in Dangerous Dan Hansen arriving in time for a Showdown for the ages. Thanks again Elrec multi-channel induced polarisation receiver.

AFL Round 1 – Melbourne v Port Adelaide: A splash of Teal on Tatau Island

After spreading the gospel of the glory of the Power to workmates, Dan Hansen caught the first banana boat from the PNG island of Tatau to Simberi Island gold mine to listen to the game. (He showed more dedication there than all of the Melbourne players.)