Almanac Rugby League: New ladder leader in the NRL

The Penrith Panthers moved to the top of the NRL ladder after the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters suffered shock defeats. Liam Hauser takes a look at Round 10 of the competition in a year where the good are quite good and the less said about the bad, the better.

Almanac Rugby League: What really matters?

Several years ago, Brett Hutchins set out to write a match review for the Almanac. Instead, he ended up contemplating the big questions of life.

Almanac Rugby League: Excerpts from a rugby league lover’s diary – The Early Years

Imagine an Adrian Mole-type character thinking back over the childhood competitiveness of two brothers supporting rival teams. Actually, Paul Connolly has already done it for you!

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2020: Where will each team finish the season? The view from Redcliffe.

As much as he’s a cricket tragic, Liam Hauser is also a big fan of rugby league – to date, he’s had five books published on the code (with a sixth imminent). He visited his local NRL merchandise store to share their predictions for the new season.

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 2, 2017

The Broncos secured a spot in the penultimate weekend of NRL beating Penrith whilst North Queensland travelled to Sydney again, this time beating the Eels.

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 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: NRL Round 21, 2017

Round 21 of the NRL saw the top three of the Storm, Roosters and Sharks all win with Parramatta finishing the weekend in sixth spot.

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 15, 2017

As we approach Game 2 of the State of Origin Series, Hamish Neal gives us the lowdown on Round 15 of the NRL.