Almanac Rugby: The Forgotten Story of Cecil Ramalli

Another fantastic read from Almanacker and writer with The Guardian; Patrick Skene. In his latest yarn, Patrick profiles the life of the first Asian Wallaby – Cecil Ramalli. A man who was hard enough to cop everything the All Blacks could throw at him, then cheated death on the dreaded Thai-Burma Railways and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Almanac Rugby League – The courageous journey of Ian Roberts (first published in The Guardian Australia).

Your Almanac for the Train: A fantastic profile of Rugby League trailblazer Ian Roberts, the code’s first openly gay player by Patrick Skene

Almanac Rugby League – Aaron Woods: The mummy’s boy with a warrior’s spirit (first published in the The Guardian Australia)

Friend of the Almanac Patrick Skene’s outstanding profile of Wests Tigers, NSW and Kangaroos star prop Aaron Woods in The Guardian. Even if you’re not a fan of League, this is a fantastic sporting read and well worth your time.

The golden age of indigenous Australian footy in Victoria (Patrick Skene in the Guardian)

Patrick Skene has had a fantastic debut year as a feature writer both with us here at the Almanac and now he has been picked up by the Guardian. Here’s his latest.