Almanac Rugby League: NRL 2020 off and re-running, and how!

Rugby League editor Ian Hauser thinks we learned a lot after just one round of the re-booted NRL season. See if you agree. [Totally agree on the Green Machine – Ed.]

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 – NRL Finals Week 2 + NRLW Round 2: Results

Week 2 of the NRL Finals produced two nail-biters! Round 2 of the NRLW also produced two high-quality matches to enhance the standing of this inaugural season. Here’s how it all played out.

Almanac Rugby League – 2018 NRL Finals Week 2 and NRLW Round 2

Week 2 of the NRL Finals, the semi-finals kick off tonight together with Round 2 of the inaugural NRLW round-robin. We try to pick some winners.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1: the results

It was a great weekend of rugby league finals – a nail biter, a couple of ‘to be expected’ results and one minor upset. And the NRLW kicked off. What’s not to like? The Almanac’s rugby league man checks it out and looks ahead to Week 2.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Finals Week 1 + NRLW Round 1

After the most even breakdown of finalists in years, the NRL Finals get underway tonight. It’s a brave person who thinks they can pick the winners! Here’s our attempt to do just that at The Almanac.

Almanac Rugby League – Let’s get down to business

After one of the tightest seasons for yonks, it took until the last minute of the NRL season to decide the composition of the top eight teams. With Finals starting on Friday night, let’s take stock of the situation and have a look at the match-ups for Week 1.

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 3 plus PNG games

The NRL Grand Final is next weekend and the Melbourne Storm will attempt to win their fifth grand final, but what would be their third legitimate title after their salary cap breaches last decade, whilst the Cowboys are aiming to win a second crown in three seasons.

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 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.