Almanac Rugby League: I wrote the Redcliffe Dolphins club song

Jon Williams explains how, as a schoolboy on the Redcliffe Peninsula, he came to write the Dolphins club song.

NRL Round 2: Footy is back, and what a start to the season!

What a start to the 2023 NRL season – upsets, history made, officialdom slated, a couple of long suspensions, and lots more. After a disastrous 2/8 tipping in Round 1, Ian Hauser is back to try to improve for Round 2.

Almanac Rugby League – On Being a Dolphin: A Chat with Petero Civoniceva

With the recent announcement that the Redcliffe-based Dolphins will join the NRL as the 17th franchise in the 2023 season, we thought it timely to re-visit Sasha Lennon’s conversation with rugby league legend Petero Civoniceva, a Redcliffe boy, and highlight his thoughts on what it means to be a Dolphin.

Almanac Rugby League – From Big Bal to George Benson: a love letter to PNG Rugby League

Patrick Skene first took an interest in PNG rugby league when Bal Numapo arrived at the Bulldogs. Patrick’s appreciation went to another level when he attended the PNG Hunters’ first match in the Queensland Cup in 2014 at Redcliffe’s Dolphin Oval.

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 – QRL Intrust Super Cup: 2019 season kicks off today

The QRL Intrust Super Cup season 2019 kicks off today. Our resident rugby league writer Ian Hauser offers his thoughts on the season (as well as his method of easing the pain of ironing).

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Grand Final Day winners

After an absorbing AFL Grand Final on Saturday, the NRL hosted its big day yesterday. Here’s how we saw it play out. It didn’t quite go the way we (or most people, for that matter) expected.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL and NRLW Grand Final previews

The last day in September – NRL and NRLW Grand Final Day! Injuries, possible suspensions, mind games, extended benches – it’s all there as we head for the biggest day of the year. Here’s our preview.

Almanac Rugby League – Queensland Cup Grand Final: Redcliffe Dolphins def. Easts Tigers 36-22

The mighty Redcliffe Dolphins won their first Queensland Cup title for 12 years when the defeated Easts Tigers at Lang Park. Here’s a view from the lounge chair.

Almanac Rugby League – QCup Grand Final: Redcliffe Dolphins v Easts Tigers – a preview

The Queensland Cup Grand Final will see the Redcliffe Dolphins meet the Easts Tigers at Lang Park on Sunday afternoon. There’s finals history between these two teams over the years so we can look forward confidently to something special this weekend. A one-time regular on Dolphin Oval’s old western mound (just along the touchline from the late, lamented Old Boys Can Bar), Ian Hauser presents both an historical perspective of finals clashes between these two clubs as well as his take on what to expect.

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 – Redcliffe Dolphins turn 70

First published in The Guardian, this article by Joe Gorman takes a look at one of the country’s great football clubs, the Redcliffe Dolphins which turns 70 this year.

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 Rugby League – From Big Bal to George Benson: a love letter to PNG Rugby League

Patrick Skene enjoys a genuinely meaningful sports experience when he heads to Redcliffe for the PNG Hunters’ first match in the QRL competition. [Great story – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – Queensland Cup: The battle of the Bayside – football with soul

Queensland Cup Rugby League Grand Final 2012: Wynnum Manly Seagulls 20 d Redcliffe Dolphins 10 by JJ Leahy The initial convict settlement in Queensland was established at Redcliffe on the shores of Moreton Bay in 1824.  However, it was moved in the next year up the Brisbane River to the current site of the CBD. [Read more]