Almanac Rugby League – 2021 State of Origin, Game 1: A wave of Blue crashes Townsville

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on last night’s first game in the 2021 State of Origin series.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin 2021: Game 1 preview

Just seven months after 2020’s delayed series saw an unexpected series win to Queensland, State of Origin returns for its 2021 incarnation. Our rugby league editor, Ian Hauser, ponders what might happen in Townsville tonight.

Almanac Rugby League: Queensland Origin and Community – Playing for the People

In his 2015 Tom Brock Lecture, Sasha Lennon explored the link between the Queensland rugby league State of Origin team and the broader Queensland community. In the lead-up to tomorrow night’s Game 1 of the 2020 Origin series, we revisit Sasha’s lecture.

Almanac Book Review – ‘State of Origin: 40 Years’

Rugby league tragic Lindsey Cuthbertson reviews Liam Hauser’s ‘State of Origin: 40 Years’, the third and latest instalment of his definitive coverage of the jewel in the code’s crown.

Almanac Rugby League: 40 Years of State of Origin

It’s 40 years ago today that rugby league’s first State of Origin match was played in Brisbane. Almanacker and Origin historian Liam Hauser takes us back to how it all came about.