Almanac Rugby League – Race for the Paul Barriere: Week 2, Fiji continue unbeaten run, challenges gain world-wide attention

Hamish gives us the rundown on the opening stages of the Rugby League World Cup with this comprehensive wrap of all that has happened thus far.

Almanac Travel: Dylan Thomas and the mammalian protuberances

Mickey Randall continues his observations of The World. This time he and ‘the wife’ are in Wales where, says Mickey, there’s one castle per resident. Lots of literary reminders and some interesting images.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 4: Australia rooted, England stoked

And so it came to pass that England rolled Australia on Day 4 in Cardiff (Wales). Sean Mortell recaps the mystifying goings-on ahead of Lord’s on Thursday.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 3: Watto, Wales and Wasted Opportunities

Luke Reynolds reviews Day 3 of the First Ashes Test in Cardiff. In a day that he describes belonged to England and was a missed opportunity for Shane Watson to put his mark on the game.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 3: Wickets tumble in a batsman’s test

Sean Mortell reviews Day 3 of the First Ashes test, where England took control and plenty of wickets fell in a Test which Sean believes has been dominated by the the batsman.

Torture with a sprinkle of youth: Ashes 2015 Day One Review

Sean Mortell reviews Day 1 of the 1st Ashes test in Cardiff. In particular, Sean points out that the Aussies may not be as invincible as everyone thought.

Cardiff Test – England v Australia, Day 1: Cymryd eich eiliadau (take your moments)

A life, a game, is comprised of moments.

Cardiff Test – England v Australia, Day One: Dizzy’s done us in!

Ashes Test cricket is back. Watching Yorkshiremen pile on the afternoon runs, Joe Moore has cause to wonder about the influence of our beloved JN Gillespie.

Ashes 2015 – Cardiff Says Australia

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber tours Cardiff ahead of tonight’s first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Sophia Gardens, and learns that when it comes to the Welsh, the international relations maxim; ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’ rings true.

Almanac Rugby League – Benji back to form in half-baked victory

 by Will Evans My childhood recollections of seeing my heroes in black and white play at Wembley aren’t great.  The Kiwis approached the first Test of the 1993 away series against Great Britain with confidence after pushing Australia earlier in the year and drawing a home series with the Lions one-all the previous season.  But, [Read more]