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2020 Official Rugby League Annual: The tradition continues

What better way to remember the season like no other than with the 2020 Official Rugby League Annual, the 34th edition in the series by the game's leading historian David Middleton.

The 2020 Annual looks in detail at how the game saw off the greatest threat to its existence and showed extraordinary resolve to survive a two-month shutdown and still complete an incredible season.

Given the extraordinary experiences of 2020, there's a focus on the impacts of COVID-19 and how Project Apollo saved the game, as well as a look at the 1919 flu epidemic and its impact on rugby league.

The month-by-month diaries chronicle the full story of a season of unique challenges and all 16 clubs' seasons are reviewed, along with a summary of every 2020 premiership match.

There's coverage of every major game played in 2020, including the NRLW and Women’s State of Origin, the NRL Nines, World Club Challenge, All Stars, the Telstra Premiership and Ampol State of Origin series.

We pay tribute to the game’s retiring players, and honour those who passed away, most notably the legendary Arthur Summons and Noel ‘Ned’ Kelly.