Vol 1 Issue 1
Forty-20 features thought-provoking articles by the game’s most respected writers and fascinating face-to-face interviews with rugby league’s most engaging personalities.
The trial issue is the first of rugby league's biggest year in decades: January 2013. Inside, Brian Noble takes a club-by-club look ahead to the Super League season ahead, while Gareth Walker does likewise with an equally historic Championships campaign.
Elsewhere, Angela Powers of Sky Sports grills Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield on his surge in popularity; Andy Wilson profiles New Zealand's 'Mad Butcher'; St Helens prop Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook prepares for action; and Mike Rylance profiles a France side preparing for the World Cup.
Publishing wide-ranging and open-minded stories that are bright and witty, punchy and intelligent, Forty-20 is unafraid to grapple with the big issues of rugby league.
The season is now well underway and March's Forty20 is packed to the gunnels, whatever gunnels are.
This month Phil Caplan looks at where rugby league's future lies - in the big cities like Toronto, London and Toulouse or the small towns that have sustained it, such as Warrington, Leigh and the resurgent Castleford
The British game is upbeat after success in the World Club Series - Brian Noble shares his thoughts and Wigan's hat-trick hero Joe Burgess is profiled
Trevor Baxter chats with England coach Wayne Bennett while Angela Powers meets Kevin Brown, a halfback chance for the World Cup?
We have reports from Leigh's opening game back in the top flight and Wakefield, who have new co-tenants in Sheffield Eagles
Steve Deane reflects on the opening round of the NRL down under and, at the development end of the international scene, we've news from Burundi, Africa
Our roster of regular columnists like Ian Boldsworth, Dave Hadfield, Mike Latham and Martin Kelner are lined up and raring to go...
All in all it adds up to another great issue of Forty20 - dig in!