Vol 1 Issue 1
Forty20 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, Forty20 is unafraid to grapple with the big issues of rugby league.
As the season enters the play-off stage, what better way to get stuck in than with the latest edition of Forty20?
This issue our covers stars are the so-called 'rugby league family' and we take an in-depth look at whether it is being undermined by a plague of off-field violence.
John Davidson and Rod Studd think so, but Professor Tony Collins points to a long history of such misbehaviour
Phil Caplan takes us back to Warrington's Challenge Cup win over St Helens at Wembley, while Ian Boldsworth and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook see it from a Saints angle
Pete Smith saw Sheffield fly high and ponders the future of the 1895 Cup
Steve Deane farewells Odsal and Tom Coates offers the Dewsbury view
Plus all your favourite columnists, a competition to win a GB Lions shirt and more great stories than there are autumn leaves on your lawn. Tuck in!