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.
Welcome to the first Forty20 of 2018 – a new season is almost upon us!
This being rugby league, politics is to the fore ... Phil Caplan assesses the departure of Nigel Wood from the boards of Super League and the RFL
Trevor Baxter profiles RFL president-in-waiting Andy Burnham – as well as the retiring Micky Higham
On the field, we take club by club looks at every single Super League and Championship side ahead of the big kick-off
Pete Smith wonders if Castleford can go one better in 2018
Angela Powers talks to Danny McGuire, moving from champions Leeds to promoted Hull KR
Brian Noble calls for the game to get behind growth and expansion - it's now or never
We welcome new columnists in Stevie Ward and Leon Pryce, along with regular favourites Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Ian Boldsworth, Martin Kelner and more
Match of the Month is John Kear's debut with Bradford Bulls
We focus on Cumbria, Lebanon, Ukraine and the new French domestic season
The Women's Super League is expanding fast - we report on the dawn of a new era
Steve Deane looks celebrates the 20th anniversary of the end of the ARL-Super League Ward down under, while Chris Irvine reflects on 20 years of the Grand Final
Mike Latham heads to Scotland and memories of of border products in Hawick
All of that and much much more ... not a bad way to get the year started
What are you waiting for? Dig in!