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.
As Autumn approaches and the hottest summer since 1976 fades into memory, there's food for thought aplenty in September's Forty20...
Peter Smith reports from Wembley where Catalans Dragons made history – and Steve Brady watches an enthusiastic homecoming in Perpignan
Mike Rylance wonders what their success will mean for the game in France, as Toulouse join Toronto and London in the chase for Super League
Our Championship columnist Liam Claffey sounds off on the rushed late season vote that has caused chaos and disruption throughout the sport
Stevie Ward reflects on the Qualifiers as Leeds find the going tough
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook says St Helens will keep their nerve in the race for Old Trafford
Brian Noble tips Castleford to stay the course and maybe go one better than 2017
John Davidson heads off to a resurgent Huddersfield Giants - was 2018 a turning point?
Chris Irvine - late of the Times – reports on league's dwindling national profile, while Phil Caplan switches focus to the changing TV landscape
We report from Newcastle, one of many cities bidding to host RLWC2021 and from Germany and Ukraine as early qualification rounds hot up
Leon Pryce ponders the future for League 1 - how will the shake-up affect them?
Angela Powers reports on the Women's Roses match while Steve Deane hails the blockbuster start to the new Women's NRL
Emma Kirke writes about Warrington's victory in the augural PDRL World Club Challenge in Sydney
All of that plus Tony Collins on the Origins of football, Chris and Jane Roberts on league's Greatest Sacrifice , Ian Boldsworth goes bowling, Mike Latham unearths a famous old referee and very much more...
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