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.
August's Forty20 is sizzling like a steak on the barbie... here's what you'll find this month:
League Leaders St Helens dominate - Ian Boldsworth wonders if they can go all the way to Old Trafford, Trevor Baxter profiles coach Justin Holbrook, Mike Rush gives a CEO-eye view and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook reflects on not going to Wembley
Catalans Dragons ARE going to Wembley and Toulouse are in the Qualifiers – Mike Rylance assesses both clubs' chances of glory in the Super 8s
By way of a Challenge Cup final special, Mike Latham roots through his loft for the story of the only man to win the cup in rugby league AND soccer
Stevie Ward reflects on Leeds Rhinos' disappointment and coming fight against relegation while Brian Noble says that, if they earn it on the field, Toronto must be promoted
Phil Caplan rounds up a lively international board meeting in Singapore and we have the fixtures for this year's Emerging Nations Championship down under
Steve Deane previews the NRL's own run to the Grand Final and South Sydney's remarkable turn-around in expectation
Fancy rugby league in Serbia? Red Star Belgrade want in on League 1
Both Challenge Cup semi-final double-headers went well - Peter Smith reports from Bolton and Angela Powers was equally impressed at Warrington
Emma Kirke joins our lively team of columnists with a new PDRL monthly feature Liam Claffey reflects on the coming relegation battle in the Championship Shield
As usual, Martin Kelner rounds the month off in his inimitable way and not only that you can win one of three signed paperback copies of Gavin Willacy's book, No Helmets Required, and one of ten pairs of Wembley cup final tickets.
Well, we did say it was a hot 'un! Enjoy...