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.
The Great Britain & Ireland Lions are back – and so is Forty20!
This month: we take a look at the growing influence of Polynesians on rugby league, especially with a 2019 Lions tour to the Pacific and new Oceania Cup in mind.
Brian Noble MBE farewells his Bradford mentor, Peter Fox
Trevor Baxter profiles Super League's first Golden Point winner Marc Sneyd and looks at the chequered history of Salford Red Devils
Just up the road, Anthony Williams reflects on another lost opportunity in Manchester
Peter Smith reports on contrasting fortunes for two Yorkshire cities – Leeds and Hull
George Clarke talks Aussie scandal as a new NRL season kicks off
Ian Boldsworth and Chris Irvine on the exits of Eddie Hemmings and Ray French
All of that plus the World Club Challenge, Southern Conference, a trip to Newcastle and much much more. Dig in!