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.
Lights, camera, action! May's Forty20 is here.
As rugby league spreads its geographical roots, local derbies continue to be as vital to its wellbeing as ever. We take an in-depth look at the appeal of traditional rivalries.
Ian Boldsworth weighs up Saints versus Wigan
James O'Brien and Peter Smith report from Hull v Rovers and Cas v Wakefield
..and Phil Caplan was at Odsal for the Challenge Cup return of Bradford v Leeds
Meanwhile Brian Noble MBE assesses the futures of Leeds and Wigan – doing it tough
John Davidson reports on a season-ending plague, the hated ACL injury
Liam Claffey writes of the Championship at the halfway stage
George Clarke has all the latest from the NRL including a huge grudge match
Gavin Willacy has the facts behind growing attendance figures
We've got all of that and much much much more in another packed edition