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James Webster: The best young coach in Rugby League?


Super League’s newest coach has made an immediate impact at Wakefield, John Davidson sits down to hear the story behind James Webster’s early success… The best young coach in Rugby League? James Webster just might be that. Roosters boss Trent Robinson might have claims to that title and so could New Zealand Warrior’s mentor Andrew MacFadden. But at 35 Webster ... Read More »

Feature: How the Dragons are producing top young talent


Young French stars Morgan Escaré and Eloi Pelissier have lit up Super League this year, and as Ricky Wilby reports, they are unlikely to be the last… The conveyor belt that produced the hugely talented Morgan Escaré and Eloi Pelissier is set for a significant boost in 2015. Next year will not only be the tenth season that the Catalans ... Read More »

Giants “under strict instructions” to celebrate opposition errors


Rugby League World journalist Dave Hadfield on an interesting meeting with Huddersfield star Luke Robinson… I had the pleasure the other week of working on the radio with Huddersfield’s Luke Robinson. He was as sparky and chatty as you’d expect, full of fascinating insights into the game. Take the issue of teams celebrating when an opponent makes a mistake. It ... Read More »

Opinion: Is relegation really a disaster?


As we’ve known for a while now, Bradford Bulls and London Broncos will play their rugby in the Championship next season. Both clubs are making the right noises about playing their way back into the elite, but what long-term effect will relegation from Super League have upon them? The evidence from others who have taken the drop is mixed to ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Play-Offs Issue


Rugby League World issue 402 – ‘The Play-Offs Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 12th September. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League season is heading towards a thrilling climax – and we assess each team’s chances in the closest race for Old Trafford ever. The top six teams have dominated the competition all ... Read More »

Interview: We sit down with all four Warrington half-backs


When Warrington lost 34-28 at Bradford in early May, a sixth defeat from their opening 11 games, there was one name on most people’s lips. Yes, the Wolves had lost two of their pillars up front in Adrian Morley and Garreth Carvell. Plus a player of vast experience in the crucial position of fullback in Brett Hodgson. But for the ... Read More »

A Week in the Life of: A full-time referee


Neil Barraclough spends a week with Super League match official Robert Hicks This article originally appeared in the 400th issue Rugby League World magazine. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet Monday “Monday is our review and recovery day, which normally starts with a couple of hours in the gym or pool. We all ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?


Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Rugby League World Issue 400 – Online Now!


Rugby League World hits a noticeable landmark this month – its 400th edition, and you can read it online now! Just over 38 years ago the first ever Open Rugby, as it was then, was published by Harry Edgar to try and push the sport he and many others loved, but felt was under appreciated. Almost four decades on, and ... Read More »

Rugby League World & Open Rugby – All 400 Covers


Rugby League World Magazine publishes its 400th issue on 11th July 2014. To celebrate this landmark occasion we’ve gathered together for the first time in one place every single front cover since the mag began life 38 years ago as Open Rugby. Scroll down the page to view the gallery and click on a cover to view the enlarged image. ... Read More »