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  1. We're launching a new feature called Quickfire Q & A in the next issue of Rugby League World magazine, where fans set the questions. First up to be grilled in the hotseat is Castleford Tigers winger James Clare. Post your questions below or email quickfire@totalrl.com - we'll print the best next issue, which will also see the arrival of a new Editor-in-Chief!
  2. AS the old saying goes, there's a big world out there, and the latest issue of Rugby League World magazine has certainly lived up to its name this month. Among our interviewees are Wigan ace Sam Tomkins, who will be playing his rugby in the South of France next year, and women's star Courtney Hill, who tells us about her move from Australia to Leeds. We've got an action-packed five-page section on the Rugby League scene in the country Hill has left behind, including the thoughts of Greg Bird, the former NRL and Origin player now plying his trade at Catalans Dragons. Also featured in this issue is Sean Rutgerson, the ex-South Africa international who has succeeded Brian McDermott as head coach of the USA. Meanwhile, the Emerging Nations World Championship is approaching, and this month, the spotlight is on Philippines and Hong Kong. We also look at the chances of making the game a success in China, while back in Blighty, Matty English explains why he is so happy at Huddersfield and Chester Butler, one the most talked-about players in the Championship, reveals the secrets of his growing success at Halifax. Lea Roberts was once a prospect at Halifax, but these days, is performing on a very different stage. Read all about his success as a stand-up comedian. And for something a little bit different, take a look at the story of former Salford player Eynon Hawkins and his amazing exploits during the Second World War. All this and plenty more inside, don't miss it! Rugby League World magazine is in shops across the UK from Friday 29th June, and online from Thurs 28th June at www.totalrl.com/rlw - Also available by post and on subscription worldwide from www.totalrl.com/shop ASK YOUR LOCAL NEWSAGENT TO RESERVE A COPY OF RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD FOR YOU EVERY MONTH (UK ONLY)
  3. There's a new issue of Rugby League World in shops today! Treat yourself to a copy to enjoy over the Summer Bash/Bank Holiday weekend. If your local newsagent doesn't have it, tell 'em you're gonna start shopping elsewhere until they do! Or you can order it direct from us at www.totalrl.com/shop or get the online edition to read on your smartphone, tablet or other computerised gizmos at www.totalrl.com/rlw Scroll down to find out what's inside... There are plenty of people talking about St Helens, and there's plenty about their players, both past and present, in this issue. Jon Wilkin reflects on the impact of Justin Holbrook as the Aussie coach enters his second year at the helm, but it's not all about Super League. Tommy Makinson tells us about his hopes of playing at international level, and as England's mid-season Test in the USA looms, we have the lowdown on Denver and the latest on freshly-appointed New Zealand coach Michael Maguire. Three former Saints players are featured - for different reasons. Steve Hall is about to head off on another fantastic Steve Prescott Foundation fundraising mission, Tommy Johnson explains why he has stayed loyal to North Wales Crusaders and Brad Billsborough reveals why helping run the Reminiscence Cafe at the Totally Wicked Stadium is so important to him. Darrell Griffin might not have played for Saints, but he has worn the colours of six other clubs, and opens up on his career. And we also look at why Physical Disability Rugby League is so important to former Castleford, Wakefield and Dewsbury player Chris Hall. All this and loads more including features on Women's RL, plus stories from Ukraine, Fiji, Wales, France and beyond. Enjoy the read!
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    Hot Wired! Don’t miss the new Rugby League World, out now

    Head over to the Rugby League World Facebook page now at https://www.facebook.com/RugbyLeagueWorld/ for a live chat about the new issue with editor Doug Thomson and Matthew Shaw.
  5. The times they are a changin' - if not for Bob Dylan, then certainly for Josh Charnley and Kevin Brown. The former has turned his back on rugby union to return to League with a move to Warrington, where he has linked up with Brown, who has announced his retirement from the international game. In the new issue of Rugby League World magazine, on sale Friday 27th April, we hear from both men via in-depth interviews. Meanwhile Hull players past and present Stuart Howarth and Masi Matongo speak about their careers and future plans. Chris Thorman, who was put in interim charge of Huddersfield following the sacking of Rick Stone, might be focused on claret and gold these days. But at one time, his sporting world was black and white, and with Magic Weekend fast approaching we learn why St James' Park has such a special place in his heart. Elsewhere in this issue, another halfback, Ben Roberts, talks about tackling a different position at Castleford while York's Will Jubb provides an uplifting story of how he jumped a major hurdle to become a professional. We also cover the eagerly-awaited start of the Women's Super League season. There's plenty more besides, including international focus on developments in Hungary, our regular round ups from France, Wales and Australia, a visit down to Post Office Road in Featherstone and a look at some of the famous siblings who have played the game over the years. Grab your copy and enjoy the read. Rugby League World magazine is in shops across the UK from Friday 27th April, grab your copy or download the digital edition now at www.totalrl.com/rlw - Also available by post and on subscription worldwide from www.totalrl.com/shop ASK YOUR LOCAL NEWSAGENT TO RESERVE A COPY OF RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD FOR YOU EVERY MONTH (UK ONLY)
  6. Issue 443 (March 2018) of Rugby League World magazine is out Friday 23rd Feb 2018 - or if you prefer to read your copy online, you can get the digital edition right now at www.totalrl.com/rlw or by downloading the Rugby League World app. What's inside this month? We’ve only just begun – but with the season still at the fledgling stage, there’s so much to talk about already. James Roby and Harrison Hansen, the respective captains of much fancied sides St Helens and Leigh Centurions, have told us about their aims for 2018. As the dust settles on Super League’s historic Australian match and the World Club Challenge, we look back on the ‘NSW Tour’. Wakefield new boy Jordan Baldwinson reveals his desire for a routine, while Huddersfield’s Jake Mamo explains what it’s like trying to live up to the hype created before last season’s injury. You’ve got to admire the resilience of Mark Aston, who details his determination to keep the game alive and kicking in Sheffield. Nomadic coach Neil Kelly, now back at Dewsbury, has a great story to tell, as does Hemel Stags’ new international signing Stefanos Bastas. Prepare to be sent to Coventry as we meet Alan Robinson, the man who insists league and union can happily co-exist in the West Midlands. And who doesn’t love the most biased sports commentary ever? Mick Morgan, the man with the mic who saw red when Wigan’s Kelvin Skerrett cleaned out Castleford’s Andy Hay during the 1994 Regal Trophy final, and then became a YouTube sensation, is far more calm as he tells us about his new book, and you can win a copy too in our latest competiton. All this plus our regular coverage of the grassroots game, Women's Rugby League and the international game with a special feature on the emergence of the Balkan Super League, plus roundups from France, Wales and Australia. In shops across the UK from Friday 23rd Feb, grab your copy now or download the digital edition at www.totalrl.com/rlw – Also available by post and on subscription worldwide from www.totalrl.com/shop
  7. The latest unmissable issue of Rugby League World magazine is out now! Here's a summary of what's inside and where to get your copy. Our Time Machine takes a trip back to 1998 to re-live the inaugural Super League Grand Final in the company of Lee Gilmour, who was on the winning side with Wigan that memorable night. We discover what former Bradford Bulls star and Harry Sunderland Trophy winner Michael Withers is up to these days, plus take a look back at his success-laden career at Odsal. With a fantastic Challenge Cup final still fresh in the memory, we re-live Hull FC's thrilling victory at Wembley in a photo-special, plus Lance Todd Trophy winner Marc Sneyd talks to us about his career. It's 100 years since the October Revolution in Russia, which has prompted Nigel Wiskar to take a random look at some of the other revolutions that have occurred in Rugby League, not least that little local difficulty in 1895 over broken-time... Wheldon Road, Castleford is the subject of our latest Sacred Grounds feature. Leigh's Harrison Hansen talks to us about following in his dad's footsteps as a professional Rugby League player. We conclude our two-part interview with Wakefield chairman Michael Carter who offers a revealing insight into his four years in charge at Trinity. Former Catalans Dragons and Bradford Bulls star Leon Pryce offers an insider's view on what's gone wrong for both his former clubs. Hull KR coach Tim Sheens reviews a promotion-winning season with the Robins. Saints' bionic man Zeb Taia explains how revolutionary neck surgery saved his career, meanwhile Widnes Vikings prop Eamon O'Carroll talks about the injuries that have forced him to hang up his boots. Danny McGuire and Luke Gale both started out at Leeds Academy but their career paths took very different turns. We chat to both players about their early days and how they got to where they are today. Delving back into the archives, we discover Rugby League's most pointless trophy played for only once in 1964-65 and almost completely forgotten about now, even by the team that won it. Life in the Championship can be tough. The CEO's of Batley Bulldogs and Rochdale Hornets explain the particular challenges of running a club in the second tier. Home is where the heart is, and we take a look at the tumultuous times experienced by Oldham and Swinton since they lost their traditional home grounds. York City Knights coach James Ford talks to us about how the club has turned its fortunes around this season. Gloucestershire All Golds hooker Steve Parry talks to us about his life off the field as a firefighter. Reagan Walker lost her brother Leon in tragic circumstances in 2009, but it has inspired her to achieve success in her own Rugby League career. She talks to us about her journey. Stanningley's Oliver Hill is this month's young Rising Star, in association with HQ9. We pay a visit to Bath to discover how Rugby League is putting down new roots in the rugby union mad city. As the NRL season reaches its climax, we take a look back at the season in Australia and pick out the good, the bad and the ugly. Jamaica hosted its first home international in the capital, Kingston, last month. We chat to some of those involved in the historic event. All this, plus our regular features on France and Wales and a very special Letter from Toronto, make up an action-packed issue that will appeal to Rugby League fans everywhere. In shops across the UK from Friday 29th September, grab your copy now or download the digital edition at www.totalrl.com/rlw Also available by post and on subscription from http://www.totalrl.com/shop
  8. Give a subscription to Rugby League World Magazine or League Express as a gift for any occasion with our attractively designed gift cards. Gift cards can be purchased to cover 6 or 12 month subscriptions. Each gift card comes with its own envelope and contains a gift card code with instructions which the recipient can use to start their subscription at any time of their choosing. It’s the perfect hassle free gift option for any Rugby League fan! Click here to order
  9. RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 427 - (NOV 2016) Now available online - download our smartphone/tablet app from the Apple Store or Google Play for Android, or go to www.totalrl.com/rlw for desktop and other versions. Also in shops from Friday, 21st October. Order a copy (or a subscription) by post from www.totalrl.com/shop WHAT'S INSIDE... As we catch our breath at the end of another blockbuster domestic season by taking a look back at the Super League Grand Final and the Million Pound Game, we also dig deep into the crisis facing Cumbrian Rugby League as all three of its professional clubs now find themselves in League 1. Is the door to Super League likely to stay forever slammed shut on the sport’s ‘forgotten’ county? Leigh Centurions have proved the doubters wrong. It is possible for a Championship club to win promotion to Super League. Club owner Derek Beaumont and coach Neil Jukes tell us how they did it. Former Hull KR and Hull FC star Paul Cooke talks about his new book ‘Judas?’ in which he bares his soul about ‘that’ transfer and other turning points in his life. As Hemel Stags prepare for their hugely controversial link up with Dewsbury Rams, we look at the various differing blueprints being followed by League 1 expansion clubs in the quest for success. Wakefield winger Judah Mazive talks about his journey from Zimbabwe and how he is aiming to make his family proud by achieving success in Rugby League, and Tottenham born ex-footballer Iliess Macani explains the sharp learning curve involved in taking up a new sport as the former London Bronco heads for Bradford next season. Joe Vagana enjoyed a trophy-laden career with the Bulls. We catch up with the big man to find out where life has taken him since he hung up his boots. Liam Kay tells us why he is leaving Leigh to go promotion-chasing once again with Canadian newcomers Toronto Wolfpack in League 1. Spain are in our international spotlight as we chat with Miguel Blanco-Charters, who earned his call up via Twitter while playing amateur rugby with Seaton Rangers. Wath Brow Hornets provide our Rising Star, plus Dream XIII (Brett Hodgson), Getting To Know (Tom Johnstone), Random League, Women’s Rugby League (Thatto Heath & Leigh Miners Rangers), Dave Hadfield’s Last Tackle, Steve Mascord’s Bondi Beat and more!
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    In the new issue of Rugby League World Magazine, we talk to the man behind the audacious bid to stage the 2021 Rugby League World Cup tournament in the USA. In shops Friday 26th Aug and online now - download the app or go to www.totalrl.com/rlw What else can you find inside... As the Rugby League season hurtles towards its conclusion, we choose our frontrunners for Man of Steel. Find out who we’ve picked and why. We have a big exclusive from the RFL’s disciplinary panel as we go behind closed doors to find out what goes on and if criticism of the system is justified. Discover our verdict inside! Dave Hadfield picks out six talismanic mid-season signings, Neil Harmon chooses his dream team and you can get to know Wigan’s Frank-Paul Nu’uausala in a quickfire round of quirky questions. Star columnist Saints prop Alex Walmsley pays tribute to the part-time heroes of the Championship and Cas Tigers’ Michael Shenton catches up with Featherstone’s Michael Channing. On the international scene, Steve Mascord discusses the changing of the guard at World Cup 2017, plus we ask if there's anything we can learn from the Olympic ideal and there’s our regular Planet League slot keeps you up to date with the latest happenings around the world. Big interviews this month include Chris Sandow, the troubled NRL star now proving a point with Warrington Wolves and Challenge Cup final opponent Jamie Shaul, the former brickie now building a formidable career at Hull FC. We also head into the boardroom at Batley to talk to long-serving club chairman Kevin Nicholas on how he has transformed the fortunes of the Bulldogs on and off the field. Bradford Bulls coach Rohan Smith tells us how he is managing to keep his head in a crisis and York City Knights player Jonny Presley reveals what life has been like as the club has battled for its survival this season. We ask is it time for Super League to support League 1 expansion clubs by going back on the road, plus Wigan’s Dom Manfredi on the injury that ended his season and Chris Chester on the resurrection of Wakefield. It’s packed with great reading, download it now or grab a copy in your local newsagent from Friday! Single copies & subscriptions also available by post from www.totalrl.com/shop
  11. Here's a Challenge Cup final challenge for you! Take a pic of yourself and/or friends with a copy of Rugby League World Magazine at Wembley or even just larking about near some other famous London landmark this weekend and we'll publish some of the best/funniest/daftest examples in our next issue! If you're watching the game at home or in the pub don't feel left out, pretend you're the Royle Family or on Gogglebox and send em in to us as well. There are three ways you can send your pix for our attention: Post them on Twitter to us @rlworld using hashtag #RLWatWembley Post them on your Facebook page and tag us @RugbyLeagueWorld or post them to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RugbyLeagueWorld Email them to us at rlwatwembley@totalrl.com Rugby League World is on sale from Friday 26th August, so grab your copy on the way and have a great Cup Final weekend!
  12. This ad for Opro mouthguards is running in the new issue of Rugby League World Magazine, available online now & in shops from Friday 26th Aug. We want to encourage as many players as possible to take up the offer of a free mouthguard by completing a short survey via the link in the ad below, so please go to www.opro.com/rlw to complete the survey and claim your free Opro mouthguard, thanks! And please also pick up a copy of Rugby League World this weekend too, or downloads the app and read it online now!! You can also order a copy of the mag by post from www.totalrl.com/shop
  13. This ad for Opro mouthguards is running in the new issue of Rugby League World Magazine, available online now & in shops from Friday 26th Aug. We want to encourage as many players as possible to take up the offer of a free mouthguard by completing a short survey via the link in the ad below, so please go to www.opro.com/rlw to complete the survey and claim your free Opro mouthguard, thanks! And please also pick up a copy of Rugby League World this weekend too, or downloads the app and read it online now!! You can also order a copy of the mag by post from www.totalrl.com/shop
  14. In the new issue of Rugby League World Magazine, York City Knights player Jonny Presley reveals what life has been like as the club has battled for its survival this season. RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 425 (SEPT 2016) - IN SHOPS FRIDAY 26TH AUG - ONLINE NOW! Also inside this issue... As the Rugby League season hurtles towards its conclusion, we choose our frontrunners for Man of Steel. Find out who we’ve picked and why. We have a big exclusive from the RFL’s disciplinary panel as we go behind closed doors to find out what goes on and if criticism of the system is justified. Discover our verdict inside! Dave Hadfield picks out six talismanic mid-season signings, Neil Harmon chooses his dream team and you can get to know Wigan’s Frank-Paul Nu’uausala in a quickfire round of quirky questions. Star columnist Saints prop Alex Walmsley pays tribute to the part-time heroes of the Championship and Cas Tigers’ Michael Shenton catches up with Featherstone’s Michael Channing. On the international scene, Steve Mascord discusses the changing of the guard at World Cup 2017, and looking further ahead we chat to the man behind the audacious bid from the USA to stage the 2021 tournament, plus we ask if there's anything we can learn from the Olympic ideal and there’s our regular Planet League slot keeps you up to date with the latest happenings around the world. Big interviews this month include Chris Sandow, the troubled NRL star now proving a point with Warrington Wolves and Challenge Cup final opponent Jamie Shaul, the former brickie now building a formidable career at Hull FC. We head into the boardroom at Batley to talk to long-serving club chairman Kevin Nicholas on how he has transformed the fortunes of the Bulldogs on and off the field. Bradford Bulls coach Rohan Smith tells us how he is managing to keep his head in a crisis. We ask is it time for Super League to support League 1 expansion clubs by going back on the road, plus Wigan’s Dom Manfredi on the injury that ended his season and Chris Chester on the resurrection of Wakefield. It’s packed with great reading, download your copy now or get it in shops from Friday! Subscriptions & single copies also available by post from www.totalrl.com/shop