Salford and former Great Britain centre Martin Gleeson lifts the lid on his darkest days following a drugs ban in the September edition of Rugby League World.
Gleeson gives a full and frank interview about how he dealt with depression at his lowest points, and how he is now enjoying a new lease of life on and off the field with the Reds.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan hears one of the most remarkable stories in Rugby League – how former London Broncos Academy player Matt King has turned his life around after being paralysed from the neck down in an accident during a game in 2004. In a moving and honest account, King reveals how he struggled with the devastating news at first – but has since gone on to record a host of achievements that earned him an OBE.
Elsewhere in the magazine, the Daily Mail’s Northern Football Correspondent Ian Ladyman gives his verdict on his first ever State of Origin – watched in the company of the Manchester United squad he was in Sydney to cover. The Daily Star’s Julie Stott hears how Jermaine McGillvary overcame a host of early setbacks to his career, to become one of Super League’s most potent wingers. Dave Hadfield looks at Leeds Rhinos’ latest crop of brilliant youngsters, our World Cup focus turns to Italy, and Halifax’s Paul Handforth is profiled. There is also the stunning story of Great Britain Student Pioneers’ tour to Morocco – and the prejudice and obstacles they encountered from rugby union officials.
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