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Rugby League World

Issue 438 (Oct 2017)

Issue 438 (Oct 2017)

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The latest unmissable issue of Rugby League World magazine is out now! Here’s a summary of what’s inside Issue 438 (Oct 2017) 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.
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Every month, packed with the colour and detail behind the news with views and analysis from the sport’s leading writers and personalities. Rugby League World is essential reading for anyone who cares about Rugby League, wherever and by whoever the greatest game is played.

Established in 1976 as ‘Open Rugby’, the magazine adopted the title Rugby League World in 1999.

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