RLW 415: What’s inside?

Issue 415 of Rugby League World magazine is out now – available both in newsagents and digitally (download at totalrl.com/rlw). We have a great introductory subscription offer in which you can get two issues for the price of one (just £4!), with no obligation to continue after that. For more information, head to totalrl.com/2for1 – but be quick as this offer expires soon.

Packed with unmissable features from the sport’s best writers, award-winning photography, columns from elite players, and cutting-edge design, it’s the best read in Rugby League – no question. Rugby League World is also the most popular monthly RL magazine outside Australia and it’s not hard to see why.

Here’s what’s inside issue 415

A whopping 35-page Baskerville Shield preview feature
– Meet the teams
– The series’ main talking points
– Who was Albert Baskerville and why do England and New Zealand play for a shield named after him?
– What happened the last time New Zealand toured Britain? We look back at the previous seven Kiwi tours over three decades
– Steve McNamara: An extensive interview with the England coach
– Roger Tuivasa-Sheck: How the Kiwi ace is rewriting the rules of fullback play and what England must do to contain him
– Columnist Ryan Hall pens his latest update direct from the England camp
– Gareth Widdop: England’s best half-back on his plans to take down the Kiwis
– The haka: What is it, how did it come to be, and what does it mean to the players?
– Secret Speccie: Our undercover agent returns after a three-year absence to run the rule over the three international venues and give you the best advice for smooth spectating

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– Hull FC star Leon Pryce selects his Dream XIII compiled from team-mates
– Outgoing Wigan winger Joe Burgess reveals more about his life away from RL
– Relive the 2015 Grand Final with exclusive player reactions and observations
– In his latest RLW column, Eorl Crabtree answers your questions about the 2015 season
– Iestyn Harris: The former Salford coach tells us what really happened with the Red Devils in this exclusive interview
– The Pain Barrier: Are players being forced to carry serious injuries? We investigate
– Castleford captain Michael Shenton discusses the Tigers’ new stadium – Five Towns Park – in his latest column
– Were the Super 8s a success? RLW finds out with the help of coaches and players who took part
– Alex Walmsley: It’s been a roller coaster month for the St Helens prop and he reveals all in his latest column
– Random League: Nigel Wiskar’s sideways look at the game features the Grand Final streaker, Paul Anderson and a Dr Who monster, Kyle Eastmond, Shaun Wane, Jonathan Thurston, Ben Westwood and Chris Flannery. Plus, as always, his famous Rugby League eBay column
– Swinton coach John Duffy reveals the Lions’ secret to success after securing promotion to the Championship
– Low-rent heroes: Dave Hadfield highlights the best players to star in the second-tier
– The Write Stuff: Steve Mascord on the differences in Rugby League’s national media coverage in Australia and the UK
– Planet League: In this month’s global round-up, discover how Italy are getting on in their pursuit to be a top RL nation
– In his latest RLW column, Leigh Centurions half Ryan Brierley analyses Rugby League’s Super 8s structure and asks whether promotion or relegation is actually possible
– In this month’s Last Tackle with the peerless Dave Hadfield, we discuss the trouble at the Grand Final and the shadowy world of substitutes