Issue 422 of Rugby League World magazine is out on Friday – available both in print and online (click here to read the digital version right now!).
Packed with unmissable features from the sport’s best writers, award-winning photography, columns from elite players, and cutting-edge design, RLW is the best magazine in Rugby League. It is also the most popular RL monthly and it’s not hard to see why.
Here’s a selection of what’s inside this month…
John Bateman exclusive
Wigan and England’s ‘freak’ of an athlete gives us an insight into his remarkable rise to the summit of Rugby League.
Handley & Golding speak out
Leeds’ two young Rhinos reflect on a tough year at the club.
Denis Betts exclusive
We meet up with the new England number two, who discusses his new role alongside Wayne Bennett.
We introduce you to the technicality that is threatening the careers of certain players.
Retired England star Luke Robinson selects his fantasy lineup of team-mates.
Getting to know
We find out the details behind Kevin Penny’s celebration. Learn more about the Wolves flier in our regular off-topic quiz.
The RLW Insider
Our man in the know – one of the most respected gossip columnists in the business – reveals five stories you won’t read anywhere else.
Head to Head
In a new column, our writers lock horns in a debate about the Super 8s, Halifax star Steve Tyrer tests his club knowledge against a fan and we find out what Gareth Raynor is up to these days.
Four Nations: Why the delay?
We get to the bottom of the real reason it took so long to organise the Four Nations tournament.
Great Britain shock the Aussies
In our monthly archive piece, relive Great Britain’s magical Test match victory over the Kangaroos in 1992, and hear from Garry Schofield about his man of the match performance.
Brian and Robbie get dirty on the track
In Random League – Nigel Wiskar’s sideways look at the game – this month: Brian McDermott and Robbie Hunter-Paul have a bit too much fun, Alex Walmsley’s Super League lookalike and the best RL items on eBay!
The best French stars
Dave Hadfield counts down the six best French players of all time.
Eorl Crabtree exclusive
In his most recent column, Eorl Crabtree calls for action to save the prestige of the Challenge Cup.
We take a look at the most spectacular moments of the 2016 season so far.
Dave Hadfield explains why he is fully supportive of Toronto Wolfpack, but also why he is sceptical about the idea.
Dan Sarginson exclusive
Wigan’s NRL-bound star explains the reasons behind his switch Down Under.
Steve Mascord tries to work out what we can do the end the international farce.
Nothing but Joy
Oldham Roughyeds star Phil Joy talks about the club’s famous victory over Hull KR in the Challenge Cup.
Walmsley on dual registration
Columnist and St Helens prop Alex Walmsley explains why it is time to ditch dual registration
Toulouse on the rise
Gareth Walker talks to Mark Kheirallah about Toulouse’s ambitions for the future
Salary Cap secrets
In Bondi Beat, Rugby League’s longest-running column, Steve Mascord analyses the ongoing salary cap scandals that have the world rocking on both hemisphere’s.
Gavin Willacy details how it’s not just Australia utilising the game’s eligibility rules.
Roger Millward tribute
We say goodbye to one of the legends of the game
The peerless Dave Hadfield has the last word as always, asking if any team has suffered a bigger deterioration in the history of the game than Leeds.