Another enthralling week in Rugby League has been and gone, and whilst Mondays might well be the calm before, and after, the storm, it gives you the ideal opportunity to get your Rugby League fix with the new edition of League Express.
It’s another 40-page edition for you to feast your eyes upon this week, with some massive, defining stories both on and off the field that could potentially change the game forever and will no doubt instigate emotion and debate.
We always like to give you a bit of a teaser, so here are your seven reasons to buy League Express.
- We have the biggest story in Rugby League this week, and it’s an exclusive to League Express. Leigh Centurions hooker Sean Penkywicz has been handed a two-year ban from the sport after testing positive for the substance GHRP6. It’s caused uproar at Leigh, and we have quotes from both Penkywicz and Leigh’s Head of Rugby Derek Beaumont.
- There was another huge social story to come out of Rugby League this week, but this one is overwhelmingly positive. Keegan Hirst displayed tremendous courage as he became the first Rugby League player to come out as gay. It was a brave decision from a tremendous character and news that could change our game for the better in years to come. Keegan has spoken all about it to League Express
- From one heart-warming story to the other, it was wonderful to hear that Lizzie Jones shall sing Abide With Me prior to the Challenge Cup final at Wembley. It pleased us so much in the office that Martyn Sadler has taken to his column ‘Talking Rugby League’, to commend the decision in a feel-good article that will undoubtedly lift spirits.
- When you think of major coups in the transfer market, there won’t be many bigger than this. Widnes Vikings announced thecapture of Canterbury Bulldogs winger Corey Thompson last week. It’s another impressive signing for the Vikings, and Denis Betts had no qualms with telling us about his newest star.
- Did Tim Sheens inadvertently let slip the news that two of Salford’s biggest stars could be on their way out of the Red Devils? There’s a sense of confusion about the situation, so we’ve gone in search of clarification from Sheens and Salford chief executive Martin Vickers.
- By the way, there was a lot of Rugby League played this week too, and we were treated to some surprising results and sensational games. Castleford won a cracker against Warrington, Hull FC stunned St Helens and Salford hammered Leigh. We have the best reports and reaction from all the games across the country.
- What do the Royal Family, a broken down car and the Rochdale Hornets all have in common? They’re are all featured in this week’s Mailbag! You know you’re in for a treat already.
To read about all of these stories and much, much more, buy League Express, available in stores now.