After enjoying one of the most memorable seasons in recent history, it all comes down to this weekend.
Wigan and Leeds booked their place in the Grand Final last week, and whilst the Rugby League community eagerly anticipates Saturday’s showpiece, there’s so much to look back on from last week. It was a seven-day period befitting of the season as a whole; thrilling, shocking and outright emotional.
We’ve managed to celebrate and react to last weekend’s thrilling action whilst also cramming this week’s paper with loads of content previewing the Grand Final.
There’s never a bad time to buy League Express, but this week’s edition is a necessity to any Rugby League fanatic. Here are just seven reasons to buy this week’s paper.
1, It’s the biggest game on the grandest stage of them all. Wigan and Leeds head to Old Trafford looking to create history and end a memorable season on a high. We’ve got the best preview coverage going, including interviews with Kevin Sinfield, Ben Flower, Danny McGuire and John Bateman amongst much more, including Martyn Sadler’s glowing tribute of Sinfield ahead of his last ever match for the Rhinos.
2, It was a match that will go down in history, and for all the right reasons. The first ever Million Pound Game was an outstanding occasion, with Wakefield eventually prevailing to retain their Super League status. However, one man is livid, and it won’t take two guesses to figure out who. Jimmy Lowes has been scathing of the concept, and we’ve got his thoughts on page three.
3, In an intriguing interview, Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has expressed his concern about the use of drugs in Super League. This is an interview well worth a read.
4, Marwan Koukash announced a catalogue of signings on Twitter last week, but are there more to come? We’ve got the latest transfer news and rumours from Salford, whilst Hull KR have also snapped up a Leeds Rhinos forward, but which one?
5, The Championship clubs have also been incredibly busy this week. We’ve squad developments from Bradford, Leigh and Sheffield.
6, As ever, we’ve sent our dedicated reporters to all the big games across the country this week. We’ve got the best coverage of the Play-Off semi-finals, the Million Pound Game and Grand Final victories for Featherstone and Swinton.
7, Following a HUGE influx of letters to our Mailbag this week, we’ve dedicated two whole pages to our loyal readers. This week’s topics vary from academies to Wembley to lip-reading.
League Express is in stores now. Head to your local store to purchase your best Rugby League fix.