A thrilling conclusion to the regular league season capped off a truly memorable five months for Rugby League.
And the beauty is, we haven’t even warmed up yet.
The fate of most teams across the top two divisions had all ready been sealed, but it didn’t stop any of them going hammer and tong to gain momentum going into the much anticipated Super Eight’s.
There was a number of cracking games and a siege of breaking stories, so a copy of this week’s League Express should be a necessity. But if you need a bit of convincing, here are seven reasons to buy this week’s paper.
1, One of the longest-running transfer sagas in Rugby League finally culminated in exciting half-back Chris Sandow joining the Warrington Wolves with immediate effect.
Current Wolves prop and ex-South Sydney teammate Roy Asotasi has shared his views on the news with League Express.
2, In this week’s Talking Rugby League, Martyn Sadler discusses the staggering TV audience figures from this season, which have fallen by about 15 per cent. It has already instigated plenty of debate, so this is definitely a piece you need to read.
3, With the transfer deadline now behind us, Wakefield fans can finally breath and admire the string of stars Brian Smith has drafted in. One of their most recent additions, Bill Tupou, has talked about his move to League Express.
4, What a weekend we have in store. Challenge Cup weekends have a special place in the heart of many people, and this weekend could well capture a few more admirers as the semi-finals take place. Garry Schofield documents the two matches in this week’s ‘Pulling No Punches’.
5, As always, we have comprehensive coverage of the news across the Kingstone Press Championship and League One, with a hefty number of signings taking place throughout deadline week. Meanwhile, Gareth Walker assesses the four Championship clubs’ prospects in the Middle Eight Qualifiers.
6,There were some cracking games across the leagues this weekend, most notably in the Kingstone Press Championship. We have the best coverage of every match up and down the country, including Warrington’s impressive mauling of Castleford and Halifax’s historic victory over Bradford.
7, We could never forget our Mailbag, which is as intriguing to read this week as it ever has been. There’s plenty of topics to go at, including an interesting letter arguing the value of French clubs.
This week’s paper is out now. Don’t miss out on your most reliable Rugby League paper.