Seven reasons to buy this week’s League Express

This week’s League Express is packed with news, reports, photography, analysis, comment and joy and despair from all over the world as our players and coaches celebrate or commiserate with each other for their performances over the weekend.

We have all the features in League Express this week that make it such compelling reading, with our page 3 features revealing the Highlights of the Week – the try, the player, the team, the story, the quote, the image and the tweet of the week.

Page 3 also lists the Milestones reached by Rugby League players over the weekend, and we give you the chance to vote in our Readers’ Poll on which former players now in rugby union, if any, you would like to bring back to Rugby League as possible marquee players.

We have plenty of reaction to the decision of the Super League clubs last weekend to bring a Marquee Player allowance into the salary cap. Our editor Martyn Sadler considers the arguments both for and against. He comes down in favour, but only just, while Warrington coach Tony Smith begins the search for a marquee player for the Wolves.

The Magic Weekend is still creating a big impact, more than seven days after the event took place in Newcastle. We reveal the results of our Readers’ Poll on where next year’s Magic Weekend should take place and our editorial opts for a return to the northeast for next year’s Magic Weekend.

We speak to new Wakefield coach Brian Smith about the challenge facing him at his new club, and the impending clash against his brother Tony’s team, Warrington Wolves.

We reveal the details of a shock transfer request by a Super League player.

We speak to new Doncaster coach Gary Thornton about his team’s chances of avoiding the drop into League One.

Our Australian correspondent Malcolm Andrews reveals the nominees for a competition in Australia to find the best scrum-halves who have played the game in Australasia in the age of television, with some great names cropping up. But who is the best?

We have two full pages of our World Famous Mailbag, with a whole page devoted to our readers’ reaction to the Magic Weekend in Newcastle, and a lead letter from Mick Hogan, the Managing Director of Newcastle Falcons, the club which is now partnered with Newcastle Thunder.

You can get all of this and more besides in the new edition of League Express, available in the shops on Monday and digitally from Sunday evening at 10.30pm.

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