What’s inside Issue 425 (Sept 2016) … ?
As the Rugby League season hurtles towards its conclusion, we choose our frontrunners for Man of Steel. Find out who we’ve picked and why.
We have a big exclusive from the RFL’s disciplinary panel as we go behind closed doors to find out what goes on and if criticism of the system is justified. Discover our verdict inside!
Dave Hadfield picks out six talismanic mid-season signings, Neil Harmon chooses his dream team and you can get to know Wigan’s Frank-Paul Nu’uausala in a quickfire round of quirky questions.
Star columnist Saints prop Alex Walmsley pays tribute to the part-time heroes of the Championship and Cas Tigers’ Michael Shenton catches up with Featherstone’s Michael Channing.
On the international scene, Steve Mascord discusses the changing of the guard at World Cup 2017, and looking further ahead we chat to the man behind the audacious bid from the USA to stage the 2021 tournament, plus we ask if there’s anything we can learn from the Olympic ideal and there’s our regular Planet League slot keeps you up to date with the latest happenings around the world.
Big interviews this month include Chris Sandow, the troubled NRL star now proving a point with Warrington Wolves and Challenge Cup final opponent Jamie Shaul, the former brickie now building a formidable career at Hull FC.
We also head into the boardroom at Batley to talk to long-serving club chairman Kevin Nicholas on how he has transformed the fortunes of the Bulldogs on and off the field.
Bradford Bulls coach Rohan Smith tells us how he is managing to keep his head in a crisis and York City Knights player Jonny Presley reveals what life has been like as the club has battled for its survival this season.
We ask is it time for Super League to support League 1 expansion clubs by going back on the road, plus Wigan’s Dom Manfredi on the injury that ended his season and Chris Chester on the resurrection of Wakefield.
It’s packed with great reading, order your copy now!