Issue 436 (Aug ’17) pictured is on sale from Friday 28th July 2017
It’s been a long time coming, but Salford Red Devils finally seem to be emerging from the shadows to establish themselves as a major force in the game. After last season’s great escape in the Million Pound Game, they are challenging for top honours this year and we take a look at how our cover stars have turned things around in a special feature.
Should Rugby League players have more of a say in how the game is run, how much they earn and more control over their welfare at work? How can they achieve that following the demise of the players union League 13? We investigate those issues and contrast the situation here in Britain with the position in Australia where players have much more clout.
Staying down under, as the Queensland Maroons chalk up another State of Origin victory, we ask if the success of that tournament could actually be damaging the NRL.
Former England boss Steve McNamara has returned from the NRL to take up the challenge at Catalans Dragons and he tells us about his plans to revitalise the underachieving French club.
We catch up with Super League stars Morgan Knowles (Saints), Tom Briscoe (Leeds), Tony Clubb (Wigan) plus Leigh’s new signing Daniel Mortimer and ask top Championship coaches if there is a glass ceiling blocking their chances of progressing to a higher level.
In addition to all this we have our regular line up of grassroots, women’s and international features to make your Rugby League World one great read for one whole game.