ISSUE 468 (APRIL 2020) PICTURED – AVAILABLE FROM FRI 27 MAR.
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What’s inside this month?
The sport of Rugby League, along with every other sport around the world, is reeling from the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and this issue of Rugby League World was put together as the crisis was unfolding all around us.
We’ve struck an optimistic note on the cover, which proudly proclaims ‘we’ll be back’ – and this applies to the magazine itself as well as the sport, as this will be our last issue until Rugby League returns to action.
Before we go, we’ve got plenty to keep you informed and entertained during the enforced shutdown of life as we know it, so if you’re craving a Rugby League fix, grab a copy wherever and however you can!
As well as a look at the unavoidable subject of how the pandemic will affect Rugby League in the short and long term, we’ve got an example from the past of how the game has coped with fixture pile-ups caused by lengthy postponements before. Can we learn any lessons?
St Helens and England star Alex Walmsley writes for Rugby League World to give his thoughts on how the sport needs to support clubs outside Super League to survive the current crisis, and whether the Ashes series can continue. His Saints teammate, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook answers our readers’ quirky questions in our latest Quickfire Q & A.
Former Leeds Rhinos star Carl Ablett tell us what he’s up to since his retirement from the game.
Huddersfield Giants coach Simon Woolford give sus his unvarnished opinion on why his side made a better start to Super League this season than last, before everything ground to a halt.
We talk to an Australian who has chosen to make a name for himself in the National Conference League with Wigan St Patricks and Keith Mason tells us about the next steps for his fictional Rugby League ‘superhero’ who may be on his way to Netflix soon.
We have the lowdown on how the teams will line up in the Women’s Super League when the season resumes, plus her Featherstone teammates pay tribute to Natalie Harrowell who sadly passed away suddenly late last year.
In the Championship, we take time out with Batley Bulldogs coach Craig Lingard, and in League 1, North Wales Crusaders stalwart Tommy Johnson talks to us about his nine year stint with the Welsh club.
On the international scene, we have features on Captain Colombia, a new club in the Netherlands, a visit to one of the most remote teams in the world, Alau Eagles from the Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland, plus our regular round ups from France, Wales and Australia.
And if you want to keep fit during the global lockdown, we’ve a new feature with training tips too.
All this and plenty more.