An exclusive full colour supplement to mark the launch of the 2010 Engage Super League season will be published in The People this weekend, Sunday January 24.
The eight-page special publication, which will be circulated nationally and sponsored by Engage, is packed with features from the stars of the Engage Super League and insightful columns written by high profile Rugby League personalities.
Rugby League legend Martin Offiah looks ahead to the coming season and how he believes new coach Michael Maguire can bring back the glory years to his former club, Wigan Warriors. .
Ex-Bradford, Huddersfield and Salford scrum-half Robbie Paul will provide a team-by-team guide and give a run down on the sides who will look to prevent Leeds Rhinos from securing their fourth successive Engage Super League title.
Castleford Tigers Dean Widders will give his views on his hopes for 2010 along with rising stars Richie Myler (Warrington) and Lincoln Withers (Crusaders RL) who will be looking to take last season’s form into the new Engage Super League season.
Craig Spence, the RFL’s Communications Manager, said: “We are delighted that The People has decided to run a supplement which will provide valuable nationwide exposure to what promises to be the most competitive Engage Super League season of all time.
“2010 marks a new start for Crusaders RL in Wrexham whilst Leeds Rhinos will look to build on three consecutive Engage Super League titles. However, their 13 rivals have all strengthened since the end of last season and will be confident of success in a campaign which climaxes with the Engage Super League Grand Final on Saturday October 2.”
The People sports editor James Brown said: “There is a keen sense of anticipation across the country as the kick-off to the new Engage Super League looms ever nearer and our supplement captures all the excitement of a superb competition.
“I am sure our readers will love our exclusive supplement as much as they are going to love seeing some of the greatest athletes in British sport during Engage Super League XV.”
One feature of The People’s supplement is a unique opportunity to win a hospitality box at this year’s Engage Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday October 2.
The competition also has 50 runners-up prizes of a pair of tickets for the Gillette World Club Challenge on Sunday February 28 when Leeds Rhinos take on Melbourne Storm at Elland Road in the war of the Rugby League worlds.