Volume 94. No. 21 of Big League
|Categories||Sport, Rugby League|
|First issue||c. 1920|
|Based in||Sydney, New South Wales|
Big League is the official magazine of the National Rugby League. Its predecessor, The Rugby League News, was first published in 1920; in 1974 it was rebranded as Big League.
The magazine serves as a game-day program, containing team line-ups, stats and feature stories. It goes on sale every Thursday at newsagents and exclusively at all active NRL grounds on weekends. Since 2005 it has been published by News Magazines; previously it had been published by Text Magazines and Pacific Magazines.
The editor of the magazine is Fiona Bollen and the chief sub-editor is Maria Tsialis. Staff writers are Nicholas Janzen, Pamela Whaley and Scott Bailey. Craig Loughlin-Smith is the art director, who has been with the title since 1999, as well as designer Joanna Levadetes.
Along with the 30 weekly issues of the magazine, Big League also offers the following publications: A5-sized Season Guide, Season Preview, 100-page Grand Final Souvenir, Year In Review issue, State of Origin and Test souvenir programs and the Official Rugby League Annual.