In the Round 24 issue of Big League:


Canberras David Furner joins Neil Henry as NRL coaches have been told their services are no longer required. We ask the question: Who on earth would want to be a head coach in the NRL?


Feature content:


There are a host of talented assistant coaches just itching for their shot at the top job, but do they really know what theyre in for?


South Sydney prop Roy Asotasi has achieved all there is in the game. He reflects on the highs and lows ahead of the Rabbitohs clash with his old club, the Bulldogs.


Superstars get all of the headlines but premierships arent won without the unsung heroes. Steve Price names his unsung hero from each of the 16 NRL clubs.


Maroons assistant coach Michael Hagan leaps to the defence of Manly coach Geoff Toovey, insisting coaches should have a private forum in which to express their views.


As the game commemorates 50 years since the 1963 Grand Final we count down the top eight rugby league moments witnessed at the Sydney Cricket Ground.



Plus:


Injured Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello admits he has concerns that referees have a pre-conceived idea that the Roosters are ill-disciplined; we debate whether the Bulldogs should hold Ben Barba to the final two years of his contract; Lewis Brown outlines why he believes the Penrith five-year plan is ahead of schedule; and Dale Shearer and Steve Walters remember the 1987 Grand Final between Manly and Canberra, the last held at the SCG.


All this and official team lists, comprehensive previews, Little League section for the young fans including a Tariq Sims poster and the Dragons and Sharks fight it out for the final spot in the top eight in our Cheerleader of the Year competition.