Big League is the official magazine of the National Rugby League and that of the NRL's forerunners, the New South Wales Rugby League and Australian Rugby League competitions. Its predecessor, The Rugby League News, was first published in 1920; in 1974 it was rebadged as Big League.
It also serves as a game-day program, containing team line-ups and stats. It goes on sale every Thursday at newsagents and exclusively at all active NRL grounds at weekends. With every issue there is also a copy of "Little League", a 16-page mini-magazine aimed at pre-teen league fans and packed with puzzles, competitions and player profiles. Since 2005 it has been published by News Magazines; previously it had been published by Text Magazines and Pacific Magazines.
- A5-sized Season Guide
- Season Preview
- 30 weekly issues
- 100-page Grand Final Souvenir
- Year In Review issue
- State of Origin and Test souvenir programs
- Official Rugby League Annual (228 pages)
The editor is Tony Webeck and the sub-editor is Fiona Bollen. Staff writers are Matt Encarnacion, Tim Matchett, and Maria Tsialis. Big League is designed by Craig Loughlin-Smith, who has been with the title since 1999, as well as designer Joanna Levadetes.
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... Cooper made his big league debut with the Boston Red Sox on September 5, 1990 as the Red Sox hosted the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park ... A's win, Cooper struck out looking in his first MLB at bat and his only big league at bat that season ... His first big league hit came September 12, 1991 as a pinch hitter for Jody Reed, singling off New York Yankees pitcher Rich Monteleone in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium ...
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