As the Brisbane Broncos’ Ben Hunt can tell you, there’s no pressure like GF pressure. In his cover feature The Deciders, our journalist Steve Keipert finds out how footballers like Johnathan Thurston and other superstars such as Tiger Woods handle their games’ biggest stage.

In this issue you’ll also meet Matt Scott, the North Queensland Cowboys prop who has mastered the art of handling pressure on and off the field through plenty of life experience.

In The 0.1 Percenters, Jeff Centenera switches codes to talk about how player tracking has become one of the most important tools available to coaching staffs across the AFL. Figuring through the data, though, remains a challenge.

Want real, all-season pressure? Try being bolted to the bottom of the ladder in your hunt for premiership glory. In Spanish Lessons, David Manuca illustrates how Adelaide United went from last on the table to A-League champs … with a little help from Spain.

Meanwhile, Richard Lindstrom explains how the pressure was all too much for Holden in the Supercars race. Once the dominant name on the domestic circuit, the famous team will soon cease to be. This is the story of how the mighty HRT was left behind.

We also catch up with Australian sporting superstars Sally Fitzgibbons and Chumpy Pullin, tell you everything you need to know about the band of Aussies competing in the new NBA season, and sit down and remember the good ol’ days with Waratahs and Wallabies legend Matt Burke.

Inside Sport: the pressure is well and truly on in our October 2016 edition … ON SALE NOW.