UK-based journalists John Davidson and Ross Heppenstall discuss the latest sports topics of the day and endeavour to give you the story behind the stories. Lots of opinion, insight and detail on the world of rugby league, rugby union, football and more.
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Episode 157: John Minards
1:01:04Our special guest on this episode is the chairman of Wakefield Trinity John Minards. We talk to John about Wakefield’s stadium redevelopment, the upcoming season, replacing Willie Poching as head coach, the future of the club, IMG’s involvement in rugby league and more.
Episode 154: Terry O’Connor
49:39Former player and current Sky pundit Terry O’Connor joins as a special guest. Terry talks about his son, Leeds forward Jarrod, ahead of the Super League grand final. He chats about his son’s journey in the sport, their relationship, and reflects on his own playing career and move into broadcasting.
Episode 152: Departures, Dream Teams and Deciders
46:10Ross and John are back to discuss Ralph Rimmer’s exit from the RFL, what could happen next, the departure of Brett Hodgson from Hull FC and whether Tony Smith will get the job. They also debate the Super League Dream Team, the upcoming semi-finals and Kristian Woolf leaving St Helens.
Episode 151: Amy Hardcastle
35:42We sit down with one of the best women’s rugby league players in the world, Amy Hardcastle. We chat with the St Helens and England star about her background, her journey in the sport, her infamous nickname, the upcoming World Cup, the rise of women’s sport, her future and more.
Episode 150: Revivals, Relegation and Recruitment
1:02:13John and Ross talk the three Rs - revivals, relegation and recruitment. They chat about Warrington and Hull FC’s decline, Castleford and Salford’s rise, Toulouse and Wakefield’s race against the drop, and Leeds’ lamping Wigan. They also discuss Steve McNamara’s attack on Huddersfield, IMG, the World Cup, Victor Radley’s decision to represent England and more.