Forty20 Rugby League Podcasts
Forty20 NOT LIVE: 29th November 2021

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 29th November 2021

November 29, 2021

A packed show, with three guests on talking about their books as we head towards Christmas, and you need to get someone something...

We open with a look at the news as we try to #BeMoreKev, get excited about Channel 4 and what they can bring to Super League coverage, and upgrade our scores on the state of Rugby League.

Then, we speak to Daniel Barker Gray on his book Broken Time, a history of the sport from 1895 to 2000, Hull KR fan Dan Crowther's chronicle of the 2021 season, The Robin Sings Again, and finally, with very little to do with RL, lapsed Cougars supporter Ben Baker talks about Christmas telly, the subject of his latest tome,  Ben Baker's Christmas Box.

 

Find our guests on Twitter @DanBarkerGray, @shenmuestan and @BenBakerBooks

 
Timestamps:
26:45 - Broken Time with Daniel Barker Gray
52:52 - The Robin Sings Again with Dan Crowther
1:23:51 - Ben Baker and his Christmas Box
 
Forty20 LIVE LIVE in Featherstone - 23rd November 2021

Forty20 LIVE LIVE in Featherstone - 23rd November 2021

November 23, 2021

With a year to go until the delayed Rugby League World Cup 2021, we were LIVE at the Featherstone Community Centre to talk about the event, and the general state of the game with an all star panel:

Nathan Collins - Leeds and England Wheelchair international, on the longlist for the 2022 Golden Boot

Professor Tony Collins - Author, historian and podcaster

Rob Hicks - A long time match official now Director of Operations and Legal at the RFL

Danika Priim - Former Leeds, Bradford and England forward, winning every domestic honour in the game.

Neil Ormston - Organiser of the Rugby League Record Keepers Club 

John Davidson - Journalist and podcaster. Australian.

It was supposed to be a show of two halves, but our time keeping isn't the best...

Forty20 LIVE: 16th November 2021

Forty20 LIVE: 16th November 2021

November 16, 2021

We've been invaded by Canadians! 

 

The Canada Grizzlies are on tour, culminating in a Masters Festival at Leigh East this Sunday, and members of the squad, Nicholas Mew, Greg Furyk, Michael Steer, and Doon Muldoon, have joined us to talk about their trip, which wasn't easy as you'd imagine, plus RL in Canada, their journey into the game, and what they have got from the sport and what they want to give back.

Forty20 LIVE: 26th October 2021

Forty20 LIVE: 26th October 2021

October 26, 2021

The RFL's new Director of Operations and Legal, Robert Hicks, was our special guest this week as we talked about him swapping his whistle for a desk, and what that new role actually entails.

 

we talk about memories of his days as a match official and what he wants to achieve in his new role, including tackling abuse from the sidelines, and how that's an issue that goes much deeper than you may think at first.

 

Plenty to think about as ever...

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 22nd October 2021

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 22nd October 2021

October 22, 2021

It's a bit of a bonus as we've been away after the Grand Final weekend, but, as the "Running Game" season comes to an end this week, we think, we wrap up those games at Old Trafford and Headingley, Toulouse's elevation and some transfer news.

 

Plus, it's international time, so we talk those, and speak to Craig Richards, coach of England's women as they face France, and hoping to make his Jamaica debut, Izaac Farrell!

 

Back Tuesday LIVE at 6pm...

 

Forty20 LIVE: 5th October 2021

Forty20 LIVE: 5th October 2021

October 5, 2021

It's Grand Final week and John Davidson is back in the studio to talk some Rugby League as we look back on Penrith Panthers NRL success, the reaction to the Super League Awards, an increase of abuse at matches and ahead to a busy weekend with promotion and titles to be decided...

Forty20 LIVE: 27th September 2021

Forty20 LIVE: 27th September 2021

September 27, 2021

Plenty for Phil and Richard to discuss this week, including, but not exclusive to: 

 

Was Wigan vs. Leeds really that bad? Warrington woes? Robins STILL bob bob bobbing, Championship crackers, Women's Super League Narratives and a TV deal which needs more scrutiny...

 

PLUS, a bonus for podcast listeners as we talk PDRL with Dr. Emma Kirke!

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 21st September 2021

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 21st September 2021

September 21, 2021

It's play-off time, as we try, and fail, to avoid using the term "business end" of the season, though it's an early closure for Hull FC while their neighbours are bob, bob, bobbing along...

We look back on the weekend, including Phil's trip to the Wheelchair Grand Final, and ahead to some tasty fixtures this week.

Two guests for you as well, as first St. Helens winger Danielle Bush reflects on scoring in the Challenge Cup Final as, after lifting the League Leaders Shield, their looking to complete the treble, and we take a trip from Hemel to York via Sheffield and Wembley with Jack Howieson. from the sharp end of the Championship season just gone.

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 17th September 2021 with the RFL‘s Simon Johnson

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 17th September 2021 with the RFL‘s Simon Johnson

September 17, 2021

We were able to spend an hour with Chair of the RFL Simon Johnson who joined us to talk about the present state of the sport of Rugby League, plans for the future on and off the field, the realignment with Super League, relationships with the Government, finding external investment, exploiting growth areas for the sport and much more...

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 13th September 2021

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 13th September 2021

September 13, 2021

As we approach the end of 2021 in Rugby League, does anyone know what's happening next year?

We're back to discuss the action on the field, including positivity on and off it at the Craven Parks or both Barrow and Hull KR, relegation conspiracy theories and more.

Plus, we have a very special guest, also wanting to know what will happen next year, but still with the destiny on the club he coaches in his own hands, and those of his players, Hunslet's Alan Kilshaw.

Plenty to think about as ever.

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