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.
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...
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.
September 6, 2021
We forgot to book some guests, so, Phil tells us about his experience at Magic Weekend, which saw the Catalans claim the Shield, plenty of action to remember, and set-up some great fixtures as we head towards the play-offs.
We look at all the games, plus the stories coming off them as well as your questions, life outside Super League a the YouTube comments rattle Richard.
August 31, 2021
We out did ourselves this week as we had THREE guests in the studio following the draw for the European Championship-D this October as General Manager of European Rugby League David Butler, Middle East Africa regional manager Remond Safi, and Milan Mrtýnek from the Czech Rugby League joined us in the studio to talk about the international game, development across the northern hemisphere, into Africa and much more.
To learn more, visit https://europeanrugbyleague.com/
August 23, 2021
Not one, but TWO guests join us in the studio this week as we talk all things CCCRL with Sandy Domingos-Shipley and her new recruit Danika Priim.
There's plenty to discuss as Rugby League rebuilds in Canada, from the grassroots up - a novel approach!
Plus, of course, everything else going on in the sport we can remember to speak about in a bumper edition of the show.
August 12, 2021
It's Thursday, and we're in a better mood this week because we're looking forward to the Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final this week, with special guest Martin Coyd, who has probably forgotten more about the sport than we'll ever know.
Leeds Rhinos are defending their title in Sheffield against the Argonauts of Dartford, in a game being broadcast by the BBC.
He tells us about the game on Sunday, a lesson on the basics for those watching for the first time, of the future for the sport and how England are turning the World Cup postponement into a positive ahead of 2022.
Plus, there's a coaching change at Wakefield, and a new venue for the 2022 men's Challenge Cup Final...
August 5, 2021
Therapy is expensive, so, after the news of the Rugby League World Cup being postponed until 2022, Phil and Richard let off steam, ask you to stand up for the sport, and deal with realism.
There's some mild bad language, because we are that annoyed at stuff.
August 3, 2021
With the Rugby League World Cup this autumn hanging in the balance, we're joined by Brazil's Football Manager Robert Burgin direct from Queensland to discuss the current situation.
As well as finding out how he got involved in Rugby League in Brazil in the first place, we've got a lot to discuss, including:
As Australia and New Zealand have pulled out, how does this leave the tournament?
What risks are involved for those competing?
What will postponement or cancellation mean to those "emerging" nations?
Should teams representing the First Nations of those two countries be involved?
Plenty to discuss and think about...
July 26, 2021
We're back in the studio as we discuss the options for the World Cup, which we're very confident on happening, just not sure who will be there, and try to make a Rugby League version of The Hundred, but with a smaller budget.
A look at the weekend's results, wonder what is going on with the number of postponements and enjoy your comments, which poo-poo our rip-off of The Hundred while we discuss it.