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Forty20 Live LIVE in Wakefield: 22nd April 2019

We were out on the road after Wakefield Trinity's win over Leeds Rhinos as we were there and couldn't be bothered moving. We had a crowd, and we had some fun talking Rugby League, and Michael Carter joined us as well. All back to normal next week...

Forty20 LIVE: 15th April 2019

We've sent on a fact-finding mission to Ottawa, or somewhere, so John Davidson rejoined us to talk all the issues in Rugby League, which were, in no particular order:

Shaun Edwards


Challenge Cup and the draw


Saints vs. Warrington

David Fifita

and much more (we can't remember at the time of writing) including, of course, Easter predictions!

Forty20: Women’s Rugby League Special

Zoë Shackleton is your host as the studio is packed with guests from two clubs in the Women's Super League after the first weekend of fixtures.

We're joined by Featherstone Rovers Kelly Smith and Brogan Churm ahead of their home opener against Leeds, while Daisy Sanderson, fresh from her England call-up, is here along with York City Knights team mates Ellie Hendry and Carly Hilton to talk their big game with Wakefield and their aims for the year.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

Forty20 LIVE: 8th April 2019

Another week goes by in the world of Rugby League, and, yes, Leeds (men) are back in crisis. A great performance from Hull KR, and amazing comeback from Castleford, Wigan’s off field woes also continue while Brian Barwick is off. Kinda.

We’ve got Canadian delicacies, predictions for the weekend, an enjoyable start to the Women’s Super League season and much more to talk about. Too much in fact!


WIN! We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the Hull derby this Good Friday at the KCOM Stadium!

Which Hull FC player scored a controversial winning try in the 2013 Magic Weekend derby fixture against Hull Kingston Rovers?

  1. Chris Green
  2. Josh Bowden
  3. Dean Hadley 

Send your answer to by Friday, April 12th at 5pm.

Tickets are available online from , as well as from the KCOM Stadium Ticket Zone and over the phone by calling 01482 505600. Tickets start at just £18 for adults and £5 for juniors.

Tickets for away supporters can also be purchased at  as well as at the Hull KR retail store.

Forty20 LIVE: 1st April 2019

No April Fools here, just the usual four. 

We don't look as foolish as Hull FC did on Friday though, as Warrington destroyed them. Plenty of praise for the Wire and questions to answer for Hull.

What's going on at Catalans? Nilled again, this time at Wigan, and they've got Saints this week.

Golden Point drama for Leeds (not in crisis) and Castleford ( who may be in the halves.)

We bring you live coverage of the Challenge Cup draw, until we realise that out connection to the BBC website is buffering and we've missed most of it.

Plus, we went to the Women's Super League launch, so look at that, a challenge to the clubs, and talk about the Power Meri documentary.

Predictions too, so join the podcast that's up to 316th place in Luxembourg!

Forty20 LIVE: 25th March 2019

We used to be someone you know. A show on national radio, we had influence, and respect. Now we have people criticising our set (which we love) and we've dropped to 400th in the Luxembourg podcast charts. We can't even name four other podcasts (the BBC one, Whippets and Flatcaps, erm....) let alone four hundred!

Still, we're bored of Leeds in Crisis, honestly, so we're wondering what's happening with Shaun Edwards now, shock of all shocks, Wasps and England and other people who have an extra two blokes on the pitch, might want him rather than Wigan. We ask, was he ever coming anyway?

Some games have been played, though not while Daryl Powell wandered across the hallowed turf of Cas, Wigan won, as did Hull FC and Huddersfield, and plenty of teams did not.

There's fake Canadians, Ottawa, New York and the wonders of obstruction, plus predictions, and why that nature bloke off the telly should present the Challenge Cup this year. Seriously.

Oh, and Schoey's been in Nigel's box again.

Forty20 LIVE: 18th March 2019

To be honest, we didn't think we'd be here this week.


As soon as David Furner asked Matt Shaw who had been saying Leeds were in crisis, we thought he'd point us out and that'd be it. Thankfully, Matt is a gentlemen and he said it was "people online" so we got away with it...until Mark asked the Rhinos boss if he was rattled. Nice opinion.

Leeds are in crisis though, you lot told us so, but at least they know who their full time coach is. Wigan do not, or maybe they do, depending on what's happening with Shaun Edwards. Do you have his number?

All that, plus other stuff from the world of Rugby League, including Hemel and New York and statements and Schoey being quiet for a bit.

John Davidson, accused of hating Cas for some reason, is back with us, so it's a full house!

Forty20 LIVE: 11th March 2019

Wigan and Leeds are still in crisis after wins for Huddersfield and Hull FC, Hull KR win in the wind and rain, and Salford blow away the Catalans. Another two hours of Rugby League chat, including bouncing back after an awful week of predictions.

Forty20 LIVE: 4th March 2019

Phil is back! Widnes are back! Leeds, Wigan and Huddersfield: Who is in crisis? Praise for Wakefield and London. Saying goodbye to Eddie. Plenty to discuss on your 2 hour dose of Rugby League, direct from the Forty20 studios in a secret location in the posh bit of Leeds. (Not Belle Isle.) 

Forty20 LIVE: 25th February 2019

Widnes' woes lead us into a discussion of the future of the Vikings, as well as the sport going forward. There's a first win in a while for Hull FC, as Marc Sneyd's boot is golden, Saints edge past Leeds, Salford do the same at Hull KR, Wakefield win for the first time in 2019, while Warrington and Castleford win on the road.

We look at the Championship and League 1, and ahead to the next round of fixtures.