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News, and lots of it this week, and it's a good job we had to record on Tuesday afternoon rather than Monday because we can can react to Daryl Powell's move to Warrington, and the ramifications for Castleford and beyond from that. Plus, Shaun Wane has named an England squad, and we talk about who is and isn't in that, and his future post-World Cup,…
 
As we celebrate Super League's birthday, but without cake, John Davidson makes his return to the podcast as we look back on an opening weekend which saw Warrington disappoint, but plenty of positives for the other 11 clubs, win or lose. All the news on the field is discussed, included those who impressed, and how best we can sell them to the wider …
 
As West Yorkshie readies itself to go to the polls to vote for it's first Mayor, we've brought together a group of people to discuss what Rugby League can do for them, and they can do for us. We're discussing recommendations made in Ian Martin's report "Does rugby league in West Yorkshire have a future?" and he joins us, alongside a range of differ…
 
So, we had this idea of having some kind of Fans Forum thing over Zoom, sent out some invites, and recorded us talking all things Rugby League. Joining us, and asking Phil difficult questions, were Ron Knox, Karen and Matt Horton and Silent Ian. If you want to join us next time, let us know, and we'll do this again.…
 
The NRL is back, which finally means we can talk a bit of action on the field, which is nice, and while his Melbourne Storm start with a win, they do it wihout Cameron Smith, who annoucned his retirement. We talk about his departure, plus the end of the career of Sonny Bill Williams, as well as a key move in the Women's Super League as coach Lindsa…
 
We're heading to the capital on the latest episode of Rugby League's 5th most popular podcast* as London Skolars coach Jermaine Coleman and CEO Colin Browne join us as their prepartations for the League One season ramp up. It's off the field matters though we dominate our discussions as we talk about the history of the club and development of the g…
 
We've got another bumper episode for you this week, with plenty to talk about from the world of Rugby League. We start on a sad note as we talk about the life of Matt King, who has died aged 33. Phil worked on his book, 04.04.04, and is best placed to reflect on the impact he had in his short time with us. Our first guest is Richard Mathers, always…
 
As we get excited that fixtures have been released, well some anyway, we welcome back Mark Wilson to the show, before he has to go to Burnley, the lucky chap. It's our first chance to talk about the upcoming deaprture of Robert Elstone, and a look back at his tenure, asking if he was doomed to fail, and what happens next. Not just the future of Sup…
 
We're heading over the Atlantic Ocean for another busy episode of Forty20 NOT LIVE as we check in on the state of the game in Canada, now the Toronto Wolfpack appear to be no more. Joining us are World Cup hopeful Krista Kent, with the World Ranked 5th Canada Ravens in England's group this autumn, and she tells us about her experiences in the sport…
 
We're back again with another packed show, as we manage to talk about the Super Bowl and the cricket, but in terms of Rugby League, somehow, as well as what little is going on in the sport right now, such as Wigan not being sold, and the leaky colander that is Super League. Away from our witterings, more guests, as first we head to West Wales, wher…
 
2021 is here, and so is our first podcast of the new year, and with a pair of guests to kick us off. RFL Chief Executive Ralph Rimmer is up first, talking about how Rugby League fits in to Sport England's vision for the next decade, as well as how the sport has dealt with the pandemic to date, the challenges faced and those yet to come. Someone who…
 
2020 is a year we'll never forget, but if you have, and who can blame you, here's some of the key moments of the year on Forty20 TV, starting with the arrival of Sonny Bill Williams, ending with two modern day greats saying goodbye, and plenty of talking points, on and off the pitch, in between. Thanks to all our guests for giving up their time acr…
 
We're ending the year with another pair of guests to talk some Rugby League. First up, Dave Musson from the Bear Necessities podcast, and author of the updated book Forward joins us to talk about life in League One with the Coventry Bears, as they look forward to getting back on the pitch after a very short 2020 season. Then, Forty20's Editor-at-la…
 
A bonus show for you, as two prop forwards join us to talk Rugby League. First, Castleford Tigers' Grant Millington tells us about the 2020 season at The Jungle, the trials and tribulations of their year, on and off the field, signing a new deal at the club, and how he first found the town when he joined up at the Tigers. Then it's former GB & Irel…
 
Back again to talk Rugby League, and it's another debutant on the show this week as author and St. Helens fan Andrew Quirke joins us, alongside his current writing partner, our good friend Danika Priim. As well as talking about their forthcoming book, and their thoughts on 2020, we've got plenty to discuss on how lucky we all are to be involved in …
 
"The Greatest Thing I've Ever Seen." That's Steve Mascord's verdict as the author, podcaster, and much more joins us to talk about St. Helens Super League Grand Final win over Wigan, thanks to a dramatic final play. We discuss the issues coming out of that game and more, as the Rugby League season finally comes to a close, the race to replace Toron…
 
As it's Grand Final week, we shine the spotlight on St. Helens this time with a bonus podcast starring film director, podcaster, Forty20 magazine columnist and Saints fan Ian Boldsworth. We talk about Saints season, how excited Ian is for the match on Friday, James Graham's retirement, fans over reactions to every thing and much more! Recording fle…
 
It's Grand Final week, and we're talking about the League Leaders in the company of Phil Wilkinson from the Wigan Post and Wigan Observer to talk all things Cherry and White, as they head to the KCOM, including the retirement of Sean O'Loughlin, the future of Tommy Leuluai and transformation of Adrian Lam from stop gap to main man in the DW hot sea…
 
We're back as the Super League season continues to head to its conclusion, and say goodbye to Warrington and Leeds, as Hull FC and Catalans continue on on the Road to Clive Sullivan Way, and the Grand Final. Plenty of talking points from those matches, and off the field as well, as Robert Elstone faces the media, there's a fund set-up for former em…
 
Remember, remember the 6th of November, as Forty20 NOT LIVE is back, as we assume there'll be no more news on a VERY busy week in Rugby League. Peter Smith, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, makes his debut, alongside the returning Paul Bennett, as we look back on a week where Toronto Wolfpack lost their bid for a place in the 2021 Super League, and…
 
As the Super League season reaches it conculsion, one way or another, those in charge of the sport will shortly make a decision on whether Toronto Wolfpack will be back, having left the competition midway through the season. Joining us to talk about Rugby League in Hogtown (according to Wikipedia) is sports broadcaster and the most fashionable pers…
 
Leeds Rhinos edged out Salford Red Devils to lift the Challenge Cup at an empty Wembley Stadium on Saturday, as we look back on a unique final, discussing where the match was won, key moments and why the trophy is heading back to Headingley. We look ahead to the end of the NRL season as Penrith Panthers face Melbourne Storm on Sunday, with plenty o…
 
It's Challenge Cup Final week, and we're joined by 2019 winner Danika Priim to look ahead to the Wembley showdown between Salford Red Devils and Leeds Rhinos. Key battles, stories, the coaches and more under our microscope. She's been at games during this "Behind Closed Doors" period, and her and Phil tell us about watching games without the fake c…
 
The Salford Reds are arising, again, as they will meet Leeds at Wembley in the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final, so who better to join us as guests than The Sun's Rugby League correspondent Gary Carter and Ian Watson's No. 1 fan Gemma Carter to discuss their dramatic victory over Warrington in a wet semi-final. The Rhinos made it through with a compr…
 
It's a special Friday edition of the show for you ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-finals, as we look at the news headlines from Rugby League, mainly those made in Australia by Sam Burgess it seems, plus the RFL and Super League both announce new diversity initiatives, there's a glut on young players making their debuts, but what does the future hol…
 
Eight becomes four as the Coral Challenge Cup semi-final line-up is complete, we look at who impressed as Warrington, Leeds, Salford and Wigan made it through, while St. Helens, Hull KR, Hull FC and Catalans went out. One game in Betfred Super League, with Luke Robinson starting his coaching career with a win for Huddersfield over Wakefield. We loo…
 
Don't ask why we weren't live this week, technology beat us, but that still didn't stop us talking Rugby League with Forty20 columnist Paul Bennett joining us again. Squrriel tackles, like the grey ones, make an unwelcome return, and Daryl Powell's comments on player welfare get us talking. There's new broadcast deals on the horizon, and Paul has a…
 
We were live on YouTube, but if you missed it, or want to actually hear everything said in the show, the podcast is for you. John Davidson joined us to look back at a busy news week in Rugby League, as Kallum Watkins completed a move to Salford from Toronto, and we look at the current situation with the Wolfpack as well. Good news from the latest C…
 
New month, same old show. This week, Phil and Richard are kept in check by York City Knights Ladies coach Kay Rollinson, who joins us to talk all the news from the week in Rugby League. Five games in Super League to look back at, mens that is of course, as we reflect on the cancellation of the women's season for 2020, but get excited for World Cup …
 
It's pizza rather than cake as we celebrate two years of this incarnation of the show, as Super League's deal with Papa Johns has dominated social media today. That and those "bans" annoucned for Covid-19 restriction breaches, which left Jackson Hastings out of action for two games he actually played in. Us neither. Neil Hudgell is leaving Hull KR,…
 
With no rugby while in lockdown, it's given us all plenty of time to think about our favourite sport, and find things to annoy us. In episode two of this new series, we're joined by a familiar face to any viewers of Toronto Wolfpack matches, loud and proud Canadian Sandy Domingos-Shipley. She tells us about getting into Rugby League, being an outsi…
 
Four games to review, and we've got plenty to say after St. Helens made it two matches in a row without conceding a point, but not without a great effort from opponents Castleford. Praise for both sides there, and for James Roby on his 500th career game. That game was pencilled in after Hull FC's positive tests for Covid-19, and we look at the situ…
 
With no rugby while in lockdown, it's given us all plenty of time to think about our favourite sport, and find things to annoy us. In the first of a new Forty20 TV series, Bradford Bulls supporter Andrew Foster joins us to talk about his club, and the wider world of Rugby League in our #FrustratedFansSpecial episode.…
 
A packed show for you this week as John Davidson and Danika Priim are our returning guests to talk about a busy weekend in Super League. Five games, with headlines made on the pitch by an impressive Salford Red Devils side, smashing Hull FC, Saints continues their great restart to the season, and was a game last week an advantage for Catalans Drago…
 
Super League is back! There's a superb Leeds comeback/Huddersfield capitulation to talk about, as well as a champion performance from St. Helens, as action resumed at the Headingley BioBubble. Phil Caplan passed all his tests to be there, while League Weekly's Paul Bennett was glad not to be editing the paper with that Golden Point finish. Our spec…
 
As the Super League season is about to resume in 2020, here's a final look back at our days on Radio Yorkshire with our review of the 2017 season. Hull FC win at Wembley again, Castleford lift the League Leaders Shield, and Danny McGuire inspires Leeds to victory at Old Trafford, but that's just the headlines of an amazing year. There's a belting m…
 
We are just days away from the resumption of the now 11-team Super League competition, and there's still plenty of fallout from the Toronto Wolfpack withdrawal, and statements from clubs outside the top flight to discuss. Joining us from their bubble to do that is The Sun's Rugby League Correspondent Gary Carter and Forty20 Magazine columnist Gemma…
 
Forty20 News co-founders Tom Alderson and Tom Coates are joined by reporter Callum Walker to discuss the biggest stories of the last 24 hours, including Toronto's withdrawal from Super League, the scrapping of the Championship and League 1 seasons, and the suspension of promotion and relegation.By Forty20
 
Well, Toronto Wolfpack have pulled out of the rest of the 2020 Super League season, so where does that leave them, the competition and the sport as a whole? John Davidson, who has been following the tribulations of Toronto, joins us again, as does League Weekly editor Paul Bennett, as we try to work out what is going on. That, plus, Challenge Cup, …
 
Super League is less than a month away from returning, we hope at least, so, to celebrate, John Davidson joins us once again to discuss all the latest in the world of Rugby League including transfer news, strike action/player power, the future of the sport, breaking news from Toronto, renaming things and giving some overdue respect for the revoluti…
 
We head back to October 2016 for our latest dip into the archives, as we're live at what would become our eventual home for the first time, Philip Howard Books in Leeds, otherwise known as "Phil's Book Shop" these days. Why were we there? Paul Cooke and talkSPORT's Adrian Durham were there to talk about "Judas" as one of Rugby League's most honest …
 
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