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"Younger, Sexier and More Vibrant" Welcome to another episode of Forty20 NOT LIVE, where we've defrosted from Featherstone, watched the Channel 4 advert on a loop, on looking forward to Bashing Headingley this Summer. Mainly though, we're hear to talk Swinton Lions, with their Director of Development Damian Ridpath, who may well be the most positiv…
 
Another year begins, and we're still here. It's a fairly positive start to 2022 for us as we get ready for the new season with new broadcasters, players, coaches and drama to enjoy. You were out in force in the comments as we looked ahead to a World Cup in France, how our colleagues across the Channel might not let every player in to play on their …
 
For our final LIVE show of 2021, we've invited a friend of ours along to talk about her career. The freshly retired Danika Priim is with us to talk about a short, but eventful career in Rugby League. How she started in the sport at school, her dancing life, and getting back involved in RL and her growing media profile. Playing in a World Cup, and t…
 
Midlands Hurricanes CEO Alan Robinson joins us to talk about the rebrand of the Coventry Bears ahead of the 2022 season in League One, but also how the Bears will continue outside the professional game to grow the sport in the area. Not just that, but there's new investment, a new home on the horizon for 2023, and a general feeling of positivity ov…
 
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 Bark…
 
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 pod…
 
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 the…
 
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'…
 
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 t…
 
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!…
 
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 fir…
 
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...…
 
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, b…
 
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 …
 
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, dev…
 
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 e…
 
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 t…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Unlike Wally Lewis in the title of Wakefield's legendary fanzine, Australia and New Zealand are not coming, having released a statement this morning, minutes after telling the World Cup organisers. Thanks. For. That. We discuss that, and remain confident of some kind of global Rugby League competition being played for in 2021, especially with gover…
 
As we've just about recovered from the heat of Wembley, we reflect on a Saturday afternoon which saw a high-scoring cracker between Featherstone and York, and a comeback from St. Helens to see off Castleford. How good was the 1895 Cup Final? How good is this Saints side? Where do Castleford go next? What's wrong with the Lance Todd voting procedure…
 
(The issue with the echo disappears, so stick with it!) It's Wembley Week, and we're genuinely excited for Saturday afternoon at the national stadium, with the 1895 and Challenge Cup Finals to look ahead to on our latest show. As well as look back at the results from the weekend, we've got the disciplinary to look as at Wakefield's Michael Carter t…
 
We're back NOT LIVE, thanks to Leeds playing Warrington on Monday night, for one week only to look back on the week in Rugby League. Much of that is off the field, with games not being played, coaches leaving, consultants arriving, and many of your questions answered. Danny Ward leaves London, and where is the sport in the capital city, while defea…
 
International "Break" is over, and we report on a weekend which saw England win two of their three matches, those being the actual official test matches, and a defeat to a bunch of men with a purpose. We've got plenty of praise to hand out, not least to a Wales side led by captain Shaunni Davies who lead by example, against England in their first e…
 
It's International Week! And what an utter mess we're in. Some on our own making, some, Covid related. Rugby League, innit? We discuss the whys and wherefores and such of the squads announced, and yet to be, as there's a triple header of action to look forward to. An unpredictable week of results in Super League saw Saints unable to score a try at …
 
Another weekend of some Rugby League to talk about, and we're building up to a representative weekend too, so former England international and star of BBC 2 Danika Priim joins us again in the studio to give us her knowledge on everything we know nothing about. We talk about the late postponement of her game on Sunday, which left just one game stand…
 
Saints march on to Wembley having picked up the Women's Challenge Cup, where they'll meet Cas, and there were plenty of talking points on a big day of rugby in Leigh. Speaking of, they've lost a coach, and another match, so there's something else to talk about, and to give us his expertise on developing young talent, Francis Cummins joins us to tal…
 
After a high scoring weekend on the pitch, and some hot headed actions (perhaps blamed on the heat at the Disciplinary) as well, we had plenty to talk about on a Bank Holiday Monday edition of Forty20 LIVE. Fresh from Old Trafford, Jonathan Doidge joined us to make his debut on the show to talk all things Rugby League, and we're surprised it took h…
 
It has been a while, but, finally, we were back LIVE in front of the wall of Forty20 magazines, to talk some Rugby League. Granted, our technological skills are still rusty, so you're getting the full show here which had missing bits on YouTube, so worth wait, and lack of frustration if you didn't join us. John Davidson was first in the studio to j…
 
Welcome to the series finale of Forty20 NOT LIVE as fans return, and plan ours to our old pre-Covid home. We've a pair of guests to say goodbye to Skype and Zoom with as Andrew Quirke joins us again first. He was one of the lucky ones to be in the ground as St. Helens beat Salford in front of a crowd for the first time since the last game pre-lockd…
 
As we count down to the return of fans to grounds, and us to the studio, we're back to talk all the action from a busy Challenge Cup quarter final weekend, which has left us with a tantalising set of semi-finals in both the men's and women's competitions, with Daryl Powell's present and future meeting, as we as the past Tigresses who have become Kn…
 
Phil and Richard are back with another episode of the Rugby League podcast with plenty to say, and not afraid to say it. Social media boycott over, we talk the weekend in the Women's Super League, thanks to a tweet drawing attention to it, the new TV deal and what that means, before we get onto action on the field. That action was dominated by Thur…
 
Welcome to our 187th Episode Spetacular here on the Forty20 Rugby League Podcasts channel! (We don't know how many we did on "the other place" to add on.) To celebrate, Phil and Richard talk all the news in RL, including, but limited to, Lee Radford's appointment as Castleford Tigers coach from 2022, all the action from the weekend, potential TV de…
 
It's Monday night, and you know what that means... After a weekend of Golden Point drama, we go into extra time as John Davidson joins us once again to look back at the news on and off the pitch. As well as the actual action, we've got Jackson Hastings moving back to the NRL, the European Super League and our structural battles, plus plenty of your…
 
Phil and Richard are joined by guests from across the Women's Super League with the season getting underway this weekend. Champions Leeds Rhinos are represented by Grand Final try scorer Fran Goldthorp, with Castleford's Jasmine Cudjoe, St. Helens' Naomi WIlliams, Emma Kershaw of Wakefield and York's Mary Tiplady letting us in on their pre-season p…
 
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…
 
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