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Rugby League Back Chat

Rugby League Back Chat

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Audio of the TV series Rugby League Back Chat
13 Episodes
Toronto Wolfpack majority owner David Argyle ‘fires’ himself as CEO after acknowledging his racist comment.The ‘Golden Point’ saves London but did it really rob St.Helens? Is this a step backwards, after all the games supposed to be played over 80 minutes?The man hired to solve all the problems at Hull KR is the same man who walked out on the game in 2017. So this should be interesting Mr.Smith. And all the facts on the Giant who’s decided he wants to be a Rhino. Host Matt Shaw in debate with Yorkshire Post journalist Peter Smith, Giant’s player Alex Mellor and former Widnes Head Coach Francis Cummins.
The return of the reserve grade is nigh but should clubs be really investing in grassroots?Halifax go marching on in the Challenge Cup but is St Helens a step too far?And Gareth Ellis heads towards his 40th birthday and becomes the oldest player in Super League. Host Matt Shaw in conversation with Batley Bulldogs Head Coach Matt Diskin, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Featherstone Rovers Head Coach Ryan Carr.
So the Magic Weekend adds Anfield to its list of ‘hosts’ but exactly how magical was it?With a rush of new clubs wanting some of the Super League action, where are the players going to come from? This sounds like the time to reintroduce the Reserve Grade ....and guess what?And what can we expect from the unprecedented £25 million funding from HM Government for the 2021 RL World Cup?Host Matt Shaw in conversation with Giants MD Richard Thewlis, Former politician Greg Mulholland and Jon Dutton CEO-RL World Cup 2021.Sponsored by
On this weeks Rugby League Back Chat:It’s not officially Summer yet but the Summer Bash was the the talk of the town in Blackpool with 7 big hitting games. Ottawa get the green light from the RFL to start in League 1 as early as next year but is that too early?consortium behind them thinks it might be. And what (or more importantly who) is Kevin Sinfield referring to in his recent outburst down Rhinos way?Host Matt Shaw in conversation with League Express Editor Martyn Sadler, Wolfpack half-back Ryan Brierley and former Halifax Head Coach Richard Marshall. Sponsored by
Yet another coach is shown the door this time at Leeds Rhinos but is the problem much deeper rooted?Can rearranging the gruesome Easter fixtures keep a clubs players intact for the good of the game?And as the Nou Camp prepares to make history hosting the Catalans v Wigan game, and the FRLF postponing every other game on that day, are we to witness the start of a brand new era of the sport?Host Matt Shaw is joined by League Express editor Martyn Sadler - Manchester Swinton Chairman Andy Mazey plus Author and French Rugby League expert Mike Rylance.
On this weeks Rugby League Back Chat....Are clubs giving really giving coaches time to prove themselves as several are shown the door. Are attendance numbers a figment of someone’s imagination? We know someone who says they are. And do you remember when clubs had reserve grade teams? well.....they may once again. Host Matt Shaw in discussion with Wakefied Trinity CEO Michael Carter, Owner of Leigh Centurions Derek Beaumont and player Agent Dave Peet.
On this weeks Rugby League Back ChatThe season for egg hunts as well as a bigger hunt for points as the Easter period throws up a collection of fantastic and bewildering results. Is the game being taken over by cheats or showmen?50% of Super League coaches are British, is the tide turning for home grown talent?Host Matt Shaw steers the conversation with League Express editor Martyn Sadler - Featherstone CEO Davide Longo and Newcastle Thunder CEO Mick Hogan.
The American dream (well North American) takes another step closer to becoming a reality, Shaun Edwards won’t be joining Wigan after all - who could have seen that coming?And... the Easter fixtures provide interesting speculation as host Matt Shaw is joined by Danny Lockwood, Damian Irvine and Ricky Wilby.
Leeds Rhinos CEO Gary Hetherington and top Womans player Jodie Cunningham join host Matt Shaw along with League Express publisher Martin Sadler to discuss the Golden Point, the kick off to the new season of Women’s Super League and the proposal of Ottawa’s push towards Super League.
Oh yes he will...sign! The pantomime at Wigan continues as the Shaun Edwards debacle turns to embarrassment. Canada links arms with New York as the game strives to expand. All this & more on Back Chat tomorrow (Thursday 28th March) on FreeSports TV
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