Archive for February 2015

The Final Hooter (2015) - Episode 2

Dave Parkinson (Twitter: @DParkyRL) is back with contributions from Adrian Jackson (Twitter: @adrian_jackson1) and Steve Manning. In a packed show we have a raft of rugby league voices.

The good, the bad and the ugly of rugby league makes its first appearance of the new season.

Dave flies through the first couple of rounds of Super League highlighting the round one clash between Widnes Vikings and Wigan Warriors and the round two game involving Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Hull Kingston Rovers and looks at the embryonic league table.

We return to Rugby League Street where Kieran Makin, Chris Stott, Rob Lee and Drew Darbyshire give their thoughts on the thorny issue of referees.

Dave and Adrian then discuss the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup with Adrian getting the thoughts of West Bank Bears coach Ricky Hughes and Dave speaking with Leigh Miners Rangers Alan Coleman. We run through the third round ties.

At the Kingstone Press Championship launch we hear from Mark Aston (Sheffield Eagles) and John Kear (Batley Bulldogs) and Dave chats to RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer.

We review the opening night of the Kingstone Press Championship when Dave travelled to Dewsbury and hear from victorious coach Glenn Morrison and Rams star Anthony Thackeray while Gregg McNally tells us all about his new deal at Leigh and settling down in the town. 

Adrian and Dave then mull over the ding-dong game at the LSV with contrasting thoughts from Bradford's Chev Walker and Leigh boss Paul Rowley.

We end the show with Australian rugby league royalty. Adrian Jackson speaks to super coach Wayne Bennett of the Brisbane Broncos about the World Club Challenge and NRL winning coach Michael Maguire from South Sydney gives his thoughts. Steve Manning also grabbed a brief, if interesting interview with Kangaroo international and Souths super star Greg Inglis.

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The Final Hooter (2015) - Episode 1

Adrian Jackson (@adrian_jackson1) and Dave Parkinson (@DParkyRL) are back for the new season with their topical Rugby League show - The Final Hooter, in conjunction with Radio General (Warrington Hospital Radio) and

The first edition of 2015 sees the boys have a whistle-stop chat about 2014 and what to look forward to as Super League 20 dawns.

Radio City's Steve Manning was a busy man at the launch event "Rugby League Rocks".  

We hear from the First Utility Super League General Manager Blake Solly, St Helens boss Kieron Cunningham, Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott, Widnes Vikings Head Coach Denis Betts, Salford Red Devils Manager Iestyn Harris, Hull Kingston Rovers boss Chris Chester and Hull FC counterpart Lee Radford about their thoughts for the season.

We introduce Kieran Makin, Chris Stott, Rob Lee and Drew Darbyshire as they take us down Rugby League Street to discuss a burning topic in Rugby League and we started our "Road to Wembley" by taking in the game between Widnes West Bank and the South West London Chargers.

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