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The Final Hooter - 11/03/20

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson discuss the last round of Super League and talk about all the stories including Ottawa, Coronavirus and the league form of Toronto, Huddersfield and Leeds Rhinos.

They also look forward to next round of the Coral Challenge and we hear from Daryl Powell, Tom Lineham and Matty Smith with Dave rounding things off with a special interview with head of the England Lionhearts programme Stuart Prior.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are back with their usual mix of rugby league banter, news, views, opinion and interviews. From the opening couple of rounds of Super League we hear from Adrian Lam (Wigan), Kristian Woolf (St Helens) and Steve Price (Warrington). Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) tells us where things are going right and Adrian chats with Widnes skipper Jack Owens after the Vikings success over Batley. 

Dave and Adrian run the rule over what's happening, the name of storms, BetFred Championship and Coral Challenge Cup.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return for episode 2 of the new season. 

Our pair talk SL Launch, with Adrian back in full 2016 mode, mention the controversial signing of Israel Folau by Catalans Dragons and the potential dispensation for Toronto. Dave chatted to Tommy Makinson (St Helens), Brian McDermott (Toronto), Danny Houghton (Hull) and James Maloney (Catalans). 

Dave gets a few mentions in for Sherwood Wolf Hunt, a new Final Hooter catchphrase is born and both he and Adrian cast their eyes over the third round draw for the Coral Challenge Cup.

Our last words this time round are left to Steve Price (Warrington), Matty English (Huddersfield) and Jordan Abdull (Hull KR).

 

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The first Final Hooter podcast of 2020 has arrived with Dave Parkinson once again pairing with Adrian Jackson to host.
 
Both talk about Rugby League reaching 125 years old and Dave ventured to the RFL Launch event at Huddersfield where he caught up with John Duffy (Leigh Centurions), Sylvain Houles (Toulouse), Dec O'Donnell (Workington) and Bob Beswick (Newcastle). We also hear from reigning Woman of Steel Courtney Hill as she readies herself for another season with Leeds Rhinos.
 
Our pair talk about the retirees from 2019 and look at the new faces that will grace the Super League in 2020.
 
Steve Manning ventured to the St Helens Media day, there he spoke with Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Lachlan Coote and Kyle Amor.
 
Meanwhile Adrian went to the Warington Media day where he spoke with Steve Price, Joe Philbin and new man Anthony Gelling.

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On this latest episode of The Final Hooter Dave and Adrian are joined by Swinton Chairman Andy Mazey to discuss Manchester developments and the game outside of Super League.

We also hear from Justin Holbrook, chatting about the departure of Sean Long from St Helens with Steve Manning.

Adrian caught up with Warrington hooker Daryl Clark and Widnes second row Chris Dean following recent successes and we also hear from Doncaster boss Richard Horne and Barrow Head Coach Paul Crarey.

We also have an honorable mention for St Helens amateur club Haydock who have got another former St Helens player back involved with Rugby League.

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This episode, Adrian gives Dave a fanfare after Dave's appearance on the 1895 and Coral Women's Challenge Cup Draws. 

We hear from Castleford Tigers Women Head Coach Lindsay Anfield after the Tigers 27-0defeat of Leeds Rhinos, their first success in five meetings.

There is a chat about the Women's game.

Dave also speaks to Chris Thorman about his return to Rugby League and Workington Town.

Lee Greenwood gives Adrian his verdict following Dewsbury Rams surprise success at Widnes.

Steve Manning chats with Justin Holbrook about St Helens form, Kevin Naiqama and Aaron Smith signing an extended contract.

Adrian speaks to Steve Price about the Easter programme and Daryl Clark signing his new deal.

There is the usual chat and banter and our final word is with Workington centre Perry Singleton who tells us about Town's team spirit, his route through the amateur game and playing against his brother.

 

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A few days ago, the first round of the Presidents Cup, an RFL backed competition between England Universities, British Police, UK Armed Forces and Great Britain Teachers took place at Leigh Miners Rangers. Dave Parkinson hosts this look at round one and has a fascinating chat with Danny Johnson, Head Coach of the UK Armed Forces.

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Dave Parkinson hosts a Final Hooter special, one of two Easter podcasts, concentrating on the dual feat of Thatto Heath Crusaders winning the BARLA National Cup while also fighting on to a fifth-round Coral Challenge Cup game against BetFred Championship team Dewsbury Rams.

Dave chats to Thatto scrum-half Bobbie Goulding about the Dewsbury game and being with the club while BARLA Vice-chair and Love Rugby League friend Steve Manning has a lengthy interview with Mike Woods, who scored in Thatto's last BARLA National Cup success and is now coach of the North West Mens League team. It gives a good insight.

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