Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Adrian and Dave are back with the Final Hooter podcast. They look over happenings in the Challenge Cup with Dave chatting to Simon Finnigan after his Newcastle side put Keighley out of a weather-delayed Round 3 clash. Dave also profiled Batley Bulldogs with head coach and former playing icon Craig Lingard. Lois Forsell was recently appointed as a Man of Steel Voting member in addition to taking on a new role as Leeds Rhinos Women Head coach. We hear from her as she chatted to Adrian. Adrian also caught up with RL royalty - Ellery Hanley, with Super League CEO Robert Elstone and with last years Man of Steel winner Jackson Hastings.

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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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Back for the final Final Hooter of the season, Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson host.

They look back over the BetFred Super League Grand Final. We hear from Justin Holbrook, Ian Watson, Mark Percival and Jackson Hastings.

We also hear from the BetFred Women's Super League Grand Final from winning coach Adam Cuthbertson and player of the match Fran Goldthorp.

Adrian and Dave talk international squads and selections and we catch up with one of the newest appointments in the game in Matt Diskin, appointed by Oldham last week. 

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Adrian and Dave get together for the first time in a couple of weeks to look back at the play-offs. The pair discuss the Salford rise, Wigan fall, Toronto winning their way to Super League, disappointment at Toulouse, Oldham joy and Newcastle heartache amongst other things.

We look forward to the Betfred Women's Super League Grand Final and we have an interview with Leeds Rhinos boss Adam Cuthbertson. 

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In our latest episode Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson reflect on who finished where in the play-off positions in all three professional and semi-professional divisions. We chat about the Women's game and reflect on its growing stature. The pair also look at the Dream Team.

We hear from St Helens Women's boss Derek Hardman and Wigan player Alison Burrows after recent encounters and with Super League play-offs set to start, Steve Manning caught up with Wigan boss Adrian Lam and Super League CEO Robert Elstone.

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It's our Challenge Cup Final preview episode.

Dave is in musical mood and looking forward to the finals with his plans from home while Adrian lets Widnes getting to this stage of the inaugural 1895 Cup Final get to his head.

He risks upsetting Canadian and Welsh folk alike and we have a discussion about silver salvers.

Amid the banter there are a few Challenge Cup memories and previous matches thrown in, a whirlwind look around the leagues and Steve Manning was our man posing the questions as we hear from Justin Holbrook, Steve Price, Johnny Lomax and Toby King.

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A bumper episode this time out with Coral Women's Challenge Cup Final reaction from Castleford Head Coach Lindsay Anfield, Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Adam Cuthbertson, skipper Courtney Hill and players Danika Priim and Danielle Anderson in the wake of a superb cup final.

We also hear from Army star centre Carrie Roberts after their Challenge Shield defeat of York City Knights, speaking about the game and also her service to the country. 

Steve Price and Chris Hill give their reaction to beating Hull in the first Coral Challenge Cup Semi-Final, while Justin Holbrook and Kyle Amor chat to Steve Manning and Adrian respectively after the Saints defeated brave Halifax.

Dave enjoyed the company of Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston after the Eagles AB Sundecks Semi-Final win over Batley Bulldogs while Adrian caught up with Kieron Purtill and Jack Owens after Widnes Vikings also made their way to Wembley after knocking Leigh Centurions out.

The pair also discuss the then breaking news of Matty Smith signing for Warrington and Adrian tries to have a dig at Leeds Rhinos with Dave taking him to task.

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We hear from Richard Marshall about life at St Helens, he previews the Challenge Cup Semi-Finals. We also hear from Simon Grix following Halifax big win over Widnes. Ian Watson and Daryl Powell both give their thoughts after wins against Warrington for Salford and Castleford respectively. 

We look back at League One, mention Toronto's trophy and Dave chatted to England Youth Coach Danny Wilson after their 36-12 win over France and Wigan Women's Kris Ratcliffe after his sides 20-16 win at Bradford.

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In the latest "Final Hooter" Love Rugby League podcast Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return.

There is talk of new hashtags, commentary gigs, League One, Championship, Women's Rugby League and banter, not forgetting a quick chat about Super League, Wigan, Leeds and we have some quality guests this time round.

Leeds Rhinos Women scrum-half Courtney Hill talks Dave through the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final defeat of St Helens and talks about how she came to be playing Rugby in England.

Richard Horne gives Dave an update after Doncaster defeated Coventry in League One a couple of weeks ago.

John Kear gives his marks out of ten to Adrian following the Bradford Bulls 62-0 defeat of Widnes.

John Duffy was an altogether less comfortable figure after Leigh's narrow AB Sundecks 1895 Cup success over Barrow.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return. 

Dave has been busy and chats to two of the newest coaches in the game.

Former Hull KR player Rhys Lovegrove takes us through his journey from London to Bradford, to playing retirement and move into coaching and gives an indication of where and how he wants the Cougars to progress during his tenure as Keighley Head Coach.

We also hear from Kris Ratcliffe who recently stepped up to replace Amanda Wilkinson as boss of Wigan Warriors Women.

There is postgame reaction from St Helens women boss Derek Hardman after their Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Final success over Wigan.

John Duffy gives his verdict on the Centurions recent defeat of Bradford Bulls and Adrian chats holding World Records and everything Rugby League with former Widnes hero Phil Cantillon.

Our hosts also look through League One, Championship and Super League.

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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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After a three-week break Dave and Adrian are back.

They go through the results, talk Summer Bash, Magic Weekend, Barcelona, Coral Women's Challenge Cup and Lancashire BARLA tour of Serbia.

Both also pay tribute to the late Maurice Bamford and Quentin Pongia.

This episode we hear from Bryson Goodwin after Warrington defeated Wigan in the Coral Challenge Cup, John Duffy following Leigh Centurions win over Widnes at the Summer Bash, Justin Holbrook about St Helens form, Theo Fages and his own future, Castleford Women's boss Linsay Anfield about their win over Featherstone and Lancashire BARLA boss Mick Blakeley.

There's the usual banter with Dave trying to effect a Prescot accent at one point.

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