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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 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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Dave and Adrian return to discuss Great Britain's losing tour, and highlight the lack of creativity amongst other issues. The pair discuss their thoughts and where things go for the Lions from here. 

Dave runs through the winners and clubs relegated this season throughout the pro and NCL ranks, talks the BARLA Three Counties Championship, Welsh Dragonhearts and England Community Lions. He then raves about the performances of NSW Country touring U16 and U18 sides and picks out who to look out for. He drops a name that he interviewed in the past and Adrian rekindles his admiration for Toronto Wolfpack.

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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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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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Adrian and Dave, amazed by an all-new opening to the podcast chat about Easter this year.

Is it time to knock two games on the head? Dave doesn't think so and Adrian takes the opposite view.

We hear from Salford boss Ian Watson after the Red Devils very Good Friday success at Warrington.

Kieron Purtill was a happy man as his Widnes side disposed of Leigh Centurions on the same day.

Warrior Widnes skipper Hep Cahill reflects on 150 games for the club.

Stefan Ratchford chats to Adrian after Warrington won at Hull KR on Easter Monday.

John Duffy gives an exasperated response to the Easter period and picking up a home win over Dewsbury Rams, a success that came at a cost for Leigh.

Steve Manning had our last word with St Helens Head coach Justin Holbrook after a near flawless Easter where the Saints registered 98 points in two games.

Our hosting pair also look at the Challenge Cup draw.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are joined by Rugby League royalty as 46=cap GB international Garry Schofield gives us his reaction to the resurrection of Great Britain. We also chat with James Ford about York City Knights excellent win over Leigh Centurions, Harrison Hansen on reaching 400 games not out and the "trying times" at Widnes, while Warrington's Ben Currie scrummed down with a group of RL journalists after making his comeback against Castleford Tigers.

We have sorted the Ben Currie interview now.

There is the usual banter with Wigan's George Williams coming in for some stick from Dave. Do you agree with him?

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We were delighted to be joined by former Ireland, England, GB, Oldham, Wigan, Leeds, Bramley and Widnes prop forward Barrie McDermott who told Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson all about his career.

 

 

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Here we present another "First, last and everything" interview, profiling the rugby league career of former Doncaster and Sheffield hooker Craig Cook, a man that started his professional career with Hull and also played spells in Australia and France.

 

He was top scorer with Hull Dockers last term and also talks about pre-season training ahead of the new NCL season with Dave Parkinson.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are back talking the first couple of rounds of Super League. This episodes' "First, Last and everything" interview is Jason Mossop from Whitehaven. Dave also chats to new Leigh man Joe Cator about moving over the Pennines, his performance against Toulouse and becoming a semi-professional player. Steve Manning chats to Justin Holbrook of St Helens after their Round One win over Wigan and caught up with Leeds boss David Furner, doing it tough after a couple of games this year. Adrian also speaks to another 100% coach in the form of Warrington's Steve Price.

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