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Adrian and Dave discuss goings on at Leigh, look back on the Challenge Cup Semi-finals, look at League One and London's defeat of Widnes.


Mark Aston talks about Catalans making the Challenge Cup Final and remembers 1998 when the Sheffield Eagles produced a big shock against Wigan. Our pair look back at other things that happened in rugby league in 1998.


Over the course of the show we also hear from Tony Gigot (Catalans), Ben Westwood (Warrington), Dane Chisholm (Bradford) and also speak to London boss Danny Ward and young second row Daniel Hindmarsh.

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"The Final Hooter" Love Rugby League podcast and regular Radio General show returns with Adrian Jackson and James Gordon.

In this episode the guys chat Super League and we have plenty of audio from the season launch in Huddersfield.

Steve Manning and Dave Parkinson also chip in with player and coaching interviews.

Enjoy the listen.

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Dave Parkinson hosts a jam packed Final Hooter.

He talks about the final two rounds of Super League and Championship, reflecting on just who made the Super Eights and the Qualifiers and looks at the Challenge Cup Semi Final ties.

Ian Watson speaks with Adrian Jackson after Salford's recent win over Widnes.

Dave chats to London Broncos Andrew Henderson, Leigh Centurions Neil Jukes and Micky Higham, Wakefield boss Chris Chester and new Huddersfield head coach Rick Stone at the launch of the Eights fixtures while Steve Manning caught up with St Helens Alex Walmsley after the Saints crashed into the top four at the final round. He also speaks to Hull's Lee Radford, Warrington's Tony Smith and Wigan boss Shaun Wane ahead of the Challenge Cup Semi Finals.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return to talk Rugby League. This week the lads took in the launch events of Super League and the Championship and League One and chatted to some of the players and coaches involved. 

Following the surprise resignation of Paul Rowley at Leigh Centurions, Dave chatted with successor Neil Jukes before speaking to John Kear about Batley, Phil Veivers about Workington and James Coyle about Whitehaven. He also caught up with players Andy Thornley (Swinton), Sam Gee (Oldham) and Paul Sykes (Dewsbury). Adrian also chatted to London Broncos boss Andrew Henderson and caught up with  North Wales Crusaders boss Anthony Murray and York City Knights boss James Ford.
Adrian also ventured to the Super League launch where he chatted to Leeds Kallum Watkins, Wigan's Matty Smith and Frank Pritchard of Hull.
We also wanted to include Joshua Chapman's fine interviews with Keighley youngster Adam Brook and South Wales Undateables star Tom Morgan but we simply couldn't carry any more content. These interviews can be listened too via the Cougars Audioboom channel:

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We know how much you've missed your Final Hooter fix for the last couple of weeks. The lads are back as hosts Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson try and display French culture like Richie Myler and discuss their pre-season plans. There is enough rustiness to suggest it is still pre-season with Adrian showing his secret Leeds love in calling Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leulai messiahs while Dave gets himself confused between his Sharlston and Normanton.

Both have vowed to be better next time!
On the show we have Paul March talking of Keighley's 16-8 win over Oldham, thanks to the Cougars and Joshua Chapman, while Adrian headed down to Wembley to find out all about Round One of the Challenge Cup. He speaks to Lizzie Jones who reflects on her charity work, continued support of the Cougars and talks about her experiences singing before large audiences and of course taking part in the draw.
Adrian also chatted with Leeds Tom Briscoe, Wembley hero about the Rhinos preparations and his thoughts on taking part in the draw.
We also hear from Blake Solly, General Manager of Super League and there is plenty of banter.
Yes the boys are certainly back, do enjoy.
There will be extra Final Hooter shows this season concentrating on Warrington and Widnes so keep your ears tuned.

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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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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are back, talking Rugby League. Hear what made their good, bad and ugly lists this time round and catch up with their "Road to Wembley". Your hosts natter about the First Utility Super League Rounds five and six and discuss goings on in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Our guests this time include Wigan's Shaun Wane, Salford boss Brian Noble, Leigh Head Coach Paul Rowley and North Wales Crusaders player Adam Clay. 

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The Final Hooter

The boy's return for a brand new season, as they went on the road and managed to gatecrash the media launch of the Championships and turned up at the home of Warrington Wolves. They also began the Challenge Cup road trip and caught up with Shaun Wane (Wigan) James Roby (St Helen's) and Steve Manning grabbed Wigan new boy Matty Bowen

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In our last episode of the Rugby League World Cup Final Hooter podcast, hosts Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson chatted with World Cup General Manager Sally Bolton about a job well done. We reflect on a World Record crowd and a dominant performance by Australia.

Aussie skipper Cameron Smith and Kiwi coach Stephen Kearney tell us their thoughts on the tournament.

Adrian caught up with Billy Slater and Sam Thaiday in a winners enclosure, also gaining an interview with New Zealand stand-off Keiran Foran while we hear from captains Cameron Smith and Simon Mannering and the respective coaches.

There was also just about enough time for our pair to reveal their own award winners and there was further evidence of Adrian's man-crush.

Adrian and Dave will continue their weekly chat on rugby league in the new year for Radio General, Hospital Radio for Warrington and keep your ears open on for further projects involving the pair in 2014.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are joined by Rugby League Journalist Nathan Lawrenson.

Our hosts take a look back at last week in the Rugby League World Cup and share some light moments such as one of the panel being a budding match official, there is a mention of Coronation Street and Man Crushes.

There is audio from New Zealand's Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, England's Jame Graham. We have captains club from the second semi-final - Fiji legend Petero Civoniceva gives the final news conference of his career and a focused and guarded Cameron Smith speaks about the Aussies excellent defence.

Rick Stone and Tim Sheens also join us in Coaches corner.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return with some more chat from the Rugby League World Cup. We welcome Scotland Head Coach Steve McCormack to the show and Adrian got the thoughts of Fiji's Ashton Sims, England's Chris Hill and France skipper Olivier Elima, who Dave disagreed with (albeit from a distance).

Fiji's Rick Stone and Samoa's former Salford boss Matt Parish make for an interesting Coaches Corner.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are joined by Ireland forward Tyrone McCarthy for another packed episode.

We discover Adrian needs a World Cup wallchart and an atlas but he was on hand to get some great interviews with Tonga's Fui Fui Moimoi, New Zealand rising star Shaun Johnson and Scotland's Matthew Russell while we also hear from Italy boss Carlo Napolitano and Scotland Head Coach Steve McCormack.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are joined by Widnes Vikings forward Hep Cahill as they look back on a busy week of action in the Rugby League World Cup. There is audio from USA player Joseph Paulo and Tongan skipper Brent Kite in addition to the post match thoughts of Australian boss Tim Sheens, USA supremo Terry Matterson and Cook Islands coach David Fairleigh.

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