The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 24

Adrian Jackson is joined by the returning Dave Parkinson for the pair's final Final Hooter of the season.

Dave chats about Fiji, what he's missed and catches up with BARLA Lions Head coach Gary Hewer in addition to chats with Askam second row Tom Hopkins, Egremont livewire hooker Matty Henson and Thatto Heath hard man Andy Lea.

Both also chat past and present with Huddersfield Giants Hall of Famer, Eorl Crabtree.

We hope you've enjoyed the show over 2018 and we'll be back in the New Year.

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 23

We hit the international season by reflecting on the game at Leigh, looking at the England and New Zealand squads.

Dave Parkinson chats to BARLA Lions boss Gary Hewer after his side defeated Cumbria in his hometown, their first and final hit-out before touring Fiji.

Drew Darbyshire caught up with Dominic Manfredi and John Bateman after Wigan won the Super League Grand Final against Warrington.

Adrian Jackson spoke to boss Stuart Littler and centre Rhodri Lloyd after Swinton secured their championship status.

There is all the usual banter too. 

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 22

Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson discuss all the issues in RL and we hear from Adam Cuthbertson as he chats with Dave after Leeds Rhinos made it to the first Women's Super League Grand Final. Steve Manning chats to Shaun Wane after Wigan's defeat of Castleford Tigers. Adrian caught up with Warrington hero Tom Lineham and Mick Gledhill chatted to Bradford Bulls boss John Kear after their League One Play-off promotion final defeat of Workington Town. 

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 21

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return to talk rugby league. The pair look back on the events of the 2010 season and talk through some of the big stories in RL.

This episode we hear from:

Justin Holbrook after St Helens defeated Warrington 34-14 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Shaun Wane in conversation with Steve Manning after Wigan's 13-6 win at Huddersfield, setting up their final Super 8's game against Hull.

Warrington player of the year Stefan Ratchford gives his thoughts on the clash with St Helens and previews their trip to Wakefield with Steve Manning.

Doncaster boss Richard Horne reflects on a club record 10th successive victory against Workington before both teams meet again in the League One play-offs, he chats with Dave. 

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 20

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson guide you through the vintage year 2005 and talk about all the salient points.

In this episode:

Dave chats to newly appointed BARLA Touring captain Jamie Fields about the honour and the season at Hunslet Club Parkside.

York City Knights forward Graeme Horne reflects on the defeat of Workington Town, his role at the club and life in League One.

We hear from Kevin Sinfield and Jack Walker talks with Adrian after the important 16-6 Leeds win at Widnes.

Steve Manning chatted to a happy Shaun Wane following Wigan's recent win at St Helens.

Warrington boss Steve Price has our final word, reflecting on victory against Huddersfield.

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 19 - Wembley Reflections

Episode 19 of the Final Hooter sees us concentrate on the big result from Wembley.

Adrian Jackson and Steve Manning were hard at work getting interviews for the show while Dave Parkinson watched from home with drinks and munchies and praises the BBC's presentation of the final.

Both Dave and Adrian look back at the 1945-46 season and reflect on the final, Wembley and the joy of winning. Adrian spills the beans on Wembley security protocols and we hear from Iestyn Harris, Steve Price, Steve McNamara, Tony Gigot, Michael McIllorum and Remi Casty.

Daves goes through the fixtures ahead of this weekend and our final word contains an interesting interview that Barrow Raiders boss Paul Crarey gave to Dave a few days ago.

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 18

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 (2018) - Episode 17

Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson guide you through the main talking points in the game from the last few days.


There's lively banter between the pair and they look at the situation at Leigh, talk drop goals and reflect on the finishing positions of teams in Super League and at the top end of the Championship.

We hear from Keiron Purtill after a traumatic week in charge at Leigh Centurions, Mark Aston chats Rugby League and gives some very interesting thoughts. We also hear from St Helens scrum-half Danny Richardson about THAT kick that sunk Warrington and Daryl Powell has his say after Castleford beat Widnes to secure third spot heading into the Super 8s.

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 16

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson host Love Rugby League's regular podcast.

In this episode they reflect on Leeds appointment of Kevin Sinfield, the RFL selecting Ralph Rimmer as Chief Executive, look back at the 1979/80 season while we hear from Whitehaven boss Carl Forster, Hull KR's Chris Atkin, twelve months on from his move to Hull and Warrington's Josh Charnley.

Dave put's his neck on the line with some early predictions on who will comprise the Qualifiers with two weeks of regular season fixtures remaining. Will he prove correct?

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The Final Hooter (2018) - Episode 15

Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson bring another banter filled episode of the Final Hooter to you.

They chat Denver and all the happenings in Rugby League and also look back in time to the 1950-51 season.

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