Progressive Rugby League is the thinking fans alternative. What is this thing called Rugby League? Where does it fit in the framework of a 21st century society?
If you love rugby league and think 'there has to be a better way', this show is for you.
PRL 9 September 2020 - Sylvain Houles: My Best French XIII
Toulouse Olympique coach Sylvain Houles joins the pod to reflect on his life in French Rugby League - rising through the ranks, cracking Super League, representing the French national team and leaping into coaching. PLUS Sylvain shares his best French XIII from his lifetime.
PRL 22 August 2020 - Looking Back, Looking Forward: Rugby League at 125 with Professor Tony Collins
Rugby League is turning 125! So what can the last 125 years of Rugby League tell us about what we could expect in the next 125 years? Professor Tony Collins joins the pod to help us take on the impossible task of wondering aloud on what may (or may not) happen way down the track. That's right, it's an episode of pure (but hopefully informed) speculation!
Tony's new book, Rugby League: A People's History is out through Scratching Shed Publishing
PRL 17 August 2020 - The Art of Class War with Lech Blaine
Lech Blaine joins the pod to chat about his latest The Monthly essay, The Art of Class War, which tackles Rugby League's relationship with class in Australia, as well as the rise of Rugby League as a prized voting-bloc and what that means for the code's future.
PRL 1 August 2020 - The Jamaican Rugby League experience with Romeo Monteith
Romeo Monteith joins the pod to give us a glimpse into the Jamaican Rugby League experience. From early days learning the game off VHS, to State of Origin Jamaica-style, Romeo steps us through the long winding road that ultimately led to glorious Rugby League World Cup qualification. Plus, Romeo explains how the Reggae Warriors will be preparing for their debut World Cup appearance in the midst of COVID-related uncertainty.
PRL 25 July 2020 - Wolfpack Backchat - The word from downtown Toronto with Bryan Thiel
The Wolfpack are down, but are they out? Canadian broadcaster and reporter Bryan Thiel gives us the view from downtown Toronto. How did it come to this? Can something be salvaged from the 2020 ruins? Plus Bryan gives us a glimpse into the Lamport experience, the challenges of winning over UK fans, and how Wolfpack fans have taken to Rugby League in Toronto.
PRL 12 July 2020 - Georgia Hale: Richmond Rose, Kiwi Fern, Warrior, community worker and Young NZer of the Year
Richmond Rose, Kiwi Fern and NZ Warrior, Georgia Hale is our very special guest to chat all things Kiwi Ferns; from debuting as a 19 year-old, to the 2019 World Cup Nines triumph and the challenge of wresting the 13s mantle from the Jillaroos. Georgia also gives us a glimpse into what it's like being named Young New Zealander of the Year and the amazing community work that led to her award.
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An important and brilliant podcast
Such a great podcast, covering areas of the game that are largely neglected by the traditional outlets. Coverage of the international game is key to its growth - this podcast does that so well. Thankyou for showing so many perspectives to rugby league, a sport which is often condescended and looked down upon as being overly simple, parochial and lacking culture, and proving that we have a rich history and many stories to tell. Please keep up the good work!
Legends are back !
Loving the in depth review of French rugby league. Such an incredible story to follow
Refreshing and Relevant
A pleasure to listen to. Welcoming, informative, real. The fellas have a deep passion for league and it comes across in a refreshing worldly weekly podcast. Keep up the good work