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A weekly podcast from BBC Radio 5 live featuring the latest rugby news, analysis and interview. With contributions from Dave Woods, Stuart Pyke, coaches and players.

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A weekly podcast from BBC Radio 5 live featuring the latest rugby news, analysis and interview. With contributions from Dave Woods, Stuart Pyke, coaches and players.

    Pole position - Mikolaj Oledzki

    Pole position - Mikolaj Oledzki

    The only Polish player in Super League tells Matt Newsum about swapping Gdańsk for Leeds, and Gymnastics for Rugby League.

    • 40 min
    Once Were Lions

    Once Were Lions

    The documentary makers behind the new GB Lions film talk about life with Wayne Bennett's players in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

    • 31 min
    What next for Super League?

    What next for Super League?

    Executive chairman Robert Elstone discusses the future of Super League after Toronto are denied a place in 2021 in a chat with rugby league correspondent Dave Woods. Catalans Dragons half-back Jimmy Maloney, one of the game’s great characters, also shares stories from his richly varied career.

    • 39 min
    The COVID Lowdown

    The COVID Lowdown

    How well has Rugby League reacted to COVID-19 and what can we expect in 2021? We're joined by Professor Ben Jones from Leeds Beckett University and the RFL's Head of Performance and Dr Gemma Phillips, the RFL's COVID-19 Medical Officer.

    • 37 min
    Kris Radlinski: A Passion for the Future

    Kris Radlinski: A Passion for the Future

    This week we're joined by Wigan Warriors Executive Director Kris Radlinski on Wigan's rebrand and why he is passionately optimistic for the future of the game.

    • 34 min
    Rimla Akhtar: Tackling It Together

    Rimla Akhtar: Tackling It Together

    One of Rugby League's newest board members, Rimla Akhtar, joins us to talk about her own fascinating story as a Muslim woman in sport, falling in love with Rugby League and tells us more about Rugby League's own blueprint for tackling racism together.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Man with no name II ,

Jamie Jones Buchanan

What a fella - loved the episode with JJB. Great attitude and philosophy. Found it very uplifting for the times we live in. Love to see and hear more from him. Cracking -thank you.

AdamAbdoo ,

Great Podcast

From the south so only just jot into Rugby League mainly due this podcast

JmeMc ,

All Past, No Present

This podcast has gone rapidly downhill recently. So much so that I’ve had to get rid. Too much banging on about the history of the sport at the expense of the present, or Jon Wilkin running his mouth about everything SL is doing wrong, with nobody brave enough to cut in when he goes on his minutes long monologues of negativity or question his sulkiness. Really disappointing. The other presenters are great when not being subdued by Wilkin’s extended criticisms.

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