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A Rugby League podcast published every Monday discussing the big issues with special guests from Super League, Championship and League 1.

Shoulder Charge - A Rugby League Podcast Kasey Smith

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A Rugby League podcast published every Monday discussing the big issues with special guests from Super League, Championship and League 1.

    16: The future of Salford Red Devils

    16: The future of Salford Red Devils

    On the show this week, I'm joined by Pete Brady, Chairman of Salford RLFC Supporters Trust. Things have progressed in terms of the situation regarding the AJ Bell Stadium. Recently the club held a fans forum and the petition which had been running was heard at Council. The direction of travel, at this moment in time, points towards Moor Lane, but there is a lot to discuss and tie up before a formal decision is made. Pete Brady updates us on the options and also discusses the potential of fan ownership, which also may be an option going forward.

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    15: Saving Oldham's season

    15: Saving Oldham's season

    On this week's show I'm joined by Oldham Roughyeds Chairman Chris Hamilton. The club turned a few heads, in the last few days, when they announced Brian McDermott would be taking over as coach until the end of the season. I asked Chris what has gone wrong for Oldham this year and why he feels Brian McDermott is the man to get them out of the mess. Also I offer my thoughts on whether promotion and relegation should exist in Super League and there's also all the games from the weekend to discuss on this week's episode of Shoulder Charge - A Rugby League Podcast.

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    14: Growing Rochdale Hornets

    14: Growing Rochdale Hornets

    On the show this week I'm joined by Andy Mazey, Rochdale Hornets Chairman. We discuss his vision for the Hornets and how he plans to implement it. We also talk attendances and the importance of community clubs. There's also updates on RFL/Super League realignment and the potential TV deal for clubs outside of Super League. Also on the show I discuss all the rugby league action from the weekend.

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    13: World Cup in doubt

    13: World Cup in doubt

    With the Rugby League World Cup just four months away, it has been put into fresh doubt, as there is reluctance from down under about travelling to the UK and having to quarantine on return. I offer my thoughts on why I feel it is vital the tournament goes ahead as scheduled. I also discuss whether the sport needs a regular international calendar and the recent All Stars game. Also my guest this week is the Batley Bulldogs Head Coach Craig Lingard. We are nearing the halfway point of the season and it's fair to say the Bulldogs have taken a few by surprise this year. They currently sit third and he reveals the reasons why they are where they are. There is also all the action from Super League, Championship and League 1.

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    12: Turning the tide at Leigh

    12: Turning the tide at Leigh

    Joining me on the show this week is Leigh Centurions Interim Head Coach, Kurt Haggerty. After 11 games and 11 losses, he has a tremendous job on his hands to try to steer Leigh to their first win. He says he's relishing the opportunity and truly believes Leigh Centurions can stay in Super League this year. Also on the show this week, there is also all the action from the world of Rugby League.

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    • 42 min
    11: Increasing Participation

    11: Increasing Participation

    Currently, there is not enough players playing Rugby League. Part of the reason the RFL issued Elite Academy licences was to tackle this very subject. But while doing that, they also removed Elite status from Castleford, Hull KR and Bradford. They have now u-turned on this, of course. But part of the reason was a need to protect the community game and the fact that not enough quality players were being produced. But have the Rugby Football League gone about this in the right way? On the show this week I speak to Chris Dearing of Hull Dockers ARLFC to answer that very question. There is also all the action from the weekend in Rugby League.

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