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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.

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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

    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.

    • 48 min
    PRL 22 August 2020 - Looking Back, Looking Forward: Rugby League at 125 with Professor Tony Collins

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    PRL 17 August 2020 - The Art of Class War with Lech Blaine

    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.

    • 38 min
    PRL 1 August 2020 - The Jamaican Rugby League experience with Romeo Monteith

    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.

    • 55 min
    PRL 25 July 2020 - Wolfpack Backchat - The word from downtown Toronto with Bryan Thiel

    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.

    • 46 min
    PRL 12 July 2020 - Georgia Hale: Richmond Rose, Kiwi Fern, Warrior, community worker and Young NZer of the Year

    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.

    • 33 min

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