Australian comedian, The Last Leg presenter and South Sydney Rabbitohs fanatic Adam Hills talks to Dave Woods about being in isolation in Sydney, why the Physical Disability Rugby League competition is important and how his documentary ‘Take His Legs’ has helped grow awareness and support of the league.
1985: A Challenge Cup Final Classic
Shaun Edwards talks to Dave Woods about his memories of the classic 1985 Challenge Cup final ahead of a special programme on BBC1 on Saturday afternoon; Catalans’ Sam Tomkins gives an insight into life under lockdown in the south of France; and Salford’s Kevin Brown advises on how to keep optimistic during the crisis and the difficulty of teaching long division.
Resetting Rugby League
Tony Smith, one of the game’s most successful coaches in the modern era, tells Dave Woods he wants Rugby League to reset and chase new goals when the Coronavirus crisis is over; and Iestyn Harris, playing legend and now players’ agent, reveals the advice he’s giving his player clients and how they are reacting to the shut down.
Coping with the Coronavirus Crisis
Ralph Rimmer, CEO of the RFL, talks to Dave Woods about how rugby league is coping with the coronavirus crisis and reveals his talks with the government amount funding, how it threatens the key dates in the calendar and what rugby league may look like afterwards. Plus Steve McCormack from Rugby League Cares talks about how the charity is helping with communities and mental health issues, and St Helens forward Joe Batchelor offers advice on how to keep the nation moving whilst isolated at home.
The tale of two fanatical advocates of rugby league
Sandy Shipley, is a Toronto Wolfpack superfan and she reveals some myth-busting facts about Toronto, plus Julia Lee, a pioneer for the women’s game back in the 1980’s when she became the first woman to officiate a men's rugby league game in the UK.
Julia took up refereeing aged 17 after seeing an advert in a matchday programme while watching her beloved Hull KR.