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The Last Tackle on Love Rugby League

A weekly show from the ultimate home of rugby league on the web, featuring a studio guest each week. Discussing all the latest rugby league news, views and gossip, as well as previewing the weekly action.

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57: Rugby League Lunch Hour - 01/10/2020

This week's talking points Academy players make their case Challenge Cup preview Join the debate


1 Oct 2020

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56: Rugby League Lunch Hour - 24/09/2020

D-Day looms for Toronto Wolfpack More coronavirus woes, on and off the pitch Who has been the most impressive team since the restart?


24 Sep 2020

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55: Rugby League Lunch Hour - 17/09/2020

Fans can return on September 30 Should Toronto be in Super League in 2021? Huddersfield coach contenders Run through all the latest news Have your say


18 Sep 2020

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54: Rugby League Lunch Hour - 27/08/2020

Fans return? James and Drew discuss all the latest, including an update on the return of fans and look ahead to this weekend's Super League action.


27 Aug 2020

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53: Rugby League Lunch Hour - 23/07/2020

James and Drew chat about a quiet week in rugby league.


23 Jul 2020

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53: Rugby League Lunch Hour - Project Restart - 16/07/2020

The boys are back for a lunchtime special to talk about the Super League fixture list, restart plans and the latest on Toronto and more...


16 Jul 2020

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52: From playing with Cameron Smith & Billy Slater to movie star, via Super League | The Last Tackle #5

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason joins Love Rugby League’s James Gordon and Drew Darbyshire to discuss his plans to take rugby league to the big screen. Rugby Blood is a graphic novel that Mason is turning in to a brand, backed by some of the biggest stars in Super League and the competition itself, with the hope that it will spread the game to new areas. He also tells us about his life from a troubled teenager, to earning a move to the NRL and Melbourne Storm before he was 20, where he played alongside legends Cameron Smith and Billy Slater. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League: https://bit.ly/2GCG8P8


11 Mar 2020

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51: Following Toronto Wolfpack's Canadian rugby league dream | The Last Tackle #5

Toronto Wolfpack 'superfan' Sandy Shipley is this week's guest on The Last Tackle, with Love Rugby League's James Gordon and Drew Darbyshire. Sandy discusses her journey to the UK, falling in love with rugby league and all things Toronto. Find out too, her favourite memory in the sport so far in Drew's quick-fire 13! James and Drew also reflect on the weekend's results and discuss the World Club Challenge. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League: https://bit.ly/2GCG8P8 FOLLOW LOVE RUGBY LEAGUE Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/loverugbyleague Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/loverugbyleague Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/loverugbyle... #rugbyleague

1hr 14mins

26 Feb 2020

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50: Journalist Gary Carter on how the rugby league family rallied round him | The Last Tackle #4

Respected rugby league journalist Gary Carter is the latest guest on The Last Tackle, with Love Rugby League's James Gordon and Drew Darbyshire. Gary talks candidly about the life-changing attack on him prior to an England test match in London that left him in a coma and required him learning how to walk again.  He reflects on the support and time afforded to him by rugby league personalities, including the tributes paid to him by England and Leeds.  Beyond that, the trio debate the merits of the World Club Challenge and how more should be done to incorporate the international game in to the calendar - with Gary giving his unique insight in to what makes the news desks tick at national newspaper level.  There's also talk on Toronto's move for Tony Gigot, the prospects of their relegation and how Super League is shaping up after three rounds.  Find out too, how Gary describes wife Gemma in one of the more controversial questions of Drew's quick-fire 13!  SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League: https://bit.ly/2GCG8P8

1hr 6mins

20 Feb 2020

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49: League 1 club chairman Andy Mazey on funding, player pool & community links | The Last Tackle #3

Joining Love Rugby League’s James Gordon and Drew Darbyshire this week is incoming Rochdale Hornets chairman Andy Mazey. Mazey walked away from Swinton Lions last season after controversial plans to rebrand the club to Manchester Lions were opposed by the club’s fans. After a brief spell out of the game, he now heads up a new board at Rochdale Hornets, who will be seeking promotion back to the Championship after their relegation at the end of 2019. He gives insight in to running a League One club, links with the amateur game and community, and how rugby league can boost its player pool. With the Hornets’ recent link-up with Toronto Wolfpack, Mazey also discusses Toronto and the other planned expansion clubs set to join League One soon. And of course, he has a go at Drew’s 13 quick-fire questions. For all the latest, visit www.loverugbyleague.com SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League: https://bit.ly/2GCG8P8

1hr 22mins

11 Feb 2020