Joel Tomkins Suspended and Super League super coaches
Dave Woods, Matt Newsum, Robbie Hunter-Paul and Brian Noble discuss a video in which Wigan players Joel and Sam Tomkins are seen abusing bar staff which led to Joel being suspended for four weeks and fined £10,000 and Sam being fined £5,000; plus two of this season's most successful coaches St Helens’ Justin Holbrook and Warrington’s Steve Price talk to 5 live’s Will Perry about a wide range of rugby league issues including their approach to the season, the future of Ben Barba and the challenges facing the new CEO of Super League Robert Elstone.
From Newcastle to New York: sprinkling Rugby League’s Magic
The RFL’s Ralph Rimmer suggests New York as a possible venue for Magic Weekend next year and discusses his meetings with Barry and Eddie Hearn and his royal appointment in Windsor on Saturday. Plus Dave Woods is joined by Bradford Bulls Head Coach John Kear, Toronto Wolfpack Head Coach Paul Rowley and BBC commentator Matt Newsum to discuss the latest edition of rugby league’s Magic Weekend in Newcastle and pick their team for England’s test match in Denver next month.
Adam Hills - Physical Disability Rugby League Superstar
Disabled Australian comedian, TV presenter and South Sydney Rabbitohs fanatic Adam Hills tells Dave Woods about the formation of the Physical Disability Rugby League competition in England and how he takes a four-hour return journey every week to play for his adopted side Warrington Wolves; the Wakefield player Chris Hall reveals how he ‘died’ twice in hospital after being punched and elbowed on the field and how he returned to playing the game he loves, and John Kear looks back on the Sixth Round of the Challenge Cup.
Yellow shirts and the price of a rugby league shake up
What affect would withdrawing central funding have on clubs? Dave Woods explores the potential impacts with the Doncaster CEO Carl Hall, the business manager at Warrington Wolves Richie Mathers and the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Peter Smith; plus Salford owner Andy Rosler talks about the club's finances, their New York ambitions and a Magic Weekend yellow shirt.
Are York a Super League club in the making?
Following the Challenge Cup 5th round weekend Dave Woods and Leeds Rhinos’ Jamie Jones-Buchanan focus on League One side York City Knights who narrowly lost to Super League’s Catalans Dragons and hear from the owner and chairman John Flatman about their philosophy, their ambitions for the club and plans for a new stadium plus the Head Coach James Ford reflects on how far the club has come both on and off the field in the past 18 months. Finally journalist Gareth Walker explores whether the Challenge Cup still has a prized place in rugby league.