Do the Lions have a future and is Wayne Bennett still the man for England?
Brian Noble and Justin Morgan join Dave Woods to react to Great Britain’s third defeat in three games to New Zealand at the weekend and ask if the Lions brand should have a future, they discuss if coach Wayne Bennett should be the man to lead England to the World Cup and hear the RFL’s Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield’s thoughts, and look ahead to the next Test in Papua New Guinea with PNG’s media manager Oliver Nombri and Leeds Rhinos and PNG International Rhyse Martin.
Sonny Bill Williams signs for Toronto Wolfpack
Dave Woods and the Director of Football at Toronto Wolfpack Brian Noble react to news of Sonny Bill Williams signing for Toronto Wolfpack plus they're joined by New Zealand Warrior’s Justin Morgan to discuss Great Britain's defeat to New Zealand last weekend and look at the revolution of Tongan rugby league after their 16-12 victory over World Champions Australia.
Can Toronto lure Sonny Bill Williams?
As reports from Australia link Sonny Bill Williams to Toronto Wolfpack Dave Woods is joined by Toronto’s director of Football Brian Noble in Auckland to discuss rumours of a $9m two-year offer; they hear from Jake Connor who has been called into the Great Britain Lions team for Saturday's Test against New Zealand, from the veteran New Zealand prop Adam Blair who is about to win his 50th cap and from the young Kiwi centre Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad. Plus they’re joined by the Tonga coach Kristian Woolf to discuss the Tongan sides rise as a world force in the sport ahead of their Test against Australia.
GB Lions ready to roar in New Zealand?
Dave Woods and Brian Noble are in New Zealand ahead of Great Britain’s first test since 2007 - they face Tonga on Saturday 26 October. Joining them on the podcast are Wigan fullback Zak Hardaker, in his first season back following a ban for taking cocaine. You can hear from 2019 man of steel Jackson Hastings, who qualifies for GB through an English grandmother and admits he understands why people question whether he should be in the squad, given he was born in Australia. Plus, we're joined by two survivors of England’s World Cup Semi-Final win over Tonga in the 2017, Warrington prop Chris Hill and St Helens prop Alex Walmesley.
The Privilege of Pressure
St Helens great Paul Wellens and Jon Wilkin join Dave Woods to discuss the privilege of pressure within a top team and why flat pack furniture offers a key life-lesson.