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Forty20 LIVE: 27th November 2023

In our last LIVE episode of 2023, we think, we're joined by former Sheffield Eagles GM, and member of the RLWC 2021 team, Liam Claffey for a catch-up now he's out of the world of Rugby League. With bits of news including a new home for Magic Weekend, law changes, a win for England's wheelchair side and more to talk about. That, and if you missed our chat with Kevin Rudd on developing RL in London from the weekend, you'll find that at the end as well! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 20th November 2023 with Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks joins us in the studio to talk about many and various Rugby League topics, as the sport looks forward to 2024, and beyond. From grading to officiating, communications to brains, IMG to our standing in the world of sport and much, much more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 13th November 2023

Samoa, as predicted by Kristian Woolf, aren't coming, which kicks off a discussion on where Rugby League stands in the UK at this snapshot in time, with your points taking the chat in various ways... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 6th November 2023

We spent the weekend in Leeds, which, in fairness, is nothing new, but, saw England's women beat Wales, men sweep Tonga and France win the battle in the First Direct Arena. All that, plus news and RSW upsets at least one club, but probably four, with his WSL predictions for 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20's International Finale Special

2023, we think. just about comes to a close this weekend, with a busy two days in Leeds. On Saturday, England take on Wales in a Women's Test Match before the men end their series with Tonga, while on Sunday, it's a rematch of last year's Wheelchair World Cup Final when England host France at the First Direct Arena. We've been speaking to Welsh debutant and try scorer Georgia Taylor, and pair of England captains in Jodie Cunningham and Tom Halliwell, and World Cup winning coach Tom Coyd to talk about plenty of things... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 30th October 2023

Rugby League Polymath Steve Mascord joins us as his car has broken down, so he's stuck here for the week, which is lucky for us as he offers his perspective on whatever topics we can think of, including the 2nd Test of the England vs. Tonga series, which was more about what was said off the pitch than any of the action on it, and much more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 NOT LIVE: 23rd October 2023

We're brimming with positivity after England's first test win over Tonga was finely balanced until the hooter, giving us plenty to look forward to over the next few weeks. International Rugby League is back! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 16th October 2023

Wigan win a pair of Grand Finals, London return to Super League, and just what is the future for the sport outside of the elite? Plus, we've got a campaign for you to get behind.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 NOT LIVE: 2023 Wheelchair Grand Final Preview

Ahead of Leeds Rhinos vs. Wigan Warriors on Sunday, we're joined by World Cup winner Rob Hawkins and journalist John Seager to look at the match, and the growth of Wheekchair Rugby League since England beat France last autumn, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 NOT LIVE: 9th October 2023

In a new home, but a return to Zoom for this week, as we look back on the weekend which saw Catalans Dragons and Wigan Warriors book their places at Old Trafford, Wigan's Wheelchair side also make the Grand Final, while Toulouse will face London for a Super League place. Phil was in the presence of Royalty, and there's plenty of reaction from Sunday's Women's Grand Final too... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 2nd October 2023

It's #GFSZN, as the kids aren't saying, as they're done and dusted in the NRL/NRLW, while we've got the Women's to look forward to this weekend, plus one more Wheelchair semi and those intriguing men's games as Catalans Dragons hope to end St. Helens Drive For Five, while Hull KR look to upset League Leading Wigan....exciting, isn't it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 25th September 2023

Wigan lift the LLS and find loopholes, (some of) Leigh are upset are officials, Wakefield are down, the Championship provides late drama and there's a rematch in the WSL Grand Final.... All that and much more as Danika Priim makes her return to the studio! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 11th September 2023

A week in which Wigan impressed, Saints and Leigh entertained, while Salford and Warrington produced a finish worthy of a completely different game. Are Leeds (Men) in Crisis again? And, if so, what are Huddersfield, Hull FC and others down there? Speaking of Hull, their wheelchair team pull off the result of the season, the Championship is exciting, League One is too and Fev's women are going up... Plus, details on a charity walk taking place this weekend... Donate here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 4th September 2023

John Davidson joins us to give another perspective on the week in Rugby League, which was quieter than the week before, and was more about what happened on the pitch. Which is good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 29th August 2023

Bar Wigan making more of a mess of Catalans than the pitch, it's off-field issues that have really come to the fore this week, not least abuse of a match official, again, crowds and TV deals. Anyone got a contact for Steph's Packed Lunch? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 21st August 2023

One of those episodes where you go in thinking there hasn't much been going on in Rugby League this week, but it turns out there has been... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 - Jodie Boyd-Ward on the Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final

Sunday's Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final is a rematch of the 2022 match, where Leeds Rhinos won a third in a row, beating the Catalans Dragons. The EIS in Sheffield hosts the match, and ahead of it, Rhinos captain Jodie Boyd-Ward joins us to talk about the challenge ahead, taking on the captaincy, and loads of other stuff, because, like all good guests, she keeps on talking... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 14th August 2023

Wembley then? What a day! The records books will say St. Helens, Leigh Leopards and Halifax Panthers were, but, all in all, Rugby League was the winner... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 7th August 2023

We'd been to the Challenge Cup Final media event today, and by the time we got back, Sean Long had left Featherstone, with Sam Burgess announced as Warrington's next coach! Plus, Andy Last had gone from Cas, Paul Rowley wasn't happy, an international calendar was announced, as we tried to talk about it all. There were matches too... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 31st July 2023

Daryl Powell departs Warrington, as we, with your help, discuss what is wrong with the Wolves. That, and everything else going on we can remember from another busy week in Rugby League... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit