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A podcast about Rugby League from the people who bring you Forty20 Magazine. Shortlisted for Best Rugby Podcast at the Sports Podcast Awards.


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A podcast about Rugby League from the people who bring you Forty20 Magazine. Shortlisted for Best Rugby Podcast at the Sports Podcast Awards.






Forty20 LIVE: 19th February 2024

Week one of Super League is over, and left us with plenty to talk about. But was it as controversial as some are making it out to be? Actions of players on, and off, the field, make the headlines, and there's the latest attempt at unionisation on the cards. That of the "Trade" rather than "Rugby" variety, of course.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 12th February 2024

Everything you wanted to know about the Super League Season Launch, but didn't know who to the Challenge Cup, Rob Burrow Award, TV deals and what to look for this weekend. Pressure? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 at the 2024 Super League Launch

Super League 2024 is almost here, so we went to have a chat with a load of people.... London Broncos coach Mike Eccles on their return to the top flight Trevor Hunt on the Rob Burrow Award Craig Lingard on Castleford's search for consistency Paul Rowley on the Salford Underdogs & Entertainers Wigan's Jack Heggie on Wheelchair Super League celebrations Jodie Cunningham on her new role on Sky Sports Fellow Saint Jack Welsby on getting back to the top of the mountain Matt Peet on those wanting to knock Wigan off it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 LIVE: 5th February 2024

Kicking off the 2024 season of LIVE shows, we're joined by Joe Gardiner, one of the team who brought you Super League on Channel 4, and the Director/Producer of new documentary ๐“๐จ๐ฆ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ฌ: ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, who takes us behind the scenes on both those projects, the universally praised coverage of RL on C4, and how the life and career of Sam Tomkins translates to the big screen. As ever, much to talk about and discuss.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 Bonus Podcast - "We Are York" Director Craig Bingham

Episode one of "We Are York" was released in January, the new documentary series following the club in 2024. Craig Bingham, director of the series, joined us to talk about the initial reaction to that first episode, how the series came about, what he's made of the Knights and Valkyrie so far, and how being "authentic" is important. He also offers advice to other clubs looking to make a similar series, and how content matters in the packed sports documentary field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 NOT LIVE: 29th January 2024

Peter Hutton has been there and done pretty much everything in the broadcasting industry, and he joins us from California to talk about the launch of SuperLeague+, the reasons behind it, what Rugby League can do to grow, how focussing on players is key and much more. Plenty to listen to, and learn from a member of the RL Commercial board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 at the 2024 Championship & League One Launch

10 clubs in less than 45 minutes. If yours isn't here, tell then to come on... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 NOT LIVE: 18th January 2024

As we creep closer to the 2024 season actually starting, our pre-season podcasting begins with a trip to the RFL to chat with match officials Marcus Griffiths and Liam Moore to see how their preparations are going, before we talk about Wales' historic trip to the USA with co-captain Jodie Boyd-Ward. An entertaining trio of guests to start the new year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20-23: A Year in Rugby League

VOTE FORTY20 - Some bits and pieces of 2023 in Rugby League, from double Grand Final joy for Wigan, York stopping us talking about them not winning and a long, but historic afternoon at Wembley. Including: Liam Farrell Tom Coyd Rob Hawkins Keara Bennett Tyler Dupree Tara Jones Chantelle Crowl Ben Reynolds Edwin Ipape Simon Grix Louis Jouffret Jodie Boyd-Ward Jodie Litherland Amanda Wilkinson Tara Jane Stanley Rhiannion Marshall Daisy Sanderson Jack Heggie Dec Roberts Tom Johnstone Lacey Owen Vicky Molyneux ------ Buy the magazine: Grab the podcast: Subscribe: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The 2023 Forty20 Christmas Show!

WARNING: If you listen with younger people, there is one swear word later on... It's Christmas, and we're talking about a load of different things, which also includes Rugby League, handily, as the colourful Peg Alexander and broadcasting royalty Martin Kelner join us in the studio! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Forty20 NOT LIVE: 6th December 2023

A pair of guests on Zoom this week, as we first here from England's Rob Hawkins after their physical match with France in Marseille a couple of Saturday's ago, with his thoughts on the two nominees for the Golden Boot, hopes for 2024 and why the inclusivity of the wheelchair game is a major strength. He's followed by Eboni Partington, who we spoke to about her move from St. Helens to York, scoring in and winning the Challenge Cup Final and a load more things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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