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Golden Point Podcast
54 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ep17: In a Jiffy
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, cross-code star Jonathan Davies sits down with the panel to discuss his rugby league career.The former Wales rugby union captain tells Sky Sports rugby league expert Barrie McDermott and host Marc Bazeley the story behind his switch to the 13-man code in 1989, when he joined Widnes for a world-record transfer fee.The media circus around his switch and his debut against Salford, along with working with Widnes head coach and big personality Doug Laughton all feature.Davies discusses his switch to Widnes’ rivals Warrington in 1993, the season which saw him win the Man of Steel award, and his spells in Australia with Canterbury Bulldogs and North Queensland Cowboys.Plus, the captain of Wales’ 1995 Rugby League World Cup team looks at the sport in the country and what this year’s tournament holds for the current Welsh squad.
75 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Ep16: League and Lions with Scott Quinnell
We span the rugby divide again on this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast as we are joined by man who starred in both codes, Scott Quinnell.Currently part of Sky Sports' team for the British & Irish Lions rugby union tour to South Africa, Scott sits down with our rugby league expert Barrie McDermott and host Marc Bazeley for a wide-ranging chat.There is a look at the rugby league influence on the Lions' 1997 tour to South Africa, Scott and Barrie's memories from their time as team-mates with Wigan and what the former forward has been up to as he travels the country in the Sky Sports Fanvan.The former dual-code Wales international explains what makes rugby union's Lions so special, while he and Barrie share their ideas of how to revitalise the rugby league equivalent.Plus, Scott picks his top league to union converts, while Barrie lists those from his playing days who starred after making the switch from the 15 to 13-man code.
59 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Ep15: Rolling forward with the England wheelchair team
On this week's Golden Point Podcast, we delve into the world of wheelchair rugby league with two members of the England team.Head coach Tom Coyd and player Seb Bechara join host Marc Bazeley to give us insights into the sport as the team prepare for this year's Rugby League World Cup.Coyd and Bechara look back on England's return to the international stage for the first time in two years when they took on Wales in Sheffield.We find out how the team have overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, including how Catalans Dragons player Bechara has managed being one of the few overseas-based squad members.Coyd and Bechara both tell us their stories of how they came into wheelchair rugby league and reveal the big plans the sport has to build on the legacy of this year's World Cup.
64 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Ep14: England Special & George Williams latest
We have an England special this week as debutant Mikolaj Oledzki & Women's star Jodie Cunningham discuss the upcoming Internationals. The most sought after man in World rugby George Williams also joins us to discuss his exit from Canberra and the latest on his future
33 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Daryl Powell
Current Castleford Tigers Coach Daryl Powell is this week's guest on the Super League Coaching Manual. He discusses the Tigers route to the Grand Final in 2017 and his future as Warrington Wolves Coach from 2022 onwards.
60 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Ep13: Brewing up with Nathan McAvoy
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, former Super League star turned beer brewer Nathan McAvoy joins the panel.McAvoy tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Barrie McDermott about his transition from professional athlete to running a craft ale brewery in Manchester with his six brothers.There is a look back on how he went from playing junior rugby league with community club Eccles in a team with the likes of Adrian Morley and Ian Watson to captaining Great Britain’s academy team in New Zealand and signing for hometown club Salford.The former winger and centre recalls his move to Bradford Bulls as well, including warming up for a match with Spandau Ballet performing on the pitch, an intense strength session with Russian ballet dancers, and winning the 2000 Challenge Cup final against McDermott’s Leeds Rhinos team.McAvoy’s short spell in rugby union with Saracens, the biggest influences on his rugby league career and what he has taken from his time in the sport which has helped him in his business venture all feature too.
44 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Adrian Lam
Wigan Warriors coach Adrian Lam joins Brian Carney on the latest edition of The Coaching Manual to look back at his career playing for Sydney Roosters, Queensland, Wigan Warriors and Papua New Guinea to becoming coach of Wigan Warriors.
55 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Ep12: A state of mind
On this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast, we are joined by Dr Phil Cooper from mental health charity State of Mind.Dr Cooper tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Phil Clarke all about the work of the organisation and how it has grown over the past decade since being founded in tragic circumstances.As well as the work done with players and clubs at all levels of rugby league, there is a look at State of Mind's work with match officials as well.In particular, Dr Cooper outlines the research being done around officials and how they are affected by abuse, along with what is being done to combat those issues.Plus, Dr Cooper gives us his wish-list for rugby league and outlines what the future holds for State of Mind.
36 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Richard Marshall
Salford Red Devils coach Richard Marshall joins Brian Carney on the latest edition of The Coaching Manual to look back on his journey from Super League player to Super league coach.
52 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Ep11: Bateman the Bold
Wigan and England star John Bateman tells us about life back in the Super League, his successful time Down Under playing for Canberra Raiders, how Rugby League needs to keep the Bulls Academy, and looks ahead to an important year for English Rugby League
56 minutes | May 29, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Steve McNamara
Having led Catalans Dragons to their first ever trophy in 2018 and their best start to a Super League season in 2021, Steve McNamara joins Brian Carney to discuss his Coaching philosophies and challenges
56 minutes | May 26, 2021
Ep10: The Long way round
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, Super League icon Sean Long joins the panel to delve into what it takes to be a half-back at the highest level.Long tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Terry O’Connor about his formative years in Wigan, signing for his hometown club and how he ended up making his name for their fierce rivals St Helens during a trophy-laden spell.He reveals how it took him several years to develop his style of play in the halves and how being asked by Saints head coach Daniel Anderson to play like New Zealand great Stacey Jones proved pivotal.Now part of the coaching staff at Leeds Rhinos, Long gives insights into his thoughts on bringing the best out of halves and how to encourage players to have an instinctive approach within the structures of a team.Plus, the 44-year-old gives his view on how the half-back transfer market in Super League is unfolding for the 2022 season and which non-Rhinos players he would like to work with given the opportunity.
23 minutes | May 25, 2021
Golden Point: Jason Robinson - Tackling Diversity
One year on from the death of George Floyd, dual-code rugby star Jason Robinson talks about his past experiences of race in sport and his hopes for greater diversity moving forward.
35 minutes | May 21, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Steve Price
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Warrington coach Steve Price - he reflects on his time as coach of the Wolves including the Challenge Cup win in 2019
60 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep9: McCormack the Brave
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, Steve McCormack joins the panel to discuss his wide and varied career as a coach and in player welfare.McCormack discusses how he went from having to stop playing as a teenager due to a serious shoulder injury, to becoming Super League’s youngest head coach at 28 and leading Scotland at three Rugby League World Cups.At club level, he explains how being thrust into the top job at Salford at a young age shaped his coaching career, which included successful spells with Whitehaven, Widnes Vikings and Swinton Lions.As well as his World Cup experiences with Scotland, McCormack recalls the 2016 Four Nations tournament and the night the Bravehearts held New Zealand to an 18-18 draw in Workington.Plus, he reflects on how his experiences of his own playing career being ended by injured shaped his current role as player welfare manager for the England men’s, women’s and wheelchair squads, as well as his job with charity Rugby League Cares.
33 minutes | May 15, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Ian Watson
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Huddersfield Giants coach Ian Watson. Ian reflects on his time with the Salford Red Devils, and discusses the £1m game, Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup Final. He also talks to us about his time at the Giants so far.
23 minutes | May 14, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with John Duffy
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Leigh Centurions coach John Duffy. The former Warrington Wolves player discusses his coaching values, his relationship with chairman Derek Beaumont and about his upbringing with Andy Farrell.
43 minutes | May 13, 2021
Golden Point: The Coaching Manual with Richard Agar
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Leeds Rhinos Coach Richard Agar. Richard discusses last seasons Challenge Cup win with the Rhinos, his coaching career so far and his playing days.
50 minutes | May 11, 2021
Ep8: Lindsay Anfield's life in league
On this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast, former England international and highly-regarded coach Lindsay Anfield joins the panel.Anfield, who recently joined Women's Super League side York City Knights as director of rugby following five successful years as Castleford Tigers head coach, talks to host Marc Bazeley about her life in rugby league.She reveals why she decided to leave Castleford earlier this year and what led to her accepting York's offer to join their burgeoning women's team.Anfield tells us about her early years playing rugby league in Barrow after switching from hockey and netball, moving to Yorkshire to pursue her international ambitions and why she decided to move into coaching.There are reflections on the growth of the women's game and thoughts on how it can keep progressing, plus Anfield explains why she could be coaching the Uganda national team at a World Cup one day.
59 minutes | May 5, 2021
Ep7: John Kear's coaching clinic
On the latest episode of the Golden Point Podcast, Challenge Cup-winning coach John Kear joins us to share his experiences insights from club and international rugby league.Kear, who is currently in charge of Bradford Bulls and the Wales national team, tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Barrie McDermott how he got into coaching and how it has changed during the past three decades.The former Castleford player explains how the likes of Mal Reilly, John Sheridan and Phil Larder proved influential, and why his first head coach role at Bramley proved the perfect grounding for him.Kear time with Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team, and his part in Cup wins for both Sheffield Eagles and Hull FC, and how he got the best of out players at Wakefield Trinity, Batley Bulldogs and Bradford all feature.Plus, Kear talks about what it is like coaching Wales, as well as giving his views on how to increase youth participation in rugby league and his assessment of recent rule changes.
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