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The Best of JJB – 5 Great Rugby League Interviews

Jamie Jones-Buchanan moonlights as a journalist for Rugby League World magazine

Leeds Rhinos and England Rugby League star Jamie Jones-Buchanan has interviewed many of the leading personalities in the game for Rugby League World over the last five years, all in his own inimitable style. A host of fellow players, plus referees, TV presenters, club officials and even a couple of Team GB’s London 2012 Olympic medallists have all had the ... Read More »

JJB meets Gareth Thomas


First published in Rugby League World, Issue 352 (Aug 2010) WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE? Welsh rugby union legend Gareth Thomas has been interviewed about many things, many times but here, for the first time ever, he talks publicly to a fellow professional player, our resident Super League star JAMIE JONES-BUCHANAN about his life on and off the field and ... Read More »

JJB meets Lee Briers


First published in Rugby League World, Issue 364 (Aug 2011) My school life didn’t really come to anything. I got six A’s and they all stood for Absent! SIMP-LEE THE BEST JJB meets Warrington’s talismanic half-back Lee Briers. It was my privilege to meet up with a real rugby legend this month who is quite literally one of the defining ... Read More »

JJB meets Matt King OBE

Matt King - RL World Interview

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 389 (Sept 2013) I remember the paramedic leaning over me holding my head, and asking him to let me die because I remember just thinking what my life would be like in a wheelchair. Jamie Jones-Buchanan listens to arguably the most remarkable story in Rugby League – how Matt King has turned his ... Read More »

JJB meets Marwan Koukash

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 387 (July 2013) “Now, I’m not a Rugby League expert, I’m a business man, but the way I look at it, with the rules and regulations that people impose in the game I would say that we are deliberately making the game a second class sport.” From boy soldier to millionaire racehorse owner ... Read More »

JJB meets Steve Ganson

Steve Ganson & JJB

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 386 (June 2013) “Getting it wrong is the worst feeling in the world.” If Margaret Thatcher was the Iron Lady then Steve Ganson was definitely the Iron Ref, famous for being the one who could make the biggest of decisions in the biggest of games. Catching many people by surprise, Steve recently retired ... Read More »