Watch this week’s Rugby League Back Chat (25 Apr) online now

It’s the season for egg hunts as well as a bigger hunt for points as the Easter period throws up a collection of fantastic and bewildering results. Is the game being taken over by cheats or showmen? 50% of Super League coaches are British, is the tide turning for home grown talent? Host Matt Shaw steers the conversation with League…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Ep 8

The Total Rugby League Show returns to discuss this week’s big talking points, including Wigan Warriors and Shaun Edwards, the form of the Leeds Rhinos, the appointment of Denis Betts at the Newcastle Thunder and a results round-up from last weekend’s Super League. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by Warrington Wolves’ Stefan Ratchford, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Rugby League World Editor Matthew Shaw.

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Denis Betts in mix for coaching return as part of new-look Newcastle setup

Former Widnes coach, Denis Betts is among the names under consideration for a role at League 1 side, Newcastle Thunder as they close in on a replacement for coach Jason Payne. Payne was sacked by Thunder following back-to-back defeats at the start of the new League 1 season, with Thunder adamant they were keen to take their time finding the…

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Payne confident new-look Newcastle can handle favourites tag in League 1 this season

Few – if any – clubs have endured a rollercoaster decade quite like Newcastle Thunder. From the highs of promotion out of League 1 in 2008, to the financial crisis which engulfed the Thunder (then, of course, known as Gateshead) a year or so later, to the long, arduous task of rebuilding the club in the third-tier: which included an…

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Community-driven Newcastle Thunder aiming for big things on and off the field in 2019

With big names such as Bradford and York securing promotion from League 1 last season, and the third-tier being reduced to just 11 teams, it may be easy for casual rugby league fans to pay less attention to the competition in 2019. However, do so at your peril – because you may well miss one of the most encouraging stories…

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Jamaican international Joe Brown pens new Thunder deal

Jamaica centre Joe Brown has pledged his allegiance to Newcastle Thunder for a further season, the club have announced. After helping the Reggae Warriors claim the Americas Championship, and consequently become the first-ever Caribbean side to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup, the player-coach has now agreed a new one-year deal to remain at Kingston Park throughout 2019. The…

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Watch Rugby League Back Chat (Show 22) on TotalRL.com now

Watch the latest edition of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com Host Dave Woods is joined by Rugby League World Editor-in-Chief Matt Shaw, Chairman of Newcastle Thunder Mick Hogan and Editor of League Express Martyn Sadler. The woes continue for Leeds Rhinos as Warrington Wolves head for Wembley, but should we say goodbye this big stage? Back Chat apologises to Steve…

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This week’s Rugby League Back Chat

Don’t miss Rugby League Back Chat sponsored by TotalRL.com on Freesports TV this Thursday 9th August at 7pm (plus repeats). Host Dave Woods is joined by Rugby League World Editor-in-Chief Matt Shaw, Chairman of Newcastle Thunder Mick Hogan and Editor of League Express Martyn Sadler. The woes continue for Leeds Rhinos as Warrington Wolves head for Wembley, but should we say…

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