Friday, November 28, 2014
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Jamie Jones-Buchanan

Interview: JJB meets Widnes captain Jon Clarke

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Leeds Rhinos forward and Rugby League World journalist Jamie Jones-Buchanan hears the remarkable life story of retiring Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke… Having been a BMX junior champion, spent time in prison and being one of Super League’s top hookers for over a decade, Jon Clarke has quite a life story. Now at 35, he is about to embark on ... Read More »

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 Brian Carney

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This article originally appeared in issue 399 of Rugby League World magazine. Heard the one about the Yorkshireman and the Irishman who sit down to discuss the strengths of Rugby League? Jamie Jones-Buchanan spends a revealing afternoon with charismatic Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney A couple of weeks ago I went to see “Playing the Joker”, the story of Eddie ... Read More »

JJB meets Gareth Thomas

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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

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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 Mike Rush

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This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Mike Rush has filled virtually every role at St Helens and has overseen the development of the likes of James Graham and James Roby. Jamie Jones-Buchanan uncovers his unique Rugby League story… Mike Rush is as close as I have come to the “American Dream” notion in Rugby ... Read More »

JJB meets Matty Bowen

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Rugby League World journalist and Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan finds out how one of the NRL’s favourite sons is coping with life in England – and succeeding a certain Sam Tomkins… This month I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the NRL’s most popular and exciting stars over the last decade, Matty “Mango” Bowen. The man charged ... Read More »

JJB meets Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson

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An ex player of great repute, Mike “Stevo” Stephenson has been the face and voice of Sky Sports’ Rugby League coverage for over two decades. Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan discusses the journalism career of a man that by his own admission splits opinion right down the middle.. I heard the following quote just a few months back: “If I ... Read More »

JJB meets Sean Long

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First published in Rugby League World, Issue 390 (Oct 2013) Jamie Jones-Buchanan sits down with one of Rugby League’s biggest characters to talk about his new career. It has bothered me for quite a while that I have never interviewed a coach despite having wanted to for a long time. I guess we perceive coaches as the school teacher/dad type ... Read More »

JJB meets Matt King OBE

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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 »