This week’s Rugby League Back Chat

Don’t miss Rugby League Back Chat sponsored by on Freesports TV this Thursday 19th July at 5.30pm.

Host Rod Studd is joined by Gareth Walker (Daily Mirror), Phil Wilkinson (Wigan Observer/Evening Post) and making his debut on the programme, Matthew Shaw, the new Editor-in-Chief of Rugby League World magazine.

They’ll be discussing the appointment of Ralph Rimmer as the new CEO at the Rugby Football League, the impact of the Magic Weekend ‘extra’ fixtures on the overall outcome of the season and when two international Rugby League boards can’t organise an international, what hope is there for the rest of the game?

Rugby League Back Chat, sponsored by, is broadcast weekly on FreeSports TV, which can be found at Channel 95 on Freeview or 422 on the Sky platform. The hour-long programme is repeated several times over the weekend (check listings) and will appear here on the website from 9.00am on Saturdays.

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