Tag Archives: England

Tony Smith (2)

Tony Smith spoke to Rugby League World on the day he was unveiled as the new coach of Great Britain (and England) in 2007. AFTER weeks of speculation, Tony Smith has emerged as the man who will attempt to succeed … Continue reading

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Stephen Wild

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Stephen Wild in 2007. Wild signed for Salford at the end of the 2010 season. You’ve recently signed a new deal at Huddersfield. My new three-year contract starts next season. I’m … Continue reading

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Sean O’Loughlin

I did this interview with Wigan captain, Sean O’Loughlin, in 2008 for the League Express series ‘My Life in Rugby League’. O’Loughlin is now one of the Wigan five-man leadership team and lifted the Super League trophy at Old Trafford … Continue reading

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Sam Burgess

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with a young Sam Burgess in 2007. The England forward is now one of the stars of the NRL, turning out for Russell Crowe’s South Sydney Rabbitohs. How’s the Great Britain training … Continue reading

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Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall spoke to me for League Express after signing a new deal with Leeds Rhinos. WHEN a player pulls on an open-age jersey for his amateur club, his chances of playing in Super League are virtually gone. Only a … Continue reading

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Rob Purdham

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Harlequins’ Rob Purdham in 2007. Purdham is now enjoying a testimonial year with the club, but suffered the agony of losing his brother, Garry, in the West Cumbrian shootings in June … Continue reading

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Richie Myler

Warrington’s Richie Myler did this interview for Rugby League World in 2010. IT’s hard to believe that Richie Myler is still a teenager. Actually if you bought this issue of Rugby League World in the first two weeks of it … Continue reading

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Mick Cassidy

‘My Life in Rugby League’ with Mick Cassidy filed for League Express in 2008. Cassidy is now retired. Tell us about your early days at Wigan. I signed for the club in 1990 and made my debut in 1992 in … Continue reading

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Maurie Fa’asavalu

Maurie Fa’asavalu spoke to me in 2008 for Rugby League World about his rather unique international career. He captained Samoa in the 2003 union World Cup before signing for St Helens. In 2007, in a surprising move, he was drafed … Continue reading

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Mark Calderwood

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Wigan’s Mark Calderwood in 2008. That year Calderwood went on to be selected in the initial Scotland squad for the World Cup before being enticed into the England squad at the … Continue reading

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