Tag Archives: Leeds Rhinos

Leroy Rivett

This is two interviews with Leroy Rivett merged together. One is from Thirteen in 2005, and one with Rugby League World in 2009 shortly after he announced he was leaving Rochdale and quitting the game. Rivett, of course, was the … Continue reading

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Lee Smith

In January 2006 I spoke to Leeds’s Lee Smith for Thirteen’s Young Guns series. Firstly Lee, at what age did you begin playing rugby league? As a nine-year-old. Firstly, I was at Churwell and then I ended up at Drighlington, … Continue reading

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Keith Senior

This interview with Keith Senior was part of League Express’s ‘My Life in Rugby League’ series in 2007. How did you first get into Rugby League? My brother John played as a kid and ended up playing for Huddersfield Schools … Continue reading

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Jamie Peacock (2)

This is an interview with the England captain, Jamie Peacock, for League Express after his autobiography was released in 2008. How did the launch of your new autobiography No White Flag go on Saturday? It went very well. There was … Continue reading

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Iestyn Harris (1)

When I was studying in Leeds during the early Super League years, parting with my meagre student grant at the gates of Headingley was worth it just to watch Iestyn Harris at work. Between 1997 and 2001 in the blue … Continue reading

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Graham Murray

Graham Murray was one of my first interviewees, doing this piece for the first issue of Thirteen in 2005, the year he took unfancied North Queensland Cowboys to the Grand Final. You were the Dally M coach of the year … Continue reading

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Graham Holroyd

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Graham Holroyd, then of Halifax, in 2008. You must be happy with your early season form, winning the Northern Rail Cup player of the month in Rugby League World magazine. Absolutely, … Continue reading

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Gary Hetherington

At the start of 2010, the Leeds chief executive, Garry Hetherington, the most powerful man in Rugby League, was kind enough to give me a couple of hours to discuss his time in the game as player, coach and chief … Continue reading

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Daryl Powell

I spoke to Daryl Powell, the former Great Britain player, for League Express in late 2008 shortly after he was appointed as the new coach of Featherstone Rovers – a job he has excelled in. You won 33 Great Britain … Continue reading

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Darren Fleary

I spoke to Darren Fleary for Thirteen in 2005 the issue after he was paid the following tribute by his former coach Graham Murray. “[Fleary] came from a second-division side [Keighley] and the day I laid eyes on him on … Continue reading

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