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1989 Great Britain v New Zealand, 2nd Test

Published in Thirteen, 2005 The second Test 1989 Great Britain v New Zealand Leeds, October 28th “We didn’t get the selection right in the first game. Unless you coach someone week in week out in club football you don’t always … Continue reading

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1985 Great Britain v New Zealand, 3rd Test

Published in Thirteen, 2005 The third Test 1985 Great Britain v New Zealand Leeds, November 9th 1985 Crooks the Saviour GREAT BRITAIN secured a last-minute draw – and subsequently a series draw – as substitute forward Lee Crooks kicked a … Continue reading

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Tonie Carroll

Watching Tonie Carroll at the peak of his powers was pure joy. He conducted the following interview for League Express while in England with Brisbane Broncos in 2007 for their World Club Challenge match against St Helens. How did you … Continue reading

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Stacey Jones

I spoke to Stacey in Perpignan after he had led Catalans to a Challenge Cup win over Featherstone Rovers in 2007. The piece was published in League Express. Tell us about your Rugby League background Stacey. I had a grandfather … Continue reading

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Ruben Wiki

I spoke to the Kiwi captain Ruben Wiki for Thirteen shortly before he flew to England to win the 2005 Tri-Nations. It’s not the longest interview as it was a terrible line and he had to get to training. They … Continue reading

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Robbie Paul

Like his brother, Robbie has led an amazing career, is a wonderful ambassador for the code and is such an enthusiastic interviewee. I was on a limit of around 1400 words for this ‘My Life In Rugby League’ piece for … Continue reading

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Lesley Vainikolo

This interview with Lesley Vainikolo was carried out for League Express shortly before he switched codes in 2007. How did you get into Rugby League? When I was 11, one of my best friend’s teams was short of numbers so … Continue reading

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Kurt Sorensen

One of the game’s toughest-ever players – Kurt Sorensen, the former Widnes and New Zealand forward – spoke to me in 2008 as part of Rugby League World’s ‘Blast From The Past’ series. Is the modern game too soft? It’s … Continue reading

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Joe Vagana

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Joe Vagana in 2008. The big New Zealander was a brilliant player for Bradford before he retired at the end of that season. When you signed for Bradford, did you anticipate … Continue reading

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Henry Paul

This piece with Quins’ Henry Paul was the first big interview I did with a player in my time with Rugby League World, and it was a good choice to make. Not only was he a brilliant player with a … Continue reading

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