Episodes
It's the final Golden Point Podcast of the series and we look back on a memorable weekend for both the men's and women's competition as the 2021 season reached its conclusion. Former Great Britain and Ireland international and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Terry O'Connor joins Marc Bazeley to review all of the action. There is a look at the emotion of the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, and what comes next for champions St Helens and runners-up Catalans...
Published 10/12/21
It is Grand Final time once again as both the men's and women's Super League seasons reach their conclusion this weekend. The latest Golden Point Podcast therefore sees Sky Sports rugby league reporter Jenna Brooks joins host Marc Bazeley to look ahead to both matches. We hear from St Helens captain James Roby, Catalans Dragons skipper Ben Garcia and head coach Steve McNamara as they prepare to battle it out at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. On Sunday, the action switches to Emerald...
Published 10/07/21
Published 10/07/21
On this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast, we look ahead to the start of this year's Super League play-offs. Sky Sports rugby league presenter and two-time Grand Finalist Brian Carney joins host Marc Bazeley to discuss the race to Old Trafford, which begins on Thursday when Wigan Warriors host Leeds Rhinos. Carney gives his hopes and fears for each of the six teams fighting it out for a place in the title decider, which takes place on October 9. The panel also look at the six...
Published 09/22/21
On this week's Golden Point Podcast, we take you behind the scenes at Magic Weekend as Super League returned to Newcastle. Host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Terry O'Connor review the key talking points from the two days at St James' Park and give you an insight into what goes on at a live broadcast. We hear from some of the members of the Sky Sports team, and guest pundits for the weekend Paul Sculthorpe and Kevin Brown. Some of the good and the great of rugby league in...
Published 09/08/21
Ahead of Super League's Magic Weekend returning to Newcastle, the Golden Point Podcast is joined by a man who has spent most of his career involved in rugby league in the north-east. Newcastle Thunder chairman and 2021 Rugby League World Cup organising committee member Mick Hogan joins host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Barrie McDermott on the panel for this episode. Originally from Leigh but firmly part of Newcastle's rugby league scene, Hogan talks to us about what it...
Published 08/31/21
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, cross-code star Jonathan Davies sits down with the panel to discuss his rugby league career. The former Wales rugby union captain tells Sky Sports rugby league expert Barrie McDermott and host Marc Bazeley the story behind his switch to the 13-man code in 1989, when he joined Widnes for a world-record transfer fee. The media circus around his switch and his debut against Salford, along with working with Widnes head coach and big...
Published 07/20/21
We span the rugby divide again on this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast as we are joined by man who starred in both codes, Scott Quinnell. Currently part of Sky Sports' team for the British & Irish Lions rugby union tour to South Africa, Scott sits down with our rugby league expert Barrie McDermott and host Marc Bazeley for a wide-ranging chat. There is a look at the rugby league influence on the Lions' 1997 tour to South Africa, Scott and Barrie's memories from their time as...
Published 07/09/21
On this week's Golden Point Podcast, we delve into the world of wheelchair rugby league with two members of the England team. Head coach Tom Coyd and player Seb Bechara join host Marc Bazeley to give us insights into the sport as the team prepare for this year's Rugby League World Cup. Coyd and Bechara look back on England's return to the international stage for the first time in two years when they took on Wales in Sheffield. We find out how the team have overcome the challenges posed by...
Published 07/03/21
We have an England special this week as debutant Mikolaj Oledzki & Women's star Jodie Cunningham discuss the upcoming Internationals. The most sought after man in World rugby George Williams also joins us to discuss his exit from Canberra and the latest on his future
Published 06/22/21
Current Castleford Tigers Coach Daryl Powell is this week's guest on the Super League Coaching Manual. He discusses the Tigers route to the Grand Final in 2017 and his future as Warrington Wolves Coach from 2022 onwards.
Published 06/18/21
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, former Super League star turned beer brewer Nathan McAvoy joins the panel. McAvoy tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Barrie McDermott about his transition from professional athlete to running a craft ale brewery in Manchester with his six brothers. There is a look back on how he went from playing junior rugby league with community club Eccles in a team with the likes of Adrian Morley and Ian Watson to captaining...
Published 06/16/21
Wigan Warriors coach Adrian Lam joins Brian Carney on the latest edition of The Coaching Manual to look back at his career playing for Sydney Roosters, Queensland, Wigan Warriors and Papua New Guinea to becoming coach of Wigan Warriors.
Published 06/11/21
On this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast, we are joined by Dr Phil Cooper from mental health charity State of Mind. Dr Cooper tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Phil Clarke all about the work of the organisation and how it has grown over the past decade since being founded in tragic circumstances. As well as the work done with players and clubs at all levels of rugby league, there is a look at State of Mind's work with match officials as well. In...
Published 06/08/21
Salford Red Devils coach Richard Marshall joins Brian Carney on the latest edition of The Coaching Manual to look back on his journey from Super League player to Super league coach.
Published 06/04/21
Wigan and England star John Bateman tells us about life back in the Super League, his successful time Down Under playing for Canberra Raiders, how Rugby League needs to keep the Bulls Academy, and looks ahead to an important year for English Rugby League
Published 06/02/21
Having led Catalans Dragons to their first ever trophy in 2018 and their best start to a Super League season in 2021, Steve McNamara joins Brian Carney to discuss his Coaching philosophies and challenges
Published 05/29/21
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, Super League icon Sean Long joins the panel to delve into what it takes to be a half-back at the highest level. Long tells host Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Terry O’Connor about his formative years in Wigan, signing for his hometown club and how he ended up making his name for their fierce rivals St Helens during a trophy-laden spell. He reveals how it took him several years to develop his style of play in the halves and...
Published 05/26/21
One year on from the death of George Floyd, dual-code rugby star Jason Robinson talks about his past experiences of race in sport and his hopes for greater diversity moving forward.
Published 05/25/21
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Warrington coach Steve Price - he reflects on his time as coach of the Wolves including the Challenge Cup win in 2019
Published 05/21/21
On this week’s episode of the Golden Point Podcast, Steve McCormack joins the panel to discuss his wide and varied career as a coach and in player welfare. McCormack discusses how he went from having to stop playing as a teenager due to a serious shoulder injury, to becoming Super League’s youngest head coach at 28 and leading Scotland at three Rugby League World Cups. At club level, he explains how being thrust into the top job at Salford at a young age shaped his coaching career, which...
Published 05/18/21
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Huddersfield Giants coach Ian Watson. Ian reflects on his time with the Salford Red Devils, and discusses the £1m game, Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup Final. He also talks to us about his time at the Giants so far.
Published 05/15/21
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Leigh Centurions coach John Duffy. The former Warrington Wolves player discusses his coaching values, his relationship with chairman Derek Beaumont and about his upbringing with Andy Farrell.
Published 05/14/21
Extended interview as Brian Carney chats with Leeds Rhinos Coach Richard Agar. Richard discusses last seasons Challenge Cup win with the Rhinos, his coaching career so far and his playing days.
Published 05/13/21
On this week's episode of the Golden Point Podcast, former England international and highly-regarded coach Lindsay Anfield joins the panel. Anfield, who recently joined Women's Super League side York City Knights as director of rugby following five successful years as Castleford Tigers head coach, talks to host Marc Bazeley about her life in rugby league. She reveals why she decided to leave Castleford earlier this year and what led to her accepting York's offer to join their burgeoning...
Published 05/11/21