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It's almost time for the talking to stop and the action to start, so come get ready for it all with the PROBIZ Tryline.
Much has changed since Leeds Rhinos' Grand Final victory over St Helens, not least the title sponsor with the competition now going by the name Stobart Super League.
There's a new team to play following Widnes' return to top-flight Rugby League, while fans have brand spanking new stadiums to visit following the close season moves by St Helens and Salford.
As ever there has been plenty of player movement on the transfer front and several new coaches are aiming to make their mark after being appointed by their respective clubs.
Even the PROBIZ Tryline podcast is trying something a little different in this special one-off season launch edition, as on this occasion, you can not only listen to the show but also watch it too using the video version which is available our YouTube channel.
Featured guests include Ian Millward, Craig Sandercock, Peter Gentle and Brian McDermott plus many more from this week's Stobart Super League launch event at Old Trafford.
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He's a Giant in the world of Rugby League, and his uncle was a big Wrestling star back in the 70s and 80s.
Nobody looks like him or weighs in like him in Super League, in fact nothing about the star guest on this week's PROBIZ Tryline is straight forward and predictable, even the spelling of his name is unique!
However, the nephew of Big Daddy wouldn't want it any other way and he is certainly established himself as a big favourite over the years at Huddersfield.
Hopefully by now, you will have figured out the cryptic clues to identify the mystery man who is appearing in the latest edition of the ever popular Rugby League podcast.
It is of course, the one and only Eorl Crabtree of Huddersfield Giants and England fame.
A whole range of subjects are covered in the prop's conversation with Rob O'Neill including the Giants' prospects in the play-offs, uncle Shirley Crabtree, the role of female officials in the sport and his plans to let his hair down (quite literally in his case) once he retires from playing!
He even offers up his views on how Rugby League players could have helped the police tackle the recent rioters across the UK.
It's a fun and entertaining interview in the main from one of the game's true character. On the involvement of female referees, he joked: "Can they be any worse than the male referees out there now?"
As ever, the Independent's Dave Hadfield is on hand to look back at last weekend's Super League action as well as offering up his thoughts on the final games of the regular campaign before the play-offs - a concept which Crabtree admits he doesn't fully understand!
And as if that wasn't enough, Paul Mottram is on call to check out all of the latest major news stories from your club during the past week in ‘Stop the Press'.
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This week's PROBIZ Tryline is now available for your listening pleasure - the weekly Rugby League podcast produced by Phoenix Multimedia Productions for the Independent.
In this episode of the programme we speak to veteran Super League star Keith Senior, currently out of action for Leeds Rhinos due to an anterior cruciate ligament.
The former Sheffield Eagles Challenge Cup winner reflects on his current employer's latest defeat in the Wembley showpiece and how that could affect the Rhinos for the rest of the campaign as well as giving an update on his rehabilitation.
Senior also passes on his views about Super League Licensing and gives a definitive answer as to his future involvement in the game when his playing career is finally over.
We also hear from the Independent's chief Rugby League writer Dave Hadfield with his views on the Carnegie Challenge Cup final and the upcoming Super League action as well as the latest news from all the Super League clubs.
You can access the podcast in a number of ways. You can download each new episode from iTunes or alternatively through www.probiztryline.net, which also links to the Super League fans forum where you can get involved in discussions about any current hot topics.
Fans are more than welcome to leave their comments about the programme and their team's fortunes, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors fall under the spotlight in this week's PROBIZ Tryline as they gear up to face each other in the Carnegie Challenge Cup final at Wembley.
The Rhinos are desperate for a change of fortune in the competition after slipping up four times in the last decade at the final hurdle including last season's 30-6 to Warrington at the same venue.
Hooker Rob Burrow was one of the Leeds players on duty in that game against the Wolves, and as you can hear for yourself in this latest podcast, that he is more determined than ever to sample a different feeling this time.
His coach Brian McDermott is just as hungry for success as Burrow, after a testing first year in the Rhinos hot-seat, and he too talks candidly about the final and the pressures that come with taking on a job at a top club like Leeds.
McDermott's opposite number Michael Maguire also puts in an appearance on this cup dominated PROBIZ Tryline as he bids to lead the Warriors to glory in this competition for the first time since 2002.
Wigan's veteran scrum-half Paul Deacon has already sampled victory in two previous Challenge Cup finals with Bradford, but he reveals in this edition of the podcast, how it would be a dream come true to do it again with his hometown club, who he watched lift the trophy eight times in a row when he was growing up.
As ever, the Independent's Dave Hadfield is on hand to offer up his thoughts on the final as well as looking back at the last round of Super League, while Paul Mottram rounds up all of the latest news from your club in ‘Stop the Press'.
The PROBIZ Tryline is available download directly from iTunes and the Independent's website.
You can also access it through the specially created http://www.probiztryline.net website, which offers additional video and audio content from Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield and Warriors star Joel Tomkins on the big game
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Ex-Great Britain international Sean Long is the latest special guest in an extra-long edition of ever popular weekly PROBIZ Tryline.
The 34-year-old talks in detail during the podcast, about his eventful 17 year career at the top, after recently been forced to hang up his boots after a series of injury problems which restricted his involvement on the field with Hull FC
Long admits the decision to retire hasn't been an easy one as he still believes he is capable of playing better than many of his rivals in Super League.
However, on doctor's advice, he is now ready to move on to his next challenge on the coaching side of the game.
It's widely expected that the former St Helens favourite will take up a role with Matt Parrish at Salford, although the move is still to be officially confirmed.
The three-time Lance Todd trophy winner recalls his successes at Knowsley Road and speaks of his disappointment at having not played more times for his hometown club Wigan, although he stresses that he now seems himself very much as a Saints fan!
He also lifts the lid on one of the most disappointing chapters of his illustrious career, the betting scandal that saw him making the headlines for all the wrong reasons back in 2004.
As ever, the Independent's Dave Hadfield is on hand to offer up his thoughts on the latest action and talking points from Super League, while Paul Mottram rounds up the weekly news from your clubs in ‘Stop the Press'.
The PROBIZ Tryline is available download directly from iTunes and the Independent's website or alternatively through the specially created http://www.probiztryline.net website
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Every team in the Engage Super League is given equal airtime in the weekly release from Phoenix Multimedia Productions for the Independent.
All of the latest hot topics are discussed in detail, along with match previews and reviews.
In addition, feedback is welcomed at all times to allow fans to have their say on what's been talked about or to air their own personal views of the form of their respective clubs.
In this latest edition, the Independent's Dave Hadfield looks back at last weekend's exciting Carnegie Challenge semi-finals.
As you probably know by now, Wigan overcame St. Helens to set up a trip to Wembley for the first time in 13 years, while Leeds Rhinos edged out West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers at the Keepmoat Stadium to secure their place in the showpiece game at the end of the month.
Dave will also be reflecting on some of the week's main talking points which includes Sean Long's sad decision to retire from the game and Hull KR's announcement that Justin Morgan is to move on at the end of the season.
As always there is a full run through of the big breaking stories from your Super League clubs from the last seven days in ‘Stop the Press', as well as a look ahead at the games coming up this weekend.
The PROBIZ Tryline is available download directly from iTunes and the Independent's website or alternatively through the specially created http://www.probiztryline.net website.