LISTEN: Old rivals reunited on Golden Point Podcast!

Former Salford and Bradford player Nathan McAvoy joins Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league pundit Barrie McDermott – on the opposing team when the Bulls beat Leeds in the 2000 Challenge Cup final at Murrayfield – to discuss his playing career and running a brewery with his brothers

Last Updated: 16/06/21 12:37pm

Barrie McDermott and Nathan McAvoy pictured promoting the 2000 Challenge Cup final, when Bradford beat Leeds 24-18 at Murrayfield in Edinburgh
Barrie McDermott and Nathan McAvoy pictured promoting the 2000 Challenge Cup final, when Bradford beat Leeds 24-18 at Murrayfield in Edinburgh

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 Great Britain’s academy team in New Zealand and signing for hometown club Salford.

The former winger and centre recalls his move to Bradford Bulls as well, including warming up for a match with Spandau Ballet performing on the pitch, an intense strength session with Russian ballet dancers, and winning the 2000 Challenge Cup final against McDermott’s Leeds Rhinos team at Murrayfield.

McAvoy’s short spell in rugby union with Saracens, the biggest influences on his rugby league career, and what he has taken from his time in the sport which has helped him in his business venture all feature too.

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Source : Sky Sports