Podcast: James Graham on World Cup, Saints farewell and life after league

Josh McAllister
James Graham

James Graham is the latest guest on the Love Rugby League podcast.

The former England captain discusses a wide range of topics with host George Riley in this week’s Big Interview.

Graham, 36, played his last professional game in 2020, winning the Grand Final with boyhood club St Helens against Wigan.

The former NRL prop discusses the World Cup and if he will be involved in Shaun Wane’s coaching staff with England. Graham also shares his views on the current St Helens side, believing they would be a competitive top four team in the NRL.

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Graham joined the Saints academy at the age of 11 and progressed through the ranks, making 225 appearances and scoring 53 tries. He made his debut against Castleford in 2003, and went on to be a part of the 2006 Grand Final winning team.

In 2008, Graham was named Man of Steel and was named the best prop in the world. In England, he collected a total of two Grand Final rings and three Challenge Cups.

He made the move to the NRL with Canterbury Bulldogs in 2012. Graham was a part of their Grand Final team in 2014, losing to South Sydney Rabbitohs. He made the move to St George Illawarra Dragons in 2018, before making the switch back to Super League in 2020.

Graham represented England and Great Britain 53 times.

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