Podcast: Jamie Soward on career, Super League & coaching ambitions

Josh McAllister
Jamie Soward

Former St George Illawarra Dragon, Penrith Panthers and London Broncos half-back Jamie Soward is the latest guest on the Love Rugby League podcast.

The 2010 NRL Premiership winning half-back reflects on his playing career, discusses his time in England and opens up on his coaching ambitions.

Soward also discusses which players he think could make it in the NRL from Super League. The three-time New South Wales representative also reveals which Super League coach he think will head over to the NRL in the future.

More on Jamie Soward

Soward made his NRL debut for Sydney Roosters in 2005 at half-back against Newcastle Knights. He went on to make 22 appearances across three seasons before making the switch to St George Illawarra Dragons.

In 2010, Soward was selected for the inaugural Indigenous All Stars team against the NRL All Stars, featuring from the bench. He scored the winning try in the side’s 16-12 victory.

That same year, Soward led the Dragons to NRL Grand Final victory, defeating Sydney Roosters 32-8. He enjoyed seven seasons with the Dragons and is the club’s all-time points scorer with 977. He also holds the record for the most points in a season with 228 in 24 games.

Soward made 53 appearances for Penrith Panthers, and enjoyed two stints in England with London Broncos.

His originally made the switch to England in 2013, featuring in the Super League with the Broncos. He later returned in 2016 in the Championship, working under then-head coach Andrew Henderson.

The former player now coaches the 2022 Dragons NRLW team and is a part of the coaching staff in the Men’s side. 

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