Rugby League legends, Stuart Fielden and Barrie McDermott, showed how much they hate each other over the years in one of the greatest sporting rivalries of them all.

There were always fireworks when legendary Bradford Bulls forward, Fielden – a Super League winner in 2001, 2003 and 2005 – locked horns with Leeds Rhinos’ star, McDermott – a veteran of two Grand Finals, three Challenge Cup Finals and a World Club Challenge.

Why did the rivalry run so deep? You can join the pair in conversation with Rugby League CEO Ralph Rimmer to find out exactly why in what could be a fiery affair…

About The Speakers

Ralph Rimmer

Ralph Rimmer was appointed CEO of the Rugby Football League in July 2018, having taken the role on an interim basis in January 2018. He has been a member of the RFL Board since 2013 after joining the organisation as Chief Operating Officer in October 2010. He has a wealth of experience at every level of the game, coupled with extensive knowledge in stadia and leisure development. He began his professional career within the sport in South Yorkshire in 1991 as a Development Officer with Doncaster. He then took up a similar role with Sheffield Eagles three years later, going on to become General Manager and then Chief Executive of the then Super League club, overseeing the club’s historic Challenge Cup Final Victory over Wigan at Wembley in 1998. He has since gone on to be the Chief Executive at Huddersfield Giants and managed the Ireland National Team from 1997 to 2002.

Stuart Fielden Headshot

Stuart Fielden

Stuart Fielden is an English former professional rugby league footballer. Stuart started playing rugby league at the age of 15. A decade later, he was the reigning International Forward of the Year and had been named in the World XIII for four consecutive years. He played his club rugby for Bradford Bulls with whom he won 3 Super League Championships, 2 Challenge cups and 3 World Club championships. He moved to Wigan Warriors for a record transfer fee in 2006, winning the 2010 Super League Championship with them. Stuart is an avid fantasy fiction reader, an experienced scuba diver and a survivor of the Asian 2004 Tsunami.