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The world's greatest podcast about Coventry Bears Rugby League: post-match reaction & analysis, club news and more!

Latest Episodes

Coventry Bears 0 Whitehaven 72

The Bears weren’t able to spoil Whitehaven’s championship ambitions, as the West Cumbrians romped to the title in style in the Midlands. We’ve got all the reaction, plus all the winners from the Bears’ end-of-season awards. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This, for the final time this season, is Bear Necessities. Intro & match recap – 00:00:50 Tom Tsang post-match interview – 00:03:47 Bears season summary – 00:09:30 End of season awards – 00:14:50

36 MIN2 weeks ago
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Coventry Bears 0 Whitehaven 72

Bears 6 Oldham 50 & our end of season awards!

It was always going to be a tough task for the Bears to topple a promotion-hunting Oldham side, and so it proved to be on Sunday. We’ve got all the reaction from that match PLUS we hand out our own end-of-season awards, as a precursor to the real things this weekend! This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities. Intros & welcome – 00:00:47 Tom Tsang post Oldham reaction – 00:02:21 Oldham analysis & Whitehaven preview – 00:12:21 Our end of season awards – 00:21:34

43 MIN2 weeks ago
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Bears 6 Oldham 50 & our end of season awards!

Coventry Bears 16 North Wales Crusaders 33

A severely depleted Bears squad put up a terrific fight away to the North Wales Crusaders on Sunday but ultimately came away empty-handed. We reflect on that and hear the post match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. Also, we’ve got news how the club is supporting the fundraising efforts of terminal cancer patient Daisy Hill; you can either donate to her cause at both of the Bears’ final home games of the season, or via Daisy’s GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/f/daisyellis Intros & Daisy Ellis fundraiser - 00:00:44 Tom Tsang post-match thoughts - 00:04:04 North Wales analysis & Thunder preview - 00:14:50 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can get our show on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and loads of other places too. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities.

30 MINAUG 14
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Coventry Bears 16 North Wales Crusaders 33

Coventry Bears 20 Keighley Cougars 46

Another tough day at the office for a depleted Bears squad, who couldn’t compete with a rampant Keighley Cougars - we’ve got all the reaction and analysis, including the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also reflect on the launch of Dave’s book! Intros and book chat - 00:00:43 Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:04:16 Keighley analysis - 00:08:47 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities. Another tough day at the office for a depleted Bears squad, who couldn’t compete with a rampant Keighley Cougars - we’ve got all the reaction and analysis, including the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also reflect on the launch of Dave’s book! Intros and book chat - 00:00:43 Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:04:16 Keighley analysis - 00:08:47 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities.

20 MINAUG 6
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Coventry Bears 20 Keighley Cougars 46

Bears 16 West Wales 44

A bitterly disappointing result for the Bears, who were the victims of a first-ever victory for the West Wales Raiders on Saturday. We look at that game, hear from Bears head coach Tom Tsang and discuss what the rest of the season might hold for the Bears. Intros - 00:00:52 Tom Tsang interview - 00:04:00 West Wales reflection - 00:15:31 This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

34 MINJUL 24
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Bears 16 West Wales 44

Coventry Bears 20 Hunslet 48

The first ever professional game of rugby league in the birthplace of rugby union sadly didn’t go the Bears’ way on Sunday, as they were beaten by a clinical and impressive Hunslet side. We’ve got all the analysis from the match, along with the post-match reaction of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also chat to club captain Chris Barratt who has now reached 100 appearances for the Bears. Intros & book plug - 00:00:46 Tom Tsang post-Hunslet interview - 00:04:03 Hunslet analysis - 00:11:46 Chris Barratt 100 up - 00:21:26 Chris chat, West Wales preview & wrap-up - 00:22:25 Also, don’t forget to order your copy of Dave’s book about the Bears’ 20th anniversary season, which is raising money for the Bears and for Rugby League Cares. Orders close at the end of this week! Get your copy now. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

28 MINJUL 15
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Coventry Bears 20 Hunslet 48

Coventry Bears 36 London Skolars 20

The Bears got revenge over the London Skolars on Saturday with a terrific victory in the capital. We’ve got all the reaction and analysis from it, and we look ahead to the club’s upcoming move to Rugby for the remainder of the season. We also try to decide if Elliot Hall is ever going to stop scoring tries! Intros & book plug – 00:00:44 Tom Tsang post-match thoughts – 00:03:09 Skolars analysis and Hunslet preview – 00:12:56 Don’t forget to order Dave’s book, which is raising money for the Bears and for Rugby League Cares. Pre-order your copy now. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bears Necessities.

32 MINJUL 9
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Coventry Bears 36 London Skolars 20

Coventry Bears 10 Doncaster 54

It was a tough day’s work on Saturday for the Bears, who didn’t really have much go their way at all against a solid Doncaster side in front of the OurLeague cameras. We’ve got all the reaction and analysis from it, including the thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also look ahead to this weekend’s trip to the capital to do battle against the London Skolars and we find out more about another link between the Bears and Doncaster - our match day reporter Mike Hyde! Intros and welcome - 00:00:43 Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:02:38 Doncaster analysis - 00:12:33 Mike Hyde interview - 00:24:02 Skolars preview - 00:34:34 Don’t forget to pre-order Dave’s book about the Bears’ 2018 season, which is raising money for the club and for Rugby League Cares. We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, you can find us wherever you get podcasts and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

40 MINJUL 3
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Coventry Bears 10 Doncaster 54

Coventry Bears 18 Whitehaven 32

The Bears came back empty-handed in terms of points from their long trip to Cumbria last weekend, but put up a cracking fight against top-of-the-table Whitehaven. We’ve got all the analysis and the post-match reactions of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also reveal which Bears players have been called into the England Universities team, we reflect on Nick Newman’s transfer to Newcastle Thunder, we look ahead to this weekend’s visit to Workington AND we give our thoughts on the 2019 season so far, now that we’ve reached the halfway mark – we pick out our favourite players and give the squad an overall grade. Don’t forget to order your copy of Dave’s book – Forward! – which tells the story of the 2018 season for the Bears and is raising money for both the Bears and Rugby League Cares. Get yours before 22 July from http://covbearspodcast.com/book Intros – 00:00:43 Nick Newman transfer & England Universities selection – 00:01:50 Tom Tsang post-Whitehaven reaction – 00:10:11 Whitehaven analysis – 00:20:38 Halfway through the season report – 00:27:15 Workington predictions – 00:34:49 We live at http://covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, you can find us in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, on Spotify and YouTube too, and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

38 MINJUN 13
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Coventry Bears 18 Whitehaven 32

Coventry Bears 18 North Wales Crusaders 34

We reflect on a disappointing result for the Bears, as their flat performance saw them slip to a home defeat against the North Wales Crusaders. We’ve got all the reaction, plus the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. Not only that, we’ve got news of the Bears being featured on the OurLeague app, we review the women's Challenge Cup game that took place in Coventry last week and Craig makes a plea for fans everywhere to *stop* shouting ‘forward!’ and ‘offside!’ at every possible opportunity! Oh, and don’t forget to order a copy of Dave’s book and help raise money for the Bears and Rugby League Cares – it costs £10 and is available from covbearspodcast.com/book. Intros & Doncaster streaming news – 00:00:42 Tom Tsang post-match interview – 00:04:58 North Wales analysis, Craig’s plea to fans & women’s Challenge Cup roundup – 00:11:04 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can find us wherever you get podcasts. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

25 MINMAY 31
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Coventry Bears 18 North Wales Crusaders 34

Latest Episodes

Coventry Bears 0 Whitehaven 72

The Bears weren’t able to spoil Whitehaven’s championship ambitions, as the West Cumbrians romped to the title in style in the Midlands. We’ve got all the reaction, plus all the winners from the Bears’ end-of-season awards. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This, for the final time this season, is Bear Necessities. Intro & match recap – 00:00:50 Tom Tsang post-match interview – 00:03:47 Bears season summary – 00:09:30 End of season awards – 00:14:50

36 MIN2 weeks ago
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Coventry Bears 0 Whitehaven 72

Bears 6 Oldham 50 & our end of season awards!

It was always going to be a tough task for the Bears to topple a promotion-hunting Oldham side, and so it proved to be on Sunday. We’ve got all the reaction from that match PLUS we hand out our own end-of-season awards, as a precursor to the real things this weekend! This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities. Intros & welcome – 00:00:47 Tom Tsang post Oldham reaction – 00:02:21 Oldham analysis & Whitehaven preview – 00:12:21 Our end of season awards – 00:21:34

43 MIN2 weeks ago
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Bears 6 Oldham 50 & our end of season awards!

Coventry Bears 16 North Wales Crusaders 33

A severely depleted Bears squad put up a terrific fight away to the North Wales Crusaders on Sunday but ultimately came away empty-handed. We reflect on that and hear the post match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. Also, we’ve got news how the club is supporting the fundraising efforts of terminal cancer patient Daisy Hill; you can either donate to her cause at both of the Bears’ final home games of the season, or via Daisy’s GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/f/daisyellis Intros & Daisy Ellis fundraiser - 00:00:44 Tom Tsang post-match thoughts - 00:04:04 North Wales analysis & Thunder preview - 00:14:50 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can get our show on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and loads of other places too. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities.

30 MINAUG 14
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Coventry Bears 16 North Wales Crusaders 33

Coventry Bears 20 Keighley Cougars 46

Another tough day at the office for a depleted Bears squad, who couldn’t compete with a rampant Keighley Cougars - we’ve got all the reaction and analysis, including the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also reflect on the launch of Dave’s book! Intros and book chat - 00:00:43 Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:04:16 Keighley analysis - 00:08:47 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities. Another tough day at the office for a depleted Bears squad, who couldn’t compete with a rampant Keighley Cougars - we’ve got all the reaction and analysis, including the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also reflect on the launch of Dave’s book! Intros and book chat - 00:00:43 Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:04:16 Keighley analysis - 00:08:47 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities.

20 MINAUG 6
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Coventry Bears 20 Keighley Cougars 46

Bears 16 West Wales 44

A bitterly disappointing result for the Bears, who were the victims of a first-ever victory for the West Wales Raiders on Saturday. We look at that game, hear from Bears head coach Tom Tsang and discuss what the rest of the season might hold for the Bears. Intros - 00:00:52 Tom Tsang interview - 00:04:00 West Wales reflection - 00:15:31 This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

34 MINJUL 24
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Bears 16 West Wales 44

Coventry Bears 20 Hunslet 48

The first ever professional game of rugby league in the birthplace of rugby union sadly didn’t go the Bears’ way on Sunday, as they were beaten by a clinical and impressive Hunslet side. We’ve got all the analysis from the match, along with the post-match reaction of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also chat to club captain Chris Barratt who has now reached 100 appearances for the Bears. Intros & book plug - 00:00:46 Tom Tsang post-Hunslet interview - 00:04:03 Hunslet analysis - 00:11:46 Chris Barratt 100 up - 00:21:26 Chris chat, West Wales preview & wrap-up - 00:22:25 Also, don’t forget to order your copy of Dave’s book about the Bears’ 20th anniversary season, which is raising money for the Bears and for Rugby League Cares. Orders close at the end of this week! Get your copy now. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

28 MINJUL 15
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Coventry Bears 20 Hunslet 48

Coventry Bears 36 London Skolars 20

The Bears got revenge over the London Skolars on Saturday with a terrific victory in the capital. We’ve got all the reaction and analysis from it, and we look ahead to the club’s upcoming move to Rugby for the remainder of the season. We also try to decide if Elliot Hall is ever going to stop scoring tries! Intros & book plug – 00:00:44 Tom Tsang post-match thoughts – 00:03:09 Skolars analysis and Hunslet preview – 00:12:56 Don’t forget to order Dave’s book, which is raising money for the Bears and for Rugby League Cares. Pre-order your copy now. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bears Necessities.

32 MINJUL 9
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Coventry Bears 36 London Skolars 20

Coventry Bears 10 Doncaster 54

It was a tough day’s work on Saturday for the Bears, who didn’t really have much go their way at all against a solid Doncaster side in front of the OurLeague cameras. We’ve got all the reaction and analysis from it, including the thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also look ahead to this weekend’s trip to the capital to do battle against the London Skolars and we find out more about another link between the Bears and Doncaster - our match day reporter Mike Hyde! Intros and welcome - 00:00:43 Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:02:38 Doncaster analysis - 00:12:33 Mike Hyde interview - 00:24:02 Skolars preview - 00:34:34 Don’t forget to pre-order Dave’s book about the Bears’ 2018 season, which is raising money for the club and for Rugby League Cares. We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, you can find us wherever you get podcasts and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

40 MINJUL 3
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Coventry Bears 10 Doncaster 54

Coventry Bears 18 Whitehaven 32

The Bears came back empty-handed in terms of points from their long trip to Cumbria last weekend, but put up a cracking fight against top-of-the-table Whitehaven. We’ve got all the analysis and the post-match reactions of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also reveal which Bears players have been called into the England Universities team, we reflect on Nick Newman’s transfer to Newcastle Thunder, we look ahead to this weekend’s visit to Workington AND we give our thoughts on the 2019 season so far, now that we’ve reached the halfway mark – we pick out our favourite players and give the squad an overall grade. Don’t forget to order your copy of Dave’s book – Forward! – which tells the story of the 2018 season for the Bears and is raising money for both the Bears and Rugby League Cares. Get yours before 22 July from http://covbearspodcast.com/book Intros – 00:00:43 Nick Newman transfer & England Universities selection – 00:01:50 Tom Tsang post-Whitehaven reaction – 00:10:11 Whitehaven analysis – 00:20:38 Halfway through the season report – 00:27:15 Workington predictions – 00:34:49 We live at http://covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, you can find us in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, on Spotify and YouTube too, and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

38 MINJUN 13
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Coventry Bears 18 Whitehaven 32

Coventry Bears 18 North Wales Crusaders 34

We reflect on a disappointing result for the Bears, as their flat performance saw them slip to a home defeat against the North Wales Crusaders. We’ve got all the reaction, plus the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. Not only that, we’ve got news of the Bears being featured on the OurLeague app, we review the women's Challenge Cup game that took place in Coventry last week and Craig makes a plea for fans everywhere to *stop* shouting ‘forward!’ and ‘offside!’ at every possible opportunity! Oh, and don’t forget to order a copy of Dave’s book and help raise money for the Bears and Rugby League Cares – it costs £10 and is available from covbearspodcast.com/book. Intros & Doncaster streaming news – 00:00:42 Tom Tsang post-match interview – 00:04:58 North Wales analysis, Craig’s plea to fans & women’s Challenge Cup roundup – 00:11:04 We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can find us wherever you get podcasts. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.

25 MINMAY 31
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Coventry Bears 18 North Wales Crusaders 34