Fox Sports has announced details for its 2016 NRL which will see it broadcast every Premiership game before the Grand Final live, with no ad breaks during play and in HD for the first time ever.
Fox Sports’ leading voices including Warren Smith, Andrew Voss, Joel Caine and Matt Russell will call every game, every round, including Thursday and Friday night footy along with the additional Sunday afternoon match.
In a major coup for the network, League great and Australian coach Mal Meninga joins the Fox Sports NRL team as a regular on Friday Night Footy combining his insight with the Fox Sports LAB cutting edge technology, new to the 2016 NRL season.
Also this season, opposing Origin coaches Laurie Daley and Kevin Walters will team up every Wednesday on NRL 360.
Live coverage of every game will be top and tailed with pre, half and post-match shows to preview and analyse all the on-field action.
Kicking off five days of Live NRL action, Matt Shirvington, Greg Alexander and Gorden Tallis combine for pre and post game coverage on Fox NRL Thursday.
Matty Johns and his regular Monday Night with Matty Johns team of Bryan Fletcher, Nathan Hindmarsh and Tallis countdown to the big Friday night blockbuster on Friday Night Footy on Fox. Fox Sports News reporter Megan Barnard joins the panel to deliver all the news from around the ground each week.
Super Saturday returns in 2016 to guide viewers through a massive day of NRL with up to three Live matches each week with host Shirvington teaming up with regulars Mark Gasnier and Braith Anasta. Following the on-field action, Lara Pitt joins the couch to help wrap up the day on Super Saturday Full Time.
In 2016, fans will enjoy at least two Live Sunday afternoon games on Fox Sports with Andrew Voss, Gasnier and Pitt combining for pre-match coverage on NRL Sunday Ticket.
Following Fox Sports’ exclusive Monday Night Football, Johns, Tallis, Fletcher, Hindmarsh and Pitt wrap up the round on the hugely popular Monday Night with Matty Johns.
NRL 360 returns to its home of 6.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights with hosts Ben Ikin and Paul Kent ready to dissect another season from every angle.
Stars Benji Marshall and Mick Ennis are back at the desk for Player’s Night on Tuesdays with Daley and Walters combining for Wednesday’s NRL 360 Coaches Night. League great Peter Sterling alongside Anasta, news breaker James Hooper and new to the couch, Broncos captain Corey Parker, extend the mid-week coverage with On the Couch with Sterlo. The greats of the game Billy Moore and Geoff Toovey combine for NRL 360 Legends Night as the countdown to the round’s Live action begins.
New to 2016, NRL Tonight on Fox Sports News 500 will be fans’ one-stop-shop to stay informed and across all the latest and breaking news, with updates from the field and late mail ahead of each round in daily 30 minute bulletins.
Entertainment Show Line Up (beginning March 1 with NRL 360):
Mondays Monday Night with Matty Johns: 8.45pm - Matty Johns, Gorden Tallis, Bryan Fletcher, Nathan Hindmarsh, Lara Pitt
NRL Tonight: (Monday – Friday from February 29) 5.30pm and 9.30pm - Megan Barnard and Louise Ransome with James Hooper on FOX SPORTS News
NRL 360: 6.30pm, encore 8.30pm - Ben Ikin and Paul Kent; Players Night with Benji Marshall and Michael Ennis
Back Page LIVE: 7.30pm
NRL 360: 6.30pm, encore 8.30pm - Coaches Night with Kevin Walters & Laurie Daley
On the Couch with Sterlo: 7.30pm - Peter Sterling, Braith Anasta, James Hooper & Corey Parker
NRL 360: 6.30pm, encore 8.30pm - Legends Night with Billy Moore & Geoff Toovey
Fox NRL Thursday: 7.30pm - Matt Shirvington, Greg Alexander, Gorden Tallis Fridays
Friday Night Footy on Fox: 7.00pm - Matty Johns, Gorden Tallis, Bryan Fletcher, Nathan Hindmarsh + Megan Barnard
Saturdays Super Saturday: 2.30pm - Matt Shirvington, Mark Gasnier and Braith Anasta