In the lead up to the Rugby League World Cup (Oct 25 – Nov 22) and the NRL Grand Final, the History Channel will screen 100 Years of Rugby League.
Hosted by father and son league legends, John and Scott Sattler and narrated by Mike Gibson, it airs at 7:30pm Wednesday September 17.
The History Channel has already documented our swimming and AFL past with horse racing and tennis to follow.
The History Channel commemorates
100 years of Rugby League
Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm AEST
In the lead up to the NRL 2008 Grand Final, The History Channel will commemorate the centenary of Rugby League with the premiere two hour special, THE SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT – RUGBY LEAGUE, on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm AEST.
Hosted by father and son league legends, John and Scott Sattler and narrated by renowned sports commentator Mike Gibson, the exclusive FOXTEL production celebrates the greatest moments in Australian Rugby League over the past 100 years.
Featuring rare archival footage of some of the game’s greatest moments, this special pays homage to the sport from its humble beginnings, telling the stories of its great players and exciting matches and the blazing controversies that have been the game’s trademark.
The program also features interviews with more than 60 of the game’s greatest names; including heroes of the early days such as Joe `Chimpy’ Busch, George Treweek and Clive ‘the Little Master’ Churchill, as well as heroes of the last 50 years including Graeme Langlands, Reg Gasnier, Arthur Beetson, Norm Provan, Wally Lewis and Allan Langer. NRL champions of today, including Craig Wing, Darren Lockyer and recently retired league champion Andrew Johns, also speak of their own career highlights and memories.
Produced by Graham McNeice Productions (Crime Investigation Australia), this commemorative television event is a reminder of the great days and the great players of league’s passing parade and, at the same time, a signpost for the next 100 years to come.
The Spirit of Australian Sport – Rugby League is the third special in The History Channel’s exclusive sporting series. Other sports to be showcased include Horse Racing and Tennis.
The Spirit of Australian Sport – Rugby League will have its world premiere on The History Channel on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm AEST.
An encore screening will air on Grand Final Eve, October 4 at 8:30pm.
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