The NRL Footy Show will broadcast Live from AAMI Park tomorrow, the first time in 25 years it has been hosted at the ground of an NRL match.
The panel will be on the field with Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater straight after the game.
Host Erin Molan will be joined by Ryan Girdler and Andrew Johns, Beau Ryan catches up with Wests Tigers veteran, Chris Lawrence and Darryl Brohman will feature the Toowoomba Valley’s Under 9s on “Small Talk with the Big Marn.”
The revamped show has struggled with viewers, so it will be interesting to see if the outdoor broadcast resonates.
Nine’s Head of Rugby League, Simon Fordham, said: “It’s the perfect fit for Nine to take the NRL Footy Show direct to the fans at the ground. The Storm-Cowboys game will be the most hyped match of round three and Nine will be there for an in-depth, post-game analysis. We expect the players to be on set covered in sweat, boots and all – it doesn’t get any more authentic than that.”
Melbourne Storm CEO, Dave Donaghy said: “We are thrilled to work with Nine and have The Footy Show broadcast live from AAMI Park on Thursday night, in what is a first for the show.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our members and fans to be part of this show from our home ground straight after the highly anticipated Grand Final rematch.”
Coverage of the Storm vs Cowboys match will be Live and Free on Nine and 9Now on Thursday, March 22, from 7.30pm* AEDT, followed by The NRL Footy Show.
Melbourne viewers will receive coverage of the Grand Final rematch on 9Gem from 7.30pm local time, with 9Now streaming The NRL Footy Show from 9.55pm AEDT and showing it on the main channel, Nine.
9Now will stream The NRL Footy Show live nationwide from 9.55pm AEDT.
*Check local guides for details