James Bracey

James joined the Nine Network in 2017 and has since anchored much of its sports coverage including the National Rugby League, the Australian Open and the Presidents Cup. He has also hosted Sports Sunday and 100% Footy. He is the face for Channel 9’s NRL coverage and presents the sport on Nine News Sydney from Sunday to Thursday. He began his television career as a sports reporter and presenter at Sky News Australia where he commenced working following his graduation from the University of Newcastle in 2005.

Bryan Fletcher

Fletch’s post-career humorous profile with Hindy on Fox Sports has elevated him to become of the most sought-after Rugby League personalities at any event.   A 13-time Kangaroo and 14 time Origin player, Fletch has won a Grand Final, played overseas and achieved every accolade in the game as a dominant back rower for both the Roosters and Rabbitohs. One of the highlights of Fletcher’s Sydney Roosters career was his Grand Final try in their 2002 premiership in his last appearance for the red, white and blue; their first in 27 years at the time.

Darryl Brohman

Darryl Brohman OAM (born 22 June 1956), also known by the nickname of “The Big Marn”, is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s, and coached in the 1980s, now best known as a commentator and media personality. Brohman played professional league for the Penrith Panthers, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Queensland rugby league team.

Paul Vautin

The man known as Fatty is a player, captain, coach and one of the games biggest personalities. He has provided commentary for the Nine Network’s coverage of rugby league since joining in 1992 and also hosted The Footy Show from its beginnings in 1994 opposite co-host Peter Sterling, until 2017. An 13 time Australian Kangaroos test and 22 time Queensland State of Origin representative lock or second-row forward. Famously in the 1995 State of Origin series he took the Maroons to an upset 3–0 whitewash of series favourite New South Wales.

Peter Sterling

Sterlo has done it all.  He is a former rugby league commentator, radio and television personality and one of the all-time greats on-field and was a major contributor to the Parramatta Eels dominance in the 1980s winning 4 premierships in 6 years. He played 18 Tests for Australia, 13 State of Origins for New South Wales, winning man of the match on 4 occasions and has been inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame alongside English Club Hull FC’s Hall of Fame.

Paul Harragon

Paul William Harragon OAM (born 12 October 1968) nicknamed Chief or Chief Harragon is an Australian rugby league football identity. A former Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative forward, he played rugby for the Newcastle Knights whom he captained to the 1997 ARL premiership. Harragon was a regular presenter of The Footy Show and as of 2013 is the Chairman of the Newcastle Knights Advisory Board.

Allan Robinson

Allan Robinson is the larrikin jockey who regularly appeared on Channel 9’s The Footy Show.


Please note: Jimeoin was the 2023 comedian. The 2024 comedian is still TBC. Jimeoin rose to prominence in the early 1990s in Australia, where he had his own TV show and where he still resides. He has also gained international recognition and is a frequent performer at comedy festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, where he made his debut in 1993 and where he has since appeared every year.