With State of Origin in the rear-view mirror, teams renew their push for the top eight in Round 18 on NRL this weekend as the entire competition relocates to Queensland amid the latest COVID-19 outbreak.
Tonight on Macca’s Friday Night Footy, the Sea Eagles and Dragons battle on the Gold Coast. While the Dragons have endured negative off-field headlines lately, they get a massive boost with Manly resting star fullback Tom Trbojevic.
St George Illawarra will play 19-year-old Tyrell Sloan at fullback in place of the suspended Matt Dufty, while rookie revelation Josh Schuster bolsters the Sea Eagles forward back.
Chemist Warehouse Sunday Footy shapes as an intriguing battle between two topsy-turvy sides desperate to win, the Broncos and Wests Tigers.
The Wests Tigers have promoted NSW Blues squad member Stefano Utoikamanu, a young prop forward of immense promise, to the starting side and switched Adam Doueihi back to his preferred position, five-eighth.
Payne Haas continues to put in mammoth performances for the Broncos, and they will look to their Origin man-mountain to lead the Tiger hunt. Kotoni Staggs has transformed the Broncos since returning from injury, and they look like a different team with his attacking brilliance.
MACCA’S FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTY
SEA EAGLES v DRAGONS,
LIVE from Cbus Super Stadium
Followed by MACCA’S GOLDEN POINT
Host and commentators: Erin Molan, Phil Gould, Brad Fittler, Allana Ferguson, Sam Thaiday, Paul Gallen, Darren Lockyer, Mat Thompson, Danika Mason.
Sydney 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9
Brisbane 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9
Melbourne 7.30pm LIVE on 9Gem
Adelaide 7.00pm LIVE on 9Gem
Perth 5.30pm LIVE on 9Gem
CHEMIST WAREHOUSE SUNDAY FOOTY
BRONCOS v WESTS TIGERS,
LIVE from Suncorp Stadium
Host and commentators: Danika Mason, Paul Vautin, Billy Slater, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Sam Thaiday, Darren Lockyer, Peter Psaltis.
Sydney 3.00pm LIVE on Channel 9
Brisbane 3.00pm LIVE on Channel 9
Melbourne 3.00pm LIVE on 9Gem
Adelaide 2.30pm LIVE on 9Gem
Perth 1.00pm LIVE on 9Gem
Sunday at 10.00am, LIVE on Channel 9.
This week: host Nick McArdle is joined by Australian surfing champion Layne Beachley, former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor and Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons, plus special guests.
SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW
LIVE at 11.00am on Channel 9.
Host Erin Molan will cover all the Round 18 action so far with Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler and Ruan Sims, plus special guests.
LIVE at 9.40pm Monday on Channel 9.
100% Footy is the home of the strongest opinions in rugby league from the people who count. Phil Gould returns with Paul Gallen, journalist Michael Chammas and host James Bracey.
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS RADIO ON 2GB & 4BC
The WWOS TV brand that sports fans love has its very own radio show. From 6.00pm-7.00pm AEDT Monday to Thursday, hosts Mark Levy (2GB) and Peter Psaltis (4BC) talk with the biggest names in the world of Australian sport, including regular weekly guests:
- Monday: Billy Slater (2GB), Paul Vautin (4BC)
- Tuesday: Paul Gallen (2GB)
- Wednesday: Brad Fittler (2GB)
- Thursday: Ken Sutcliffe (2GB), Johnathan Thurston (4BC)
PODCAST – SIX TACKLES WITH GUS
James Bracey discusses the biggest issues of the week with rugby league legend and expert commentator Phil Gould on Six Tackles with Gus.
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