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NRL fans rejoice as Grandstand returns to broadcast every game

Wednesday 04 March, 2015
Michael Crocker, Matthew Elliot, Andrew Moore & Shannon Byrne. photo: supplied

For NRL fans the footy season starts this Thursday and so does ABC Radio's Grandstand NRL.

Successful off-season recruitment will see three new high profile team members in the commentary box. Andrew Moore who recentlly departed 2GB will lead the team, and experts, former NRL player Michael Crocker and former NRL coach Matthew Elliott.
In 2015 ABC Grandstand will call every game, of every round live from the ground, including both games on Sunday afternoon. The 2pm Sunday game will be preceded by the Grandstand NRL pre-game show at midday – hosted by Moore, Crocker and Elliot live from the ground, giving them unprecedented access to players, coaches and breaking news.
“It is going to be an exciting year, not just for me and the teams, but for the rugby league loving audience who will get to hear more NRL action than ever before,” said Moore.
“We’ve assembled a really strong team to lead our rugby league coverage this year – Matt Elliott, 250 games and Mick Crocker, 278 games, with Shannon Byrne chasing and breaking stories. They are highly knowledgeable, articulate and passionate about the game. We’ll also have special guests including a weekly chat with NSW State of Origin Coach Laurie Daley.”
Andrew and the team will call up to four games of NRL a week, their first game for the ABC will be this Thursday at 8pm on ABC Local Radio live from Lang Park, when the Broncos take on the reigning premiers the Rabbitohs.
To ensure ABC Grandstand NRL is able to call all eight games of NRL each week, additional commentary teams are spread around the country, they include:
·      Sydney: Brad Cooke, Daniel Anderson, Richard Svenson, Matt Head & Julian Daw
·      Brisbane: Quentin Hull, Clinton Schifcofske, Billy Moore, Alister Nicholson & Zane Bojack 
·      North Queensland: Darryl Griffiths, Grant Bell & Laurie Spina
·      Canberra: Tim Gavel, Alan Tongue, David Packwood, & Tim Gore
·      Newcastle: Craig Hamilton, Andrew Ryan & Michael Hodgson
·      New Zealand: Allen McLaughlin & Owen Wright
Matches will be broadcast on a combination of ABC Local Radio, ABC Grandstand on Digital RadioABC Radio online and via the ABC Radio App. For the complete broadcast schedule go to

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Barry of Nambucca
22 March 2015 - 5:05pm
I was sad to see Warren Ryan and David Morrow no longer part of the ABC Grandstand rugby league team.
The ABC has done a great job in obtaining these four quality people to their Grandstand rugby league team. No nonsense, just great rugby league coverage. I hope the ABC can continue with this team, which offers so much more than the commercial radio coverage.
Commercial radio's loss, but a great gain for Andrew Moore and the ABC.
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