2017

NITV broadcasts live action from the 2017 NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout for the 10th year running

19 September 2017


Media Release


NITV will be at the heart of the 47th NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout when Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval hosts a force of regional and metropolitan NSW teams to battle it out for rugby league glory. For the 10th year running, NITV is the official media partner and sole TV broadcaster of this pivotal sporting event.

Known as one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous peoples in the world, the Koori Knockout is rugby league at its best, with more than 100 teams across the men’s, women’s and junior tournaments competing for the top prize.

NITV will bring full day live match coverage of the semi-final and grand final clashes on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 October. Commentating from the Oval are presenters Brad Cooke, Djuro Sen and Daniel Conifer who will bring viewers exclusive interviews and news, while analysts will include Owen Craigie, Ronald Griffiths and Jodan Perry. Jodan will also be on the side-lines with Tanisha Stanton for the first reactions from the ground.

NITV’s NRL Footy Show, Over the Black Dot will air the Koori Knockout Live Gala Draw on Wednesday 27 September at 9pm. Live crosses to the Wests Ashfield Rugby League Club and black carpet interviews with high-profile players will be included in the coverage, as well as reviews of NSW and Queensland Cup competitions and the Murri Carnival.

Head of Sport and Internal Productions at NITV, Mark Ella said: “The Koori Knockout showcases some of Australia’s best rugby league talent and NITV is proud to bring viewers all the action and community stories from the event in 2017.

“The four-day carnival is a real modern-day corroboree that not only focusses on rugby league, but celebrates family, community and local Aboriginal culture.”

Viewers can keep up to date with all the Koori Knockout news via live updates on the NITV Facebook page from Friday 29 September, including online scoring, interviews with key players, competitions and exclusive online highlights packages.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #KooriKnockout

Catch up with all the action via SBS On Demand after broadcast.