Jon Wilkin and Jamie Jones-Buchanan MBE have over 750 Super League appearances between them, including 14 Grand Finals; Sky Sports will broadcast at least 66 Super League matches live in 2022, including Magic Weekend, Play-Offs and Grand Final; more live Women’s Super League than ever
Last update: 02/02/22 09:43
Jon Wilkin and Jamie Jones-Buchanan MBE join Sky Sports Rugby League squad
Jon Wilkin and Jamie Jones-Buchanan MBE will join the Sky Sports Rugby League squad ahead of the 2022 Betfred Super League season.
Wilkin and Jones-Buchanan have over 750 Super League appearances between them, including 14 Grand Finals.
The duo will be added to the line-up already at sky sports which includes experts Phil Clarke, Jon Wells, Terry O’Connor and Barrie McDermott. Brian Carney will continue in his role as host, with Jenna Brooks as the pitchside reporter.
There will be at least 66 live matches shown exclusively on Sky Sports during the 2022 Betfred Super League season – including Magic Weekend, Play-Offs and the 25th edition of the Betfred Super League Grand Final.
Sky Sports has the top pick of games in each of the regular season rounds, as well as the top pick in each of the Play-Off weeks, meaning fans can expect to find the biggest matchups every week live. and exclusive to Sky Sports.
In 2022 there will be more Women’s Super League than ever before, including the semi-finals and the grand final. Two regular season matches will also be shown as part of double-headers with the Betfred Super League.
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Jones-Buchanan said: “Rugby League has been the vehicle on which I have lived my life and 2022 sees the start of a new chapter in my life, where I hope to build on my other passion – storytelling. – as a way to continue serving this wonderful game.
“With all of this in mind, I am so excited to be working with Sky Sports and others who are as deeply rooted and passionate about sport as I am.
“During my time in the game, Sky Sports has been the platform on which Rugby League has thrived and been brought to an international audience. It’s an exciting time to think that with Jon Wilkin – an exceptionally knowledgeable pundit and smart – I might be able to add my own personality to this incredibly diverse game.
“Rugby League – like life – is a story, and stories should serve to educate, entertain and inspire. I really hope this opportunity gives us the chance to do all three.”
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Wilkin said: “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to call games for Sky Sports. The Rugby League sees incredible skill and extraordinary things.
“Players come up against brick walls while manipulating the subtle nuances that make the game endlessly complex.
“My job is to bring it all to life, making it accessible to new viewers without condescending to hardened sports lovers.
“I will be happy to do all of this, minus the jargon, flowing with passion and full of opinions. I couldn’t be more excited.”
The 2022 Betfred Super League season on sky sports begins with defending champions St Helens taking on League Leaders’ Shield winners Catalans Dragons on Thursday February 10 and takes place over 27 legs, including Magic Weekend in Newcastle on July 9 and 10.
The Play-Offs for the top six players will begin in mid-September, with the Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday September 24.