NRL Footy Show returns to Nine

The Logie Award-winning NRL Footy Show is back this week in its new Wednesday night timeslot – before the 2016 NRL season officially opens with Nine’s LIVE Thursday Night Football.

Paul “Fatty” Vautin, Erin Molan, Beau Ryan and Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman will broadcast the first episode direct from the home of the 2015 NRL premiers, the North Queensland Cowboys, and be joined on the panel by Cowboys co-captain and Footy Show favourite, Johnathan Thurston.

Joining the Footy Show team on a regular basis throughout the season, to provide expert commentary, will be some of the game’s biggest names including Billy Slater, Sam Thaiday, Paul Gallen, Matt Moylan, James Maloney, James Tedesco and recently retired Clint Newton. And in the season opener, Nine Network NRL commentators Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns and Brett Finch will have news on another massive rugby league announcement soon to come.

Footy Show regular Sam Squiers and sports reporter Renee Gartner will bring league fans all the news from around the grounds in The Footy Show’s new, big game preview segment.

Everyone’s favourite segments return for 2016, headed up by Small Talk with The Big Marn, where Darryl Brohman will again put the footy schoolkids of Australia under the spotlight with more hilarious moments.

Beau Knows is back with an amazing entrance, and Beau Ryan will continue to deliver his unique interviews and segments with his Hollywood heavyweight mates. Player Probe takes you straight into the sheds, with NRL stars opening up to The Footy Show on all sorts of topics.

On top of all of this there will be new segments, including Footy Feud and The Footy Show Chin Up Challenge, as well as more special guest hosts and in-depth interviews taking viewers inside the world of rugby league the way only Fatty and Co can.

And – after last year’s Highway of Happiness tour success – the gang will again hit the road … but where exactly will they pop up this time?

The Footy Show Returns 8:40 pm Wednesdays from March 2 on Nine.