Broadcasting greats McAvaney and McGuire reunite for State of Origin

Broadcasting greats McAvaney and McGuire reunite for State of Origin

Australian broadcasting icons Bruce McAvaney and Eddie McGuire will join forces on-air for the first time in more than 30 years as the Seven and Fox Sports commentary teams come together to call the State of Origin for Bushfire Relief match this week.

Footy fans are in for a special treat this Friday night when State of Origin football is revived for the first time since 2008, with McAvaney and McGuire set to work on their first match together since 1987’s infamous Battle of Britain encounter between North Melbourne and Carlton.


Dustin MartinNat FyfePatrick CrippsBrodie GrundyMarcus Bontempelli and Jeremy Cameron are among the host of superstars poised to grace Marvel Stadium when Victoria does battle with the All-Stars LIVE and FREE on Seven.

As the football industry unites to raise funds for communities in fire-affected areas, Seven and Fox will field a joint commentary team for the State of Origin clash, with Seven favourites McAvaney, Brian TaylorLuke HodgeDaisy PearceGilbert McAdam and Cameron Ling joining Fox’s McGuire, Anthony HudsonNick RiewoldtJonathan BrownKath Loughnan and Cam Mooney.

During the broadcast, Seven will cross to Mallacoota on Victoria’s east coast to check in on one of the towns hit hardest by this summer’s devastating bushfires.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, with all proceeds going to the AFL’s Community Relief Fund. Donations to the Fund can also be made at


TV Broadcast times on Seven:

Friday February 28


State of Origin for Bushfire Relief match

Victoria v All-Stars (Marvel Stadium)

Sydney               7.30pm LIVE on 7mate

Melbourne        7.30pm LIVE on Channel 7

Brisbane             6.30pm LIVE on 7mate

Adelaide             7.00pm LIVE on Channel 7

Perth                  4.30pm LIVE on 7mate