Premier Sports ushered in a new era last night as Featherstone Rovers overcame a stubborn York City Knights side, 30-12.
The new host Emma Jones appeared vibrant, asking new pundits Kevin Brown and Leon Pryce insightful and straight-to-the-point questions whilst St Helens Women’s Jodie Cunningham added another dimension to the line-up.
Commentator Mark Wilson demonstrated just why he is so highly-rated with a smooth and passionate analysis of the game, though pundit Ross Fiddes did find himself on the receiving end of some cracking Brian McDermott comments.
All in all, it was a tremendous success with the views of two recently-retired players offering a great deal to viewers – and the viewers certainly agreed.
Twitter users found the new set-up exciting, with a great number voicing their support on the social media page.
One person summed it up well: “Premier Sports commentary team are really good.”
Premier Sports commentary team are really good.
— Tail End Charlie. (@JohnAtki59) January 31, 2022
— Leam Fox (@RoadtoWembley21) January 31, 2022
Another was happy to have rugby on Monday nights: “Great coverage. Monday nights sorted.”
Great coverage 👏🏻 Monday nights sorted 👍🏻
— Dave O (@ODaveomarr) January 31, 2022
That sentiment was echoed by another viewer.
More of the same please. 🏉🏉🏉🏉
— Ronnie. H. (@HallwoodRon) January 31, 2022
Another was even more enthusiastic about the line-up.
— Ant (@antwigan) January 31, 2022
One viewer described the Premier Sports punditry team as ‘very intelligent’.
@PremierSportsTV You have a very well spoken intelligent group there!! Well done
— Gary Paul Briscoe (@gazbrisc) January 31, 2022