Legendary Australian commentator describes Championship ground as “the most extraordinary” he has seen

Beloved Australian commentator Andrew Voss is in the UK to cover the Rugby League World Cup for the BBC.

He has also undergone on an “adventure” around stadiums across the country including Bradford Bulls’ Odsal, Castleford Tigers’ Jungle and Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue.

Voss today went to the home of the Batley Bulldogs and described it as “the most extraordinary ground ever.”

On Twitter, he said: “Well folks on the Rugby League World Cup adventure today, if you haven’t paid a visit to the home of the Batley Bulldogs then you haven’t lived.

“It is the most extraordinary ground ever.

“I’m at the top of the hill.”

He then got emotional when he pointed to a sign which revealed a lovely coincidence: “The most mind blowing statistic I have ever seen. The sign here says September 7th 1853 which is the furthest back we go in a stadium still in existence.

“My birthday is September 7th. I’m almost in tears thinking about it, I was born to follow rugby league.”

The Bulldogs got to the Championship Grand Final in 2022. Since then they’ve lost Luke Hooley to Leeds Rhinos and Tom Gilmore to Widnes Vikings, they have kept Ben White for next season amongst others whilst bringing in the likes of Josh Woods and Elliot Kear. Keegan Hirst returns from retirement.