Sky Sports add two new pundits for Super League 2022

Sky Sports have added two new pundits to their line-up for 2022.

Leeds Rhinos assistant coach Jamie Jones-Buchanan and former St Helens star Jon Wilkin are the two handed the reins.

There will be at least 66 live games shown exclusively on Sky Sports during the 2022 Betfred Super League season – including the Magic Weekend, Play-Offs and the 25th edition of the Betfred Super League Grand Final.

And, Jones-Buchanan cannot wait to get started: “Rugby League has been the vehicle on which I have lived my life and 2022 sees the start of a new chapter of my life, where I hope to build upon my other passion – story-telling – as the medium to keep serving this wonderful game.

“With all this in mind, I am so excited about the opportunity to work with Sky Sports and other personalities as deeply rooted and passionate about the sport as I am.

“During my time in the game, Sky Sports has been the platform on which Rugby League has thrived and been showcased to an international audience. It is an exciting time to think that along with Jon Wilkin – an exceptionally informed and intelligent pundit – I might be able to add my own personality to this incredibly diverse game.

“Rugby League – like life – is a narrative, and narratives should serve to educate, entertain and inspire.  I very much hope this opportunity might give us the chance to do all three.”

Wilkin was also keen to stress how much of an honour it is to be given the nod by Sky.

“It’s a privilege to get the opportunity to call games for Sky Sports. Rugby League sees incredible skill and extraordinary things.

“Players running into brick walls whilst also manipulating the subtle nuances that make the game infinitely complex.

“My job is to bring this all to life, making things approachable for new viewers without patronising hardened lovers of the sport.

“It will be my pleasure to do all this, minus jargon, flowing with passion and full of opinions. I couldn’t be more excited.”

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