NITV's latest sports entertainment offering, League Nation Live, kicks-off tonight with a host of big names - featuring interviews with Wayne Bennett, Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis.
Live studio guests include NRL stars Wendell Sailor, Scott Prince, Ryan James and Preston Campbell, IronWoman Tara Coleman, renowned journalist Stan Grant and Australian singer-songwriter Shannon Noll.
The new weekly series starts tonight at 7.30pm on NITV (Ch 34 & Foxtel 144).
Hosts Justin Hodges, Aaron Fa’Aoso, Hannah Hollis, Jodan Perry and Nathan Appo welcome audiences onto the League Nation Live field, which captures the best of Australia's favourite football code, the NRL, every Tuesday night.
Speaking to Justin Hodges, Broncos and newly appointed England coach, Wayne Bennett, confidently discusses the Brisbane team's season ahead.
"[The team] has played with me for 12 months and they're more relaxed and more confident with what I want from them," Bennett says.
"[Anthony Milford] has only scratched the surface on what he can do.
"There has never been a combo like Alfie (Allan Langer) and Kevy (Kevin Walters). Hunt (Ben Hunt) and Milford (Anthony Milford) will make the Broncos a potent force in the next decade."
On Corey Parker heading up the Broncos team, the super coach says:
"He leads by example, which is really important to me.
"He's defensively involved and he doesn’t look for any short cuts, which everyone respects.
"He handles himself a lot better than in the past."
On taking on the next World Cup as England coach, Bennett comments:
"New Zealand is number one, Australia is number two and I think England is number three… England has lost their way a little bit in the last 15 years … I think I can make a bit of a difference at an international level."
NITV's League Nation Live - 7.30pm Tuesdays on NITV (Ch 34 & Foxtel 144)