NITV will be at the heart of the 47th NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout when Sydney's Leichhardt Oval hosts a force of regional and metropolitan NSW teams to battle it out for rugby league glory.
For the 10th year running, NITV is the official media partner and sole TV broadcaster of this pivotal sporting event.
Known as one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous peoples in the world, the Koori Knockout is rugby league at its best, with more than 100 teams across the men's, women's and junior tournaments competing for the top prize.
NITV will bring full day live match coverage of the semi-final and grand final clashes on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 October from 9.00am on NITV (Ch 34 & Foxtel 144).
Commentating from the oval are presenters Brad Cooke, Djuro Sen and Daniel Conifer who will bring viewers exclusive interviews and news, while analysts will include Owen Craigie, Ronald Griffiths and Jodan Perry. Jodan will also be on the side-lines with Tanisha Stanton for the first reactions from the ground.
NITV's NRL Footy Show, Over the Black Dot will air the Koori Knockout Live Gala Draw on Wednesday 27 September at 9.00pm. Live crosses to the Wests Ashfield Rugby League Club and black carpet interviews with high-profile players will be included in the coverage, as well as reviews of NSW and Queensland Cup competitions and the Murri Carnival.
"The Koori Knockout showcases some of Australia's best rugby league talent and NITV is proud to bring viewers all the action and community stories from the event in 2017," Mark Ella, Head of Sport and Internal Productions at NITV, said.
"The four-day carnival is a real modern-day corroboree that not only focusses on rugby league, but celebrates family, community and local Aboriginal culture."
Viewers can keep up to date with all the Koori Knockout news via live updates on the NITV Facebook page from Friday 29 September, including online scoring, interviews with key players, competitions and exclusive online highlights packages.