Queenslanders love their Rugby League. In Queensland, when you talk Rugby League, people expect to hear from Wally Lewis and it was quite the coup for Channel 9 to sign Wally to their News team after he’d retired from playing (all those years ago!). When the big games are on, Queenslanders turn to Ch9 because they want to hear what Wally thinks of the game and his analysis and thoughts accordingly – so it’s great news that Ch9 today have announced “The King” has been resigned to their team. From the press release:

The undisputed King of Rugby League, Wally Lewis, has re-signed with Nine News Queensland and Wide World of Sports for another three years.

Wally will continue reading the weekday sports bulletin as well as commentating on what both he and the Nine Network hold dear – the NRL and State of Origin.

Wally has been with the Nine Network for 11 years during which time he has already clocked up countless bulletins, NRL games and State of Origin matches .… Professional statistics that are almost as impressive as his own playing stats on the field – not least of all Wally’s achievement of playing 31 Origin games, 30 of those as captain.

Director of Nine News Queensland, Lee Anderson, says that Wally is inextricably linked to the Network and Nine wouldn’t want it any other way.

“Wally Lewis has achieved legendary status on the football field. The fact that Wally can bring that experience to the viewers first hand means he can offer a perspective few others can emulate.”

“I am thrilled to continue my relationship with Nine, it feels like home to me. I’m looking forward to the next three years doing what I love for the Network.” says Wally.

Nine News Queensland – Nightly, 6pm.