Alan Jones will join the Macquarie Sports Radio commentary team for the second Bledisloe Cup game from Eden Park, Auckland this Saturday.
Jones will be joined in commentary by Mark Braybrook and James Willis, in what that station is labelling the most comprehensive and colourful analysis of this Trans-Tasman Test.
Macquarie Sports Radio is Australia’s only national sports network, and is broadcast on Sydney 954AM, Melbourne 1278AM, Brisbane 882AM, Perth on DAB+, online at sportsradio.com.au and via mobile app. It is the new home for live sport on radio, with 13 live games across the network this weekend, including NRL, AFL, EPL and the Bledisloe Cup.
Alan Jones coached the Australian Rugby Team from 1984-1988, winning 102 matches, making him the most successful Wallabies coach of all time. His teams won 23 Tests out of 30, with four losses by a single point.
“This Saturday’s game is critical beyond evaluation for the health of Australian Rugby”, said Jones.
“The Wallabies will be up against it, but Michael Cheika is a red-blooded fighter and I’m sure he will send out a red-blooded Australian team.”
Significantly, in 1986, Alan coached the Wallabies to a history-making Bledisloe Cup victory in New Zealand – the first time such a victory had been achieved in 39 years.
Thirty-two years later, Jones’s team remains the last Australian Rugby side to win at Eden Park.
“I am looking forward to returning to Eden Park as part of Macquarie Sports Radio’s commentary team. It is an arena that holds very special memories for me and so many Australian Rugby supporters,” said Jones.
Coverage begins from 5pm AEST Saturday on Macquarie Sports Radio.