Looking back at 2015: Nine sports presenter Erin Molan

Nine sports presenter Erin Molan looks back at the year it’s been in sports, her 2015 highlights and what she’s looking forward to in 2016

ERIN MOLAN
Presenter, NRL Footy Show

2015 Highlight

The Rugby League grand final – without a doubt. It ticked every “fairy tale” box possible. The game was sensational and covering the build-up and aftermath was incredibly enjoyable. JT stole the show…and then some. It was also my first year as co-host of the Footy Show, so to really feel part of one of the best seasons of League in a long time was rewarding.

2015 Lowlight

Red Cadeaux passing away. Such a beautiful horse and a real sentimental favourite over the past few Melbourne Cups – I love the racing and the carnival – but there is a dark side to it and we saw that this year.

Story of the year

Michelle Payne winning the Melbourne Cup – just a brilliant moment in history and a brilliantly deserving woman who owned the moment in the best possible way. No airs or graces – just unpolished and real – and that’s what Aussies love! Michelle, Stevie and Darren – sensational – and Prince of Penzance did well too!

Most notable trend

I’ve noticed a trend in athlete attitudes changing towards the media and journalists. It went through a pretty bad patch for a few years – but this season across a lot of codes I’ve noticed a shift. A willingness to share more – let’s hope it continues.

What are you excited about for 2016?

I’m excited about the Rookie – Nine’s new reality show to find the next big NRL superstar. I am hosting the program – Freddy, MG and Adrian Lamb are coaching – and the young men vying for the contract at stake are so impressive – and even more entertaining. I hope it’s well received! Also hoping for another fulfilling year on Nine News, Today Show, The Footy Show, The Sunday Footy Show and many more exciting adventures!

 

Other featured people:

Mick Molloy

Peter Mitchell

Steve Price

Peter Holder

Abby Coleman

Tom Ivey

Smallzy

Tom Malone

Dave Cameron

Melina Vidler

Intern Pete

Jodie Oddy

Hamish McLachlan

Steve Mills

Mike Fitzpatrick

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