Here are all of my calls of the rugby league matches I have done throughout 2019!
62 matches in total, including my first official call live at the ground, which was the 2019 NRL pre-season trial match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters at the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, a match where both teams were under-strength for various reasons, the Roosters more so than the Sea Eagles after a number of players were rested after winning the 2019 World Club Challenge (their fourth WCC crown) vs. Wigan Warriors, with only three of the 17 that defeated Wigan, and none of the 17 who won the 2018 NRL (National Rugby League) Grand Final vs. Melbourne Storm took part in this pre-season trial match.
It was also the Roosters first match on Australian soil in 2019 in either a pre-season trial match, or a normal NRL competition match, the year where they became the first club in an unified competition since the Brisbane Broncos in 1992-1993 to win back-to-back premierships, and the first Roosters’ team to go back-to-back since Arthur Beetson (captain) and Jack Gibson (coach) in 1974-1975.
I would like to thank the NRL, and the entire nrl.com team for giving me the opportunity to call this pre-season trial match, as well as everyone that supported me and/or gave me any sort of advice in the lead-up, and to everyone who supported/thanked me for my call! I really enjoyed it, and I hope I can do it again very soon!
In addition to this, I have 61 SoundCloud calls, including 55 NRL matches, seven of them NRL Finals matches, including both semi-finals, both preliminary finals, and the 2019 NRL Grand Final, where Trent Robinson’s Sydney Roosters marched into rugby league immortality by defeating a brave and gallant Canberra Raiders team coached by Ricky Stuart, who of course took the Raiders to their first grand final in 25 years.
As well as this, I did five test match calls, including Papua New Guinea’s historic win over Great Britain, which was just their third victory against Tier One opposition (Australia, New Zealand, England, or Great Britain), and their first since May 27, 1990, which was also against Great Britain, as well as the second-ever Women’s State Of Origin match.
Accompanying each of my SoundCloud calls, I have photos showing the amount of work and research I have put into each of my calls, whether that be the SoundCloud calls that I have done, or an official call like the 2019 NRL pre-season trial match between the Sea Eagles and the Roosters, and I hope you can see/hear this come through in each of my calls as I chase my dream of one day becoming a full-time professional sports commentator.
I would like to say thank you to everyone (too many names to mention) that has supported me, or given advice throughout this year, and I hope you continue to support me going forward as I continue to chase the dream, my dream of one day becoming a full-time professional sports commentator.
I hope you all enjoy listening to the calls I have done, and the work I have done, showing you how I have prepared for my calls!
I NEVER GIVE UP!