LEAGUE LIFE’S DALLY DELIGHT
NRL proud to hand Dally M duties to League Life ladies
FOR the first time, rugby league’s prestigious Dally M Awards wards will be hosted by femalee presenters with the teamm from Fox Sports’ League Life program compering the gala black-tie presentation during grand final week.k.
Lara Pitt, Yvonne Sampson, Jessica Yates s and Hannah Hollis will l present their weekly show from the red carpet at The Star before taking the stage to present the awards in an honou honour previously reserved for m male broadcasters.
S Sampson will MC the evening,ev while other m members of the League Li Life panel conduct interviewste and present awards.aw
TheT NRL’s head of commercialcomm Andrew Abdo said the girls had been asked to head the a awards because they knew the game backwards.
“League Life has been a revelation this year … and that’s because the panellists are authentic and know their rugby league,” he said. “So we can’t think of anyone better placed to head up the awards.
“The Dallys are more than just an awards ceremony … they are a way of thanking everyone who has contributed to the success of the season.
“That includes the partners of the players and people like Yvonne, Lara, Jess and Hannah who have given a new perspective to rugby league this year.
“We are an inclusive game and we are always looking for ways to attract even more people to follow rugby league, so we think the League Life team are ideal to head up the year’s biggest awards night.”
The NRL is confident all players will attend despite earlier threats by the Rugby League Players’ Association to boycott the annual event.
Fox Sports’ League Life hosts Lara Pitt, Yvonne Sampson, Jess Yates and Hannah Hollis. Picture: Toby Zerna