UK-based Australian comedian and proud Rabbitohs Member, Adam Hills MBE, will break new ground this weekend as he fronts the free-to-air coverage of the Super League competition in the UK for the first time.
Hills, who has been a Rabbitohs supporter since birth when his grandfather gifted him a toy rabbit in his cot, will host Channel 4’s coverage of Super League matches throughout the season, the first time Super League has had regular free-to-air television coverage in its existence since 1996.
It is a major opportunity for Rugby League in the northern hemisphere, having Rugby League on free-to-air TV and available to anyone to watch.
Hills, who plays Rugby League for the Warrington Wolves in their physical disability Rugby League team, will take the Super League trophy from London to Warrington on Saturday before hosting the coverage of the Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves game that night on Channel 4.
Hills also played against the South Sydney Rabbitohs for Warrington in the World Club Challenge in 2018 and made a documentary about the tour, called ‘Adam Hills: Take His Legs’ which can be watched in Australia by clicking here.
“When I first came to England and London, there wasn’t much chat about Rugby League but the first director of The Last Leg after the Paralympics was from St Helens,” Hills told The Sun.
“When I mentioned Rugby League, his face lit up and he said, ‘It’s the best game in the world.’
“That’s what I want to convey, the feeling that, ‘We’ve known about this secret for years. Now we’re letting other people into it.’
“Rugby League isn’t just a sport, it’s a club that benefits and feeds off its communities. Hopefully that’s the way we’ll present – come on in, we’re inviting you into the club.
“I want to convey the joy I get from watching Rugby League – and we’re thinking of doing a thing where we get celebrities who‘ve never experienced Rugby League before to experience it.
“We also want closet Rugby League fans to come out of that closet.”
To read more about Adam’s love for the Rabbitohs, take a look back on his ‘My Souths Story’.
On behalf of everyone connected to the Rabbitohs, we wish Adam the best of luck in hosting Channel 4’s coverage of the UK Super League competition throughout the season.