Wide World of Sports has announced a new five-year agreement with the voice of rugby league, Ray “Rabs” Warren.
This will see Warren staying with the Nine Network until the end of the current rugby league rights deal in 2022.
Announcing the agreement, Nine’s director of sport Tom Malone said: “Ray Warren is an icon of sports broadcasting. He has brought us some of the greatest moments in sport for more than 50 years, and his contribution to the profile of rugby league and swimming in Australia cannot be overstated.”
Warren will provide his voice for promos and production, and contribute content across WWOS mobile platforms including columns and podcasts.
“While Rabs is yet to decide for how long he will continue to commentate, this new deal is recognition of his special place at Channel Nine and Wide World of Sports,” Malone said. “At a network that invented the star system Rabs is one of our greatest, and sits alongside people like Ken Sutcliffe and Richie Benaud as someone who is synonymous with WWOS and Nine.”