Retro Round weekend: Big hair, real jumpers, mullets and mo’s!

Fox Sports and Fox Footy initiative turns back the clock

Fox Sports' Braith Anasta, Lara Pitt, Bryan Fletcher and Megan Barnard

Across the first Retro Round weekend – Round 21 of the NRL and Round 19 of the AFL – Fox Sports and Fox Footy will step back in time to celebrate the late 70s through to the early 90s.


Tigers great Jack Riewoldt celebrating Fox Footy’s Retro Round

Retro Round will celebrate everything that made an unforgettable era of Australia’s sporting heritage great – and pay tribute to the legends that made NRL and AFL the games they are today.

Highlights across the NRL week will include a trip down memory lane with Peter Sterling and former Eels teammates Steve Edge, Peter Wynn, Eric Grothe and Brett Kenny, to reflect on the club’s glory days in an On the Couch with Sterlo special. Then on Sunday, the old is the new when Steve Blocker Roach, Graeme Hughes and Wayne Pearce return to the commentary box to call Sunday’s Manly v Knights clash.

Demons Retro

Demons greats Nathan Jones and Bernie Vince in 80s jumpers

AFL fans on Monday night enjoyed Fox Footy’s longest-running program, On The Couch, with the original panel of Gerard Healy, Robert Walls and Mike Sheahan for the themed round. This week also featured a Retro Round Table special hosted by Sandy Roberts and featuring some of the greatest names to ever play the game, Robert DiPierdomenico, Doug Hawkins, Peter Bosustow, Kevin Sheedy, Stephen Kernahan, Andrew Bews, Dale Weightman and Justin Madden.

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