Sky Sports: Duo added to punditry team ahead of 2022 Super League

Drew Darbyshire
Jon Wilkin (left) and Jamie Jones-Buchanan (right) will be pundits on Sky Sports this season

Jon Wilkin (left) and Jamie Jones-Buchanan (right) will be pundits on Sky Sports this season

Sky Sports have added two former players to their punditry team ahead of the 2022 Super League season.

Wilkin and Jones-Buchanan have made more than 800 career appearances between them. They also won 31 caps in total for Great Britain and England.

The duo will add to the line-up already at Sky Sports which features pundits Phil Clarke, Jon Wells, Terry O’Connor and Barrie McDermott. Brian Carney will continue his role as host, with Jenna Brooks as pitchside reporter.

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan hoping to educate, entertain and inspire

Jamie Jones-Buchanan Leeds

Jones-Buchanan said: “Rugby league has been the vehicle on which I have lived my life; and 2022 sees the start of a new chapter of my life, where I hope to build upon my other passion – story-telling – as the medium to keep serving this wonderful game.

“With all this in mind, I am so excited about the opportunity to work with Sky Sports and other personalities as deeply rooted; and passionate about the sport as I am.

“During my time in the game, Sky Sports has been the platform on which rugby league has thrived; and been showcased to an international audience. It is an exciting time to think that along with Jon Wilkin – an exceptionally informed and intelligent pundit – I might be able to add my own personality to this incredibly diverse game.

“Rugby league – like life – is a narrative, and narratives should serve to educate, entertain and inspire.  I very much hope this opportunity might give us the chance to do all three.”

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Jon Wilkin excited to call games for Sky Sports

Jon Wilkin

Wilkin said: “It’s a privilege to get the opportunity to call games for Sky Sports. Rugby league sees incredible skill and extraordinary things.

“Players running into brick walls whilst also manipulating the subtle nuances that make the game infinitely complex.

“My job is to bring this all to life, making things approachable for new viewers without patronising hardened lovers of the sport.

“It will be my pleasure to do all this, minus jargon, flowing with passion and full of opinions. I couldn’t be more excited.”

The Super League season gets underway on Sky Sports with champions St Helens taking on League Leaders’ Shield winners Catalans Dragons on Thursday, February 10.

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