As the nation counts down to Rugby World Cup 2011, the 3 News team is going the extra mile, creating a special online only rugby show.
Hosted by Hilary Barry, One off the Ruck pits Mike McRoberts and John Campbell against Hamish McKay and Jim Kayes in a panel discussion show about all things rugby.
Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says he would not be surprised if One off the Ruck became the surprise hit of Rugby World Cup 2011.
“Our male anchors all think they are pretty hot when it comes to rugby ………..actually, they aren’t bad, and Hilary is very knowledgeable about the game too . This will be a fun, interesting programme and special guests will be invited on to the show. If anybody gets long-winded, Hilary will run the cutter on them.
“3 News.co.nz is the perfect platform for this type of show, and if it is successful we are likely to run it during the Super 15 as well.
Watch a preview below (The Justin Bieber joke is classic):
– 3 News