Roy and H.G. return to ABC for footy season

Roy and H.G., or John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver, are returning to the ABC for the 2020 footy season.

The duo will present Bludging on the Blindside – dissecting the sporting world, blowing the cover off the big issues and giving listeners all the knowledge they need, the broadcaster said.

Roy and H.G. are back on the ABC airwaves

‘Rampaging’ Roy Slaven said the duo will use the chance to right some of the wrongs in the world.

“With the world spinning out of control, blighted by climate change, economic train wrecks, incompetent governance, pestilence, species extinctions and intolerance, it’s a great opportunity for H.G. and myself to steady the ship by applying the slide rule of common sense to the simple passion that unites the world – our respect and love for the healing balm that is rugby league”, said Slaven.

H.G. Nelson echoed the sentiment.

“Roy and I are humbled by this opportunity to put our shoulders to the Rugby League ambition of bringing world peace and harmony through violence and chaos. I had tears in my eyes when the light turned green for two bludgers with bugger all to offer to be part of something we can all be part of”, he said.

The ABC said ABC Radio was the duo’s “spiritual home”.

Nick Morris, manager of ABC Sport, added: “Having spent my formative years as an avid listener, I am really delighted Roy and H.G. are once again back on ABC Radio so audiences, new and old, can enjoy their unique take on the sporting issues of the day.”

Bludging on the Blindside will air at midday (AEDT) on Saturdays on ABC Radio and ABC Grandstand in NSW, Queensland and the ACT, and the ABC listen app (via the Grandstand button) from 14 March until 3 October.


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