Peter Sterling sticks to winning recipe from NRL grand finale



Rugby League television commentator Peter Sterling will call his final match in the NRL Grand Final on Sunday.

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Rugby League television commentator Peter Sterling will call his final match in the NRL Grand Final on Sunday.

Peter Sterling, for so long the face and voice of the NRL, is determined to end his time behind the mic with some fun this Sunday.

Four-time Prime Minister winner Parramatta’s great Sterling will end 30 years on television when he helps call this weekend’s grand final between South Sydney and Penrith in Brisbane.

The 61-year-old has toured the media across Tasman, testifying to his standing in the match he played as a half-back, representing New South Wales and Australia in the aftermath of his actions with the Eels.

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The Penrith Panthers upset the Melbourne Storm and will face the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the final.

He brought a blend of authority and humor to his role on television with his well-respected analysis.

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He intends to keep the same successful recipe for his farewell.

“I tried not to think about it too much. I have to admit last week caught up with me a bit, ”Sterling said in Melbourne. Radio SEN.

“What I made sure I took advantage of (last week). I made the decision before Origin to retire, so it’s been several months now.

“I was determined to do what I’ve been doing since day one in the media and it’s just having a good time.

“I’m the luckiest person in the world, when you wake up and look forward to what you’re going to do for the rest of the day, it never feels like work.”

Great rugby player Peter Sterling is working on TV analysis with Andrew Johns and Phil Gould.

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Great rugby player Peter Sterling is working on TV analysis with Andrew Johns and Phil Gould.

Sterling said rugby league had been his life and he had made the most of it.

“I played for 15 years in Sydney and I am now 30 years in the media. I’m 61, (so) it’s been 45 and it’s something I could never have imagined or hoped for and it’s been fun from day one, ”he said. SEN.

Sterling told Brisbane Radio 4BC there were other things in life that he now wanted to do.

“It was just time for me… I had a ball,” he said.

“I’m just at the stage where I physically think I could have another 10 or 15 good years in me. There are just too many things I want to do.

“It’s just the time to not watch eight games a week and put my energy elsewhere.

“I’m really going to enjoy it and when I hang up the microphone I’m looking to put that same kind of energy into what lies ahead.

“And it’s the family, it’s the traveling, playing more golf and that sort of thing.”


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