Ray Hadley’s mammoth commentary landmark
Ray Hadley has just become the longest serving rugby league commentator on commercial radio, as he begins his 32nd season.
Starting his punditry career on Col Pearce‘s ‘around the grounds team’ on 2UE, Hadley’s first game was between Illawarra Steelers and Penrith at Wollongong Showground.
That game took place on February 28, 1982, before Hadley’s first full call took place in 1987.
The 2018 sees Hadley surpass the legend Frank Hyde, who worked for 31 years – from 1953 to 1983.
“I guess history and records are made to be broken,” mused Hadley. “All it means is that I’ve lived long enough to do it.”
“It’s been a tremendous ride on the way.”