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Press Release




The nation’s favourite sports show reaches a major milestone this month as The Crowd Goes Wild celebrates 10 years of beaming into Kiwi living rooms with the very best in sports news in their own irreverent way.

To mark the occasion, CGW Executive Producer Ric Salizzo and the team have been scouring a decade’s worth of footage, even checking the back of the cupboard and under the sofa cushions, in their efforts to find their finest moments to showcase the past 10 years.

“From McOnie singing Bob Marley with Usain Bolt, to Somerset shrinking himself to improve his chances of an interview with former All Black coach Graham Henry, we’ve left no stone unturned.”

“With the best of ‘smashed ‘em bro’ to random song lyrics, we’re planning to showcase a selection of the best of the best since 2006, kicking off tonight with a special three night event screening of the 2006 mini-documentary ‘A Day in the Life of The Crowd Goes Wild’, including rare glimpses of Mark with almost a full head of hair,” Salizzo said.

Even the old brown jackets are rumoured to be hauled out of storage to make an appearance over the month as the team celebrate everything from great musical numbers - including Langman Style, On-the-Dias and Major Tom - to Hayley Holt strutting her stuff with the Argentinian Rugby Team.

“It’s been great fun looking back over this period.  Who didn’t love McOnie being dunked by Samoan rugby great Alesana Tuilagi during the 2011 Rugby World Cup?  Or being accused of stalking by Maria Sharapova?  And many young people have been forever scarred by his trampoline interview with a pair of female bodybuilders,” Salizzo added.

For the past 10 years, The CGW team, led by Andrew Mulligan and Mark Richardson, have broadcast every weeknight from their Mt Wellington, Auckland, headquarters and have provided many memorable moments for sports fans of all ages.

As well as sharing the highs – and lows – on Prime each weeknight through June, more favourites will be shared on their facebook page through the month at facebook.com/CrowdGoesWild