More Mean Sports Stars On Hyundai Code
WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 2008
More Mean Sports Stars On Hyundai Code – On Maori Television!
Warriors halfback Lance Hohaia, sports nut and comedian Mike King, plus one of the male soccer players heading for Beijing are special guests on award-winning sports entertainment show HYUNDAI CODE this Thursday May 1 at 8.30 PM (repeats Sunday May 4 at 4.00 PM).
Lance Hohaia has been the Warriors best player this year, after being called into the unfamiliar fullback role due to the season-ending knee injury to Wade McKinnon. The utility player also had the honour of celebrating his 100th NRL game this month, and has played so well he may well find himself in the Kiwi team to take on the Aussies in next Friday’s Centenary Test. Able to play at hooker, halfback, five-eighths, and now fullback, Hohaia is unquestionably a great player for any coach to have up their sleeve. Career highlights: the seven tests he has played for the Kiwis.
He barely needs an introduction – in fact it’s hard to remember a time when Mike King was not one of our best-known household names. King rocketed to national stardom as one of the funniest guys in the country, only to reveal another major talent – he is one of the most knowledgeable sports fans in the country! He appears on HYUNDAI CODE to give viewers the low down on the New Zealand Poker Championship, which he will MC in Christchurch next week. The role is hardly surprising because he is one of the countries top poker players.
Also on the show a surprise guest from the men’s soccer team due to head for the Olympics later this year. The squad is yet to be confirmed, with some England-based players still needing permission from their clubs to play. Rules state Olympic players must be under-23, though each team has an allowance of up to three over-age players.
Voted Best Sports Programme at last year’s Air New Zealand Screen Awards, HYUNDAI CODE is an hour-long show – now in its fourth year – and filmed live in front of a studio audience at Maori Television’s Auckland headquarters. Tawera Nikau and Jenny-May Coffin are joined by Warriors’ Wairangi Koopu and the ‘Brofessionals’ – aka Glen Osborne (Oz) and Matua Parkinson (Mutz) – for more news, inside stories and off-camera action with Kiwi sports stars excelling at home and abroad.
Book your ringside seat for hard-case interviews and plenty of laughs with HYUNDAI CODE – screening on Maori Television every Thursday at 8.30 PM (repeats every Sunday at 4.00 PM).