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Popular broadcaster known for his humourous style.


Scotty "Sumo" Stevenson is a popular broadcaster, in 2019 he started a joint role with TVNZ and Spark, leading the coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2019 from Japan. His humorous style has made him one of the most popular media personalities in New Zealand.

Current work
Scotty Stevenson joined SKY Sport in 2007 and left his role at the end of 2018. During his time at SKY Sport he had roles ranging from Sport Rugby Commentator, Editor of SKY Sport the Magazine, writer and presenter of Documentary Series Local Heroes. In 2009, he was given his first commentary - Wairarapa Bush v Wellington for the Ranfurly Shield in Masterton. He still treasures the experience.

Scotty continues to call ITM Cup and Super Rugby matches, and was one of SKY Sport’s commentators for Rugby World Cup 2011.

Today, as well as being a member of SKY Sport’s match preview and commentary team, he is host of SKY Sport’s global rugby review show, Rugby Zone, and editor of SKY Sport the Magazine.

He was named New Zealand Magazine Sport Feature Writer of the year at the 2012 Canon Media Awards.

Scotty is regularly asked to MC events and is regarded as a relaxed and entertaining interviewer. He has in the past undertaken speaking and MCing roles with many of New Zealand’s rugby unions as well as some of New Zealand’s largest companies.

He was outstanding. His relationship skills are second to none. Parnell Partners Group

We would have him again in a heart beat.

Life Education Trust

We all found Scotty to be so easy to approach and he always listened to our requests and made relevant and often very insightful recommendations.


Scotty was great! He was a perfect match for our company, the perfect amount of humour along with professionalism. His closing statement where he named all our award winners along with word that describes them was very touching and showed his engagement. We will definitely be having Scotty back to host our next event!

LH Events

Scotty was an absolute professional and a massive part of the success of our Awards night in 2023.

Kennards Hire NZ and Australia
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