Jimmy Smith

Popular NRL player turned commentator.


Jimmy Smith is an experienced media performer and entertaining host or Master of Ceremonies. He has a long history of work in the media dating back to 2000 ranging across television, radio, magazine and online.

Jimmy has an engaging style that shows an empathy with his audience as well as a naturally inquisitive mind that puts subjects at ease while at the same time encouraging them to be open about their own experiences.

Current work

He currently hosts the Big Sports Breakfast Weekend program heard from 7am to 10am on Sky Sports Radio and is a regular on Triple M’s NRL coverage. Jimmy has been a permanent member of Fox League’s coverage of the National Rugby League since 2012.

Previous experience

Media: In those years he has worked as an expert rugby league or sports commentator on radio stations 2UE, 2SM, Triple M and Sky Sports Radio. He has also appeared on Channel Nine, One HD, Sky News, Sky Channel and Fox League.

Rugby: With a background of 11 years of professional rugby league, both in Australia and the UK, Jimmy is uniquely placed to comment on the demands of the professional athlete in the modern era.

Games: Born and raised on a farm outside Cootamundra in the Riverina area of NSW, upon finishing school, he joined the Sydney Roosters as well as undertaking an Agricultural Economics degree at Sydney University. He later played for Western Suburbs and South Sydney in the NRL competition before rounding out his career with a stint at English club Salford. Jimmy played over 150 first grade games and remains a lover of rugby league and all sports in general.