Former All Black star Israel Dagg is the latest recruit for Sports Entertainment Network (SEN).
Dagg will co-host SENZ's ‘Baz & Izzy for Breakfast’ show with Brendon McCullum, when the sports radio network launches in New Zealand later this year.
The former Crusaders fullback has several years of broadcasting experience under his belt, as a rugby pundit with Sky Sport, and joins McCullum and cricket legend Ian Smith in the announced line-up.
SENZ announced Smith as its morning host last month, as well as former Radio Sport producer Louis Herman-Watt, who will panel for McCullum and Dagg.
Dagg is excited to delve into the world of morning sports radio, beside the New Zealand cricketing great.
"These opportunities don’t come around very often, and working alongside a legend and all-around good bloke like Baz was something I couldn’t pass up," says Dagg, who played 66 tests for the All Blacks between 2010-2017, scoring 26 tries, and was a member of the World Cup-winning squad of 2011.
SENZ acting chief executive Jodie Simm is delighted to recruit two of New Zealand’s most well-known and loved sports identities.
"Baz and Izzy have such a vast range of sporting knowledge," says Simm. "They can provide different viewpoints due to their own career experiences, and can get inside the mind of both the player and coach, as well as diehard sports fans.
"I have no doubt they will provide riveting content for listeners each morning."
In Australia, SEN is the largest syndicator of sports radio content, operating 21 radio stations around the country.
SENZ will have two stations based in Auckland and Wellington, driving around the clock coverage of live sport and on-air content.