Elliott up close and personal

Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott was captured in sight and sound in the midst of battle during Sunday night's tension-packed 23-12 NRL victory over the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.


He was approached by Peter Sterling last week about being miked up and shot in action for use on the rugby league great's Fox Sports show 'Sterlo' (which is also broadcast live on SKY Sport on Thursday nights).


Elliott had been through a similar experience previously in his long coaching career and had some reservations about doing it again but ultimately agreed to the fly on the wall treatment.


The end result, coinciding with Elliott's 250th game as NRL coach, will air on 'Sterlo' on SKY Sport 2 at 9.30 tonight NZT. Murray Deaker provided a sneak peek during 'Deaker on Sport' last night when he interviewed Vodafone Warriors players Manu Vatuvei and Shaun Johnson.


The item in its unfinished state has been viewed by the team at www.warriors.co.nz and it makes for compelling viewing. So watch SKY Sport 2 tonight to find out how an NRL coach copes with the stresses and strains from the coaching box.


Better still, lock onto SKY Sport 2 from 7.30pm and warm up for 'Sterlo' and the feature on Elliott by watching a replay of the Vodafone Warriors' unforgettable battle with the Roosters on Monday night. It's a contest worth watching over and over.