Scotty Stevenson

Scotty "Sumo" Stevenson is a SKY Sport Rugby Commentator and Editor of SKY Sport the Magazine. His humorous style has made him one of the most popular media personalities in New Zealand.

Scotty Stevenson joined SKY Sport in 2007 as a rugby reporter and 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. He is SKY Sport’s youngest rugby commentator and continues to call ITM Cup and Super Rugby matches, and was one of SKY Sport’s commentators for Rugby World Cup 2011. His matches included the blockbusting Romania v Georgia clash, during which, it has been asserted (and refuted), he made up every name. 

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.