England star Maro Itoje wants rugby to introduce a Super Bowl-style half time show

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England star Maro Itoje wants rugby to take a leaf out of the NFL’s book and introduce a Super Bowl-style half time show

  • Maro Itoje said it would be ‘amazing’ if rugby could replicate the Super Bowl
  • The 27-year-old believes a half time show would bring more viewers to the game 
  • Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem were among the music mega-acts to perform 


England star Maro Itoje wants rugby’s powerbrokers to take a leaf from American football’s book by introducing a Super Bowl-style half-time show.

Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem were among the music mega-acts whose performance went global last week with millions of online views.

Rugby is trying to expand its audience, recently agreeing a deal with TikTok and Itoje said: ‘I did see the half-time show and it would be amazing if somehow that could be replicated in rugby.

England star Maro Itoje wants an NFL-style Super Bowl half time show introduced into rugby

England star Maro Itoje wants an NFL-style Super Bowl half time show introduced into rugby

Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre were among those to perform during last weekend's Super Bowl

Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre were among those to perform during last weekend’s Super Bowl

‘It was a spectacle. A lot of people are talking about how great the match was but the half-time show has brought a lot of eyes to the Super Bowl so it’s mutually beneficial.’ 

Itoje will take on Wales in front of a sold-out Twickenham next week. The return of Courtney Lawes could see Itoje switch back to his usual lock position.

‘Twickenham, a packed house, against Wales it will be amazing,’ said Itoje. ‘These are the games you desperately want to be a part of. These are the games you shouldn’t take for granted because they are truly special atmospheres.’

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