SPORT presenter Bruce Abernethy joined Seven News in 1990, near the end of an outstanding career in the SANFL and the AFL.
In a distinguished career, Abernethy played a total of 314 games – 190 with Port Adelaide in the SANFL, 10 State matches, and 114 AFL games with North Melbourne, Collingwood and the Adelaide Crows.
He retired after Port's 1992 Grand Final triumph – his seventh premiership.
Bruce joined Seven News as a sports journalist in 1990 and three years later took on the presenter's role following John Casey's departure.
Bruce's role expanded with the arrival in 1994 of Footy Plus (formerly the Crows Show), hosting the Saturday afternoon program.
In 1998 he took on the role of Boundary Rider for Seven's telecasts of Port's AFL matches at Football Park.