Sports pundit and radio host George Hook says that he will quit television work after the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and end his Newstalk radio show in September 2016.

Tweeting to his 89,000 followers today, the 72-year-old Corkman said, “Today is the first day of the 12th season of the Right Hook, I never imagined that would happen.

The Right Hook will end at the end of September 2016 if God spares me."

He then added, “Plan to leave TV after Rugby World Cup 2015."

Hook and his wife Ingrid have three children and six grandchildren. He published his autobiography Time Added On in 2005. The book followed his years in business and how he decided to pursue journalism.