The NRL and NRLW Grand Finals will be held at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium this weekend, ending the domestic rugby league season.
There will be three big matches on the day. NSW runners-up and Queensland Cup competition winners state championship decider, NRLW Grand Final, NRL Grand Final.
Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s big match.
When is the NRL Grand Finals?
All the action kicks off at the Sydney Olympic Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the NRL Grand Final on Sunday evening.
What time is kickoff?
The NRL Grand Final is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 PM AEDT.
That’s right, AEDT — Sunday is the first day of daylight savings time, so other states will have to move to a few different time zones.
- NSW, ACT, Victoria When Tasmania: 7:30 p.m.
- queensland: 6:30 p.m.
- south australia: 7:00 p.m. ACDT
- NT: 6:00 PM ACST
- Wa: 4:30 p.m. (AWST)
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What time does the NRLW Grand Final kick off?
The NRLW Grand Finals are scheduled to start on 3:55 p.m.(2:55 PM AEST, 3:25 PM ACDT, 2:25 PM ACST, 12:55 PM AWST) 3:30 p.m..
State Championships start at 1:30 PM EDT12:30 p.m. AEST, 1:00 p.m. ACDT, 12:00 noon ACST, 10:30 a.m. AWST).
Who is playing in the NRL Grand Final?
The minor premiers Penrith Panthers will face the Parramatta Eels in the NRL decider.
This will be the first time the two teams will meet in the Grand Finals.
Penrith is looking for them 2nd consecutive premiership What are their third straight NRL Grand Final.
The Panthers have won three premierships in their history.
Parramatta haven’t made a decider since 2009 They have not won a premiership since 1986, when they beat Canterbury-Bankstown 4-2 at SCG.
The Eels won a total of four premierships in the 1980s, losing to finalists five times.
The two teams have met three times this year, with the Eels winning both regular season games (22-20 at Penrith and 34-10 at Western Sydney). Before the Panthers won 27-8 in Week 1 of the Finals..
Who will qualify for the NRLW Grand Finals?
The Newcastle Knights will face the Parramatta Eels in the NRLW decider.
Neither side has scored a decider in the tournament’s five-year history.
Despite only winning one game in the regular season, The Eels reached the final last weekend with a 24-10 win over last year’s Premier League Roosters at Lang Park..
After missing out on a win in their inaugural NRLW season earlier this year, the Knights finished second on the ladder, defeating last year’s finalists St George Illawarra, who lost 30-6 in another semi-final.
when these two teams met In the third round earlier this year, Kira Dibb’s penalty goal played a thriller. The only difference for the Knights was that he was top 18-16 at Hunter Stadium thanks to a late try from Olivia Higgins..
What are state championships?
The state championship pits the winner of the NSW Cup against the winner of the Queensland Cup.
Penrith are the NSW Cup champions last weekend after beating Canterbury Bankstown 29-22.
The Panthers finished second on the NSW Cup ladder behind the Newtown Jets, winning 16 of 22 games and drawing one.
In the sunny province, the North Devils, based in Nunda, north of Brisbane, defeated the Redcliffe Dolphins 16-10 in the Grand Final to clinch the Queensland Cup.
The Devils finished fourth on the ladder with a 12-7 record.
The match has been played annually since 2014, but due to the COVID pandemic, this is the first match since 2019.
After winning the first two challenges with Queensland alongside North Queensland and Ipswich, New South Wales dominated the title and won the next four titles.
Penrith won the title in 2017, defeating PNG Hunters overall.
North has never appeared in a decider.
How can I watch the NRL Grand Finals?
NRL Grand Final Exclusive to Channel 9 and 9NOW in Australia.
The State Championship and NRLW Grand Finals are also free to watch, but you can also watch those two matches on Fox Sports or Kayo.
Who is providing pre-game entertainment?
There are two pre-game shows, NRLW Pre-Games and NRL Pre-Games.
Mahalia Barnes, A.GIRL and Emma Donovan will collaborate to perform The Real Thing ahead of the NRLW decider.
Then Jimmy Barnes takes the stage before the NRL Grand Finals.
He will co-star with Diesel, Josh Tesky, and Emma Donovan. Sheldon Riley of Eurovision fame And Bliss n Eso.
who is the referee?
Ashley Klein was the middleman in Sunday night’s NRL decider, with Grant Atkins sitting in the bunker.
Klein has refereeed all three State of Origin matches this year.
Kasey Badger will referee the NRLW final, with Adam Gee in the bunker.
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