Finals set to sizzle in September
Intrust Super Cup fans are in for a scorching season finale, with the Queensland Rugby League today outlining a sizzling month of footy that culminates with the Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium.
Semi-final rivals Blake Leary (Northern Pride), Tim Natusch (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Steven Thorpe (Easts Tigers), James Wood (Tweed Heads Seagulls) and Marmin Barba (Ipswich Jets) fuelled the fire today in Brisbane at the official launch of the 2014 series.
The explosive finals action kicks off this weekend, with Tweed Heads hosting Ipswich in the Elimination Final and Wynnum Manly meeting Easts Tigers in the Qualifying Final for the right to take on minor premiers Northern Pride.
Embracing the excitement and unpredictability that only the ninth month of the year can deliver forms the essence of the “September Sizzles” campaign, which will:
· Conclude with the return of Intrust Super Cup Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, September 28.
· See the QRL launch the finals series with support from the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services
· Encourage fans to light up the conversation on social media using the hashtags #09Sizzles or #intrustsupercup
· Put the spotlight on rugby league throughout the entire State, with QRL.com.au updates on September local league Grand Finals in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Border, Central West, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.
· See the live streaming of all Intrust Super Cup finals matches on QRL.com.au
Tickets for the 2014 Intrust Super Cup Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium will be released for sale to the General Public tomorrow via Ticketek (http://www.qrl.com.au/intrust-super-cup/2014-grand-final.html).
Fans are in for a triple treat, with the bumper program to include the FOGS Cup and FOGS Colts Challenge (Under 20s) grand finals, along with an array of entertainment and activities for families and diehard fans.
State League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium have produced some amazing scenes of jubilation and despair over the years.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Burleigh’s remarkable extra-time Grand Final victory over the Easts Tigers.
The 2004 epic is part of rugby league folklore; and to commemorate the thrilling 97 minute tussle the QRL is producing a special series featuring highlights and interviews with some of the key men, including Bears coach Rick Stone, referee Tony Maksoud, commentator David Wright and the heroic players.
Through the launch of a television and radio campaign, fans are urged to “save the date” and begin their early planning for the September 28 sizzler.