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The Queensland Rugby League is heading to NRL Nation – a new supporter engagement centre at Darling Harbour to help celebrate the 2015 Telstra Premiership grand final.

Fans are invited to join players from all 16 clubs and both the Queensland Rugby League and New South Wales Rugby League, during the “NRL Nation” celebration from Thursday, October 1 to Saturday, October 3 for a huge array of fun activities.

NRL Nation will feature unique interactive experiences including an interactive NRL National Stadium, meet-and-greet opportunities with NRL stars and legends, skills tests and other free entertainment.

If you are in Sydney for Sunday’s all-Queensland NRL grand final, make sure you stop by Darling Harbour from Thursday and visit the Queensland Rugby League marquee.

The Queensland Rugby League marquee will feature appearances from former Origin stars, so take advantage of this golden opportunity to meet your idols.

Next year, there will be two State of Origin matches played in Sydney and the XXXX Queensland Maroons will be counting on the support of not only travelling Queensland fans, but Maroons Sydney-siders to help get them secure another series win.

Make sure you get out and support Queensland next year for the two games in Sydney by purchasing 18th Man memberships when they go on sale. Speak to the staff at the QRL marquee at NRL Nation to find out more about the 18th Man membership packages available.

There will also be heaps of giveaways including wigs, wristbands, posters, keyrings and magnets for Queensland Maroons fans.

You can also cheer on the Kane Toad in the mascot races and take a seat on the Maroons Throne and get your picture taken with former Maroons greats Brent Tate and Petero Civoniceva.

Player appearances are confirmed for:

Friday, October 2:

2pm – 3pm: Petero Civoniceva

Saturday, October 3:

11am – 12noon: Brent Tate

To calm the nerves before Sunday’s big games, The Australian Turf Club is offering anyone with a 2015 NRL Grand Final ticket free entry to Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday. Simply scan your NRL ticket through the turnstiles at the entry to gain free entry to The Star Epsom Day, October 3. Find out more

Better yet – if you’re a Queenslander, you get a FREE XXXX Gold! Present your Queensland licence to the XXXX Gold Promo staff at the XXXX Gold Bar on the Rose Garden Lawn and kick-start the ultimate weekend of sport in good taste.

Find out more about NRL Nation here at the NRL website.