Grand final preview and info
PNG Hunters v Sunshine Coast Falcons
Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, September 24 – 3.25pm* (Live on Channel 9 / Livestream)
Referee: Jarrod Cole
Assistant Referee: Nick Pelgrave
Head-to-Head: PNG 4, Sunshine Coast 4
Head-to-Head Finals: Sunshine Coast 1, PNG 0
Finals Experience: First Clash
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PNGvSCF
This Sunday will see the culmination of a fantastic season of Intrust Super Cup with the PNG Hunters facing off against the Sunshine Coast Falcons for the chance to hold the trophy aloft this year.
The Hunters are the minor premiers and come into this game having broken their finals hoodoo with a hard-fought win in Week 2 over the Redcliffe Dolphins.
The Falcons however have hit their straps at just the right time – winning three finals matches in a row to feature at Suncorp Stadium.
Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said his team were thrilled to be featuring on grand final day – completing a remarkable turnaround from recent season were they suffered 36 straight defeats.
“We are excited, but the job is not done yet,” he said.
He also said that while they were focused at the task at hand, they were trying to keep things as they have all season and were trying to lift the pressure by having “a bit of fun at training”.
Hunters coach Michael Marum faces a similar challenge and wanted his team work on their own game and not worry about what the exciting Falcons outfit might do on Sunday.
“We … (are) not too worried about them too much; we just (want to) make sure we concentrate on how best we can prepare to match them in the playing field.”
With two exciting teams going head-to-head, it promises to be a grand final to remember.
Game Day Details
Suncorp Stadium - Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Match times (approx)
- 11.45am - Gates open
- 12noon - NRL Development Cup grand final (Under 12)
- 1.15pm - FOGS Colts Challenge grand final
- 3.25pm - Intrust Super Cup grand final
Junior (Aged 4 to 15 years): $5
Family Pass (2 x Adults, 2 x Juniors): $50
Children (Aged 3 years and under): FREE
Free Public Transport: Present your game day ticket to receive free public transport to and from the stadium aboard Queensland Rail City Network trains or Brisbane Transport buses. This ‘Free Public Transport' service has been extended from 7.45am until 9.25pm.
Tickets are also available at the gate on match day.
Head to the Intrust Super Cup grand final information page for more details: (link below)
*Statistics provided by Brad Tallon