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There will be a number of activities – including a QRL Maroon Zone featuring some Former Origin Greats and the State of Origin Shield – will take place tomorrow as part of a two-day Finals Fest to help celebrate the finals of both the Women’s and Men’s Rugby League World Cups.

Australian and Queensland legend Gorden Tallis, former England captain Kevin Sinfield, current Kangaroos, Jillaroos, England and NZ Kiwi Ferns players as well as local world boxing champion Jeff Horn will headline a two-day festival for fans kicking off at King George Square tomorrow (Friday), on the eve of the historic 2017 Rugby League World Cup finals on Saturday.

The Rugby League World Cup Finals Fest will take over King George Square to give fans the ultimate World Cup experience in the build-up to Saturday’s first-ever men’s and women’s World Cup finals double-header at Brisbane Stadium.

Tallis and Sinfield will be on site to meet and greet rugby league fans tomorrow (Friday) from 12.30pm AEST, with (non-playing) players from all four finals teams part of the Friday night line-up that also includes local boxing hero and Rugby League fan Horn and England’s Gary Corcoran. Horn and Corcoran will face-off in a world title fight in Brisbane on December 13.

Headlining the entertainment tomorrow (Friday) night will be Australian music sensations Sneaky Sound System and Rennie Adams.

To add to the festivities in the city, iconic Brisbane landmarks will be lit up in the World Cup colours red and yellow, including the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, QPAC, City Hall and Treasury Casino.


Friday, December 1 – GRAND FINAL EVE
All-day activations

  • QRL Maroon Zone with State of Origin Shield
  • Kids Zone with activities and face painting
  • Triple M Music and fan zone
  • CrownBet Ultimate Playmaker 
  • Isuzu utes and photo booth
  • World Cup highlights on the big screen
  • RLWC2017 merchandise.

Evening entertainment (from 5pm)

  • Sneaky Sound System performance
  • WBO Welterweight champion Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran will make a special appearance LIVE on stage 
  • Meet and greet with (non-playing) players from all four (men’s and women’s) finals teams
  • Rennie Adams acoustic performance
  • A DJ on stage.

Saturday, December 2 – GAME DAY
All-day Activations

  • Kids Zone with activities and face painting
  • Triple M Music and fan zone
  • CrownBet Ultimate Playmaker – test your precision and speed
  • Isuzu utes and photo booth
  • QRL Maroon Zone with State of Origin Shield and appearance from David Shillington
  • World Cup Highlights on the big screen
  • RLWC2017 merchandise
  • Food and beverage stands. 

Brisbane landmarks to be lit up

  • Story Bridge
  • Victoria Bridge
  • Radcliffe Place
  • Kurilpa Bridge 
  • King George Square and City Hall
  • Roma St Parklands
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre
  • Treasury Casino
  • Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre. 

Finals Draw
Saturday, December 2, 2017, Brisbane Stadium
3.45pm AEST (4.45pm AEDT): Rugby League Women's World Cup - Australia Jillaroos v NZ Kiwi Ferns

7pm AEST (8pm AEDT): 2017 Rugby League World Cup - Australia v England

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