Women's grand final day starts early

Three busloads of West Brisbane Panthers supporters have descended on the Pacific Highway ahead of today's South East Queensland Women's grand final at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast.

Adding to the sense of occasion as the NRL and Intrust Super Cup celebrate Women In League round, the Panthers will take on three-time champions Burleigh at 12.30pm.

Full team lists and match details available here.

The carnival atmosphere has been in swing since early this morning when the Panthers squad assembled at 8.30am at Arana Hills for the trek into enemy territory.

Up to a dozen friends and relatives of Panthers forward Kristine Vaalepu have upped the ante by proudly wearing t-shirts to cheer her on during the big match.

Follow the match live on FoxSports (Channel 502) or online on the Rugby League Brisbane website.

Burleigh Bears fans were also out in force at the stadium to cheer of their team as they chased a fourth straight title.

After their recent dominance; Bears went into the game as favourites, but wary of the Panthers who were on a fairytale run.