Rugby league fans attending this year’s NRL grand final are encouraged to turn up early and make sure they don’t miss any of the action, with two exciting Intrust Super Cup preliminary finals to be played in the lead-up to the decider.
Four Cup clubs will be granted a rare opportunity to make history this season and are set to be part of a huge day of entertainment.
Last week, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk officially announced this year’s NRL decider would be held outside of Sydney for the first time and would take place at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, October 3, in a huge coup for the state and Queensland rugby league fans.
The staging of two Cup games on the big day as curtain raiser matches presents a thrilling occasion for players and fans.
“This is a great result for our competition,” Queensland Rugby League chief operating officer Rohan Sawyer said.
“This is a huge opportunity for our Intrust Super Cup clubs, sponsors and players on the NRL’s biggest day.
“Having our games on show on NRL grand final day also allows our clubs to showcase the talent in the competition and will also highlight how the Intrust Super Cup has been such an effective and successful pathway for so many players to transition into the NRL.”
Both games will also be broadcast live nationally on Channel 9 in a perfect lead in to the Cup grand final on Sunday, October 3, which will also be broadcast live on Channel 9.
Intrust Super Cup preliminary finals kick off times
12.15pm: Intrust Super Cup preliminary final game 1
2.45pm: Intrust Super Cup preliminary final game 2 (featuring highest ranked winner from Week 1 of the finals)
6.30pm: NRL grand final match
The Cup finals series kicks off this weekend four huge clashes, with Redcliffe Dolphins hosting Sunshine Coast Falcons in an elimination final on Saturday.
Match: Dolphins v Falcons
Finals Week 1 -
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
On Sunday, Souths Logan Magpies and Townsville Blackhawks face off in their elimination final, while minor premiers Norths Devils will take on Tweed Seagulls and Wynnum Manly Seagulls will face off with Burleigh Bears for a chance to progress straight to the preliminary final on October 3.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Burleigh Bears
Tickets to the grand final will be available to NRL club members from $45 on Wednesday, September 15, and the general public from $49 on Thursday, September 16. Register your interest on the official wait list.
Hospitality packages to the NRL grand final are on sale now.
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