NRL on FOX: guide

Here's what FOX Sports has for NRL fans ahead of the big game between the Warriors and Sea Eagles.

FOX Sports gets League fever this week ahead of the NRL Grand Final between the Warriors v Sea Eagles on Sunday.

FOX Sports will be the fans’ ultimate destination in the lead up to Sunday’s NRL Telstra Premiership decider with special Live Grand Final editions of NRL on FOX and The League Lounge, plus the traditional Grand Final Breakfast to screen this week.

The FOX Sports Grand Final specials will begin on Wednesday night when NRL on FOX makes the last stop on its whirlwind finals roadshow. Host Ryan Phelan and former internationals Laurie Daley, Gary Freeman and Wendell Sailor will deliver their final show of the season in front of a Live audience at the King Street Brewhouse in Darling Harbour on Wednesday night from 7.30pm AEST.

The all-star panel will break down the decider alongside special guests and premiership winners Brett Kimmorley and Braith Anasta, plus former Queensland hard man and Warriors 2002 Grand Finalist Kevin Campion. The show will also feature an interview with star Sea Eagles five-eighth Kieran Foran and an appearance by one of the Warriors who will run out in Sunday’s decider.

The following morning both Grand Final teams will make their final public appearance before the decider at the traditional Grand Final breakfast, which will be screened Live on FOX Sports from 7.30am AEST.

Then, at the special time of 8.30pm AEST on Saturday night, Grand Final fever continues to build on FOX Sports with a 90-minute edition of The League Lounge. Warren Smith and his regular sidekicks Greg Alexander, Brendan Cowell, James Mathison and Renee Gartner will offer a fun and altogether different take on rugby league’s showpiece event.

The big red lounge has seen its share of stars this season and the best has been saved for last with a long list of special guests set to appear on Saturday night.

Representing the Sea Eagles will be club legend and premiership player Mark ‘Spudd’ Carroll, while weighing in for the Warriors will be their number one fan ‘The Mad Butcher’, Sir Peter Leitch. Broadcasting legend and funny manHG Nelson will also be on board, before singer/songwriter and rugby league tragic Pete Murray joins the show to perform a special acoustic rendition of his new hit single ‘Always A Winner’.

FOX Sports’ Grand Final coverage comes to a head on Sunday, with Live coverage of the Toyota Cup decider between the Warriors and Cowboys from 1.45pm AEDT on FOX Sports 2HD & FOX Sports 2. This will be followed by a high definition screening of the 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final between the Sea Eagles and Warriors from 7.30pm AEDT.

Live from the King Street Brewhouse, King St Wharf, Sydney
Wednesday 7.30pm AEST
Fox Sports 2HD & Fox Sports 2

2011 NRL Grand Final Breakfast
Live Thursday 7.30am AEST
Fox Sports 2HD & Fox Sports 2

The League Lounge
Live Saturday 8.30pm AEST
Fox Sports 2HD & Fox Sports 2

NB: Daylight Saving Begins

2011 Toyota Cup Grand Final
Warriors V Cowboys
Live Sunday 1.45pm AEDT
Commentary From Matt Russell, Braith Anasta And Brett Kimmorley
Fox Sports 2HD & Fox Sports 2

2011 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final
Sea Eagles V Warriors
Sunday 7.30pm AEDT
Fox Sports 2HD & Fox Sports 2

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