The Footy Show: AFL / NRL grand final editions


Both AFL and NRL Footy Show grand final editions will take place tomorrow night.

KISS headlines the AFL edition, while Delta Goodrem performs at the NRL show.

No doubt the Player Revues will again attract plenty of attention.

With both airing at the same time, these will surely draw bumper ratings. Usually they are a week apart, but this year both grand finals take place this weekend.

AFL Footy Show:
One of the most exciting events of the AFL season, The Grand Final Footy Show, kicks off Live tomorrow night at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.

You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world, KISS, will blow the roof off Rod Laver Arena and have the 12,000-strong audience on their feet when they belt out two of their classic rock anthems.

Footy Show favourites Birds of Tokyo hit centre stage to launch their new single I’d Go With You Anywhere and Aussie rock legend James Reyne performs a special medley of his biggest hits.

Striving for an historic “three-peat”, Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson joins us live, along with the Eagles’ Adam Simpson in the lead-up to Saturday’s Grand Final.

Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw and Sam Newman are joined by some of the biggest names in the game, including Pies favourite Dane Swan, Richmond gun Jack Riewoldt, Roo Nick Dal Santo and dual Brownlow Medallist Chris Judd to tell us who is going to win the big game and why.

Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and recruit of the year Dave Hughes will all be there to re-live some of the funniest moments of the 2015 season as we celebrate the best of Dave’s Sprays, and revisit great moments from the unforgettable Old Man Crawf.

Viewers do not want to miss this year’s Grand Final Revue! It’s a celebration of the best acts, music and moments of the last 20 years, performed by some of the AFL’s superstars. Strutting their stuff will be Joey Montagna, Bernie Vince, Boomer Harvey and Drew Petrie plus players from a host of other clubs. As always it promises to be the highlight of the show.

We look back at the very best of the year’s Street Talk, announce the 2015 winner of Almost Football Legends, and review more of your favourite Footy Show moments from another blockbuster season.

Plus, one lucky audience member will be driving home in a new Nissan NP300 Navara. All that, and a few other surprises still to come.

NRL Footy Show:
The NRL Footy Show for their Grand Final Special on Thursday, October 1, at 8.30pm AEDT. The mega-show broadcast from QANTAS Credit Union Arena will feature appearances by both Grand Final teams and the always popular Footy Show Grand Final Revue.


  1. Kiss may have been the Hottest band in the world 30 yrs ago,which given the age of the hosts might explain the BS they carry on with to them John Denver is still alive.
    I dont watch either they are both as bad as each other a total was of 2 hours of anybody’s life watching compared to them paint dying is an action sport

    • I’ve noted before I reckon Kiss hits the show’s demo pretty spot on. A reminder that criticising the age of any presenter is not much better than targeting their gender, ethnicity or sexuality. Anonymous comments can do better than this I hope.

  2. The AFL Footy Show Grand Final edition leaves the NRL one for dead… every year.
    To the point of embarrassment really, however it does’t reflect the logie wins over the years which remains mind boggling to me…
    The sheer scale and theatrics of the Melbourne based show far outshines the Sydney one. Paul Vautin has to be the most incompetent person on television, and has been for many years (at least there is an air of knowing and tongue-in-cheek about Sam Newman’s incompetence but then again he doesn’t host the show). Vautin’s flaws have only come to the fore more and more over the past few years with the departure of the ones that smothered his tired, not-at-funny approach, such as Sterlo, Matty Johns and the Chief.
    As I live in rural NSW, and am a huge AFL fan, I sit up and watch the AFL Footy show every week. Looking forward to doing it for a final time this year!

    • How can you say the “scale” of the Melbourne show outshines the Sydney show.
      It is held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (Qantas CU Arena)…… Doesn’t get much bigger in this city.
      Sterlo, Matty & The Chief left more than “a few years ago”. Think you may mean about 7-8 years ago. Show seems to have been going ok since they left. Its still on air.
      Think your comment is more a NRL vs AFL fan comment.

      On another note how many times have KISS performed on the respective shows? I seem to think its been a lot!

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