NRL Grand Final week: guide
All the broadcast info for a big weekend ahead as Melbourne Storm play the North Qld Cowboys.
The NRL Grand Final sees Melbourne Storm play the North Queensland Cowboys, Live on Nine this Sunday.
Coverage begins at 1pm AEDT on Sunday but is preceded by Sports Sunday and Sunday Footy Show from 10am and 11am, respectively.
Tomorrow night is the NRL Footy Show Grand Final edition with performers Delta Goodrem, Everclear and Easy-Fever with Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Kram (Spiderbait) and Tex Perkins.
An enormous day of rugby league action to wrap up the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership will begin at 10.00am on Nine when Sports Sunday, hosted by Emma Freedman, welcomes two Grand Final heroes in former Storm captain Glenn Lazarus and Cowboys legend Brent Tateto the studio for a special NRL Grand Final preview show.
Then we head straight to ANZ Stadium in Sydney at 11.00am for the season finale of The Sunday Footy Show hosted by James Bracey, with pre-game expert analysis from rugby league’s eighth Immortal, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer.
At 1.00pm the Live rugby league action kicks off with the Holden Cup Grand Finalbetween the Parramatta Eels and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. This will be followed at 3.30pm by the Intrust Super State Championship Final between the Penrith Panthers and PNG Hunters.
At 6.30pm, following a final wrap-up by the Nine News team, the spectacular Grand Final entertainment gets underway with a tribute to all the NRL players retiring in 2017, and a concert by Macklemore.
The voice of rugby league, Ray “Rabs” Warren, will then lead Nine’s NRL commentary team for the 2017 Telstra Premiership Grand Final. Joining him will be six Grand Final winners: Peter Sterling, Phil Gould (coach), Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns, Darren Lockyer and Wally Lewis, while James Bracey takes the reins as host.
Join us for The NRL Grand Final Footy Show on Thursday night, Live at 7.30pm AEST. The mega-show broadcast from the Sydney International Convention Centre will feature appearances by both Grand Final teams, as well as Delta Goodrem, Everclear and Easy-Fever with Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Kram (Spiderbait) and Tex Perkins, and the always popular Footy Show Grand Final Revue. There’s also the best of the best in Small Talk All Stars and we look back at the greatest moments of 2017.
Thursday Sept 28
7:30pm NRL Footy Show Grand Final Live.
Fatty Vautin, Erin Molan, Darryl Brohman and Beau Ryan bring you the Grand Final spectacular.
Sunday, October 1
10.00am Nine Sports Sunday
Frank and open debate on all the big issues in sport. Host Emma Freedman is joined by Paul Gallen, Candice Warner, Neil Breen and Peter FitzSimons, along with NRL legends Glenn Lazarus and Brent Tate.
11.00am Sunday NRL Footy Show
Celebrating its 25th year. Hosted by James Bracey alongside Andrew Johns, Darren Lockyer and Brad Fittler. Special guests Peter Sterling, Wally Lewis, Adam MacDougall, Allana Ferguson and Sam Bremner.
Sunday, October 1
Holden Cup Grand Final
Parramatta Eels vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Sydney 1.00pm Live on Nine
Brisbane 12.00pm Live on Nine
Melbourne 1.00pm Live on 9GEM
Adelaide 12.30pm Live on 9GEM
Perth 10.00am Live on 9GEM
State Championship Final
Penrith Panthers vs PNG Hunters
Sydney 3.30pm Live on Nine
Brisbane 2.30pm Live on Nine
Melbourne 3.30pm Live on 9GEM
Adelaide 3.00pm Live on 9GEM
Perth 12.30pm Live on 9GEM
NRL Grand Final
Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys
Sydney 6.30pm Live on Nine
Brisbane 5.30pm Live on Nine
Melbourne 6.30pm Live on Nine
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on Nine
Perth 3.30pm Live on Nine
Check local guides.