NRL Grand Final 2021: guide
Sunday coverage on Nine begins at 11am AEDT leading up to the game between Penrith Panthers & South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Nine’s NRL Grand Final coverage will begin at 11.00am AEDT with the Sunday Footy Show and leading up to the big game between Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs which officially kicks off at 7:30pm AEDT.
Host and commentator are James Bracey, Ray Warren, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Peter Sterling, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Allana Ferguson, Johnathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer and Emma Lawrence.
It’s a Sydney derby for the ages as the 2021 NRL season culminates in a spectacular finish with the Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs facing off in the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final this Sunday, exclusively live on Channel 9 and 9Now from 6.30pm AEDT.
Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, both teams have set the competition on fire this season and now sit on the verge of rugby league glory.
The Panthers are out to avenge last year’s Grand Final loss to the Storm, while the Rabbitohs have broken a run of three straight preliminary final defeats for a shot at their first premiership title since 2014.
First up, the QRL Preliminary Finals kick off at 1.15pm AEDT with a double-header, Live from Suncorp Stadium. The Wynnum Manly Seagulls meet the Tweed Seagulls in Preliminary Final 1, before the North Devils play the Burleigh Bears in Preliminary Final 2. The winners go through to the Grand Final on October 10 at Moreton Daily Stadium.
At 6.30pm AEDT, the pre-game entertainment begins with a host of homegrown talent, including award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke and Aussie rock legend Ian Moss.
TV viewers can get even closer to the game with 9Now’s four exclusive streams. These will include Spidercam, Coach Cam and dedicated player cams focused on the superstar playmakers from both teams: Cody Walker from the Rabbitohs and Nathan Cleary from the Panthers.
Premiership glory awaits in the ultimate battle of season 2021 when the Panthers and Rabbitohs meet in what promises to be an epic Grand Final.
Sunday, October 3rd on Nine:
11.00am AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – Sunday Footy Show
Sunday NRL Footy Show – Live from Suncorp Stadium at the special time of 11.00am AEDT on Channel 9. Host Erin Molan will cover all the action ahead of the QRL Preliminary Finals and the NRL Grand Final with Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler, Sonny Bill Williams, Darren Lockyer, Ruan Sims, Paul Gallen, Billy Slater, Paul Vautin, Wally Lewis, Danika Mason and Emma Lawrence.
1.15pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – QRL Preliminary Final 1 – Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Tweed Seagulls, Live from Suncorp Stadium
Host and commentators: Peter Psaltis, Wally Lewis, Scott Sattler and Darren Lockyer
3.05pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – NRL Grand Final Preview, Live from Suncorp Stadium
3.45pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – QRL Preliminary Final 2 – Norths Devils v Burleigh Bears, Live from Suncorp Stadium
Host and commentators: Peter Psaltis, Paul Vautin, Cameron Smith and Darren Lockyer
5.35pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – NRL Grand Final Preview, Live from Suncorp Stadium
6.00pm AEDT on Channel 9and 9Now – Nine News
6.30pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – Pre-match Entertainment featuring Kate Miller-Heidke and Ian Moss Live from Suncorp Stadium
7.30pm AEDT on Channel 9 and 9Now – NRL Grand Final – Panthers v Rabbitohs, Live from Suncorp Stadium
Host and commentators: James Bracey, Ray Warren, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Peter Sterling, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Allana Ferguson, Johnathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer and Emma Lawrence.