NRL / NRWL Grand Final 2023: guide

Nine has 16 hours of wall-to-wall Live coverage from Accor Stadium on Rugby League's biggest day of the year.

Nine screens the NRL Grand Final Live on Sunday when the Penrith Panthers play the Brisbane Broncos.

Nine has 16 hours of wall-to-wall Live coverage from Accor Stadium beginning at 7am with Weekend Today.

The NRLW Grand Final takes place from 3:55pm AEDT.

NRL Grand Final entertainment from 6:30pm AEDT sees the cast of Tina Turner: The Musical pay tribute to Tina Turner. King Stingray also performs.

The Panthers juggernaut is chasing three premierships in a row and rugby league immortality, coming into the game as favourites after winning the minor premiership. Halfback maestro Nathan Cleary and Origin representatives Brian To’o, Isaah Yeo and Stephen Crichton are playing behind a fearsome pack of forwards.

The electricity of the Brisbane Broncos is ready to strike with fabulous fullback “Reece Lightning”, Reece Walsh, and a ferociously fast style of play, orchestrated by Adam Reynolds and executed by a youthful band of Broncos chasing the club’s first premiership in 17 years.

Grand Final Day will be Live from 7.00am AEDT at Accor Stadium in Sydney, beginning with Weekend Today, followed by Sports Sunday at 10.00am AEDT and the Sunday Footy Show at 11.00am AEDT.

On-field action begins with the State Championship Grand Final at 1.20pm AEDT, between the Rabbitohs and Brisbane Tigers, before the NRLW Grand Final between the Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast Titans at 3.55pm AEDT.

9Now will take fans further into the action with dedicated player cameras following two players that are always at the centre of attention: Reece Walsh and Panthers instigator Jarome Luai. Expect fireworks after the duo shared a fiery exchange in State of Origin this year.

Wide World of Sports will have the best in the business covering a blockbuster Grand Final Day, hosted by James Bracey, Danika Mason, Emma Lawrence and Marlee Silva. The best experts in commentary are headed up by rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns with premiership-winning captains Cameron Smith, Darren Lockyer, Johnathan Thurston, Brad Fittler and Paul Gallen in tow, plus premiership winners Billy Slater, Phil Gould AM and Sam Thaiday, and women’s internationals Ruan Sims and Allana Ferguson.

This unrivalled lineup of commentators, boasting 48 Grand Final appearances as players and coaches combined, will provide viewers with insight and analysis befitting the biggest day of the season.

Calling the Live action will be Mat Thompson (NRL), Brenton Speed (NRLW) and Peter Psaltis (NRL State Championship).

And hang around after the game as we take viewers into the dressing sheds with the winning team to join the celebrations.

Sunday, October 1 on Nine:
All programs Live from Accor Stadium, Sydney.

Weekend Today Show: 7.00am AEDT
Start the big day when Clint Stanaway, Jayne Azzopardi and the Weekend Today team go Live from Accor Stadium with exclusive access to the ground, for the ultimate fan Grand Final breakfast. Broncos legends Darren Lockyer and Sam Thaiday will join the show with women’s rugby league legend Ruan Sims.

Sports Sunday: 10.00am AEDT
Host Roz Kelly is joined by Gus Worland on the panel at Accor Stadium for a monster edition of Sports Sunday with special guest and two-time NRL Premiership winners Johnathan Thurston and Brad Fittler.

Sunday Footy Show: 11.00am AEDT Channel 9 Syd/Bris, 9Gem Melb/Adl
Danika Mason, Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and Brad Fittler will deLiver a supersized Grand Final edition of the Sunday Footy Show from Accor Stadium that features the whole Wide World of Sports rugby league team as we celebrate the 2023 season.

NRL State Championship Grand Final:
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Tigers
The best State Cup club team of 2023 will be decided when Live match coverage begins in the NRL State Championship Grand Final between this year’s Knock-on Effect NSW Cup Premiers, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the winners of the Hostplus Cup in Queensland, the Brisbane Tigers.

Sydney 1.20pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 12.20pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 1.20pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 12.50pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 10.20am Live on 9GemHD and 9Now

Pre game: Emma Lawrence with experts Paul Gallen and Sam Thaiday
Commentary: Phil Gould, Darren Lockyer, Marlee Silva, Cameron Smith and Peter Psaltis

NRLW Grand Final: Knights v Titans

Sydney 3.55pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 2.55pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 3.55pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 3.25pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 12.55pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now

Commentary: Ruan Sims, Brad Fittler, Allana Ferguson, Brenton Speed and Marlee Silva

9NEWS: 6.00pm AEDT:
Before the big game begins, 9News will deLiver all the major stories of the day in a special bulletin for NRL Grand Final Sunday.

Pre-Match Entertainment
From 6.30pm AEDT, exactly 30 years after her classic Grand Final performance, Tina Turner will be honoured when stars of Tina Turner: The Musical perform. King Stingray will get the party started before we farewell our retiring players and chat to some special guests.

NRL Grand Final: Panthers V Broncos

Sydney 7.30pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 6.30pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 7.30pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 7.00pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 4.30pm Live on Channel 9HD and 9Now

Pre-game Panel – James Bracey, Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith, Darren Lockyer, Emma Lawrence and Allana Ferguson.
Commentary – Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and Mat Thompson.
Sideline – Brad Fittler and Danika Mason.
9Now player cams: Reece Walsh and Jarome Luai
Post-match Panel and in the sheds with the winning team – James Bracey, Phil Gould, Brad Fittler, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen and Sam Thaiday.

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