(***NRL-AU***) PANTHERS VS RABBITOHS LIVE | NRL GRAND FINAL 2021 LIVE STREAM – THE AUSTRALIAN Panthers vs Rabbitohs Live | NRL Grand Final 2021 Live Stream – The Australian Watch NRL Grand Final 2021 Live Stream Online, Overseas – Welcome League Fans The 2021 NRL premiership will be decided this Sunday evening at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane will host the NRL Grand Final for the first time in history, with the Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs poised to battle it out in front a 75 per cent capacity crowd.
Game day key times
12pm local AEST time (1pm AEDT): Gates open
12.15pm: Intrust Super Cup preliminary final
2.45pm: Intrust Super Cup preliminary final
4.30pm: Retiring players farewell
5.30pm: Pre-game entertainment
6.30pm (7.30pm AEDT): Panthers v Rabbitohs grand final
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1pm – Gates open
1.15pm – Intrust Super Cup preliminary final
3.45pm – Intrust Super Cup preliminary final
5.30pm – Retiring players farewell
6.30pm – Pre-game entertainment
7.30pm – Panthers vs Rabbitohs grand final
How to watch the NRL Grand Final
The NRL Grand Final will be broadcast live and exclusively on Channel 9 and 9HD.
You will also be able to live stream the match on 9Now, but a Nine Account is required to access the stream.
Fox League and Kayo will show a replay of the game immediately after full-time.
For details on what time the Grand Final starts depending on where you are in Australia, click here.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Sunday the state had recorded no new Covid-19 cases in the past 25 hours, meaning the season finale was safe.
Kick-off is scheduled for 6.30pm local time, which is 7.30pm AEDT.
The prelim finals are done and dusted – Penrith will take on South Sydney in this year’s NRL Grand Final. The pair will face off once again, with the Rabbitohs defeating the Panhers in the first week of the finals, with the latter going on to survive close games against Parramatta and Melbourne.
With ongoing COVID dramas in NSW, this year’s Grand Final will be played in Queensland, with the competition relocating there and scheduled to remain there for the rest of 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 NRL Grand Final.
WHEN IS THE 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL?
This year’s NRL Grand Final will take place on Sunday October 3rd.
What time does the Grand Final start?
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30pm (AEDT) but the NRL’s track record when it comes to getting these things away on time is patchy.
WHERE IS THE 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL?
For the first time ever, the NRL Grand Final will take place at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
With the NRL remaining in Queensland for the end of the regular season, that will continue into the finals series as the COVID crisis in NSW continues.
WHO IS PLAYING IN THE NRL GRAND FINAL?
South Sydney Rabbitohs will take on the Penrith Panthers in this year’s grand final, after they defeated Manly and Melbourne in their respective prelim finals.
2021 NRL GRAND FINAL TEAM LISTS
This is how both teams are predicted to line-up for the grand final:
|1. Dylan Edwards||1. Blake Taaffe|
|2. Stephen Crichton||2. Alex Johnston|
|3. Paul Momirovski||3. Dane Gagai|
|4. Matt Burton||4. Campbell Graham|
|5. Brian To’o||5. Jaxson Paulo|
|6. Jarome Luai||6. Cody Walker|
|7. Nathan Cleary||7. Adam Reynolds|
|8. Moses Leota||8. Mark Nicholls|
|9. Api Koroisau||9. Damien Cook|
|10. James Fisher-Harris||10. Tevita Tatola|
|11. Viliame Kikau||11. Keaon Koloamatangi|
|12. Kurt Capewell||12. Jaydn Su’A|
|13. Isaah Yeo||13. Cameron Murray|
|14. Tyrone May||14. Benji Marshall|
|15. Scott Sorensen||15. Jacob Host|
|16. Tevita Pangai Junior||16. Tom Burgess|
|17. Liam Martin||17. Jai Arrow|
Penrith are sweating on the fitness of Tevita Pangai Junior (knee), James Fisher-Harris (knee) and Moses Leota (calf), while Rabbitohs captain Adam Reynolds (adductor) is also under an injury cloud.
WILL FANS BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL?
Assuming nothing changes in regards to COVID up north, expect to see 75 per cent capacity at the NRL Grand Final this year, after a late change by the Queensland Government.
Tickets initially sold out for the event, with the NRL set to inform a quarter of those people they will not be able to attend in a ‘last in, first out’ policy.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL TICKETS?
Tickets for the 2021 NRL Grand Final are being sold via NRL.com
The NRL announced a reduction in capacity to 75 per-cent, which means there are no tickets left available.
HOW TO WATCH THE 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL
As with every other season, the NRL Grand Final will be broadcast live and exclusive on Channel Nine.
Fox League will show a replay of the game immediately after full-time.
NRL Grand Final live stream
The NRL Grand Final can also be watched online via Nine’s streaming service 9Now.
WHO WILL PERFORM PRE-GAME ENTERTAINMENT AT 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL?
The NRL has confirmed the entertainment lineup for Sunday’s historic grand final, with Kate Miller-Heidke and The Stafford Brothers among those set to perform.
Ian Moss of Cold Chisel fame will also feature in the offering at the first-ever grand final played outside of New South Wales.
The NRL announced the lineup on Sunday, with Miller-Heidke to perform the national anthem and pre-match entertainment alongside Moss.
Timmy Trumpet, didgeridoo player William Barton and a 40-piece orchestra will join The Stafford Brothers in completing the entertainment.
2021 NRL GRAND FINAL BETTING ODDS
Penrith are the favourites for the grand final, with South Sydney installed as early outsiders.
See below for the full betting odds as of October 2nd, courtesy of Palmerbet.
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||$2.20|
WHO WILL REFEREE THE 2021 NRL GRAND FINAL?
Gerard Sutton will referee the grand final. David Munro and Todd Smith will be touch judges for the decider, while Grant Atkins will be the Bunker Review Official.
NRL Head of Football Graham Annesley said Sutton had earned his appointment through his consistent performances across the entire season.
“Gerard has enormous experience in the biggest matches in recent years and deserves to referee in the grand final,” Mr Annesley said.
“This will be his seventh grand final – and his fifth in a row – which is a phenomenal achievement.”
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