What time does the NRL Grand Final start? Kick-off time; Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels, how to watch, teams, last chances

After an entertaining regular season and a dramatic finale series, the 2022 grand finale is finally here – and it’s a match-up for all ages.

It is the first time in NRL history that the Penrith Panthers will face the Parramatta Eels in a derby in western Sydney to decide who will take home the premiership.

Read on for all the important information in 2021 NRL Grand Final Ultimate Guide!

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LOCATION AND KICK-OFF TIME

Sunday, October 2 at Accor Stadium, 7:30 PM AEDT kick-off.

Accor Stadium capacity: 83,500.

PREDICTION

Partly cloudy 12-19 degrees. High (70%) chance of showers, less chance in the evening. Light breeze during the day becoming south to southeast 15 to 20 km/h and then lightening in the evening.

BIG LAST DAILY SCHEDULE

1:00 PM — Gates open

1:30 PM – State Championship Grand Final: Penrith Panthers (NSW) v Norths Devils (QLD)

15:20 — NRLW pre-game entertainment: Mahalia Barnes, A.GIRL, Emma Donovan

15:55 — NRL Telstra Premiership Women’s Grand Final: Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels

6:30 PM – NRL pre-game entertainment begins: Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Josh Teskey, Sheldon Riley, Emma Donovan, Bliss n Eso (with JOY.)

7:30 PM — NRL Grand Final: Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels

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HOW TO WATCH?

Live coverage of the big finals day starts on Fox League at 12 noon.

The Fox League grand finale preview begins at 5:50 p.m. with Yvonne Sampson, Michael Ennis, Cooper Cronk and Corey Parker.

The grand final of the NRL (19.30) will be broadcast live on Channel 9.

You can watch Fox League’s NRL post game with Yvonne Sampson, Michael Ennis and Cooper Cronk at 9:30 PM.

If you can’t watch the game, foxsports.com.au will provide you with all-day coverage.

– Nine

– 9Now

– Sky NZ (Sky Sports 4)

– Radio: ABC, Triple M, 2GB, SEN, Koori Radio

Coach of the Year Payten’s classy speech | 05:11

International coverage:

– Digicel PNG

– Digicel Tonga

– Fiji Broadcast

– Sky UK

– Fox USA

– Premier Sports Asia

– beINsport France

– Fox Netherlands

– ESPN Africa

– Rogers Canada

– Sport1 – Germany

– Sport24 – Inflight and Cruise Ships

TEAMS

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Sean O’Sullivan 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Sunia Turuva 22. Chris Smith

Coach: Ivan Cleary

Eel team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penini 4. Bailey Simonsson 5. Waqa Blake 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paul 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali ‘i 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Nathan Brown 15. Jacob Arthur 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Martha Niukore 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Makahesi Makatoa 20. Tom Opacic 21. Ofahiki Ogden 22. Ky Rodwell

Coach: Brad Arthur

Referee: Ashley Klein; Sideline officials: Phil Henderson, Drew Oultram; Video Referee: Grant Atkins.

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TICKETS

To purchase tickets and learn more about ticket prices, sales dates and stadium information, visit Ticketek.com.au or nrl.com/tickets.

ENTERTAINMENT

Alinta Chidzey, star of Moulin Rouge! Before kick-off, The Musical – The Broadway Spectacular will sing the national anthem. Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes headlines the entertainment grand finale, alongside DIESEL, Josh Teskey and Emma Donovan. Sheldon Riley, Mahalia Barnes and A.GIRL also perform. Australian hip-hop legends Bliss n Eso will perform the hit song “Moments” in addition to JOY in a tribute to retired players.

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MATCH OPPORTUNITIES

Panthers $1.38, Eels $3.10

Opportunities from September 29

CLIVE CHURCHILL MEDAL FAVORITES

Nathan Cleary (Pan) $2.75

Dylan Edwards (Pan) $7.50

Isaac Yeo (pan) $9.00

Mitchell Moses (eel) $10.00

Clinton Gutherson (eel) $13.00

Apisai Koroisau (pan) $13.00

Jarome Luai (Pan) $15.00

Dylan Brown (eel) $17.00

Sean O’Sullivan (Pan) $21.00

William Kitau (Pan) $21.00

Shaun Lane (eel) $21.00

James Fisher-Harris (pan) $23.00

Brian To’o (Pan) $26.00

Liam Martin (eel) $31.00

Reagan Campbell-Gillard (eel) $31.00

Isaiah Papali’i (eel) $31.00

Stephen Crichton (Pan) $34.00

Ryan Matterson (eel) $34.00

Junior Paulo (eel) $34.00

Opportunities from September 29

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