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Broadcast Schedule | Four massive NRL finals live on Nine

After a longer wait than usual, the NRL Finals are here on Nine, starting with four blockbuster match-ups.

This weekend also sees the start of the women’s competition, the 2020 Telstra NRLW Premiership.

Tomorrow night in the first NRL Qualifying Final, the Sydney Roosters, premiers in 2018 and 2019, head west to Penrith Stadium hoping to put an end to the Panthers’ incredible 15-match winning streak.

It’s a tantalising clash between the Roosters’ Luke Keary and the Panthers’ Nathan Cleary – both touted as 2020 NSW Origin halves – as they scheme to gain the upper hand.

Saturday is a bumper day of footy with four top games, beginning at 11.30am AEST with the first round of the NRLWcompetition getting underway: Roosters v Dragons and Broncos v Warriors. Stars of the game including Kezie Apps, Ali Brigginshaw, Isabelle Kelly and Corban McGregor will all be in action.

On Saturday afternoon, the Sharks head to Canberra to take on the Raiders in a sudden-death Elimination Final. While Canberra edged out Cronulla last week, a legion of rested stars like Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Josh Dugan are returning for both sides, making this a whole new ball game.

The action then switches to Suncorp Stadium for the second leg of the double-header as the Storm face the Eels in the other Qualifying Final. Amid all the question marks over Cameron Smith’s future, Melbourne are displaying the same brand of clinical brilliance as always, while Mitchell Moses andthe whole Parramatta side need to showcase the deadly form they exhibited early in the season to upset Melbourne.

The fourth blockbuster is the second Elimination Final on Sunday afternoon when the Knights tackle the red-hot Rabbitohs at home. After scintillating recent performances by the halves pairing of Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker, Souths  will be a tough challenge for any team in the finals – but when Kalyn Ponga is “on” for Newcastle, he’s as good as any player in the competition. This one might be closer than many predict.

NRL FINALS – WEEK ONE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 – QUALIFYING FINAL #1

PANTHERS v ROOSTERS, LIVE from Panthers Stadium

Followed by NRL FINALS POST-MATCH SHOW

Host and commentators: Erin Molan, Ray Warren, Peter Sterling, Ruan Sims, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Danika Mason.

Sydney                    7.00pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                  7.00pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               7.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

Adelaide                  6:30pm LIVE on 9Gem

Perth                        5.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – ELIMINATION FINAL #1

RAIDERS v SHARKS, LIVE from GIO Stadium

Host and commentators: Erin Molan, Phil Gould, Brad Fittler, Allana Ferguson, Peter Sterling, Paul Gallen, Matt Thompson.

Sydney                    5.00pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                  5.00pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               5.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

Adelaide                  4.30pm LIVE on 9Gem

Perth                        3.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – QUALIFYING FINAL #2

STORM v EELS, LIVE from Suncorp Stadium

Host and commentators: James Bracey, Paul Vautin, Peter Sterling, Johnathan Thurston, Wally Lewis, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Peter Psaltis.

Sydney                    7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                  7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Adelaide                  7.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

Perth                        5.30pm LIVE on 9Gem

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 – ELIMINATION FINAL #2

RABBITOHS v KNIGHTS, LIVE from ANZ Stadium

Host and commentators: James Bracey, Ray Warren, Phil Gould, Allana Ferguson, Andrew Johns, Paul Gallen, Danika Mason.

Sydney                    3.00pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                  3.00pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               3.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

Adelaide                  2.30pm LIVE on 9Gem

Perth                        12.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

NRLW – ROUND ONE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – ROOSTERS v DRAGONS, LIVE from GIO Stadium

Host and commentators: Ruan Sims, Matt de Groot, Allana Ferguson.

Sydney                    11.30am LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                  11.30am LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               11.30am LIVE on 9Gem

Adelaide                  11.00am LIVE on 9Gem

Perth                        9.30am LIVE on 9Gem

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – BRONCOS v WARRIORS, LIVE from GIO Stadium

Host and commentators: Ruan Sims, Matt de Groot, Allana Ferguson.

Sydney                    3.00pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                  3.00pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               3.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

Adelaide                  2.30pm LIVE on 9Gem

Perth                        1.00pm LIVE on 9Gem

SPORTS SUNDAY – Sunday at 12.00pm AEDT, on Nine. This week: Host James Bracey is joined by netball legend Liz Ellis,former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor and Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons. Special guests include Tennis Australia CEOCraig Tiley, who will preview the exciting plans for the 2021 Australian Open.

SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW – From 1.00pm AEDT on 9Gem.Host Erin Molan will cover all the action from the first week of the finals and the NRLW Premiership round one, with Peter Sterling, Ruan Sims and Brad Fittler, plus special guests.

PODCAST – SIX TACKLES WITH GUS

  • James Bracey discusses the biggest issues of the week with rugby league legend and expert commentator Phil Gould on Six Tackles with Gus.

This week:

  • A preview of all four massive finals.
  • The socially distanced Grand Final.
  • Effective tackling technique.


Six Tackles with Gus – Podcast Available NOW on Spotify, Apple and Omny

Live streaming for Nine’s NRL programming available on 9Now

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