The National Rugby League (NRL) today rescheduled the second Preliminary Final which the Melbourne Storm have qualified for from 7.50pm to 4pm on Saturday 25 September.
The decision was made based on a unique opportunity to create a more fan friendly schedule.
“Rugby League is about the fans who have made it clear across the weekend that they are disappointed about having to choose between the Preliminary Final and the AFL Grand Final which is scheduled to play at a similar time,’’
– NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.
“We pride ourselves on being agile and listening to our fans. It’s clear that a small change to the schedule provides the best outcome for our fans in Melbourne who have been incredibly loyal throughout the pandemic.”
Mr Abdo said a daytime Preliminary Final was also a positive outcome for fans in Brisbane.