Finals fever has arrived in New South Wales Rugby League’s open-age competitions, with 12 teams across three senior competitions vying for a shot at premiership glory.

This week marks the preliminary finals in the VB NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield competitions – and, with so much on the line, you can expect a thrilling weekend of footy action.

This weekend’s VB NSW Cup Fox Sports Match of the Round sees Mounties host Newcastle from Leichhardt Oval, live and exclusive on Fox Sports Channel 501, from 3:10pm

In other NSWRL action, with the Sydney Metropolitan Women’s Rugby League season coming to a climactic finish this Saturday, with two Grand Final showdowns taking place at New Era Stadium.

Headlining the huge double header is Forestville up against Greenacre in a star-studded line up in the first grade grand final at 5:45pm.

This week on Turn Back Time,a stunning video series where we catch up with Origin’s greatest players, True Blue Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach interviews one of league’s toughest front-rowers, Mark ‘Spud’ Carroll.

The NSWRL Grand Final day, held at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday, September 27, is the biggest day on the VB NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield calendars and the only live rugby league in Sydney that weekend – and adult tickets are just $10, with kids under 12 free! With face painting, live music and a carnival-like atmosphere, it’s the perfect day out for young and old. Get your tickets here.