The NSWRL are pleased to announce tickets are on sale for the Grand Final gala day at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday 27 September with the seasons to be decided for three competitions including Presidents Cup, the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership and the Sydney Shield.
The make-up of the matches was not determined until a bumper Saturday of Finals football which included four games at Leichhardt Oval and another match at Maitland No.1 Sportsground.
“Congratulations to all the clubs involved who have made it to the Grand Final and thank you to all the teams who participated in our competitions,” NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said.
"It's great to see Maitland make the Grand Final of the Presidents Cup and I'm sure plenty of Pickers fans will travel to Bankwest to cheer their team on. The Wolves are a club steeped in history and will be well represented too.
“The Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership will be fiercely contested with the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin game rapidly approaching, while Ryde-Eastwood Hawks will be looking for back-to-back Sydney Shield titles when they take on Cronulla-Caringbah Sharks.
“This season has been extremely challenging but I’ve enjoyed all the action on the field and I can’t think of a better finish than hosting three Grand Finals at a world-class venue in Bankwest Stadium.”
The Presidents Cup, a unique competition introduced this season that involves teams from regional NSW and the Sydney metropolitan area, will see Minor Premier Maitland Pickers take on Glebe-Burwood Wolves.
The Pickers were forced to dig deep to hold off a fast-finishing Hills District Bulls 16-14 in Maitland while the Wolves started slowly before finishing over the top of North Sydney Bears 26-6 at Leichhardt.
The Central Coast Roosters will meet the North Sydney Bears in the decider for the state’s premier women’s competition, the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership, which acts as a pathway for the NSW Women’s Origin team.
The Roosters finished the season as Minor Premiers and secured their spot after beating Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 13-12 on Saturday 12 September. The North Sydney Bears then ended the Sharks season after beating them 16-10 at Leichhardt.
The Sydney Shield, which first started in 2012, will see defending premiers Ryde-Eastwood Hawks up against Cronulla-Caringbah Sharks. The Hawks toughed out a 24-12 win over Helensburgh Tigers while the Sharks raced away to a 32-12 win over Belrose Eagles in both games at Leichhardt.
Fans wishing to attend Grand Final Day at Bankwest Stadium are urged to pre-purchase their tickets by clicking here, which are limited due to COVID-19 and start from as little as $5.
Fans are also encouraged to observe COVID-19 safe recommendations including:
- Please STAY HOME if you are sick, feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone awaiting COVID-19 test results;
- Maintain social distancing of 1.5m with people outside of your party;
- Mobile ticketing will be in use. You must share your tickets with the group or party coming with you before you arrive;
- Be aware the Stadium is cashless, with tap and go the only way to go;
- Arrive early & limit bags where possible;
- Only use the row that has been designated to you on your event ticket and socially distance by leaving 2 seats between you and the people outside of your party;
- While in the venue please remain seated at all times unless buying Food & Beverage or using the bathrooms;
- Consider your travel options, plan ahead and allow extra travel time. If you’re planning to catch public transport visit transportnsw.info for the latest travel advice;
- If you and / or anyone in your group are a resident of a COVID hotspot (such as Victoria, overseas) or have been in a COVID-19 hotspot (such as Victoria/overseas) in the last 14 days or have visited any of the venues listed on the NSW Health website here, in the designated time periods you will not be permitted to attend events in the stadium at this time;
- More information on Bankwest Stadium's COVIDSafe measures here.
NSWRL Grand Final Day schedule
10.30am: Gates open
11am: Sydney Shield - Ryde-Eastwood Hawks (1) vs Cronulla-Caringbah Sharks (2)
1.15pm: Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership - Central Coast Roosters (1) vs North Sydney Bears (3)
3.30pm: Presidents Cup - Maitland Pickers (1) vs Glebe-Burwood Wolves (2)