The NSWRL is pleased to announce all three of its major competition Grand Finals at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday 27 September will be live streamed in what is shaping up to be a bumper weekend of action for the game with almost 400 deciders to be played across the state.
The Grand Final gala day at Bankwest Stadium will see the premierships decided for the Presidents Cup, the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership and the Sydney Shield after a Rugby League season which was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will also be plenty of action in community sport this weekend with 400 Grand Finals to be played across the state to cap a season which saw 70,000 participants take part in about 400 competitions.
“This season has presented some challenges but I’ve been impressed by how clubs and the Rugby League community has responded to them,” said NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden.
“The month of September goes hand in hand with finals football and we’ve already been treated to plenty of great action in our major competitions the Presidents Cup, Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership and Sydney Shield and I’m sure that won’t be any different on Sunday.
“This weekend is the culmination of a lot of hard work from teams of all age groups and all levels of competition from around the state and I wish them all good luck on the day.”
The action at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday will kick off at 11am when defending premiers Ryde-Eastwood Hawks take on Cronulla-Caringbah Sharks in the Sydney Shield Grand Final.
The Hawks finished the season as Minor Premiers and have been well led by halves Mitchell Gray and Adam Rizk while the Sharks have benefitted from the skills of former NRL player, Michael Lichaa.
The focus will shift to the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership at 1.15pm with Minor Premiers the Central Coast Roosters taking on the North Sydney Bears.
The competition will be fierce with the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin match just around the corner and both teams boast plenty of NSW starpower with the Roosters team including Golden Boot winner Isabelle Kelly and the Bears hard-hitting forward Simaima Taufa.
The day will finish at 3.30pm with the Presidents Cup, which has been a runaway success with teams competing from both regional NSW and the Sydney metropolitan area, with Minor Premiers Maitland Pickers taking on the Glebe-Burwood Wolves.
The Pickers have been strong this season with former NRL player Brock Lamb calling the shots while the Wolves are the only team to have beaten Maitland this season.
All matches will be live streamed on the NSWRL Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking here.
You can access the NSWRL’s COVID-19 safe policies by clicking here.
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 and 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 and 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 Stadiums COVIDSafe measures here.
NSWRL Grand Final Day schedule:
10.30am: Gates open
11:00am: 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)