A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size The NRL grand final is upon us, and as with any big game in the NRL, the question on everyone’s lips regards kick-off time. Or more accurately, what time will the game actually get underway? State of Origin’s typically late kick-offs (and by late, we mean well after the scheduled time), brought a new game with it. Kick-off bingo. Take a guess, a wild stab in the dark and the winner is whoever gets the closest. » NRL Grand Final preview and prediction» Clive Churchill Medal preview and prediction The grand final hasn’t been immune to the late start either. Last year was an absolute trainwreck for the NRL. While the game between the Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys was due to begin at 7:15pm (AEST), it didn’t get underway until almost 20 minutes later. While it was reported earlier in the day kick-off was going to be delayed, it was still an embarrassing look for … [Read more...] about NRL Grand Final 2018 kick-off bingo: When will Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm actually start?
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News 7 // 28 Sep 2018, 05:56 IST SHARE The Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm started grand final week uncertain if two of their best players would be available for Sunday's National Rugby League championship match at Sydney's Olympic stadium. The defending champion Storm received good news when fullback Billy Slater, who will retire after the grand final, was cleared by the league judiciary of a shoulder charge, allowing him to play in the decider. The Roosters were still up in the air late in the week on the availability of halfback Cooper Cronk, who sustained a rotator cuff injury in his left shoulder during a semifinal win last weekend. Here are other things to know about the NRL championship match before an expected crowd of more than 80,000. RELIEF FOR SLATER It took more than three hours on Tuesday night, but Slater was finally cleared of a shoulder charge on Cronulla's Sosaia … [Read more...] about NRL grand final: Slater OK, Cronk doubtful for decider
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size Here’s five reasons why the Sydney Roosters will win Sunday’s NRL grand final against the Melbourne Storm. * THEIR DEFENCE Defence wins premierships and the Sydney Roosters boast the best in the NRL. Headed into this Sunday’s decider, the Tri-colours have conceded the least points, tries, linebreaks and missed tackles of any team in the competition. They also have the best red-zone defence in the competition, conceding a try just one in every 16.6 play-the-balls inside their own 20-metre zone. Sunday’s game is going to be a grind, and the Roosters might just be better at it. * COOPER CRONK’S KICKING If Cronk overcomes a “severe” shoulder injury to play in Sunday’s decider, it’s vital his kicking game can be put to use. Cronk has kicked the Roosters out of trouble numerous times in 2018, and that’ll be crucial given his forwards will have their … [Read more...] about Why Roosters can win the NRL grand final
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size The NRL grand final will be played on Sunday, September 30 between the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:15pm (AEST), with the venue being ANZ Stadium at Homebush in Sydney. As always, NRL grand final day will feature three games across the duration, with gates at the Olympic Stadium set to open six hours before kick-off at 1:15pm (AEST). Before the main game, there will be the NRLW grand final at 1:35pm (AEST) and the state challenge, which will see the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Redcliffe Dolphins – winners of the New South Wales and Queensland Cup – duke it out to be crowned the best team in Australian reserve grade from 4:10pm (AEST). In the break between the reserve grade decider and the grand final, there will be pre-match entertainment. The game itself is expected to wrap up around 9:15pm (AEST), with the post-match celebration and presentation taking … [Read more...] about When is the 2018 NRL Grand Final? Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm kick-off time
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size The NRL grand final is set to be played at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, September 30 with kick-off at 7:15pm (AEST). Here is our complete guide on how you can purchase tickets to the big game. Tickets have been on sale for some months through Ticketek and even with the game approaching, there are still a limited supply of general public tickets left over. A portion of tickets have been held for club members though, with the Melbourne Storm, Cronulla Sharks, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters all still in the race to make the decider. Members of the two winning clubs from this weekend’s preliminary finals will have a chance to purchase tickets in the days following the preliminaries. It’s best to check with your club about this information, as it may vary. Tickets to the grand final will also allow you to watch the earlier games on the day, with the women’s premiership decider set to … [Read more...] about How to get NRL grand final tickets 2018