The ultimate showdown between two heated local rivals NRL Finals 2022 , the Panthers vs Eels, will culminate in the crowning of the 2022 premiers when the NRL Grand Final is Exclusive, Live and Free on Channel 9HD and 9Now from 7.00am on Sunday.
In the first ever NRL Finals between these two teams, Nine’s Wide World of Sports will celebrate the Battle of the West with 16 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage of rugby league’s biggest day from Accor Stadium, including the exclusive broadcast of the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
The NRL grand final is set to kick off at 7:30pm AEDT.
That’s right, AEDT — Sunday is the first day of daylight saving, so there’s a few different times you need to be across in the other states.
- NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania: 7.30pm AEDT
- Queensland: 6.30pm AEST
- South Australia: 7:00pm ACDT
- NT: 6:00pm ACST
- WA: 4.30pm AWST
The pre-game entertainment will start at 6:30pm AEDT though.
NRL GRAND FINAL DAY COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00AM ON CHANNEL 9 AND 9NOW
NRL GRAND FINAL DAY: BROADCAST SCHEDULE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, All times AEDT
All programs Live from Accor Stadium, Sydney.
WEEKEND TODAY SHOW: GRAND FINAL SPECIAL – 7.00am
Kick off your day with Weekend Today when Belinda Russell, Charles Croucher, Jayne Azzopardi and Richard Wilkins are on-site to capture all the colour and excitement building up to the big game.
SPORTS SUNDAY: 10.00am – Host Roz Kelly is joined by Candice Warner, Todd Woodbridge and Anthony Seibold on the panel at Accor Stadium for a monster edition of Sports Sunday with special guest and two-time NRL Premiership winner, Johnathan Thurston.
SUNDAY FOOTY SHOW: 11.00am – Danika Mason, Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and Brad Fittler will deliver a supersized Grand Final edition of the show from Accor Stadium that features Sonny Bill Williams, Paul Gallen, Cameron Smith, Allana Ferguson, Ruan Sims, Emma Lawrence, Sam Thaiday and Darren Lockyer as we warm up for the first live game of the day.
NRL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINAL: PENRITH PANTHERS V NORTHS DEVILS
The best club team of 2022 will be decided when live match coverage begins in the State Championship Grand Final between this year’s NSW Cup Premiers, the Penrith Panthers, and the best from Queensland, the Norths Devils.
Sydney 1.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 12.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 1.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 12.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 10.00am LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Commentary – Phil Gould and Peter Psaltis. Panel – Cameron Smith and Danika Mason.
Sideline – Emma Lawrence and Allana Ferguson.
NRLW GRAND FINAL: KNIGHTS v EELS, Accor Stadium, Sydney
Sydney 3.45pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 2.45pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 3.45pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 3.15pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 12.45pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Commentary – Ruan Sims, Peter Psaltis and Allana Ferguson. Sideline – Darren Lockyer and Emma Lawrence.
9NEWS: 6.00pm – Before the big game begins, 9News will deliver all the major stories of the day in a special bulletin for NRL Grand Final Sunday.
PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT: 6.30pm – The heart and soul of Australian rock ’n’ roll, Jimmy Barnes, will perform with DIESEL and special guest Josh Teskey, alongside award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter Emma Donovan. Eurovision 2022 star Sheldon Riley and Aussie hip-hop legends Bliss n Eso will also feature. Plus, Mahalia Barnes and A.GIRL will perform before the NRLW Grand Final earlier in the day.
NRL GRAND FINAL: PANTHERS v EELS, Accor Stadium, Sydney
Sydney 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 6.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 4.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Pre-game Panel – James Bracey, Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith.
Commentary – Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith and Mat Thompson. Sideline – Brad Fittler and Danika Mason.
Post-match Panel – James Bracey, Phil Gould, Brad Fittler, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer and Paul Gallen.