Nine’s Wide World of Sports is locked and loaded for a blockbuster day of Grand Final coverage when the Melbourne Storm play the North Queensland Cowboys in the 2017 Telstra NRL Grand Final on Sunday.
An enormous day of rugby league action to wrap up the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership will begin at 10.00am on Nine when Sports Sunday, hosted by Emma Freedman, welcomes two Grand Final heroes in former Storm captain Glenn Lazarus and Cowboys legend Brent Tate to the studio for a special NRL Grand Final preview show.
Then we head straight to ANZ Stadium in Sydney at 11.00am for the season finale of The Sunday Footy Show hosted by James Bracey, with pre-game expert analysis from rugby league’s eighth Immortal, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer.
At 1.00pm the live rugby league action kicks off with the Holden Cup Grand Final between the Parramatta Eels and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. This will be followed at 3.30pm by the Intrust Super State Championship Final between the Penrith Panthers and PNG Hunters.
At 6.30pm, following a final wrap-up by the Nine News team, the spectacular Grand Final entertainment gets underway with a tribute to all the NRL players retiring in 2017, and a concert by Macklemore.
The voice of rugby league, Ray “Rabs” Warren, will then lead Nine’s NRL commentary team for the 2017 Telstra Premiership Grand Final. Joining him will be six Grand Final winners: Peter Sterling, Phil Gould (coach), Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns, Darren Lockyerand Wally Lewis, while James Bracey takes the reins as host.
Broadcast Times Sunday, October 1
Holden Cup Grand Final Parramatta Eels vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Sydney 1.00pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 12.00pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 1.00pm LIVE on 9GEM
Adelaide 12.30pm LIVE on 9GEM
Perth 10.00am LIVE on 9GEM
Intrust Super State Championship Final Penrith Panthers vs PNG Hunters
Sydney 3.30pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 2.30pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 3.30pm LIVE on 9GEM
Adelaide 3.00pm LIVE on 9GEM
Perth 12.30pm LIVE on 9GEM
NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys
Sydney 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 5.30pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Adelaide 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Perth 3.30pm LIVE on Nine