Witness history this Sunday (25 September) when NSWRL bids farewell to Pirtek Stadium as Mounties aim to become the first club to claim the NSWRL premiership trifecta.
On a day the whole family can enjoy, fans will be treated to three high-quality Grand Finals (Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield) as well as other activities in the precinct and on the field.
Tickets are just $10 with free entry to children under 12 – Click here to secure your seat.
Families are invited to soak up the atmosphere of the NSWRL Grand Final Day precinct outside the main gate (Eastern Stand) of Pirtek Stadium from 12pm, with activities including face painting, a jumping castle, pass-the-ball competition and appearances from True Blues legends including Steve Menzies and Steve Roach.
The NSWRL will also pay respect to the late Ron Massey with a moment of silence and a tribute video before the Intrust Super Premiership Grand Final between Mounties and the Illawarra Cutters. All six teams and officials will wear black armbands in his honour.
The national anthem will be performed by Australian theatre musician, Debora Krizak.
Half-time entertainment will feature dance choreographies from NRL cheerleaders and cheer girls, as well as Junior Rugby League matches for girls, aged 13-15 years.
The NSWRL will announce the winners of the Flowers Memorial Pennant, an award for the club with the highest aggregate points at the conclusion of the competition rounds, and Welfare and Education Award, as well as present Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets with a cheque from money raised during this year’s Hogs For The Homeless Tour.
Nswrl.com.au will live stream all the action of the Sydney Shield (12.10pm) and Ron Massey Cup (2.10pm) Grand Finals, with Nick Kutnjak, NSW VB Blues assistant coach Matt Parish and True Blue Steve Roach leading the commentary for two blockbusters at Pirtek Stadium.
Grand Final Previews
Intrust Super Premiership NSW
Mounties v Illawarra Cutters | 4.15pm
After claiming the minor premiership last year and falling short of the Grand Final, Mounties will be looking to clinch the club’s first Intrust Super Premiership NSW title, while the Illawarra Cutters, who finished the regular season second behind their opponents on Sunday, are also out to claim their first piece of silverware since joining the competition.
Click here for the Intrust Super Premiership NSW preview
Ron Massey Cup
Mounties v St Marys | 2.10pm
Minor premiers Mounties have claimed every piece of silverware on offer in recent years. The side reached their fourth decider in as many seasons and will aim to go back-to-back on Sunday after their maiden premiership last year. St Marys, who in just their first season in the competition, will feel confident they can cause an upset after defeating the minor premiership in week one of the finals.
Click here for the Iron Massey Cup preview
Mounties v East Campbelltown Eagles | 12.10pm
East Campbelltown will need to do something no team has been able to achieve since Round Two this year – defeat Mounties. The club’s incredible winning streak stands at 21 games, discounting a Round 23 forfeit to the Guildford Owls. Having finished fifth after the regular season, the Eagles will have added motivation, with many already writing them off.
Click here for the Sydney Shield Preview
Event: NSWRL Grand Final Day
Date: Sunday, 25 September 2016
Gates open: 12pm
Sydney Shield kick-off: 12:10pm
Ron Massey kick-off: 2:10pm
Intrust Super Premiership kick-off: 4:15pm