When is the 2021 NRL Grand Final?
🏉 The Finals series begins on September 10 and will culminate with the NRL Grand Final on Sunday 3 October, 2021.
The NRL Grand Final is the final game at the end of the Australian National Rugby League season that decides the premier club for the year.
Currently, it is known as the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final after being sponsored by the Telstra Corporation for many years.
🏟️ Where is the 2021 NRL Grand Final being held?
The NRL Grand Final is one of Australia’s key sporting events.
The NRL Grand Final provides one of the spectacular and thrilling events in Australia. Australia fans, punters and spectators are treated to exciting games, lucrative bets and devastating upsets.
The history of the NRL Grand Final dates back to 1908, after the introduction of traditional rugby competitions. An example is the New South Wales Rugby League. Since then, many rugby league competitions have been organized in Australia. This has amassed many rugby enthusiasts and admirers in the country. In fact, it is today one of the highest ranking Australian sports, which has become an iconic identity for the country.
In 1998, two leagues namely Super League and Australian Rugby league merged. This gave birth to what is known today as the National Rugby League. This marked the birth of quality rugby in Australia and helped immensely to raise the profile of the sport.
The National Rugby League is made up of 16 teams namely Wests Tigers, Sydney Roosters, St George, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers, Parramatta Eels, North Queensland, New Zealand Warriors, Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm, Gold Coast Titans, Cronulla Sharks, Canterbury Bulldogs, Canberra Raiders, Brisbane Broncos and Manly Sea Eagles.
Past NRL Grand Final Winners
Apart from Sydney Roosters in 2013 and Melbourne Storm in 2012, past winners of the NRL Grand Final event include Manly Sea Eagles in 2011, St George in 2010, Melbourne Storm in 2009, Manly Sea Eagles in 2008, Melbourne Storm in 2007, Brisbane Broncos in 2006, West Tigers in 2005, Canterbury Bulldogs in 2004, Penrith Panthers in 2003, Sydney Roosters in 2002 and Newcastle Knights in 2001. Nonetheless, Melbourne Storm got involved in salary cap breaches in 2010. Therefore, they were stripped of the NRL Grand Final titles that they had won in 2007 and 2009.NRL Finals and Grand Final
In the month of August and September every year, eight teams that are placed highest in the National Rugby League after the home and away season, participate in a finals series. This event takes place for four weeks. The two teams that emerge at the top get an opportunity to participate in the NRL Grand Final event. This event is usually held on the last Sunday in September or first Sunday in October.
This major sporting event attracts a huge audience and rates very highly as a television event. The celebrations for the NRL Grand Final event includes an opening ceremony, which brings on stage popular local and international entertainers. Often, the prime minister of the day attends the game to present the trophy to the premiership winners.
A NRL Grand Final breakfast is also organized for the two participating teams. Distinguished guests are also invited and the party telecast live to millions of fans in the country. This is normally held in the course of the week before the NRL Grand Final event.
|2000||Brisbane Broncos||Sydney Roosters|
|2001||Newcastle Knights||Parramatta Eels|
|2002||Sydney Roosters||New Zealand Warriors|
|2003||Penrith Panthers||Sydney Roosters|
|2004||Canterbury Bulldogs||Sydney Roosters|
|2005||Wests Tigers||North Queensland Cowboys|
|2006||Brisbane Broncos||Melbourne Storm|
|2007*||Melbourne Storm||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles|
|2008||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||Melbourne Storm|
|2009*||Melbourne Storm||Parramatta Eels|
|2010||St. George-Illawarra Dragons||Sydney Roosters|
|2011||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||New Zealand Warriors|
|2012||Melbourne Storm||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|2013||Sydney Roosters||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles|
|2014||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|2015||North Queensland Cowboys||Brisbane Broncos|
|2016||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks||Melbourne Storm|
|2017||Melbourne Storm||North Queensland Cowboys|
|2018||Sydney Roosters||Melbourne Storm|
|2019||Sydney Roosters||Canberra Raiders|
|2020||Melbourne Storm||Penrith Panthers|
*Wins in 2007 and 2009 were subsequently annulled
🎉 NRL Grand Final Parties and BBQ’s
Serve all your favorite party food for your guests arranged on platters and keep it coming throughout the game. Decorate your party area with your teams colors – balloons, streamers and banners.