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Footy Finals Reach Fever Pitch with AFL and NRL Preliminary Finals

Joel Moss

THREE Preliminary Finals across two codes within nine days at Stadium Australia is set to bring the NRL and AFL Finals Series to a dramatic conclusion in Sydney.

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers will host back to back Preliminary Finals on 26-27 September – following the Sydney Swans’ AFL “Sydney Grand Final” against North Melbourne Friday 19 September.

The Rabbitohs – big winners over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles last Friday night – will meet either the Sydney Roosters or the North Queensland Cowboys in the Grand Final qualifier on Friday 26 September. Kickoff is at 7.55pm. For match details and ticket information, click here.

The following night, Saturday 27 September, boom team the Penrith Panthers will meet the winner of Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the next Preliminary Final at Stadium Australia. Kickoff is at 7.45pm. Click here for match details and ticket information.

The Preliminary Finals action starts this Friday night, 19 September, when the Sydney Swans host the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Stadium Australia for the right to play in the AFL Grand Final the following Saturday (Gates open 6pm, First Bounce 7.50pm). The Swans will meet the winner of Hawthorn v Port Adelaide in the Grand Final should they beat North Melbourne on Friday night. Click here for more information on the Swans’ Preliminary Final.

Bookings are now open for Stadium Australia Members with strong advice to book online for this highly-popular match.

When the NRL Preliminary Final action starts 26 September, the South Sydney Rabbitohs will be shooting for their first Grand Final appearance since 1971. It will be their third successive NRL Preliminary Final at Stadium Australia, having fallen one game short of the decider in 2012 and 2013.

A Holden Cup Preliminary Final will be played prior to the NRL Final, starting at 5.15pm.

The Panthers will be striving for their first grand final appearance since 2003 – a grand final in NRL folklore as it featured the famous Scott Sattler tackle.

A Holden Cup game will be played prior to this NRL 2nd Preliminary Final, with kickoff at 5.15pm.

Get ready for three exciting weekends – through to the NRL Grand Final – to round out a busy football season.

Following upset results this weekend, there is the very real prospect of a blockbuster Rabbitohs v Roosters Preliminary Final on Friday 26 September – and also the strong possibility of an all-Sydney Grand Final on Sunday 5 October.

Stadium Australia Members, stay tuned to Members E-News with details to be announced shortly on bookings to the NRL Preliminary Finals.

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