Brisbane Broncos will open the 2016 Telstra Premiership Finals Series on Friday night against Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium.
The NRL tonight confirmed the times and venues for Week 1 of the Telstra Premiership Finals Series, which will also feature minor premiers Melbourne facing defending premiers North Queensland on Saturday night at AAMI Park.
- 2015 grand finalists the Broncos will face fellow Queenslanders the Titans on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium;
- Canberra Raiders will face Cronulla at GIO Stadium on Saturday at 5.35pm;
- The Storm host last year’s premiers North Queensland Toyota Cowboys at AAMI Park on Saturday night at 7.55pm;
- Penrith Panthers will play the Bulldogs in an all-Sydney derby on Sunday afternoon at Allianz Stadium.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the opening weekend of the Finals Series offered some wonderful match-ups.
“We saw how close the regular season was – the make-up of the top eight came down to the final game and the minor premier was only confirmed in the final round,” Mr Greenberg said.
“This will be a wonderful way to kick off the Finals Series.”
NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 1
7.55pm, Friday 9 September, Suncorp Stadium
NRL: (5) Brisbane Broncos v (8) Gold Coast Titans
NYC: (2) North Queensland Cowboys v (3) St George-Illawarra Dragons, 5.15pm
5.35pm, Saturday 10 September, GIO Stadium
NRL: (2) Canberra Raiders v (3) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
NYC: (5) Sydney Roosters v (8) Canberra Raiders, 2.55pm
7.55pm, Saturday 10 September, AAMI Park
NRL: (1) Melbourne Storm v (4) North Queensland Cowboys
4.10pm, Sunday 11 September Allianz Stadium
NRL: (6) Penrith Panthers v (7) Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
NYC: (1) Penrith Panthers v (4) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, 1.30pm
NYC: (6) Wests Tigers v (7) Parramatta Eels, 11.10am
Fans will be able to attend NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series matches from $20 for members and $25 for the general public.
Tickets will be on sale to ticketed club members at 10am on Monday 5 September, and non-ticketed members and nrl.com members at 4pm this Monday.
Finals Series tickets will be on sale to the general public at 10am on Tuesday 6 September at nrl.com/tickets.
Fans are also reminded that tickets for the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, 2 October, are also on sale at nrl.com/tickets.