Finals Series week 1 schedule
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.