Can the Panthers continue their sizzling winning streak to win their first premiership since 2003 or will traditional heavyweights Melbourne spoil the party when the two sides clash in the 2020 NRL Grand Final?
NRL Grand Final 2020 – read on below for all the information you need on the NRL premiership decider, including schedule, dates, expert tips, predictions, odds and more.
NRL Grand Final Schedule
🏟 Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
🗓 Date: Sunday October 25
⏰ Time: 7.30pm AEDT
NRL Grand Final 2020 Tips
Our NRL expert has backed the Panthers – currently riding a 17-match winning streak – to upset the Storm and claim their first premiership since 2003.
At the time of writing, you can get the best odds of $2.25 for the Panthers to win at Ladbrokes.
NRL Grand Final Same Game Multi Tips
Our NRL expert has picked out a pair of same game multis to back for Sunday night.
NRL Grand Final 2020 Teams
Viliame Kikau returns from a one-game suspension in a huge boost for the Panthers, while the Storm have named the same 17 players that beat Canberra in the preliminary finals.
Penrith Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Kurt Capewell 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Dean Whare 20. Matt Burton 21. Spencer Leniu
Melbourne Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Brenko Lee 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Dale Finucane 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Tom Eisenhuth 19. Paul Momirovski 20. Tui Kamikamica 21. Ryley Jacks
Clive Churchill Medal Tips
We’ve made our selection for the Clive Churchill Medal winner for best on ground.
Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary is primed for a big game – click below for our complete analysis and alternative value picks.
NRL Grand Final 2020 Odds
Despite coming into the premiership decider on the back of a 17-match winning streak, the Panthers start as underdogs with Sportsbet.
Melbourne Storm – $1.75
Penrith Panthers – $2.15
Previous NRL Grand Final Winners (last 10 years)
|Year 🗓||Premiers 🏆||Runner-Up 🥈||Score 🏉|
It’s not yet confirmed who will perform at the NRL Grand Final, but due to travel restrictions, it will almost certainly be local Australian acts.
South Sydney Rabbitohs have won the most NRL premierships with 21, followed by the St George Dragons and Sydney Roosters with 15 each.
A crowd of 40,000 fans are expected to be allowed into ANZ Stadium for the Grand Final, which is half of the capacity.
More information on ticket prices and availability will be revealed closer to the date, but click here for all the latest news and details on how you can purchase tickets.
Under the current finals system, eight teams qualify and are split into the top four and bottom four. The two teams that win the top four games in Week 1 of the Finals advance directly into the preliminary finals, while the two losers go on to face the two winners of the bottom four (the two losers in the bottom four are eliminated in Week 1).
Two semi-finals then take place, with the winners moving on to the preliminary finals in Week 3. Those games will then decide the Grand Finalists.
Due to contractual obligations, Fox Sports and Kayo cannot show the Grand Final live, but they will broadcast a replay later that night.
The NRL Grand Final will be broadcast exclusively live on Channel 9 in Australia. Fox Sports and Kayo will have a replay, along with the NRL live pass.
Although yet to be officially confirmed, it’s likely that the kick-off time for the NRL Grand Final will be 7.30pm AEDT like previous years.
The 2020 NRL Grand Final will be played at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
The 2020 NRL Grand Final will take place on Sunday October 25.