The schedule for the 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series Week One has been announced, with matches set to take place in Sydney, Brisbane, and Newcastle. The NRL has confirmed the times and venues for all matches, which include some exciting matchups.
On Friday night at Suncorp Stadium, the Brisbane Broncos will take on the Melbourne Storm. The Broncos will be looking to make a statement, while the Storm will be determined to continue their strong form.
On Saturday afternoon at BlueBet Stadium, the Penrith Panthers, who finished as the Minor Premiers, will face the New Zealand Warriors. The Panthers will be hoping to carry their dominant regular-season form into the finals, while the Warriors will be looking to cause an upset.
Saturday night will see the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks go head-to-head with the Sydney Roosters at PointsBet Stadium. Both teams have had their fair share of challenges this season, and this match promises to be a closely contested battle.
On Sunday afternoon at McDonald Jones Stadium, the Newcastle Knights will face the Canberra Raiders. The Knights will be eager to perform well in front of their home crowd, while the Raiders will be looking to make a statement after securing the final spot in the top eight.
NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo expressed his excitement for the upcoming Finals Series, highlighting the competitiveness of the Premiership and the impressive performances from the players and clubs throughout the season. He also acknowledged the incredible support from fans, with a record-breaking 3.7 million people attending NRL games this season, and over 128 million people watching games on television.
Tickets for the Week One matches will go on sale on Monday, with competing clubs’ ticketed members getting the first opportunity to purchase tickets. NRL Account Holders and non-ticketed members will also have the chance to purchase tickets later in the day. On Tuesday, tickets will be available to the General Public.
All Week One matches of the NRL Telstra Premiership 2023 Finals Series will be broadcast live on the Nine Network, Fox League, Kayo Sports, 9NOW, and Sky NZ.
The NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 1 will feature some highly anticipated matchups. The Broncos will face the Storm in a Qualifying Final on Friday night. Saturday will see the Panthers take on the Warriors in another Qualifying Final, followed by the Sharks going up against the Roosters in an Elimination Final. The weekend will conclude with the Knights facing the Raiders in the final Elimination Final on Sunday afternoon.