The NRL Grand Final 2013 between the Sydney Roosters and Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday, October 6 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney has been won by the Roosters, 26-18.
Recap all the action at our live blog of the NRL Grand Final
After their 30-20 win over South Sydney Rabbitohs in the first Preliminary Final, Manly Sea Eagles were the first team into the NRL Grand Final. They were joined by the Sydney Roosters, who defeated the Newcastle Knights 40-14 in the second Preliminary Final at Allianz Stadium.
The NRL bowed to fan demands in 2008 to play the Grand Final in the afternoon until 2012. The new NRL TV Rights deal means the game is pushed back towards the night, and the 2013 NRL Grand Final kickoff will be at 7.15pm.
Gates Open at ANZ Stadium at 1.30pm.
NSW Cup Kick Off: 1.45pm
Holden Cup Kick Off: 3.45pm
NRL Grand Final Kick Off: 7.15pm (ADST) – reminder that daylight-savings commences on this day, which means the grand final will be at 6.15pm AEST in QLD.
The Roar will have live blogs, expert columns in the lead-up and plenty of banter.
The NRL Grand Final 2012 was played between the Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm, with the Storm running out 14-4 winners after a highly physical 80-minute contest.
The match was watched by over 80,000 spectators at ANZ Stadium and more than 2 million on television on the broadcaster of the NRL Grand Final, Channel Nine.
Catch The Roar’s live blog of the 2012 NRL Grand Final here.
>> 2012 NRL Grand Final Result: Melbourne Storm 14-4 Canterbury Bulldogs