Slightly incorrect, Nine’s current broadcast deal with the NRL means the network has digital rights to Thursday night, Friday night and Sunday afternoon matches during home and away season; all finals matches and all State of Origin matches.
If i remember, that year’s Jersey Flegg grand final had a controversial ending, and because of Nine was showing 60 Minutes , there was no video referee. I listened to that game on the 2GB website, and Mark Braybrook was calling.
Outside of 2001, when Nine aired 60 Minutes, have they always carried all games on Grand Final Day?
My memory is that ever since the NSWRL-ARL-NRL allowed the grand final to be televised live regardless of whether it was a sellout or not, all grades have generally been shown.
In NSW maybe. I don’t ever recall lower grade games being telecast in Victoria before the advent of multi-channel coverage
Yes, ever since the mid 80s when TEN started covering all 3 grades.
Their coverage used to start at 9am, when first grade used to kick off at 3pm.
Has Nine ever had the rights to the Dally M awards telecast? Strange that it would be Pay only, or is there not a similar level of interest to the Brownlow?
Yep, simply that. Just doesn’t garner the same interest levels.
I think TEN may have televised it once or twice in the 80s.
But yeah, it’s a shame that the Dally M awards doesn’t attract the same level of interest.
Put that down to the AFL and Seven making a big deal out of the Brownlow. The NRL/ARL/NSWRL really dropped the ball in that area.
The Rothmans Medal presentation on ATN-7 many years ago did have the same format as the Brownlow Medal, if I am remembering correctly, though the telecast wasn’t as long. A pity the Rothmans Medal was abandoned for News Corp’s Dally M rather than the former being renamed.
I believe they only covered Reserve Grade and the main game in 1992 and ARL 1997 (the Under 23s that day were on Optus Vision).
As for callers, the late Darrell Eastlake did a couple of games late in 1992 outside of State of Origins plus the 7s tournaments in 92/93, Ian Maurice did the 7s in 1994 and a couple of Pre Season games but not a regular season game, and Billy J Smith (is he still alive???) did games for 9 Brisbane from 1992 (with Alan Thomas before he turned to race calling) to about mid 1994.
NRL GRAND FINAL
The Melbourne Storm will be looking to become the first club since the 1990’s to win back-to-back Premierships. as they meet the Sydney Roosters for the first time ever in a Grand Final, with LIVE coverage from 11.00am Sunday on Nine and 9Now.
Nine’s big-match coverage will also feature the inaugural Grand Final in the Women’s NRL competition and the clash of the winners in the Intrust Super State Championship.
Tonight, The Footy Show presents its Grand Final Edition at the special time of 8.30pm for the ultimate preview of the big game. Brad Fittler, Phil Gould and Sam Thaiday join Erin Molan and Ryan Girdler on the panel, and stars from the Storm and the Roosters will be in attendance along with their respective coaches, Craig Bellamy and Trent Robinson .
The full cast from the acclaimed musical Jersey Boys will perform, as will popular comedian and footy tragic Tahir Bilgic . The Footy Show team look back at the best of Small Talk this year and Beau Ryan takes a hilarious trip down memory lane, reflecting on the 2018 season.
Coverage of the 2018 NRL Grand Final Day commences at 11.00am this Sunday with an extended edition of The Sunday Footy Show LIVE from ANZ Stadium. Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer will join host Erin Molan to preview all three games. They are joined by an all-star group of analysts including Johnathan Thurston, Andrew Johns, Wally Lewis, Sam Thaiday, Adam MacDougall, Jamie Soward, Allana Ferguson and Scott Sattler .
The inaugural Women’s NRL Grand Final between the Broncos and Roosters commences at 1.00pm*. After last week’s lopsided victory over the Dragons, the Roosters are looking dangerous, with stars Isabelle Kelly and Taleena Simon in top form. The Broncos will be playing in enemy territory, but confident because they are undefeated in the shortened competition, including a win over the Roosters. Brisbane star Brittany Breayley, the Dally M Female Player of the Year, has been phenomenal and will be a key to Brisbane’s chances.
At 3.30pm*, the Intrust Super State Championship sees the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs taking on the Redcliffe Dolphins for the interstate crown after winning their respective NSW and Queensland reserve grade competitions. Former Kiwi international Greg Eastwood will lead the Bulldogs pack, while centre Morgan Harper will want to recreate last week’s heroics after his late try to seal victory against the Newtown Jets. The Dolphins will rely on the competition’s top pointscorer, Kotoni Staggs, to play sharpshooter again, while halfback and captain Cameron Cullen schemes to guide the Queenslanders to their first Intrust Championship.
From 6.30pm*, the 2018 NRL Premiership Grand Final coverage begins with a rocking performance by three-time ARIA Award-winning band Gang of Youths, before the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm meet in the biggest game of the year for the first time in their history.
While most of the focus has been on superstar fullback Billy Slater’s successful attempt to play his last game after being cleared of a shoulder charge, speculation still surrounds the fitness of Roosters champion halfback Cooper Cronk with his serious shoulder injury. He will be eager to face his old club filled with stars old and young, like Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster who have been at their calculating best throughout the finals. The Roosters have plenty of experience in former Premiership-winner Luke Keary and Dally M winger of the year Blake Ferguson , while two of their main attacking weapons – James Tedesco and the returning Latrell Mitchell – will be looking to overcome the nerves of their first Grand Final.
This year fans can get closer to the Grand Final action than ever with access to four additional live streams on 9Now , including Spidercam, dedicated Player Cams, and for the first time, Referee cam. Head to 9Now or download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to watch on your mobile device.
Sunday, September 30
NRLW Grand Final – Broncos Vs Roosters
Sydney 1.00pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 1.00pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 1.00pm LIVE on 9GEM
Adelaide 12.30pm LIVE on 9GEM
Perth 11.00am LIVE on 9GEM
Sunday, September 30
Intrust Super State Championship – Bulldogs Vs Dolphins
Sydney 3.10pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 3.10pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 3.10pm LIVE on 9GEM
Adelaide 1.10pm LIVE on 9GEM
Perth 2.40pm LIVE on 9GEM
Sunday, September 30
NRL Premiership 2018 Grand Final – Roosters Vs Storm
Sydney 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Brisbane 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Melbourne 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Adelaide 6.30pm LIVE on Nine
Perth 4.30pm LIVE on Nine
GRAND FINAL FOOTY LIVE ON NINE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:
- THE FOOTY SHOW – GRAND FINAL EDITION – Tonight, LIVE at the special time of 8.30pm AEST on Nine, The Footy Show presents the ultimate preview of the big game. Brad Fittler , Phil Gould and Sam Thaiday join Erin Molan and Ryan Girdler on the panel. Stars from the Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters will be in attendance along with their coaches, Craig Bellamy and Trent Robinson . The cast of the musical Jersey Boys will perform, as will comedian and footy tragic Tahir Bilgic . The team review the best of Small Talk and Beau Ryan takes a hilarious trip down memory lane, reflecting on the NRL season.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
SPORTS SUNDAY – Sunday, at 10.00am, LIVE on Nine. This week: host James Bracey is joined by Brad Fittler, former Australian netball star Liz Ellis, AFL legend Shane Crawford, former Wallaby Peter Fitzsimons and Sharks captain Paul Gallen .
SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW – Sunday, at 11.00am from ANZ Stadium, hosted by Erin Molan . Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer preview all three big games. They are joined by an all-star group of analysts including Johnathan Thurston, Andrew Johns, Wally Lewis, Sam Thaiday, Adam MacDougall, Jamie Soward, Allana Ferguson and Scott Sattler .
WOMEN’S NRL – Broncos vs Roosters , from 1.00pm AEST* LIVE on Nine and 9Gem from ANZ Stadium. Former Jillaroos stars Jo Barrett and Allana Ferguson join Phil Gould and Peter Psaltis in commentary, with James Bracey hosting.
INTRUST SUPER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – Bulldogs vs Dolphins from 3.10pm AEST* LIVE on Nine and 9Gem from ANZ Stadium. Caller Mat Thompson will be joined in commentary by former NRL stars Jamie Soward and Scott Sattler and former Jillaroo Allana Ferguson, with James Bracey hosting.
- 2018 NRL PREMIERSHIP GRAND FINAL – Roosters vs Storm , from 6.30pm AEST* LIVE on Nine from ANZ Stadium. Ray Warren, Andrew Johns, Phil Gould, Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer are in commentary, joining host James Bracey .
*** Check local guides for details. Times will differ.*
Plenty of audio problems all throughout the Sunday Footy Show today.
I was wondering who was doing the Master of Ceremonies for the Women’s RL Grand Final? That was a female with blonde hair tied into a ponytail.
Special NRL Final streams from 9Now, Get em while they are hot! (Each stream is from a different perspective)