How to watch the 2021 NRL Grand Final live stream, Reddit, Crackstreams and match preview


After seven months of high-quality rugby league, the NRL Grand Final is finally here.

The Penrith Panthers will be looking for redemption when they face the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Sunday night.

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Ivan Cleary is hunting a maiden NRL premiership as coach, while veteran mentor Wayne Bennett is hoping to become the first coach to win grand finals at three different clubs.

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How to watch the NRL Grand Final

The NRL Grand Final will be broadcast live and exclusively on Channel 9 and 9HD.

You will also be able to stream the match on 9Now, but a Nine Account is required to access the stream.

Fox Leagueand Kayo will show a replay of the game immediately after full-time.

Match-day schedule & live stream

1 pm – Gates open

1.15 pm – Intrust Super Cup preliminary final

3.45 pm – Intrust Super Cup preliminary final

5.30 pm – Retiring players farewell

6.30 pm – Pre-game entertainment

7.30 pm – Panthers vs Rabbitohs grand final

Live Stream: FuboTV (free trial)

* all times AEDT

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How to watch the Grand Final on TV

The 2021 NRL Grand Final will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 9 in Australia. Coverage of the entertainment begins at 6:30pm (Sydney/AEDT) which is one hour before the match starts, but there will be all-day coverage from 11am – see below for the full TV guide. You can tune in to 9HD for high-definition coverage on channel 90 or channel 9/91 for standard-definition through your TV antenna. If you’re watching through Foxtel, tune in to channel 100 for standard definition or 209 for high definition – although your antenna must be plugged into your set-top-box if you’re on satellite.

Can I watch the NRL Grand Final on 9Now?

You can stream the Grand Final live on the 9Now App, on all devices – including TV’s, mobile phones, tablets, and computers. This is unlike the AFL where the Grand Final was restricted to compatible TV’s only. If you don’t have the native 9Now App on your TV, then you can Cast or AirPlay it from the mobile App to your TV if you have the capability to do this. 9Now will also offer four additional camera angles to watch through the app, including Spider Cam, Panthers Player Cam, Rabbitohs Player Cam, and Coach Cam.

NRL Grand Final Live via Foxtel?

No, the Grand Final will not be shown live on Fox League due to the Pay TV provider not having the rights to broadcast the game direct. You will need to tune in to Channel 9 to watch the match (see above for details). Fox League will show a replay of the Grand Final after the match concludes, with the delayed coverage commencing on channel 502 at 9:40pm AEDT.

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NRL Grand Final Live via Kayo?

While Kayo Sports live streamed every game of the 2021 premiership season and finals series, unfortunately the Foxtel-owned platform does not have broadcast rights to live stream the NRL Grand Final, meaning you cannot live stream it on the popular service. You will however be able to watch the game on-demand from when Fox League broadcasts the game, at 9:40pm, on all devices including mobile phones and tablets.

How to watch the Grand Final outside of Australia

You can live stream the NRL Grand Final outside of Australia through Watch NRL – the official international streaming service of the NRL. With the WatchNRL App, you can Cast or AirPlay the match onto your TV. Official broadcasters around the world are also showing the game live, including TVWAN Action (PNG), Fox US, Sky UK, Cook Islands, Digital Tonga, Fiji Broadcast, Rogers Canada, Fox Netherlands, ESPN Africa, BeIN Sports (France), Fox Sports Asia. Check your local guide for broadcast details.

NRL Grand Final live stream

Within Australia, you can live stream the 2021 NRL Grand Final on your mobile, tablet, TV and computer for free via the 9Now App. Internationally, you can live stream the game through Watch NRL for a small subscription fee.

2021 NRL Grand Final TV Guide – Channel 9

While the match begins at 7:30pm AEDT (6:30pm local time), there will be coverage on Channel 9 and 9Now beginning at 11:00am. Here’s the full TV guide for the free-to-air network on Sunday, October 3. All times are AEDT (Sydney time) – which is one hour ahead of ahead of Brisbane (AEST) due to daylight savings which begins on Sunday.

11.00am – Sunday Footy Show
1.15pm – QLD Cup Prelim Final 1: Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Tweed Seagulls
3.05pm – NRL Grand Final Preview
3.45pm – QLD Cup Prelim Final 2: Norths Devils v Burleigh Bears
5.35pm – NRL Grand Final Preview
6.00pm – Nine News
6.30pm – Pre-match Entertainment
7.30pm – NRL Grand Final: Panthers v Rabbitohs

Fox League TV Guide (Foxtel/Kayo)

While Foxtel and Kayo don’t have the rights to show the game live, Fox League’s expert panel will deliver pre-game, halftime & post-match analysis, news & opinion, surrounding the Grand Final, before a full replay of the match at 9:40pm. All times AEDT.

1.00pm – Finals Footy on Fox
1.15pm – QLD Cup Prelim Final 1: Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Tweed Seagulls
3.00pm – Finals Footy on Fox
3.45pm – QLD Cup Prelim Final 2: Norths Devils v Burleigh Bears
5.30pm – Grand Final Footy on Fox (Pre Game)
8.30pm – Grand Final Footy on Fox (Half Time)
9.30pm – Grand Final Footy on Fox (Post Game)
9.40pm – NRL Grand Final Replay: Panthers v Rabbitohs

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When is Penrith vs South Sydney NRL grand final?

If it all goes ahead as planned, this match kicks off at 7:30pm AEDT on Sunday 3 October at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. There remains some doubt about the match, which has already been reduced to 75% capacity in the stadium.

How to watch Panthers vs Rabbitohs live stream 2021 NRL grand final

The grand final is live and exclusive to Channel 9 right across Australia. Right after the full-time siren, you can watch a full replay on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.

Panthers vs Rabbitohs team lists

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Liam Martin Reserves: 18. Brent Naden 19. Mitch Kenny 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Charlie Staines

Rabbitohs: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Junior Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray Bench: 14. Benji Marshall 15. Jacob Host 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Jai Arrow Reserves: 18. Taane Milne 19. Patrick Mago 20. Braidon Burns 21. Jed Cartwright

Who will win 2021 NRL grand final Panthers vs Rabbitohs?

The Rabbitohs will enter the match with enormous confidence on the back of defeating the Panthers earlier in the finals. Before that 16-10 win, they’d suffered defeats to Penrith in round 11 (12-56) and round 23 (25-12).

It appears the Panthers have learnt from that qualifying final loss to Souths. They’ve bustled and hassled and grinded their way to this grand final with a steely defence and an obvious will to win. Their desperate defensive effort against Melbourne in the preliminary final was the stuff of legend.

Bennett has named the same 17 Rabbitohs that defeated Manly a week ago and will again want a smart, disciplined game if his charges are to end his time at the club with a fairytale.

Up until the Origin interruption, the Panthers looked every bit the best side in the competition and glimpses of that form looked to be back during last week’s win over Melbourne. Still, they’ve had to go the long way and were obviously tired in the last 10 minutes of that epic battle. That fatigue will play into Souths’ hands but will it be enough?

We think not. Souths will no doubt give the premiership a great shake – with Bennett at the helm anything is possible – but we’re tipping a Penrith premiership to end an epic 2021 NRL season.

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