2023 NRL Grand Final Betting Tips
In the world of the National Rugby League (NRL), the culmination of weeks of intense competition is the much-anticipated NRL Grand Final. This climactic event is the ultimate showdown between the two victorious teams from the Preliminary Finals, which take place during the third week of the NRL Finals series.
Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm (est)
This years 2023 NRL Grand Final has shaped itself up to be a monumental clash as the Penrith Panthers, the dual defending champions, aim for a historic third consecutive Premiership; if they succeed in winning three in a row, it will be the first time in NRL history that a team gets the Grand Final trifecta.
Facing the formidable Brisbane Broncos, a team that has shown remarkable resilience and growth this season, it’s fair to say that this will not be easy for the Panthers; with both teams ranking 1st and 2nd on the ladder, this is the grand final everyone has eagerly anticipated.
The Panthers have been nothing short of dominant this season; their recent 38-4 victory over the Melbourne Storm marked their eighth consecutive finals win. With such a track record, it’s no surprise they’re the favourites going into Sunday’s match. The return of Jarome Luai adds another layer of strength to their lineup, and with Nathan Cleary’s unmatched in-game kicking skills, they have the tools to control the game’s tempo. The potential inclusion of Zac Hosking, known for his versatility, adds another level of drama to the mix.
However, the Broncos shouldn’t be underestimated. Their recent 42-12 triumph over the Warriors showcased their ability to play fast and fluid footy, and despite being seen as the underdogs this week, they’ve won their last four matches in this very same position. Their speed, epitomised by players like Reece Walsh, makes them a threat whenever they have the ball. The Broncos’ rapid transformation over the past two years is commendable, and they come into this game with as much momentum and passion to win as the black kitty cats.
While the Panthers bring a wealth of Grand Final experience, the Broncos bring youthful exuberance and a pulsating attack. It’s a classic matchup of experience versus youth, discipline versus excitement. The Panthers’ rock-hard defence will be tested against the Broncos’ dynamic offence.
Injury concerns do however loom for the Broncos, with key players like Herbie Farnworth and Reece Walsh carrying niggles. However, if they’re fit to play, they could be the difference-makers in this game and help push the Broncos over the line.
While the Panthers have been the dominant force and are favourites for a reason, the Broncos’ recent form and explosive playstyle make them genuine contenders and not just a team that has had a stroke of good luck; both teams deserve to be where they are right now.
I’m expecting a pretty high score with plenty of gaps being snuck through; regardless, this game should be an absolute nail-biter.
The Panthers should edge out the Broncos with a final score of 26-24. and as far as Grand Finals go, this one promises to be a clash for the ages.
Betting Tip: Panthers @1.62
Suggested Bet: Penrith Panthers Winning Margin 1-12 @2.75
|Penrith Panthers||Position||Brisbane Broncos|
|Dylan Edwards||1 Fullback||Reece Walsh|
|Sunia Turuva||2 Winger||Jesse Arthars|
|Izack Tago||3 Centre||Kotoni Staggs|
|Stephen Crichton||4 Centre||Herbie Farnworth|
|Brian To’o||5 Winger||Selwyn Cobbo|
|Jarome Luai||6 Five-Eighth||Ezra Mam|
|Nathan Cleary||7 Halfback||Adam Reynolds|
|Moses Leota||8 Prop||Thomas Flegler|
|Mitch Kenny||9 Hooker||Billy Walters|
|James Fisher-Harris||10 Prop||Payne Haas|
|Scott Sorensen||11 2nd Row||Kurt Capewell|
|Liam Martin||12 2nd Row||Jordan Riki|
|Isaah Yeo||13 Lock||Patrick Carrigan|
|Jack Cogger||14 Interchange||Tyson Smoothy|
|Lindsay Smith||15 Interchange||Brendan Piakura|
|Spencer Leniu||16 Interchange||Kobe Hetherington|
|Luke Garner||17 Interchange||Keenan Palasia|
|Tyrone Peachey||18 Replacement||Corey Oates|
|Matthew Eisenhuth||19 Reserve||Martin Taupau|
|Zac Hosking||20 Reserve||Corey Jensen|
|Luke Sommerton||21 Reserve||Jock Madden|
|Tom Jenkins||22 Reserve||Tristan Sailor|
|Luke Sommerton||Corey Jensen|
|Matthew Eisenhuth||Jock Madden|
|Tom Jenkins||Martin Taupau|
|Zac Hosking||Tristan Sailor|
|Referee||Touch Judge||Touch Judge||Senior Review Official|
|Adam Gee||Chris Sutton||Dave Munro||Ashley Klein|
|Jarome Luai||Shoulder||Next Season|
|Taylan May||Knee||Next Season|
|Updated Monday, November 27, 2023|
|No Players Injured|
|Updated Tuesday, September 26, 2023|
This Week’s NRL Grand Final Multi Bet
- Penrith Panthers 1-12
- Brian To’o Anytime Try Scorer
- Under 38.5
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NRL Grand Final
The NRL Finals series, a pulsating tournament filled with adrenaline-fueled matches, sees the top eight teams from the regular season battling it out for the coveted spots in the Grand Final. The intensity reaches its peak in the third week, the Preliminary Finals, where the winners secure their place in the Grand Final, a match that promises a spectacle of skill, strategy, and sheer determination.
The Grand Final, a monumental event in the Australian sporting calendar, is traditionally held on the last Sunday of September. This day sees fans from across the nation and around the world tuning in to witness the crowning of the season’s champions. The atmosphere is electric, the stakes are high, and the anticipation is palpable as the two best teams of the season face off in a battle of grit and glory.
The NRL Grand Final is not just a game; it’s a celebration of the sport, a testament to the players’ hard work throughout the season, and a thrilling spectacle for fans and newcomers alike. The last Sunday in September is a day marked by excitement, passion, and unforgettable moments, as the NRL season reaches its peak.
NRL Grand Final Venue
This year the 2023 NRL Grand Final will be held at Accor Stadium in New South Wales, with an attendance capacity of 83,500 we can guarantee the atmosphere will be incredible.
NRL Grand Final Tickets
Securing NRL Grand Final Tickets is often a high priority for rugby league enthusiasts. The opportunity to witness this thrilling contest live is an unparalleled experience, with the stadium atmosphere during the NRL Grand Final being nothing short of electric.
What Time is the NRL Grand Final?
A common query leading up to the event is “What time is the NRL Grand Final?” The start time of the NRL Grand Final is typically scheduled to maximize viewership and is estimated to begin between 6:30 – 7:30 pm AEST, ensuring fans from various time zones can tune in to this highlight of the rugby league season.
The NRL Finals series is a testament to the competitive spirit of rugby league. Teams battle it out for a chance to compete in the Grand Final, with the matches in the NRL Finals often being unpredictable and intense, adding to the excitement and anticipation of the season.
Grand Final Public Holiday
Due to the NRL Grand Final always being played on a Sunday there has never been seen a reason to call the day a public holiday, however, all is not lost! New South Wales is setting their eyes upon the following Monday to become a public holiday following Victorias AFL holiday set in 2015. This will allows fans to fully enjoy the Grand Final (and recover).
Grand Final Parade
Currently, there is no Grand Final parade for the NRL, however, there has been speculation about whether this is something they will plan to be doing so in the future, hopefully, this year marks the first year and the NRL Grand Final parade will be seen on our calendars.
NRL Tips are sought after by fans and pundits alike. These insights and predictions about the outcomes of the matches, often provided by experts and former players, can enhance the viewing experience by providing a deeper understanding of the game’s strategies and nuances.
NRL Grand Final Winners
Below you will find the results for all the NRL premiership winners and match information.
The NSWRL evolved into a national competition and became the National Rugby League (NRL) in 1998.
Note* Due to salary cap breaches in 2007 and 2009 Melbourne Storm were stripped of their premiership titles, Melbourne Storm was also stripped of their minor premiership titles in 2006, 2007, and 2008 due to salary cap breaches. During these periods there were no Premiership winners for those years.
|Season||Premiers||Score||Runners up||Minor Premiers|
|1998||Brisbane Broncos||32-18||Canterbury Bulldogs||Brisbane Broncos|
|1999||Melbourne Storm||20-18||St George Illawarra Dragons||Cronulla Sharks|
|2000||Brisbane Broncos||14-6||Sydney Roosters||Brisbane Broncos|
|2001||Newcastle Knights||30-24||Parramatta Eels||Parramatta Eels|
|2002||Sydney Roosters||30-8||New Zealand Warriors||New Zealand Warriors|
|2003||Penrith Panthers||18-6||Sydney Roosters||Penrith Panthers|
|2004||Canterbury Bulldogs||16-13||Sydney Roosters||Sydney Roosters|
|2005||Wests Tigers||30-16||North Queensland Cowboys||Parramatta Eels|
|2006||Brisbane Broncos||15-8||Melbourne Storm||Withheld|
|2007||Withheld||34-8||Manly Sea Eagles||Withheld|
|2008||Manly Sea Eagles||40-0||Melbourne Storm||Withheld|
|2009||Withheld||23-16||Parramatta Eels||St George Illawarra Dragons|
|2010||St George Illawarra Dragons||32-8||Sydney Roosters||St George Illawarra Dragons|
|2011||Manly Sea Eagles||24-10||New Zealand Warriors||Melbourne Storm|
|2012||Melbourne Storm||14-4||Canterbury Bulldogs||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|2013||Sydney Roosters||26-18||Manly Sea Eagles||Sydney Roosters|
|2014||South Sydney Rabbitohs||30-6||Canterbury Bulldogs||Sydney Roosters|
|2015||North Queensland Cowboys||17-16||Brisbane Broncos||Sydney Roosters|
|2016||Cronulla Sharks||14-12||Melbourne Storm||Melbourne Storm|
|2017||Melbourne Storm||34-6||North Queensland Cowboys||Melbourne Storm|
|2018||Sydney Roosters||21-6||Melbourne Storm||Sydney Roosters|
|2019||Sydney Roosters||14-8||Canberra Raiders||Melbourne Storm|
|2020||Melbourne Storm||26-20||Penrith Panthers||Penrith Panthers|
|2021||Penrith Panthers||14-12||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Melbourne Storm|
|2022||Penrith Panthers||28-12||Parramatta Eels||Penrith Panthers|
|2023||Penrith Panthers||26-24||Brisbane Broncos||Penrith Panthers|
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