After a gripping finals series the 2010 minor premiers, St George Illawarra Dragons, will meet the 2009 wooden-spooners, the Sydney Roosters, at ANZ Stadium for the Telstra Premiership crown.
The merged entity St George-Illawarra team has yet to win a premiership and the Dragons last tasted success in 1979. But under supercoach Wayne Bennett – who has a 100 percent Grand Final success rate with six wins from six attempts – the Saints go marching in on Sunday looking to break their drought.
And with 2010 Coach of the Year Brian Smith and Captain of the Year Braith Anasta in charge, the Roosters are out to become the first team to go from last place to premiers in one season since 1934.
Nine will begin a massive day of rugby league at 10.00am with the Sunday Roast, followed by The Sunday Footy Show broadcast live from ANZ Stadium at 11.00am. All the action on the field begins live at midday when the Canterbury Bulldogs play the Windsor Wolves for the NSW Cup. At 2.00pm the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the NZ Warriors in the Toyota Cup Grand Final before the Grand Final kick-off at 5.00pm.
Catch the top names in the game as they present the 2010 Telstra Premiership Rugby League Grand Final live on Nine. The expert line-up features the voice of rugby league, Ray Warren, Peter Sterling, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Wally Lewis, Brad Fittler, Andrew Voss and Tim Gilbert. Joining Nine’s specialist team on Sunday is Melbourne Storm fullback and 2010 representative player of the year, Billy Slater.
The Grand Final broadcast will be live on Nine in high definition on GEM, and in 3D on digital channel 40 on 3D-enabled digital televisions in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.