LIVE IN THE USA!
American Rugby League fans will be able to watch the National Rugby League Grand Final from Sydney, Australia live on Sunday moring in the US on Fox Soccer Channel.
Match coverage on Sunday 9/30 will commence at 2.30am EST in the USA.
The Melbourne Storm will take on the Canterbury Bulldogs in what promises to be the most memorable matchup in many years, featuring the two best clubs in the world. The NRL Grand Final is the Rugby League equivalent of the NFL Super Bowl. Both teams feature some of the greatest rugby players on the planet including Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, and Cooper Cronk with the Storm along with Ben Barba, and James Graham with the Bulldogs. Two of the games smartest and most successful coaches, Craig Bellamy and Des Hasler lead each team with the Storm having played in five of the past seven Grand Finals, and Des Hasler aiming to be the first coach in history to win back to back Grand Finals with different clubs.
Over 80,000 fans will pack into ANZ Stadium, which was the main venue of the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia. The stadium holds wonderful memories and a special place in US sports history. The Glen Mills Bulls toured Australia in 1999 and played against an Aboriginal Representative team as curtain raiser to Canterbury and Cronulla NRL fixture. When Bulls Captain Bill Hansbury led the team on to the stadium, he created history as the first American sporting team or athletes to set foot on the hallowed surface! Both the Storm and Bulldogs have a close link to the AMNRL, with a number of young Canterbury junior players playing in the US competition with Bulls over the years, and Craig Bellamy along with his assistant and now South Sydney coach Michale Maguire visiting with David Niu in Philadelphia and New York to check out pro sporting setups at the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers and 76ers.
For a full list of international broadcasters of the NRL Grand Final click here