9News Queensland holds your ticket to a huge finals weekend – As the Sunshine State stands on the precipice of sporting history, 9News Queensland will be the viewers’ ticket to Melbourne’s MCG and Sydney’s Accor Stadium this weekend as the Brisbane Lions, Brisbane Broncos and NRLW Gold Coast Titans chase premiership glory.
From the colossal AFL Grand Final showdown to the big dance for the NRL and NRLW deciders, 9News Queensland will transport viewers into the heart of all the pre-match excitement and action in two cities.
On Friday in Melbourne, 9News Queensland presenter Melissa Downes will be alongside 9News Queensland sports presenter Jonathan Uptin inside the MCG, showcasing the AFL Grand Final Parade festivities and sharing insights on the Brisbane Lions’ last training session.
Then they will back up on Saturday for a special bulletin marking the Lions’ first Grand Final in 20 years, while 9News Queensland presenter Andrew Lofthouse is in Sydney to preview NRL and NRLW finals fever and take viewers inside the Brisbane Broncos’ last training run.
On Sunday, Uptin will team up with Lofthouse to fuel the adrenaline at Accor Stadium for an epic double-header. Setting the stage will be the NRLW when first-time grand finalists, the Gold Coast Titans, meet the reigning premiers, the Newcastle Knights.
Then the mighty Brisbane Broncos are gunning for their first NRL premiership in 17 years, facing the Penrith Panthers who are out to etch their names in rugby league history with a three-peat.
“As a long time Lions supporter, I am so excited to be heading to Melbourne to see our boys back at the MCG vying for Grand Final glory.
“It’s going to be epic to hear the thunderous roar of Lions fans, and I’m looking forward to channelling that same energy into our bulletin. 9News Queensland viewers won’t miss a beat.”
“This weekend is an absolute belter. Having two Brisbane teams plus the Gold Coast in three Grand Finals is a dream come true.
“While Melissa is holding down the fort in Melbourne I’ll have my hands full in Sydney to wrap up Nine’s 12 hours (and counting) of live rugby league coverage and deliver the major news stories of the day. Excited is an understatement.”
“Moments like these remind me that I’ve got the best job in the world. Viewers will be immersed in the nation’s biggest sporting events, passionately barracking behind our city on its quest to secure those coveted championships. It doesn’t get any better than that, and 9News Queensland is all in.”
As the fate of our football teams hangs in the balance, 9News Queensland is geared up for every moment. Viewers will have access to special live coverage to ensure that no matter where their loyalties lie, they can soak up the full finals extravaganza this week, capped off by more fan day festivities next Monday (October 2) from 10.00am – 12.00pm AEST.
Don your team colours and join 9News Queensland for special bulletins this Friday and Saturday from 6.00pm, Sunday from 5.00pm AEST and Monday from 10.00am AEST.
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