NRL Grand Final to be screened on ESPN in the UK

<p>Rugby League fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland will have the opportunity to see the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final live on ESPN at 7am on Sunday,&nbsp;October 4.<br><br>ESPN will also broadcast the 1st Preliminary Final live at 10.45am on Friday, September 25, and the 2nd Preliminary Final at 3pm on Saturday, September 26.<br><br>“We are proud to have secured ESPN as an international broadcasting partner so the many thousands of Rugby League fans in the UK can watch all the drama and excitement unfold in the lead-up to the culmination of the 2009 NRL season,” NRL Chief Operating Officer, Mr Graham Annesley, said today.<br><br>“The NRL Grand Final is one of the biggest events in Australian sport and given the number of Aussies currently living or travelling in the UK, combined with the large local following of the English Super League competition, I have no doubt there will be huge interest in these games”.<br><br>As a further service to fans, all games of the Telstra Premiership Finals Series will also be streamed live online by Telstra, the NRL’s internet partner. <br><br><b>ESPN Schedule:</b><br>1st Preliminary Final: Friday, September 25 (10:45am BST)<br>2nd Preliminary Final: Saturday, September 26 (3:00pm BST) <br><br>Grand Final: Sunday, October 4 (7:00am BST) <br></p>