Everything you need to know about the 2018 NRL finals

Everything you need to know about the 2018 NRL finals

The who, what, where and when for the 2018 Telstra Premiership Finals Series. 


  • Four Qualifying finals – Friday September 7 to Sunday September 9
  • Two Semi-finals – Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15
  • Two Preliminary finals – Friday September 21 and Saturday September 22
  • Grand final – Sunday September 30


Approved home city venues for the first three weeks of the finals: Sydney – ANZ Stadium, Allianz Stadium; Brisbane – Suncorp Stadium; Melbourne – AAMI Park/Etihad Stadium/MCG; Auckland – Mt Smart Stadium

Grand Final: ANZ Stadium

Who plays who 

  • Week 1 – 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd in Qualifying Finals; 5th v 8th and 6th v 7th in Elimination Finals
  • Week 2 (Semi-Finals) – Losers of Qualifying Finals v Winners of Elimination Finals
  • Week 3 (Preliminary Finals) – Winners of Qualifying Finals v Winners of Semi-Finals
  • Week 4 (Grand Final) – Two winners of Preliminary Finals


Week 3, NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series 2018

Friday, September 21

NRLW: Brisbane Broncos v New Zealand Warriors, AAMI Park, 5.15pm EST
Preliminary final: Melbourne Storm v Cronulla Sharks, AAMI Park, 7.40pm EST

Saturday, September 22

NRLW: Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons, Allianz Stadium, 5.10pm EST
Preliminary final: Sydney Roosters v Winner South Sydney Rabbitohs, Allianz Stadium, 7.40pm EST


Grand Final

Sunday, September 30

Kick-off time: 7.20pm

Secure a match ticket:

A limited amount of tickets are still left to enjoy the 2018 Telstra Premiership NRL Grand Final. Don’t miss your chance to secure your seat via Ticketek HERE

Bring the family along to the NRL Fan Fest:

When: Thursday 27th September, 2018, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Where: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Cost: FREE

Come and meet the players just days before they compete for the 2018 Telstra Premiership grand final. Experience the feeling of a locker room chat with expert coaches and get a photo with the NRL premiership trophy. Test your skills with NRL trivia for your chance to win tickets to the 2018 Telstra Premiership Grand Final and meet your favourite NRL mascot plus much more.

Try your luck at the Races on grand final eve:
All NRL grand final ticket holders receive complimentary general admission entry to Epsom Day on Saturday, 29 September*. Epsom Day is the Sydney Spring Carnival's biggest day of racing. Celebrate all things sport at Royal Randwick on one of Australia's biggest sporting weekends.

To redeem, simply scan your NRL Grand Final ticket at the gates at Royal Randwick on Epsom Day. *Ticket value based on gate sale price

For more information on Epsom Day at Royal Randwick Race Course visit HERE

Be a part of the Mosh Pit:
Multiple ARIA-Award winning Australian rock band Gang of Youths will headline this year's NRL Telstra Premiership grand final pre-game show.
For just $10 extra you can add special on-field access during the Gang of Youths performance to your ticket. A limited number of tickets are available and can be redeemed HERE

Experience Sydney with an NRL Ticket & Travel package:
Explore Sydney with two nights' accommodation and exclusive access to the NRL Travel Pre-Match lunch in Darling Harbour allowing you to get up close and personal with your NRL player idols.

Don't miss this final chance to secure the trip of a lifetime. Browse packages HERE

Upgrade your match day with NRL Hospitality:
Join us in 2018 for the ultimate experience in corporate hospitality. Be a part of the official pre-match & post-match function including premium seating, exclusive access to the Millennium room, fine dining and beverages and much more.

For more information visit HERE

Where you can watch
All games televised on Channel Nine; finals week 1-3 televised on Fox League and live streamed on the NRL App.

Overseas coverage
Full details here

NRL Finals series
All the key information on merchandise, members information, the finals series lunch, event terms and conditions, helping our farmers and the grand final day.