How to watch the 2015 NRL Grand Final in HD

Angus Kidman 29 September 2015

For the first time in five years, Aussie sports fans will be able to watch their preferred footy grand final in high definition (HD).

Good news for rugby league fans: Channel 9 has announced plans to simulcast the NRL 2015 grand final clash between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland cowboys on its high-definition channel GEM, as well as showing it on the standard definition "main" Nine channel.

That follows similar moves by Channel Seven to show the AFL grand final on its HD channels, and means that no matter what your preferred footy code, you'll be able to take full advantage of your shiny HD TV when you're

Legislation enabling channels to switch their main channels from SD to HD was mooted earlier this year, but it was always unlikely that the full switch would occur before grand final season. Simulcasting on two channels avoids that problem.

The main NRL Grand Final broadcast starts at 1830 AEDT on Sunday 4 October.

Picture: Nimal Skandhakumar , licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (image cropped)

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