How to watch Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL final live and free
The white-hot Panthers tackle the in-form Rabbitohs with a place in the NRL grand final on the line. This is how you can watch live.
Rugby league fans have been known to call preliminary final weekend the best weekend of the year; four teams in peak form facing off for a place in the grand final. That is certainly the case in this all-Sydney clash at ANZ Stadium.
Penrith have won 16 straight matches and are short-priced favourites to make it to this year's decider. But the Rabbitohs have been putting big scores on the board the past three weeks and will like their chances of upsetting the Panthers' potentially historic season.
When is Panthers vs Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final?
This all-Sydney stoush gets underway at 7:50pm AEDT on Saturday 17 October at ANZ Stadium. Take a look back at our full 2020 NRL season draw.
How to watch Panthers vs Rabbitohs
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How to watch Panthers vs Rabbitohs from overseas
For those outside of Australia the only way to guarantee you can watch the game live is via Watch NRL. While there are some international broadcasters that show NRL, sometimes they can bump the match off the channel for something else if they choose to.
Currently there's a Finals Pass available on Watch NRL. It costs $89 and gives you access to every single game including the grand final, State of Origin, plus other NRL content from Fox League.
Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs team lists
Penrith Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 20. Matt Burton.
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 1. Corey Allan 2. Alex Johnston 16. Jed Cartwright 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su'A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 19. Hame Sele 20. Troy Dargan 21. Patrick Mago.
South Sydney centre Campbell Graham was ruled out by the club 24 hours prior to kick-off due to a groin injury.
Who will win Panthers vs Souths?
Minor premiers Penrith have just produced one of the great regular seasons in NRL history. From their 20 matches, they earned a sensational 18 wins, with 1 draw and just 1 defeat. The draw came against Newcastle in week 3 while the loss was to Parramatta in week 5. They are currently riding a 16-game winning streak.
The Rabbitohs didn't reach anywhere near those heights in an inconsistent season. Their 12-8 win-loss record left them sixth on the ladder. But Souths have reeled off 9 victories in their past 11 matches, thrashing the Roosters and Knights before last week's knockout win over the Eels.
So in a match-up of in-form teams, who wins it? Wayne Bennett's Rabbitohs have been impressive in recent weeks, but for months now Penrith have seemed on course for something special in 2020. We can't see them falling short of the biggest game of the year.
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