How to watch 2023 NRL Grand Final Panthers vs Broncos live and free
Can the Brisbane Broncos stop a Penrith Panthers 3-peat?
2023 NRL Grand Final kick-off time
The NRL Grand Final featuring Panthers vs Broncos will take place on Sunday 1 October 2023 at 7:30pm AEDT at Accor Stadium in Sydney.
How to watch the 2023 NRL grand final
The 2023 NRL Grand Final is available exclusively live for free via Channel 9 and 9Now.
If you want to stream the match live, you can sign up for a free account on 9Now if you don't already have one.
9Now is available on iOS and Android phones and tablets or via laptops through your web browser.
You can also stream the NRL grand final via 9Now on connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Fetch TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV and selected LG, Android, Hisense and Samsung smart TVs.
Fox League will be showing a full replay of the grand final after the match from 10pm AEDT, so subscribers to either Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports can watch the game commercial-free at that later time if they wish.
Watch 2023 NRL Grand Final replay on Foxtel Now
If you happen to miss the 2023 NRL grand final live, you can also catch a replay on Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now.
Foxtel Now will only cost you $54 a month to stream a replay of the 2023 NRL grand final, as you need both the Sport and Essentials packs.
But new customers get a 10-day free trial, meaning you could watch the NRL grand final replay at no cost.
You can watch Foxtel Now with Chromecast, Telstra TV, Mac/PC, Foxtel Now box, mobile devices, PS3, PS4 and selected smart TVs.
Foxtel iQ is $77 a month in order to access the replay of the NRL grand final.
That's because you need the Sports HD pack as well as the Foxtel Plus package.
Stream NRL Grand Final replay on Foxtel Now: Start your 10-day FREE trial now
2023 NRL Grand Final Panthers vs Broncos preview
It's pretty easy to claim the best 2 teams have made the grand final.
After finishing the regular season in first and second place, both sides made light work of their opposition in the preliminary final.
Penrith, off the back of an 87% completion rate, won 38-4, which is the biggest preliminary margin in the NRL finals era.
Not to be outdone, the Broncos tore apart the Warriors, ending one of the feelgood stories in 2023, with a commanding 42-12 win.
Both teams have picked the same 17 that got the job done in the preliminary final.
For the Panthers it's almost a case of business as usual.
With 9 of their starting 13 remaining from last year's grand final playing in this game and a stack of representative footy experience, they shouldn't have any problems playing on the big stage.
In the regular season the sides couldn't be split. In round 1 an Adam Reynolds field goal was the difference when Brisbane upset Penrith, winning 13-12. Fast forward to round 12 and Penrith responded claiming a 15-4 win, although Reynolds was out for that game.
For the grand final, splitting the 2 teams will be just as difficult.
Both sides have a stack of strike power out the back and arguably boast the 2 best packs in the NRL.
The battle in the middle between firebrand Moses Leota, James Fisher-Harris and the versatile Isaah Yeo versus the powerhouse Payne Haas, and State of Origin teammates Patrick Carrigan and Thomas Flegler could decide this contest.
While the big boys in the middle will set the platform, look for one of the spine to take control and claim the Clive Churchill medal. We think it'll be either Nathan Cleary or the tireless Dylan Edwards.
The flair of the Broncos should also show, but it might not be enough to stop the relentless Panthers.
We think the Panthers will walk away on Sunday as the 3 time champions.
Panthers vs Broncos team lists
Panthers:1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Jack Cogger 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Luke Garner 18. Tyrone Peachey 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Zac Hosking 21. Luke Sommerton 22. Thomas Jenkins
Broncos: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Brendan Piakura 16. Kobe Hetherington 17. Keenan Palasia 18. Corey Oates 19. Martin Taupau 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jock Madden 22. Tristan Sailor
Team lists will be finalised Sunday 1 October at 6.30pm.
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