NRL Grand Final 2022: What time is kick-off for Panthers vs. Eels?

It’s finally NRL grand final day with the Eels and Panthers to square off at Accor Stadium on Sunday.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the game so you can time your pizza delivery order to perfection.

MORE: Full NRL Grand Final 2022 entertainment | How to watch the NRLW Grand Final

What time does the NRL Grand Final kick off?

Kick-off for this year’s NRL Grand Final between the Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels is scheduled for 7:30 pm AEDT on Sunday, October 2.

Live entertainment, a Welcome to Country and the singing of the national anthem are set to precede the match.

It is also worth noting that October 2 is the first day of daylight savings, with clocks jumping forward an hour in the early hours of the morning.

What time does the NRLW Grand Final kick off?

Prior to the men’s NRL decider, the NRLW grand final between the Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels will take place.

Kick-off is planned for 3:55 pm AEDT.

Before that, the Penrith Panthers and Norths Devils will face off in the NRL State Championship Grand Final, with kick-off at 1:20 pm AEDT

When and where is the NRL grand final?

The 2022 NRL grand final will be held at Accor Stadium on Sunday, October 2.

Located in Homebush, Sydney, the stadium seats up to 83,500 fans.

How to watch Panthers vs. Eels

The 2022 grand final will be broadcast by Channel 9, with fans able to watch on free-to-air or via 9Now.

Pre-match coverage will begin at 5:35 pm, with a thirty-minute break for the news at 6:00 pm.

Repeats of the match will also be shown on Fox Sports and Kayo. 

When does the NRL grand final pre-match entertainment start?

This year’s pre-match entertainment is set to begin at 6:30 pm.

There will also be acts playing before the NRLW grand final, likely around 3:00 pm.

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