NRL announces impressive ticket milestone for Grand Final

Sadly, a lot of this week’s discussion has been dominated by what people regard as a disappointing attendance at the Super League Grand Final on Saturday.

Two of the three biggest clubs in Super League went toe to toe on Saturday night at Old Trafford in a superb final as St Helens made it four titles in a row at Leeds’ expense defeating the Rhinos 24-12.

The attendance was 60,783 on the night which some regarded as disappointing. It was the lowest attendance since the 2001 Grand Final between Wigan and Bradford if you exclude the last two years due to the impact of the pandemic.

There has been much debate surrounding the attendance with some believing that it demonstrates the hard work IMG will have to put in, others saying a change of venue is needed whilst the likes of Leeds coach Chev Walker believed sixty thousand fans was something to celebrate in today’s economic climate.

However, the discussion won’t end there especially with the news coming from the NRL today.

They have announced that the 2022 NRL Grand Final between Penrith and Parramatta will be a sell out on Sunday.

The game will be played at Accor Stadium on Sunday and will be shown to Super League fans in Britain via Sky Sports.

You can catch the game from 9:30am on Sunday morning on Sky Sports Arena.

The final sees reigning Champions Penrith contest their third consecutive Grand Final hoping to make it two wins on the spin against their rivals the Parramatta Eels.

The Eels haven’t won the Premiership since 1986 which concluded a run of four titles in six years for the Eels. The only four they’ve won.

The last time they contested a final came against Melbourne in 2009 but were unable to defeat a star studded Storm side.

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