NRL Grand Final 2019 Live : NRL Grand Final 2019 Live Stream, The NRL Grand Final is finally here and today the 2019 NRL Premiers will be crowned. 25 rounds and three weeks of finals have led to this moment with the reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters meeting the Canberra Raiders, who have made the Grand Final for the first time since they won in 1994.ANZ Stadium will be packed to the rafters as the NRL anticipates the biggest Viking clap we’ve seen.
The Roosters are massive favourites to take out the premiership with the Raiders ready to prove they have what it takes on the field.Take our poll on the biggest questions of the day as two news.com.au sports reporters share their thoughts on the game. Mr Pinchy himself — Josh Hodgson — will hold much of the fate of this game in his hands. He’s in the Cameron Smith mould as being one of those players who controls the game like a conductor and if the Raiders win, it will be on his back. Plus it helps that he has the added bow of being the game’s best one-on-one stripper and can pull off a play that can change the game.It’s going to take something special from the Raiders if they’re to emerge victorious and I’m backing Josh Papalii to produce. The wrecking ball will tear through the Roosters’ line and could land a game changing hit that swings the momentum.
McMurtry: It’s been one of the quieter Grand Final weeks I can remember but the weight of the stories have carried it through the week. But all really pale in comparison to Cronk’s final game. It’s almost set up too perfectly. Chasing his fourth win in nine Grand Finals, the win could see Cronk put his hand up to be an Immortal — if reporting could be believed. Either way, it’s the end of one of the most brilliant careers in rugby league history and the Raiders could just spoil the party.
McKern: Cooper Cronk getting a fairytale finish is hard to top, but for me it’s the Raiders and making their first Grand Final in 25 years. Absolutely nobody tipped them to make it this far.
McMurtry: I cannot see this going to one of the lesser known players and they may have already engraved it already. Cooper Cronk could take out the award regardless of the result — as long as it’s close. After the career he’s had, it would be a fitting farewell.
That being said, it’s not unfathomable that Luke Keary could win his second straight to join Norm Provan (1957-58) and Brett Kenny (1982-83) as the only other two to do it. And if the Raiders win, Josh Hodgson could just pinch it.
McKern: James Tedesco is the best player in the world for a reason and he’ll show why once again with a dominant display on the biggest stage of all as he carries the Roosters to back-to-back Grand Final victories.