NRL GF a goer, despite Qld exposure sites


Despite more COVID-19 exposure sites being named in Queensland, the NRL grand final will kick off on schedule.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys said it was "full steam ahead".

"It's great relief for the fans ... it will be a game for the ages," he said.

Postponing the game and shifting it to Townsville has been an option if Brisbane was locked down at the last minute.

Fears of a postponement or relocation of Sunday's historic first decider at Suncorp Stadium were tempered after Queensland recorded two new locally acquired cases a day earlier.


Crowd numbers have already been cut from 52,000 to 39,000 and that could be dropped even further depending on the latest case numbers.

Queensland has dodged a lockdown so far this week after cases of community transmission was detected in the state on Tuesday.

Fans will be able to get jabbed at pop-up vaccination clinics around Suncorp Stadium before the decider.

The kick-off is scheduled for 7.30 pm AEDT.

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