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NRL Finals: Melbourne Storm vs. Sydney Roosters

Who will make it to the Prelims?
By Marley Ng
September 12, 2023
By Marley Ng
September 12, 2023

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Whether you're a lifelong NRL fan or just someone chasing sporting highs after the Women's World Cup-sized hole left in your life, this Friday's semi-final promises to be a thrilling watch that'll take the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry to new heights.

It's a clincher for the Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters, who will either move on to the Preliminary Finals against the Penrith Panthers or be eliminated for the year.

A photo of Roosters players at an NRL game.

After a close 13-12 victory against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, the Roosters will head to the Storm's home turf at AAMI Park for their fifth Finals face-off against the Melbourne team. It'll be a real nail-biter — the Storm previously defeated the Roosters 28-8 in round six, but were bested by the Broncos in a whopping 26-0 last week.

Photo of NRL player diving with the ball.

You can expect some sparks on the field with former Storm player-turned Roosters' hooker Brandon Smith facing up against his old Storm teammate and close friend Harry Grant. It's also a clash between two of the most highly regarded coaches in the sport, though Roosters' coach Trent Robinson has the 2018 Grand Final and 2019 Prelim victories under his belt.

Kickoff is at 7.50pm this Friday, September 15 at AAMI Park. With tickets starting from only $35 for adults and $25 for kids and concession, there's no excuse not to catch the action live.

Get your tickets to the unmissable game at the NRL website.

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