One of Sydney’s most internationally recognised monuments, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, has been bathed in the colours of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, in preparation for this Sunday’s NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres last night (Sunday) flicked the switch to light up the south eastern pylon of the Bridge, with a slide-show of 80m high projections of the two Grand Final teams taking centre stage on the international icon.
The display is set to light up each night for the remainder of Grand Final week until kick-off on Sunday.
The NRL is heading towards one of its biggest Grand Finals ever after roughly four million people watched the two qualifying semi-finals over the weekend, with the Rabbitohs defeating arch-rivals the Roosters, while the Dogs earned their spot in the decider by accounting for Penrith.
The Rabbitohs and the Bulldogs will renew Grand Final hostilities on Sunday for the first time since contesting the now famed 1967 decider which the Rabbitohs won in the first year of limited tackle football.
Photos projected onto the Harbour Bridge were taken by Col Whelan of Action Photographics - a proud Rabbitohs Member who will this weekend photograph his first Rabbitohs Grand Final.