Rabbitohs skipper, Greg Inglis, assembled with the skippers of the other top-eight sides this morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground to help kick-off the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
Inglis was joined by; Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters), Justin Hodges (Brisbane Broncos), Gavin Cooper (North Queensland Cowboys), Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Melbourne Storm), James Graham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), and Ben Creagh (St George Illawarra Dragons) ahead of what promises to be another electrifying Finals Series.
“It’s a great time of the season to be a part of,” said Inglis.
“Twenty six rounds is done, it’s pretty much up to us with what we can do. It’s going to be challenging, but I believe that we’re up to it.
“There’s no more second chances for us – it’s give everything we’ve got this week.”
The Telstra Premiership Finals Series begins for the Rabbitohs this Sunday afternoon at Allianz Stadium when they take on the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in an Elimination Final.
The NRL marked the beginning of the Finals Series by unveiling a new advertising campaign, again featuring Fall Out Boy’s ‘Light it up’.
NRL Chief Executive Officer Dave Smith said the Finals Series would be a fitting end to a memorable season.
“It’s a great feat simply to make the Finals because our competition, the Telstra Premiership, just gets closer and closer,” Mr Smith said at today’s launch.
“Like last year, we did not know the makeup and placings of the top eight until the very last game of the Premiership. It was that close.
“The best eight teams are through - and the way the competition has been this year we know that anyone can win on their day.”
NRL Telstra Premiership Final Series – Week 1
Elimination Final: Sunday, September 13, 4.10pm, Allianz Stadium
NRL: (6) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v (7) South Sydney Rabbitohs
Holden Cup: (5) Wests Tigers v (8) Canberra Raiders, 1.30pm
Finals tickets went on sale to NRL Club Ticketed Members at 10am today and will go on sale to the general public at 10am tomorrow, September 8.
Fans will be able to attend NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series matches for as little as $15 for members and $20 for the general public. Children will be able to see their teams for just $7.