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Maori Television caps off a spectacular season of local rugby league with live and exclusive free-to-air coverage of the Bartercard Cup grand final on MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE (Monday September 18 at 8.00 PM).
The two top teams in the New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) national premiership ? Brian McClennan?s Auckland Lions and the Canterbury Bulls coached by Phil Prescott ? will battle it out for first place honours at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.
As well as live commentary from Maori Television presenters Tawera Nikau, Ritchie Barnett, Dale Husband and Te Arahi Maipi, the sporting extravaganza will feature massive pre-match and half-time entertainment.
Gates open at 5pm and admission is free. After the curtain-raiser between the Warriors Development squad and the Bartercard Cup All Stars invitational side, musician Che Fu will perform the theme tune for MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE as well as his rendition of the national anthem before a fireworks display marks the grand final kick-off.
At half-time, spectators will have the chance to win great prizes including lunch with the Kiwi rugby league team as they prepare to defend their Tri-Nations title next month (October) as well as Tri-Nations tickets and jerseys from each of the 10 regional teams in the Bartercard Cup. Plus top Australasian cheerleading squad, the All Star Cheerleaders, will entertain the fans.
The home of New Zealand rugby league, Maori Television presents the grand final of the Bartercard Cup only on MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE ? Monday September 18 at 8.00 PM.