The 2012 Stobart Super League champions will be crowned on Saturday night and Sky Sports cameras will be at Old Trafford as Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos battle it out for supremacy.
Defending champions Leeds booked their place in a fifth Grand Final in six years following play-off victories over Wakefield, Catalan and Wigan, while Warrington are 80 minutes away from the elusive double having beaten the Rhinos at Wembley in August’s Challenge Cup final.
Sky Sports will have all the action of the grand finale to the domestic rugby league season exclusively live, with terrestrial highlights on BBC Two and live radio commentary on BBC 5 live.
Reigning champions Leeds continued their remarkable play-off record after their talismanic captain Kevin Sinfield landed the decisive penalty just three minutes from time in one of the most thrilling play-off matches in the history of the format.
Last year became the first team to clinch the Super League trophy from outside the top three when they won at Old Trafford having finished in fifth place during the regular season.
They are now one win away from doing the improbable and repeating a sporting triumph that many believed impossible until the Rhinos stepped forward.
A fifth-place league finish meant the Rhinos had to negotiate an elimination play-off against Wakefield and tough away trips to Catalan Dragons and Wigan to reach the final.
Warrington Wolves will become only the sixth different club to contest the Super League Grand Final, and will be aiming to get their hands on the trophy for the first time.
They came from 14-6 down to win their play-off semi-final against St Helens 36-18 at Langtree Park.
The home side were the last team to do the double in 2006, but despite dominating the first half and having ought to have been further ahead than 14-12 at the break, they quickly ran out of steam after Warrington got into their stride in the second half.
Two pieces of sublime skill from Lee Briers inspired Tony Smith’s side to reach their first grand final, where they face a spirited Rhinos team in a repeat of this season’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley.
The stage is set for the final act of a dramatic Stobart Super League season.
From 14 all the way down to two, the best of the best face each other in front of an capacity crowd at Old Trafford to claim the top prize in the English game.
Details of how you can follow the Super League Grand Final on Sky Sports and the BBC below:
Sky Sports will broadcast exclusive live coverage of the finale to the 2012 Stobart Super League season.
Eddie Hemmings and Mike Stephenson present all the action from the showpiece encounter, which will be available in high-definition and in stunning 3D on the Sky 3D channel, with Rod Studd and Angela Powers providing reports and interviews.
Angela Powers will host a special ‘Boots ‘n’ All’ preview show on Friday evening, featuring a variety of special guests and features which will set the scene for the Old Trafford spectacular, including highlights from the Man of Steel awards.
CLICK HERE to read Sky Sports pundit Mike Stephenson’s previewFriday 5th October Boots ‘n’ All – Grand Final Preview 6.00pm-7.00pm – Sky Sports 1 Saturday 6th October Super League Grand Final 2012 – Warrington v Leeds LIVE – 5.30pm-8.30pm – Sky Sports 1 / Sky 3D . .
BBC Sport will have live radio commentary and free-to-air TV highlights of the 2012 Stobart Super League Grand Final.
Clare Balding presents highlights on BBC Two and BBC HD on Sunday tea-time. Analysis comes from Brian Noble and match commentary will be provided by Dave Woods and Jonathan Davies.
The programme will be available to watch on-demand via the BBC iPlayer for up to seven days after transmission.
BBC Radio 5 live will have full coverage from Old Trafford following Sports Report at 6pm. George Riley and Stuart Pyke will provide commentary.Saturday 6th October 5 live Rugby League: Super League Grand Final LIVE – 6.00pm-8.00pm – BBC Radio 5 live Sunday 7th October Rugby League: Super League Grand Final Highlights 5.00pm-6.00pm – BBC Two / BBC HD . . . . Super League Play-offs – Wigan v Leeds Qualifying Semi Final 1 – Highlights . . Super League Play-offs – St Helens v Warrington Qualifying Semi Final 2 – Highlights Courtesy of Super League TV