2018 Grand Final Day Schedule Announced


Grand Final Schedule Announced


The schedule for the upcoming Bupa Tasmanian State League, Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s and Mercury Cup Grand Final day has been locked in, with UTAS Stadium set to play host to three blockbuster fixtures. 

Reigning premiers North Launceston will meet their southern Bomber counterparts in Lauderdale for the second straight TSL decider, after Darren Winter’s side knocked over the Magpies in Saturday’s Preliminary Final. 

The Northern Bombers, in their fifth straight Grand Final, will be looking for premiership number four, while Lauderdale, in its second ever Grand Final, will be contesting for a maiden premiership flag. 

The Northern and Southern Bombers will meet in a second consecutive Grand Final. IC: Andrew Woodgate

The Wrest Point TSLW Grand Final will be an all-southern affair, with Clarence and Glenorchy set to battle it out. 

Clarence won a direct ticket to the Grand Final after defeating the Magpies in the opening weekend of finals, while Glenorchy, the minor premiers, also secured their ticket after toppling reigning premier Launceston in Saturday’s Preliminary Final at Blundstone Arena.

Will the ‘Roos or ‘Pies reign supreme in 2018? IC: Solstice Digital

In the Mercury Cup, North Launceston has booked its first Mercury Cup Grand Final appearance since 2012 after accounting for Glenorchy in the Preliminary Final. The Northern Bombers will take on cross-town rivals Launceston. The Blues, who clinched the 2017 minor premiership before falling in the Grand Final to Clarence, are yet to drop a game in 2018


Grand Final Day Schedule:

Date Venue Final Start Time Home Club Away Club
Saturday 15th September University of Tasmania Stadium Mercury Cup Grand Final 9:45am Launceston North Launceston
Saturday 15th September University of Tasmania Stadium Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s Grand Final 12:30pm Clarence Glenorchy
Saturday 15th September University of Tasmania Stadium Bupa Tasmanian State League Grand Final 3:00pm North Launceston Lauderdale