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Photos by Michael Shillito
NRL GRAND FINAL - PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT
Stadium Australia, Sunday 4th October 2009.
The junior ball-passing
relay
The relay runners pass
the ball
The Bulldogs win the relay
The Parramatta fans pull
out a giant banner
The Melbourne
cheerleaders' routine
The Parramatta cheer girls
The Child Flight helicopter
flies into the stadium
The helicopter lands
Darren Lockyer & Hazem
El Masri with the trophy
The trophy is placed on
its stand
Wolfmother take to the
stage
The stadium rocks to
Wolfmother
The retiring champions
greet the crowd
A fond farewell from
champions of the game
Luke Ricketson and
Darren Lockyer
Wolfmother play on as
the dancers arrive
Wolfmother, the dancers
and fireworks
By now the stadium is
almost full
The rain has stopped, but
the sky remains cloudy
The Parra fans wave their
flags
The Black Hawk helicopter
flies into the stadium
The helicopter dries the
field, and drops the ball
The cheerleaders guard
the entrance
The Eels enter the arena
And the Parramatta crowd
goes wild
The Storm runs onto the
field
Through the Storm banner
Mark Vincent sings the
national anthem
Parramatta stand for the
anthem
Melbourne line up as the
anthem is sung
A final pep talk for the
Eels
Final words for the Storm
before the game