Grand Final

A Grand final is a game that decides a sports league's championship (or premiership) winning team, i.e. the conclusive game of a finals (or play-off) series. Synonymous with a championship game in North American sports, the term 'Grand final' originated in Southern Australia, and has become a significant part of Australian culture. The earliest competitions to feature a Grand final were Australia's AFL (Australian rules football) and NRL (rugby league football). They influenced other competitions such as soccer's A-League, the Women's National Basketball League, netball's ANZ Championship and European rugby league's Super League to adopt grand finals as well.

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Herb Gilbert, Jr.
... his brother Jack in the club's first grand final win ... He played in the following year's grand final loss to Canterbury as well, however the outbreak of war then interrupted his football career ... That year Balmain reached the final against his former club St ...
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George Calwell
... in 1914 and, despite not initially taking part in that's years finals series, was recalled for the Grand Final ... He was however picked in the 1916 Grand Final, his first match since late in the 1915 season ... Just weeks after the Grand Final, Calwell was told by army doctors that he was suffering from a degenerative condition in the joints of the toes ...
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