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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.
... In 1941 Gilbert played alongside 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 ...
Shahd Barmada - SuperStar Performances
... Fairuz Top 3 في يوم و ليلة (Fi Youm W Leela) by Warda Grand Final دنيا الوله (Dunia El Wala) by Abdallah Al Rowaished Grand Final ...
George Calwell
... Calwell made his league debut 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 ...
Michael O'Connor (rugby) - Playing Career - Rugby League
... George's 1985 Grand Final team that lost to Canterbury-Bankstown in front of 44,569 at the Sydney Cricket Ground ... He then played the final two tests on tour against a hapless French side, scoring 20 points (3 tries, 4 goals) in the 44-2 first test win at Perpignan and 16 points (1 try, 6 goals) in the 52-0 second test ... coached Manly-Warringah from 1987 and starred in their 18-8 Grand Final win over the Canberra Raiders in the last ever Grand Final played at the SCG ...

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