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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