The National Rugby League (NRL) is widely regarded as the best Rugby competition not only in Australia but in the world. It culminates in the NRL Grand Final, when the season’s premiers are crowned. Until 2000, it was always played on a Saturday afternoon, but kick off is now at 7:15 p.m. The Grand Final in particular is watched and attended by huge crowds, and is steeped in various traditions. The event delivers some of the world’s best Rugby to fans, and is also a hugely patriotic day for Australians.