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Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium preliminary final debate, Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher’s suggestion shot down, AFL vs NRL

Penrith chief executive Brian Fletcher’s suggestion Brisbane should not be allowed to host Saturday’s preliminary final has been shot down as “outragerous” amid the backdrop of the AFL’s concerted push into the city.

Fletcher caused a stir on the weekend by calling for the NRL to shift all preliminary finals to a neutral venue, suggesting the Broncos were gaining an unfair advantage.

Brisbane will host the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday while the Panthers have moved Friday’s clash with Melbourne to Sydney’s Accor Stadium because their 22,500-capacity BlueBet Stadium home ground does not meet the NRL’s preliminary final capacity requirements.

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A capacity crowd of around 52,000 will witness the…

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