Canberra were trying to win their third premiership in a row... Penrith were trying to win their first. They had played each other the year before in the 1990 grand final and now they were back for the rematch...
Rugby League Grand Final 2003
Penrith v Roosters
The Roosters were the defending champions from 2002. Penrith had played an exciting brand of football all year with a team of youngsters. On a rainy Sydney night, these two teams played what has been described as possibly the best grand final ever.