Thousands of inland Rabbitoh are without power to watch South Sydney take on Penrith in the biggest NRL clash of the year.
Power went out on Sunday night at about 3,000 homes in Sydney’s suburbs, Kingsford, South Coogee, Coogee, Randwick and Maroubra, Ausgrid advised.
The company originally expected the issue to be resolved by 9pm, about midway through the second half of the NRL grand finale, but an Ausgrid spokeswoman said power had been restored earlier.
She said power was back on at 7:50 p.m. after an outage that lasted about 45 minutes.
The spokeswoman said power was switched to a different feeder after crews were called to the scene to investigate an underground fault.
Angry Rabbitohs supporters took to social media to beg for power as pictures showed fans switching to phones and tablets to keep watching.
“Are you kidding!!! Grand Final Night inland and the power went out!!! WTAF!!!” one person asked Augrid on twitter.
The company apologized to everyone involved.
“We sincerely apologize for tonight’s difficulties and understand how much everyone is looking forward to watching the game,” Ausgrid said on Twitter.
“Our crews are working to get everyone back on power as quickly and safely as possible.”