MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 06: A general view is seen during game one of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Following the Queensland government's decision to impose a snap lockdown in the south-eastern portion of the state on Saturday, the NRL has once again been left scrambling for a venue for the 2021 Grand Final

Although the state has been previously ravaged by Covid and been placed into numerous lockdowns, Victoria could play host to the season's decider.

According to a report from David Riccio of The Daily Telegraphthe Melbourne Cricket Ground's 100,024 seats could be filled with League fans in early October.

Riccio stated that due to the fact that the state had to cede their right to host Origin I earlier in the year, the Victorian capital could be granted the right to host the first ever Grand Final played outside of Sydney.

2020 NRL Grand Final - Panthers v Storm
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 25: Cameron Smith of the Storm holds aloft the Premiership trophy and celebrates with team mates after winning the 2020 NRL Grand Final match between the Penrith Panthers and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The contemporary success of the Melbourne Storm was raised as further weight for the Daniel Andrews led government to earn the right to present the event.

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Although crowds have been barred from attending AFL contests in Victoria across this weekend and the next, there is still a view from powerbrokers in the state that they will be able to allow a capacity crowd for their own Grand Final in late September.

Despite these estimations, Riccio also reported that the league has yet to completely rule out Sydney's Stadium Australia as their preferred venue for the October 5 contest.