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GF rematch loses primetime slot in new fixture
July 13, 2021
The AFL has locked in its Spherical 19 and 20 fixtures, which can see the Sydney Swans return to GMHBA Stadium, whereas the grand ultimate rematch between Richmond and Geelong will miss out out on a primetime slot.
The Swans, who together with GWS are have been compelled to relocate amid New South Wales’ COVID-19 outbreak, will host Fremantle in Spherical 19 at GMHBA Stadium, the place they’ve received 4 of their final 5 matches on the venue.
Sydney earlier this month famously defeated West Coast by 92 factors on the venue, which is Geelong’s dwelling floor.
In different fixtures, Collingwood has been handed a Friday primetime match towards Port Adelaide, with the Magpies to journey to Adelaide Oval to kick-off Spherical 19.
In the meantime, Geelong and Richmond’s second grand ultimate rematch of the season will happen on a Sunday afternoon on the MCG throughout Spherical 19. The reigning premiers will play consecutive Sunday matches as a part of the revised fixture.
ROUND 19 (all instances AEST)
Friday July 23
Port Adelaide v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval (7.15pm)
Saturday July 24
Sydney Swans v Fremantle, GMHBA Stadium (1.45pm)
Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions, MCG (2.10pm)
Essendon v GWS Giants, Marvel Stadium (4.35pm)
Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne, TIO Stadium (7.25pm)
West Coast Eagles v St Kilda, Optus Stadium (7.40pm)
Sunday July 25
Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows, Mars Stadium (12.40pm)
Geelong Cats v Richmond, MCG (1.45pm)
Carlton v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium (4.40pm)
Friday July 30
Essendon v Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday July 31
North Melbourne v Geelong Cats, Blundstone Area (1.45pm)
Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns, The Gabba (3.20pm)
St Kilda v Carlton, Marvel Stadium (4.35pm)
Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG (7.25pm)
Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday August 1
GWS Giants v Port Adelaide, venue TBC (1.10pm)
Collingwood v West Coast Eagles, MCG (2.10pm)
Fremantle v Richmond, Optus Stadium (5.10pm)
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