MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Christian Petracca of the Demons and Aaron Naughton of the Bulldogs compete for the ball during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL has confirmed the Round 19 fixture for this weekend, with the league forced into several changes due to the current impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, the AFL revealed that the QClash between the Lions and Suns has been brought forward one week along with two other matches.

Adelaide vs Hawthorn and Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs have also been brought ahead to aid the league's process.

The clash between Carlton and North Melbourne has also been moved ahead, coming from Sunday afternoon to the opening time slot Saturday.

The start time and venue for Essendon vs GWS is yet to be confirmed, while the time for Geelong vs Richmond is also yet to be decided.

Round 19
Friday, July 23 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
Port Adelaide vs. Collingwood Adelaide Oval (SEVEN)* 7.10pm 6.40pm
Saturday, July 24 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
Carlton vs. North Melbourne Marvel Stadium (FOX) 1.45pm 1.45pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast SUNS The Gabba (FOX) 3.10pm 3.10pm
West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda Optus Stadium (FOX) 4.35pm 2.35pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval (FOX)* 6.10pm 5.40pm
Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs MCG (SEVEN) 7.25pm 7.25pm
Sunday, July 25 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle Metricon Stadium (FOX) 12.30pm 12.30pm
Geelong Cats vs. Richmond MCG (FOX) TBC TBC
Essendon vs. GWS GIANTS

 

Three matches that were originally scheduled for Round 19 have now been moved to Round 20, those matches are:

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