MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats and Trent Cotchin of the Tigers compete for the ball during the 2019 AFL round 12 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

The AFL have released fixture details for Rounds 19 and 20 with the Grand Final rematch missing out on a primetime slot.

The form of the Tigers in recent weeks has seen them miss out on the coveted time slot of Friday night for their clash with Geelong. That game will now take place on Sunday July 25 at 1:45pm AEST.

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It's a welcomed change to recent fixturing which has seen some dull Friday night affairs scheduled despite the rolling fixture. As recently as last week we had Essendon host Adelaide on Friday night in a dour contest.

Port Adelaide will host Collingwood on Friday July 23 at Adelaide Oval with the Pies being rewarded for their more watchable brand of football in recent weeks.

Footy will return to the Northern Territory as the Gold Coast Suns take on Melbourne at TIO Stadium in Darwin, on Saturday July 24. The Sydney Swans will host Fremantle at their adopted home of GMHBA Stadium on Saturday, July 24 at 1:45pm AEST.

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Ballarat will get another dose of footy as the Western Bulldogs host Adelaide in Round 19. All but one game has been confirmed with GWS' clash with Port Adelaide still somewhat up in the air.

AFL Executive General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld said he was happy to be able to supply fans with more notice than had been the case in recent weeks.

“Releasing Rounds 19 and 20 now maximises the amount of time possible for our clubs to prepare and for fans to plan on attending the matches,” Auld said.

“We acknowledge it has been an extremely uncertain time around the country, and thank everyone in the football industry for being accommodating with the changes to ensure the season has kept rolling.

Auld said the league was thrilled to be able to get back up to the Northern Territory after they had to move games away earlier in the year.

“After disappointingly having to postpone our matches in the Territory earlier in the season, it is fantastic for the community in Darwin to be able to host a game this season, one that I know the locals are very excited to be able to attend," said Auld.

“As we near the conclusion of our home and away season we will continue to work closely with respective State and Territory Governments and adjust where needed but are hopeful the coming weeks can continue as scheduled.”

Round 20 will kick off with the Bombers hosting the Swans on Friday night footy with the Tigers again getting relegated to Sunday afternoon.

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The reigning premiers will travel to Perth to face the Dockers should all things remain as they are with border restrictions.

Geelong will travel to Tasmania to take on the Kangaroos at Blundstone Arena on Saturday July 31. That game will be followed by the Q Clash with the Lions hoping to host the Suns at the GABBA.

Round 19
Friday, July 23 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
Port Adelaide vs. Collingwood Adelaide Oval (SEVEN) 7.15pm 6.45pm
Saturday, July 24
Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle GMHBA Stadium (FOX) 1.45pm 1.45pm
Hawthorn vs. Brisbane Lions MCG (FOX) 2.10pm 2.10pm
Essendon vs. GWS GIANTS Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4.35pm 4.35pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Melbourne TIO Stadium (SEVEN) 7.25pm 6.55pm
West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda Optus Stadium (FOX) 7.40pm 5:40pm
Sunday, July 25
Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows Mars Stadium (FOX) 12.40pm 12.40pm
Geelong Cats vs. Richmond MCG (FOX) 1.45pm 1.45pm
Carlton vs. North Melbourne Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4.40pm 4.40pm
Round 20
Friday, July 30 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
Essendon vs. Sydney Swans Marvel Stadium (SEVEN) 7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, July 31
North Melbourne vs. Geelong Cats Blundstone Arena (FOX) 1.45pm 1.45pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast SUNS The Gabba (FOX) 3.20pm 3.20pm
St Kilda vs. Carlton Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4.35pm 4.35pm
Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs MCG (SEVEN) 7.25pm 7.25pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval (FOX) 7.40pm 7.10pm
Sunday, August 1
GWS GIANTS vs. Port Adelaide TBC (FOX) 1.10pm 1.10pm
Collingwood vs. West Coast Eagles MCG (FOX) 2.10pm 2.10pm
Fremantle vs. Richmond Optus Stadium (FOX) 5:10pm 3:10pm