AFL Rd 5 - West Coast v Sydney
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Eagles run out for the round 5 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Sydney Swans at Metricon Stadium on July 04, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The AFL has announced the amended details for the final two-matches that are currently set to round out Round 19.

In a statement that was released from league headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that:

  • Geelong Cats vs. Richmond scheduled for the MCG on Sunday July 25 will begin at 3:20pm AEST.
  • Essendon vs. GWS GIANTS will be played at Metricon Stadium on Sunday July 25, starting at 6:10pm AEST. Both clubs are currently residing in Queensland. The match will be a double header for the venue on Sunday with Sydney Swans vs Fremantle scheduled for 12:30pm AEST on the same day.

The league's general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld confirmed the alterations within said statement.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: Travis Auld, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting of the AFL (left) and Gillon McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer of the AFL (right) speak to the media during the 2018 AFL Premiership Fixture announcement at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 31, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“We thank the four clubs, broadcast partners and venues – the MCG and Metricon Stadium – for their understanding as we finalised details for the respective matches to be played on Sunday,” Mr Auld said.

“As we continue to navigate the challenges presented, we would like to thank all State and Territory Governments, the clubs, players, coaches, umpires, staff, AFLPA, broadcast partners and all the families for their continued patience and support.”

The Covid amended fixture now reads as follows:

Friday, July 23
Port Adelaide v Collingwood at Marvel Stadium, 7.10pm AEST

Saturday, July 24
Carlton v North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
Brisbane v Gold Coast at the Gabba, 3.20pm AEST
West Coast v St Kilda at Optus Stadium, 2.35pm AWST
Melbourne v Western Bulldogs at the MCG, 7.25pm AEST
Adelaide v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, 7.40pm AEST

Sunday, July 25
Sydney v Fremantle at Metricon Stadium, 12.30pm AEST
Geelong v Richmond at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
Essendon v GWS Giants at Metricon Stadium, 6.10pm AEST

Who will you be tipping this weekend?