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.
“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:
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
Who will you be tipping this weekend?