MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 29: Gillon McLachlan CEO of the AFL speaks to the media during the 2016 AFL Season Fixture Launch at AFL House on October 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

A second AFL team has agreed to play against Port Adelaide in China, CEO Gillon McLachlan has said.

The Power announced on Thursday that it would play a game for premiership points in China, with the aim of playing the match in Shanghai as early as next year.

“We have willing teams, we have an agreement with a (second) club, which I won’t talk to, and we have agreed to do it,” McLachlan said in China on Thursday.

The league is yet to reveal the name of the second side, but McLachlan said the club would be reimbursed for giving up their home game.


  1. Finally.
    But the AFL seriously have to commit long-term to China now.

    If they back out after one or two years (like with every other international programme) it will be another huge waste of time and money..

  2. I want to know what team power play before China trip and what team after the trip compared to the other team . Wouldnt want the other team to travel to Perth the following week if it’s not freo or west coast 🤔

  3. Port have said they don’t want to give up a home game so the opposition team will give up one of theirs. If my club do it that will be the end of my full membership

    • Bradley Barker you obviously missed his point completely. Ill explain, when this game happens it will be on a weekend that port would normally have an away game in aus so the weekend after they can play at home or something where as the other team that goes over will be giving up a home game to play away in china.
      Its clearly not about any team or anyone considering china as a home game.
      Both teams will be playing as an away team.
      And Alex Bartley well done you just had a sook about someone having a sook? Lol fool
      I aint sooking just stating facts lol

    • Are you serious mate the Eagles have been to tassie multiple times. Never heard a complaint yet. But then again your a freo supporter you bitch about anything and everything.

    • Why can’t the Melbourne teams go to Tassie it’s far closer for them.
      Both WA teams get f*cked around with fixtures and travel.
      Whilst Collingwood hardly leaves the G

  4. Im betting it will be Freo or Brisbane, 2 teams with heavy travel already. If not one of these Saints, Roos or Bulldogs because the AFL wouldnt have the courage to make any of the big Melbourne clubs go

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