MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: Collingwood VFLW captain Caitlin Bunker and Geelong VFLW captain Breanna Beckley pose for a photo during a 2021 VFLW Grand Final Media Opportunity at ETU Stadium on August 02, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

This Sunday's VFLW Grand Final has been placed on delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 enforced lockdown on Victoria.

The AFL announced on Friday that the showcase match between Collingwood and Geelong will be rescheduled, along with this weekend's VFL fixtures.

The clash between the undefeated Magpies and Geelong Cats was looking to be the most exciting one yet, with the former now set to wait at least 36 days since their previous outing.

Despite having a four week break, the Magpies go in as premiership favourites as the Cats are yet to beat the Magpies in 2021, now having one final chance when they eventually go head-to-head.

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The last two games played between the two sides have seen Geelong fall short to the Pies by very slim margins, and accuracy is something the Cats will definitely  want to hone in on as Collingwood's goal-kicking out classed Geelong in the last three games.

The Pies kicked four goals and two behinds - opposed to the Cats' two goals and eight behinds in the first week of finals - however it is  a strong improvement from their Round 14 clash, where Geelong failed to score a single goal.

Coming off their prelim win against the Bombers at Windy Hill, the Cats aren't shy of taking on the Pies and believe their best footy will match the premiership favourites.

In what was a highly contested match, the Cats scored four unanswered goals against the Bombers in the second-half and went on to control the game in the last two quarters.

Rebecca Webster starred for the Cats with an impressive 28 disposals and nine clearances, and will bring her strong form to the match this weekend.

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Georgie Clarke, who has impressed all season, kicked three goals as well as new Cat Renee Tierney chiming in with two goals for the first time at VFL level.

Acting VFLW captain Claudia Gunjaca is also looking strong ahead of the final and has recently been picked by the Cats AFLW side.

Although the four-week break, due to COVID-19 restrictions, has been less than ideal for Collingwood. The team have replicated Geelong's path to the Grand Final with a training session and scratch match where they were able to maintain their strong form.

Mikala Cann will be one to watch after an incredible 21 disposals and 13 kicks in the semi-final against Essendon.

The 20-year-old midfielder already has two VFLW premierships to her name and played seven senior AFLW games in 2020.

Chloe Molloy, who has paved herself an impressive football career, is another star Pie to keep an eye on this weekend.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Chloe Molloy of the Magpies (R) celebrates a goal with Brianna Davey of the Magpies during the round eight AFLW match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at Victoria Park on March 20, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Keep/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

In her debut AFLW season, Molloy was awarded the 2018 NAB AFLW Rising Star as well as runner-up in the league's best and fairest. 

The AFL are yet to decide on a date for the rescheduled VFLW Grand Final.