AFL announce further round 19 fixture changes

The AFL has announced further changes to their round 19 fixture as the competition deals with the evolving COVID-19 crisis gripping nearly every state in Australia.

The AFL’s executive general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld announced in a statement that two matches on Sunday have been confirmed.

Geelong’s clash against Richmond will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at 3.20pm (AEST), and Essendon will face GWS at Metricon Stadium at 6.10pm (AEST) on Sunday.

The latter match will make it a double-header on the Gold Coast with the Swans already scheduled to play Fremantle at 12.30pm (AEST) on the same day.

The move follows a massive schedule rejig announced earlier this week which saw three three matches originally planned for Round 20 brought forward by a week to accommodate border restrictions.

“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,” Auld said in a statement.

“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.”

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ROUND 19 FIXTURE

Friday, July 23

Port Adelaide v Collingwood, Marvel Stadium – 7.10pm (AEST)

Saturday, July 24

Carlton v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium – 1.45pm (AEST)

Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns, The Gabba – 3.10pm (AEST)

West Coast Eagles v St Kilda, Optus Stadium – 4.35pm

Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG – 7.25pm

Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium – 7.40pm

Sunday, July 25

Sydney Swans v Fremantle, Metricon Stadium – 12.30pm

Geelong Cats v Richmond, MCG – 3.20pm

Essendon v GWS Giants, Metricon Stadium – 6.10pm

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