GF rematch loses primetime slot in new fixture

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The AFL has locked successful its Round 19 and 20 fixtures, which volition spot the Sydney Swans instrumentality to GMHBA Stadium, portion the expansive last rematch betwixt Richmond and Geelong volition miss retired out connected a primetime slot.

The Swans, who on with GWS are person been forced to relocate amid New South Wales' COVID-19 outbreak, volition big Fremantle successful Round 19 astatine GMHBA Stadium, wherever they person won 4 of their past 5 matches astatine the venue.

Sydney earlier this period famously defeated West Coast by 92 points astatine the venue, which is Geelong's location ground.

In different fixtures, Collingwood has been handed a Friday primetime lucifer against Port Adelaide, with the Magpies to question to Adelaide Oval to kick-off Round 19.

Meanwhile, Geelong and Richmond's 2nd expansive last rematch of the play volition hap connected a Sunday day astatine the MCG during Round 19. The reigning premiers volition play consecutive Sunday matches arsenic portion of the revised fixture.

Dustin Martin of the Tigers runs the shot during the 2020 AFL Grand Final lucifer betwixt the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats astatine The Gabba connected October 24, 2020 successful Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) (Getty)

ROUND 19 (all times AEST)

Friday July 23

Port Adelaide v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval (7.15pm)

Saturday July 24

Sydney Swans v Fremantle, GMHBA Stadium (1.45pm)

Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions, MCG (2.10pm)

Essendon v GWS Giants, Marvel Stadium (4.35pm)

Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne, TIO Stadium (7.25pm)

West Coast Eagles v St Kilda, Optus Stadium (7.40pm)

Sunday July 25

Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows, Mars Stadium (12.40pm)

Geelong Cats v Richmond, MCG (1.45pm)

Carlton v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium (4.40pm)

ROUND 20

Friday July 30

Essendon v Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium (7.50pm)

Saturday July 31

North Melbourne v Geelong Cats, Blundstone Arena (1.45pm)

Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns, The Gabba (3.20pm)

St Kilda v Carlton, Marvel Stadium (4.35pm)

Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG (7.25pm)

Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)

Sunday August 1

GWS Giants v Port Adelaide, venue TBC (1.10pm)

Collingwood v West Coast Eagles, MCG (2.10pm)

Fremantle v Richmond, Optus Stadium (5.10pm)

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