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Cats to face Dees on a Thursday

Action from the Geelong-Melbourne clash in Round 23 last year. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG is facing the challenging prospect of facing Melbourne off a five-day break following the release of the latest block of fixtures by the AFL.

Rounds 16-19 have been confirmed, with the Cats to host North Melbourne on the night of Saturday, July 2, before a quick turnaround into a meeting with the currently unbeaten reigning premier on Thursday, July 7.

It will be Geelong’s first GMHBA Stadium Thursday night game since beating Port Adelaide in a thriller in Round 10, 2017.

The Cats will then get a nine-day break before a night MCG meeting with finals-bounced Carlton on Saturday, July 16.

They travel to Adelaide Oval on Saturday, July 23, for a twilight clash with Port Adelaide.

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GEELONG AFL FIXTURE – ROUNDS 16-19

ROUND 16
Saturday, July 2 Geelong vs. North Melbourne GMHBA Stadium 7:25pm
ROUND 17
Thursday, July 7 Geelong vs. Melbourne GMHBA Stadium 7:20pm
ROUND 18
Saturday, July 16 Carlton vs. Geelong MCG 7:25pm
ROUND 19
Saturday, July 23 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval 4:35pm

*All times AEST