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Cats face Tiger test next

Geelong forward Danielle Higgins in action during the loss to St Kilda. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG will open an AFLW round for the third consecutive week following the release of the Round 5 fixture.

The winless Cats will face Richmond, chasing its first-ever win, at GMHBA Stadium on Friday night.

Geelong’s clash with the Tigers is the first match of AFLW’s Indigenous Round, with the Cats to unveil their jumper design tomorrow.

It is likely to result in an earlier start to Geelong’s AFL practice match against Collingwood, which was due to bounce at 4pm on Friday.

Round 5 will also see Victorian teams travel interstate for the first time since Round 1, with St Kilda heading to Adelaide on Sunday to play the Crows and North Melbourne hosting Carlton at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston.

“We will continue to remain adaptable as we listen to and work closely with each stakeholder to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone in the game,” the AFL’s Head of Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said.

“While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community remains the priority, and we remain committed to delivering a full season in a safe manner led by respective governments, public health officials and medical experts.”

Tickets for all games will go on sale at 12:00pm Wednesday for home team members and everyone else at 1:00pm.

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AFL WOMEN’S ROUND 5 FIXTURE

Friday, February 26 VENUE EDT LOCAL
Geelong Cats vs. Richmond GMHBA Stadium 7:10pm 7:10pm
Saturday, February 27
Western Bulldogs vs. GWS GIANTS Victoria University Whitten Oval 3:10pm 3:10pm
Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions Fremantle Oval 5:10pm 2:10pm
North Melbourne  vs. Carlton University of Tasmania Stadium 7:10pm 7:10pm
Sunday, February 28
Adelaide Crows vs. St. Kilda Norwood Oval 1:10pm 12:40pm
Collingwood vs. Melbourne Victoria Park 3:10pm 3:10pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast Suns Mineral Resources Park 5:10pm 2:10pm