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Cats face Tigers, Suns in pre-season

Geelong and Richmond will meet in an AFL pre-season game. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG will meet Richmond and travel to the Gold Coast as part of its preparation for the 2022 AFL season.

The AFL has confirmed the Cats will meet the Tigers in a pre-season game on one of the last two weekends of February, with the venue likely to be in Geelong.

It will be the first time Richmond has played in Geelong since late in the 2017 season.

While the Cats will head north on Monday, March 7, for its AAMI Community Series match-up.

It will be the second time in three years Geelong has met the Suns at Metricon Stadium in the pre-season and will be the first of two trips to the Gold Coast in 2022 with the two clubs to meet in Round 22.

“The decision to proceed with this model was made in consultation with Clubs as we look to safeguard the health and safety of the competition and the community by minimising travel prior to the Toyota AFL Premiership Season,” the AFL’s Marcus King.

“Equally, this arrangement provides Clubs with the ability to determine individual requirements to best prepare for the season ahead.”

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2022 AFL PRE-SEASON

One Pre-Season Practice Match
– To be held across the last two weekends in February, Clubs to decide on venue, time, date and the format of each game including number of players, number of quarters, quarter length etc.

Match ups are as follows:

  •  Essendon v Western Bulldogs
  • North Melbourne v Melbourne
  • Sydney Swans v GWS GIANTS
  • Carlton v St Kilda
  • Collingwood v Hawthorn
  • Geelong Cats v Richmond
  • Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast SUNS
  • West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows
  • Fremantle v Port Adelaide

One 2022 AAMI Community Series Match
– AFL-sanctioned pre-season matches will be held from Thursday, March 3 to Monday
March 7, 2022.

-Format and game length as per those in place for the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership
Season.

2022 AAMI Community Series Matches

  • Thursday, March 3 – Carlton vs. Melbourne @ Marvel Stadium 7:20pm
  • Friday, March 4 – Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions @ Marvel Stadium 7:20pm
  • Saturday, March 5 – Hawthorn vs. Richmond @ TBC 1:10pm
  • Saturday, March 5 – Adelaide Crows vs. Port Adelaide @ Richmond Oval 4:10pm
  • Saturday, March 5 – Essendon vs. St Kilda @ Marvel Stadium 7:10pm
  • Sunday, March 6 – GWS Giants vs. Collingwood @ GIANTS Stadium 12:40pm
  • Sunday, March 6  – Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne @ GIANTS Stadium 4:20pm
  • Sunday, March 6 – Fremantle vs. West Coast Eagles @ Fremantle Oval 7:10pm
  • Monday, March 7 – Gold Coast vs. Geelong @ Metricon Stadium 7:40pm

*All times AEDT