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Dogs out, Blues in, for Cats

Geelong will now face Carlton in Round 2 of the AFLW season. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG will now host Carlton in Round 2 of the AFLW season, with both the Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions unable to field teams weekend due to the impact of COVID-19 on both clubs.,

The Cats were to play the Bulldogs, while the Blues were set to travel north to take on the Lions.

Geelong and Carlton, who weren’t fixtured to play each other this season, will now meet at GMHBA Stadium at 7:10pm on Saturday.

The clash could see the mouth-watering midfield match-up of Cats Rising Star nomination Georgie Prespakis and her sister Madi, the winner of the 2020 AFLW best-and-fairest.


“In line with the AFLW’s Covid Match Rescheduling Guidelines – which states a team is required to have a minimum 16 primary-listed players and five train-on players available to play – the league received requests from the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs Football Clubs which detailed multiple players from each respective Club’s AFLW program had entered AFL Health and Safety Protocols this week,” the AFL’s Laura Kane said.

“As a result, we have updated the Round 2 fixture to ensure teams who were able to play this weekend could play.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and will work closely with both clubs on a revised fixture and,
together with the AFLPA, support all players impacted.

“We remain committed to delivering a full season in a safe manner anchored in the advice of respective governments and public health officials.”

The AFL will now work to schedule a match-up between the Lions and Bulldogs.

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