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Prime time for Cats

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GEELONG has handed prime time slots as part of the AFL’s release of days and times for rounds 7 and 8.

The Cats will meet Sydney at the SCG on Saturday night, May 1, before clashing with grand final conqueror Richmond on a Friday night, May 7, at the MCG.

As well as being broadcast live on K rock, both will be shown on free-to-air television.

“We are off to a fantastic start to the 2021 season, so many storylines are starting to play out, and so many more are yet to be written,” AFL fixturing boss Travis Auld said.

“A flexible fixturing approach has provided us with an opportunity to optimise our scheduling of primetime slots in each round.

“The clubs featured in the next block have been strongly influenced by their form in the early part of the season.”

The AFL is aiming to release times and dates for rounds 9 and 10 matches following Round 5.

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ROUND 7
Friday, April 30
Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs MCG (SEVEN) 7:50pm
Saturday, May 1 
Collingwood vs. Gold Coast SUNS MCG (FOX) 1:45pm
Adelaide Crows vs. GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval (FOX) 2:10pm
St Kilda vs. Hawthorn Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4:35pm
Sydney Swans vs. Geelong Cats SCG (SEVEN) 7:25pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide The Gabba (FOX) 7:25pm
Sunday, May 2 
North Melbourne vs. Melbourne Blundstone Arena (FOX) 1:10pm
Essendon vs. Carlton MCG (SEVEN) 3:20pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Optus Stadium (FOX) 4:40pm

ROUND 8
Friday, May 7
Richmond vs. Geelong Cats MCG (SEVEN) 7:50pm
Saturday, May 8 
GWS GIANTS vs. Essendon GIANTS Stadium (FOX) 1:45pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. St Kilda Metricon Stadium (FOX) 2:10pm
North Melbourne vs. Collingwood Marvel Stadium (FOX) 4:35pm
Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans MCG (SEVEN) 7:25pm
Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide Crows Adelaide Oval (FOX) 7:40pm
Sunday, May 9
Hawthorn vs. West Coast Eagles MCG (FOX) 1:10pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton Marvel Stadium (SEVEN) 3:20pm
Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions Optus Stadium (FOX) 4:40pm