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Sunday clash for Cats, Tigers

Action from the clash between Geelong and Richmond in Round 8. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG will host Richmond at the MCG on the Sunday of Round 19.

The AFL has confirmed the Cats and Tigers will do battle on July 25, with the first bounce at 1:45pm.

Geelong’s meeting with North Melbourne in Round 20 has also been locked in.

The Cats will play a match for premiership points in Hobart for the first time on Saturday, July 31, also at 1:45pm.

GMHBA Stadium will continue to be Sydney’s home-away-from-home, with the Swans to host Fremantle in Round 19 on Saturday, July 24.

“Releasing Rounds 19 and 20 now maximises the amount of time possible for our clubs to prepare and for fans to plan on attending the matches,” the AFL’s Travis Auld said.

“We acknowledge it has been an extremely uncertain time around the country, and thank everyone in our football industry for being accommodating with the changes to ensure the season has kept rolling.

“Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, it is shaping up to be an exhilarating back end of the season, in which any team can win on any day.

“There are some intriguing matchups to look forward to across the two rounds, games that will help shape the final eight.”

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ROUND 19
Friday, July 23
Port Adelaide vs. Collingwood Adelaide Oval 7.15pm
Saturday, July 24 
Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle GMHBA Stadium 1.45pm
Hawthorn vs. Brisbane Lions MCG 2.10pm
Essendon vs. GWS GIANTS Marvel Stadium 4.35pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Melbourne TIO Stadium 7.25pm
West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda Optus Stadium 7.40pm
Sunday, July 25 
Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows Mars Stadium 12.40pm
Geelong Cats vs. Richmond MCG 1.45pm
Carlton vs. North Melbourne Marvel Stadium 4.40pm

 

ROUND 20
Friday, July 30
Essendon vs. Sydney Swans Marvel Stadium 7.50pm
Saturday, July 31 
North Melbourne vs. Geelong Cats Blundstone Arena 1.45pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast SUNS The Gabba 3.20pm
St Kilda vs. Carlton Marvel Stadium 4.35pm
Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs MCG 7.25pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval 7.40pm
Sunday, August 1 
GWS GIANTS vs. Port Adelaide TBC 1.10pm
Collingwood vs. West Coast Eagles MCG 2.10pm
Fremantle vs. Richmond Optus Stadium 5:10pm