The Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats will face off for the first spot in the AFL grand final when they do battle in Friday night’s preliminary final. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.
The match is scheduled to begin with the first bounce at 7:50pm (AEST) on Friday, September 20, with it to be played at the home of football, the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
This preliminary final may have been anticipated as the grand final originally, but with Geelong losing their first-week final to the Collingwood Magpies on the same venue, they got shafted to the other side of the draw.
It meant they had to beat the West Coast Eagles last weekend, before facing up to the in-form Tigers this week.
The Tigers are coming off the week’s break, so it’ll be intriguing to see how they respond after belting the Brisbane Lions on the road by 57 points in their opening finals match.
As has been the case with every game of the AFL Finals series to date, there will be two ways to watch this match on TV in Australia.
The best of those will be the ad-break free coverage on Fox Sports, who will broadcast the match on Fox Footy, which can be found at Channel 504.
Their coverage begins at 7pm (AEST) with a pre-game show, and will conclude around an hour after the final siren.
To watch the coverage on Fox Sports, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels.
The other way to watch the match is on free to air TV through the Seven Network. They will broadcast the game on their main channel into most cities and centres, however, we suggest you check your local guides to confirm this information.
Coverage will begin at 7:30pm (AEST) and is available on Channel 70 in high definition, or Channel 71 in standard definition.
If you’d prefer to live stream the AFL preliminary finals online, you’ll be able to do so through Kayo Sports. This will provide the Fox Footy coverage, with Kayo being a dedicated sports streaming platform holding the rights to all of Foxtel’s sporting content and other selected events from $25 per month.
7Plus will give you the Channel 7 coverage for free, with the only information needed being an email address, while the Foxtel App is better for those who already have valid Foxtel login details, as it’s included in TV plans.
Foxtel Now will be the go-to option for those who only want to stream Foxtel channels.
Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow the match with our live scores, blog and highlights of the action from 7:35pm (AEST).