The second AFL preliminary final will be played on Saturday afternoon as the Collingwood Magpies take on the GWS Giants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.
The first bounce in the contest has been set for 4:35pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 21.
Following last night’s first preliminary final, it’s now known that the winner of this match will advance to the grand final for a showdown with the Richmond Tigers, and there are storylines developing both ways.
Should Collingwood get the job done, it’ll set up a showdown as one of the AFL’s biggest rivalries, while GWS would be qualifying for their first decider if they are able to get the win in this second preliminary final.
GWS are here after upsetting the Brisbane Lions on the road in last week’s semi-final, while Collingwood are fresh from a week off, having gotten the better of the Geelong Cats in the opening week of finals action.
This preliminary final between the Magpies and Giants will be broadcast on two channels around Australia, giving AFL fans options.
The first of those options is to tune into Fox Sports, who will broadcast the game on Fox Footy, which can be found at Channel 504.
Their coverage will begin at 3:30pm (AEST). To watch it, you’ll need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.
The other method to watch this match will be to tune in through the free to air coverage on Channel 7, who will be live with the match from 4pm (AEST) on Channel 70 in high definition and 71 in standard definition.
If you’d prefer to live stream the match online, there will be multiple options for you to do so, accessing either the Fox Sports or Channel 7 coverage.
The best option to access the broadcast on Fox Footy will be to live stream the match through Kayo Sports, who have the rights to all of Foxtel’s sports channels, as well as other selected events for $25 per month.
The Channe; 7 coverage is also available as a live stream through 7Plus, which is free to use, however, you’ll need to sign up with a valid email address.
Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow the match with our live scores, blog and highlights from 4:20pm (AEST) on Saturday afternoon.