Football’s return has been mapped out further this afternoon, with the AFL today revealing the full fixtures for Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of the restarted competition.
Round 2 was leaked overnight by several Melbourne newspapers before being officially confirmed this morning. It will see big clubs Collingwood and Richmond get the season back underway with a blockbluster clash at the MCG, while Hawthorn will make their first trip to Kardinia Park since 2006 on the Friday night when tackle Geelong.
Both WA clubs begin their stints in Queensland with clashes against the locals, with the Lions hosting Fremantle at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon and the Suns hosting the Eagles at Metricon later that night.
A last-minute easing of regulations by the South Australian government means the Power and Crows will play a Showdown at Adelaide Oval before heading up to Queensland as well.
Other Round 2 matches include Carlton hosting Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, before Sundays sees Sydney host Essendon at the SCG, GWS tackle North Melbourne and St Kilda play the Western Bulldogs.
Interestingly, Sunday timeslots have been changed for this four-week blocks, with the match times for that day now 1:05pm, 3:35pm and 6:05pm.
The season was paused following Round 1 in late March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Crowds will not be permitted at matches until further notice.
The AFL said the next block of fixtures – likely to be Round 6 and 7 – will be released at the conclusion of Round 3.
All times below are AEST.
Thursday, June 11
Collingwood vs Richmond, MCG, 7:40pm
Friday, June 12
Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn, GMHBA Stadium, 7:50pm
Saturday, June 13
Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle, The Gabba, 1:45pm
Carlton vs Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm
Gold Coast Suns vs West Coast Eagles, Metricon Stadium, 7:40pm
Port Adelaide vs Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Oval, 7:40pm
Sunday, June 14
GWS Giants vs North Melbourne, Giants Stadium, 1:05pm
Sydney Swans vs Essendon, SCG, 3:35pm
St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs, Marvel Stadium, 6:05pm
Thursday, June 18
Richmond vs Hawthorn, MCG, 7:40pm
Friday, June 19
Western Bulldogs vs GWS Giants, Marvel Stadium, 7:50pm
Saturday, June 20
North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium, 1:45pm
Collingwood vs St Kilda, MCG, 4:35pm
Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles, The Gabba, 7:40pm
Geelong Cats vs Carlton, GMHBA Stadium, 7:40pm
Sunday, June 21
Gold Coast Suns vs Adelaide Crows, Metricon Stadium, 1:05pm
Essendon vs Melbourne, MCG, 3:35pm
Fremantle vs Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 6:05pm
Thursday, June 25
Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, SCG, 7:40pm
Friday, June 26
GWS Giants vs Collingwood, Giants Stadium, 7:50pm
Saturday, June 27
Port Adelaide vs West Coast Eagles, Metricon Stadium, 1:45pm
St Kilda vs Richmond, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm
Essendon vs Carlton, MCG, 7:40pm
Gold Coast Suns vs Fremantle, Metricon Stadium, 7:40pm
Sunday, June 28
Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows, The Gabba, 1:05pm
Melbourne vs Geelong Cats, MCG, 3:35pm
Hawthorn vs North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 6:05pm
Thursday, July 2
West Coast Eagles vs Richmond, Metricon Stadium, 7:40pm
Friday, July 3
Collingwood vs Essendon, MCG, 7:50pm
Saturday, July 4
Carlton vs St Kilda, MCG, 1:45pm
Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns, 4:35pm, GMHBA Stadium
Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide, 7:40pm, The Gabba
Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne, 7:40pm, Marvel Stadium
Sunday, July 5
Adelaide Crows vs Fremantle, 1:05pm, Metricon Stadium
Sydney Swans vs Melbourne, 3:35pm, SCG
GWS Giants vs Hawthorn, 6:05pm, Giants Stadium