The AFL's update release of the Round 19 fixture for the 2021 AFL Premiership Season sees the MCG host two matches this weekend following changes to state border restrictions and quarantine protocols.Following the Victorian Government’s extension of the state's current lockdown, matches scheduled to be played in Victoria will take place without crowds.
A top-of-the-table clash between Melbourne and Western Bulldogs has now been brought forward from being initially scheduled for Round 20. The match will commence at 7.25pm on Saturday July 24.
The Geelong Cats and Richmond match remains at the MCG on Sunday July 25 as previously scheduled, with the game to begin at 3.20pm AEST.
The Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions match - initially scheduled for this Round on Saturday July 24, will now be played in Round 20 with timeslots and venues for all matches of Round 20 to be confirmed in due course.
ROUND 19Saturday July 24, 7.25pm - Melbourne v Western Bulldogs
Sunday July 25, 3.20pm - Geelong Cats v Richmond