They will go Friday-Saturday-Saturday-Saturday-Saturday up until the end of round 17 thanks to a timely round-15 bye. Although this forced two planned Round 5 matches - (Richmond vs West Coast and Melbourne vs Sydney) - to be redrawn at less than a week's notice (Richmond instead faced Melbourne in Victoria, and Sydney faced West Coast in Queensland), and the entire planned Round 6 and 7 fixtures to be redrawn, the season continued without suspension. Players' immediate families were permitted to join them at the league's expense, but were subject to the same lifestyle restrictions and virus testing regime as the players. But after that, it's smooth sailing thanks to a beautifully timed nine-day break just a couple of weeks out from finals, at which point the Tigers can refresh and launch at a third flag in four years. It’s the new kid on the block that everyone’s mad about. Inside Darwin's prison riot: Images reveal extent of damage, Plan on booking a flight out of Canberra for the holidays?

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Numbers highlighted in green indicates the team finished the round inside the top 8. [19], The border restrictions were managed by requiring several clubs to relocate outside their states; or, to set-up in weeks-long quarantine hubs, in which clubs travelled at the same time to a restricted state for an extended three- or four-week trip, quarantined there and played several games against other teams in the hub. It’s polar opposites for two WA teams, PRIME TIME KINGS: The AFL clubs that’ll steal the spotlight in 2020, 2020 FIXTURE ODDITIES: Unusual timeslots – and big double-headers, The biggest winner of the 2020 AFL fixture – and where you can catch the best blockbusters, TOP SIX: Biggest winners and losers from AFL’s double-up fixture formula, WELL THIS IS AWKWARD (Sydney Swans v Essendon and Joe Daniher), Round Two, Friday 27 March, 7.50pm at the SCG. READ MORE .

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