Seven’s AFL: Rounds 13 – 17

Seven has given an update on the next 5 rounds of AFL, starting with this weekend’s historic double-header at TIO Stadium that includes Saturday night’s marquee Dreamtime in Darwin match between traditional rivals Essendon and Richmond.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport Lewis Martin commented: “With the 13th-placed Gold Coast Suns only a game and a half outside the top eight, the battle for finals spots will be on for young and old over the next five rounds. Virtually every match on Seven will have ramifications for the finals race and fans will see history made when the Northern Territory hosts a trio of blockbusters in little over a week, starting with this weekend’s prime-time double-header in Darwin and finishing with the Heart of the Nation game in Alice Springs next Saturday night. In keeping with season 2020, it promises to be a wild and unpredictable ride.”

Darwin fittingly becomes the centre of the AFL universe on Friday night as Sir Doug Nicholls Round gets underway on Seven with a clash between two of the competition’s most exciting emerging teams, Gold Coast and Carlton, at TIO Stadium.

The following night the spotlight again shines on the Northern Territory capital as it hosts one of the competition’s most iconic fixtures, the annual Essendon-Richmond Dreamtime game. With the Bombers desperate to keep their finals dreams alive and the Tigers eyeing a top-four launchpad for their premiership defence, the stakes are huge for both teams.

But first everyone’s favourite footy show, The Front Bar, will get Round 13 started in style on Thursday night, when Carlton/Adelaide great Eddie Betts and one of the game’s true legends Kevin Sheedy join Andy, Mick and Sam at 8.30pm AEST on Channel 7 and 7plus.

And the round’s Live and Free action will finish with a bang when top-four contenders Brisbane Lions and St Kilda do battle at the Gabba on Sunday.

But this is just the start of a phenomenal five rounds of footy on Seven, which will take fans up to the final round of the home and away season, the ‘floating’ round 18 fixture.

Over the condensed Round 14-17 schedule, Seven will show four matches a weekend across its traditional Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday timeslots, with every match set to have a bearing on the finals race.

And on Thursday nights during this stretch viewers are in for a post-game treat, with The Front Bar to follow the football at the special time of 9.30pm AEST, allowing fans to unwind after the final siren and have a laugh at the lighter side of the game with Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher.

The Northern Territory will again play a starring role in Round 14 when Alice Springs’ TIO Traeger Park hosts this year’s Heart of the Nation game between Melbourne and St Kilda under lights next Saturday (August 29).

Round 14 is chock-full of crunch games, with footy fans also set to enjoy:
• Richmond v West Coast Eagles, Thursday night
• Western Bulldogs v Geelong, Friday night
• Carlton v Collingwood, Sunday

And the following three rounds promise to be just as action-packed, with the Live and Free blockbusters including:
• GWS Giants v Carlton, Round 15, Thursday night
• Brisbane Lions v Collingwood, Round 15, Friday night
• Geelong v Essendon, Round 16, Sunday
• St Kilda v West Coast, Round 17, Thursday night
• Geelong v Richmond, Round 17, Friday night
• GWS Giants v Melbourne, Round 17, Saturday night

As always, viewers in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia will be able to watch every game involving their local AFL teams on Seven.

And post-match on Friday nights, Adam Cooney and Cam Luke will settle in on the Armchair Experts sofa, offering viewers their unique take on the big match.

ROUND 13
Thursday August 20
The Front Bar
Sydney 11.00pm on Channel 7
Melbourne 8.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 11.00pm on Channel 7
Adelaide 8.30pm on Channel 7
Perth 8.30pm on Channel 7

Friday August 21
Gold Coast Suns v Carlton, TIO Stadium
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on 7mate, 7.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Armchair Experts
Sydney 11.00pm on 7mate
Melbourne 11.00pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 11.00pm on 7mate
Adelaide 10.30pm on Channel 7
Perth 11.00pm on 7mate

Saturday August 22
Port Adelaide v Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval
Adelaide 4.00pm Live on Channel 7

Dreamtime in Darwin
Essendon v Richmond, TIO Stadium
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 7.00pm Live on Channel 7

Fremantle v Sydney Swans, Optus Stadium
Sydney 8.00pm Live on 7mate
Perth 6.00pm Live on 7mate

Sunday August 23
Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats, Adelaide Oval
Adelaide 12.30pm Live on Channel 7

Brisbane Lions v St Kilda, Gabba
Melbourne 3.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 3.00pm Live on 7mate

West Coast Eagles v GWS Giants, Optus Stadium
Sydney 6.00pm Live on 7mate
Perth 7.00pm on 7mate

ROUND 14
Thursday August 27
Richmond v West Coast Eagles, Metricon Stadium
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 6.40pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

The Front Bar
Sydney 9.30pm on 7mate
Melbourne 9.30pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 9.30pm on 7mate
Adelaide 9.00pm on Channel 7
Perth 8.30pm on Channel 7

Friday August 28
Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats, Metricon Stadium
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on 7mate, 7.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Armchair Experts
Sydney 11.00pm on 7mate
Melbourne 11.00pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 11.00pm on 7mate
Adelaide 10.30pm on Channel 7
Perth 11.00pm on 7mate

Saturday August 29
Port Adelaide v Sydney Swans, Adelaide Oval
Sydney 1.30pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 3.30pm on Channel 7

Fremantle v GWS Giants, Optus Stadium
Sydney 4.30pm Live on 7mate
Perth 2.30pm Live on Channel 7

Heart of the Nation
Melbourne v St Kilda, TIO Traeger Park
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate

Sunday August 30
Carlton v Collingwood, Gabba
Melbourne 3.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 3.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 2.30pm Live on Channel 7

Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne, Metricon Stadium
Brisbane 6.00pm Live on 7mate

ROUND 15
Tuesday September 1
Hawthorn v Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Oval
Adelaide 5.00pm Live on 7mate

West Coast Eagles v Essendon, Metricon Stadium
Perth 6.00pm Live on 7mate

Wednesday September 2
Richmond v Fremantle, Metricon Stadium
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Thursday September 3
Sydney Swans v Melbourne, Cazaly’s Stadium
Sydney 4.30pm Live on 7mate

GWS Giants v Carlton, Metricon Stadium
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 6.40pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

The Front Bar
Sydney 9.30pm on 7mate
Melbourne 9.30pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 9.30pm on 7mate
Adelaide 9.00pm on Channel 7
Perth 8.30pm on Channel 7

Friday September 4
Brisbane Lions v Collingwood, Gabba
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on 7mate, 7.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Armchair Experts
Sydney 11.00pm on 7mate
Melbourne 11.00pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 11.00pm on 7mate
Adelaide 10.30pm on Channel 7
Perth 11.00pm on 7mate

ROUND 16
Saturday September 5
North Melbourne v Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 7.00pm Live on Channel 7

Sunday September 6
Geelong Cats v Essendon, Gabba
Melbourne 3.00pm Live on Channel 7

Western Bulldogs v West Coast Eagles, Metricon Stadium
Perth 4.00pm Live on 7mate

Monday September 7
Melbourne v Fremantle, Cazaly’s Stadium
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Tuesday September 8
Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants, Adelaide Oval
Sydney 5.30pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Carlton v Sydney Swans, Metricon Stadium
Sydney 8.00pm Live on 7mate

Wednesday September 9
Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns, Gabba
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate

ROUND 17
Thursday September 10
St Kilda v West Coast Eagles, Gabba
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 6.40pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

The Front Bar
Sydney 9.30pm on 7mate
Melbourne 9.30pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 9.30pm on 7mate
Adelaide 9.00pm on Channel 7
Perth 8.30pm on Channel 7

Friday September 11
Geelong Cats v Richmond, Metricon Stadium
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on 7mate, 7.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 6.30pm Live on 7mate, 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 5.00pm Live on 7mate

Armchair Experts
Sydney 11.00pm on 7mate
Melbourne 11.00pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 11.00pm on 7mate
Adelaide 10.30pm on Channel 7
Perth 11.00pm on 7mate

Saturday September 12
North Melbourne v Fremantle, Metricon Stadium
Perth 2.00pm on Channel 7

Port Adelaide v Essendon, Adelaide Oval
Adelaide 4.00pm Live on Channel 7

GWS Giants v Melbourne, Gabba
Sydney 7.00pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate

Sunday September 13
Carlton v Adelaide Crows, Metricon Stadium
Adelaide 12.30pm Live on Channel 7

Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval
Melbourne 3.00pm Live on Channel 7

Sydney Swans v Brisbane Lions, Cazaly’s Stadium
Sydney 6.00pm Live on 7mate
Brisbane 6.00pm Live on 7mate

Monday September 14
Collingwood v Gold Coast Suns, Gabba
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on 7mate

One Comment:

  1. It’s good to see that there are AFL fixtures for Alice Springs and Cairns. It’s unfortunate that it took the health crisis for the contingencies, but it’s good for the increasing number of NT and Far North Queensland Australian rules football fans and supporters.

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