Two clubs in limbo, could spent weeks on road amid border restrictions

The AFL will ship Gold Coast and GWS to Melbourne this weekend if the Queensland authorities refuses to open its border to Victoria.

The league is determined to stage the Suns v Demons and Giants v Energy match in Queensland and on Tuesday morning remained decided for that consequence to eventuate.

However the plan B state of affairs would see Gold Coast face Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Saturday afternoon and GWS tackle Port at a Melbourne-based venue the next day.

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The Giants are eager to play a house recreation in Canberra (Photograph by Robert Cianflone/Getty Pictures)Supply: Getty Pictures

Bringing GWS and Gold Coast to Victoria has implications for the remainder of their seasons with no sterile hall but to open up.

It might power each golf equipment to spend a number of weeks on the street for the second time in 2021.

It additionally would have a big impression on the GWS households and family members who’re 10 days away from being launched out of quarantine.

If the Giants are in Melbourne and the borders stay locked, these households would wish to fly south as quickly as they get out.

When the AFL made its Spherical 20 fixture public on Monday night, each video games had been listed as TBC because the league waited on the Queensland authorities’s choice.


League officers stay hopeful the identical allowances afforded to Hawthorn, Brisbane, Geelong and North Melbourne by Tasmania might be afforded to GWS, Port and Melbourne this weekend by Queensland well being authorities.

The Giants gamers and employees who’ve spent the previous week and a bit in resort isolation might be launched late on Tuesday and re-join their teammates and colleagues on Wednesday morning.

Giants coach Leon Cameron instructed Fox Footy’s AFL 360 on Monday evening that the membership has been attempting for weeks to get a house recreation in Canberra.

“We’d like to go to Canberra, we’ve been attempting to get there for the final six or seven weeks (to) play a few house video games there,” Cameron stated.

“Clearly restrictions may maintain that again however hopefully that might come via. It may very well be anyplace from Melbourne, Canberra to the place we’re in Queensland.”

The identical applies for Sydney’s contingent of gamers and employees who attended the Wallabies v France rugby match at AAMI Park on July 13.

Each golf equipment stay assured their gamers might be match to play in Spherical 20. Equally, Rowan Marshall might be launched from house quarantine in Perth on Tuesday and the Saints anticipate him to face Carlton on Friday evening.

He moved from the resort to an Airbnb late final week after a request was accepted by the West Australian state authorities.



St Kilda v Carlton, 7.50pm at Marvel Stadium


Western Bulldogs v Adelaide, 12.20pm at MARS Stadium

North Melbourne v Geelong, 1.15pm at Blundstone Enviornment

Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne, 3.10pm at venue TBC

Collingwood v West Coast Eagles, 4.15pm at MCG

Essendon v Sydney Swans, 7.40pm at The Gabba


Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions, 2.10pm at UTAS Stadium

GWS Giants v Port Adelaide, 3.10pm at venue TBC

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