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Run home: AFL unveils final five rounds of home-and-away season – The Age

There will be a second compressed schedule between rounds 14 and 17, while round 18 – the final of the home-and-away season – is a floating fixture.



Matches in this updated period will be held in Adelaide, Perth, the Northern Territory and Queensland, including three in Cairns. Ten teams will have byes in the rounds 14 to 17 block.
That the Tigers will face the Eagles at Metricon Stadium is an advantage for the defending champions, with those clubs playing the second of two matches that kick off the second “festival of football” on Thursday, August 27. The Bombers and Hawks will meet in the earlier match, at Adelaide Oval.
Collingwood will…

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