The 2021 AFL fixture is out.
And in keeping with everything else about 2020, it’s very different to what we are used to.
The league has locked in the opening six rounds — starting with a traditional Richmond v Carlton blockbuster at the MCG on Thursday, March 18 — and the match-ups for Round 7-23 but they don’t yet have specific dates or timeslots.
Those details will be announced in blocks about 4-6 weeks in advance, giving the league and broadcasters more flexibility in scheduling the best games in the prime timeslots.
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After a shortened season due to COVID-19, the 2021 season will return to 23 home-and-away rounds, with each team playing 22 matches with a bye.
Quarters will also revert to 20 minutes plus time-on after being shortened to 16 minutes in 2020.
Originally published asAFL releases revolutionary 2021 fixture
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