The AFL fixtures moved to Sydney in chaos with the Tiger-Crow match

Richmond’s game against Adelaide in the MCG has been moved to Sydney as the AFL is set to face a lockout in Victoria.

The AFL season is in crisis ahead of Round 11 due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.

The clash with Hawthorne in Darwin, Gold Coast, on Saturday night is in Limbo and will not be played in most of the northern capitals.

The South Australian government has closed its border with Victoria, sparking controversy over Sunday’s game between the Tigers and the Cowboys.

With Carlton set to play in the SCG against Sydney on Sunday, Richmond and Adelaide will have the Giants Stadium as a possible option for a restored game.

The Tigers take off from Melbourne on Thursday afternoon and are preparing to be away for an extended period as they were in the season to win last year’s premiership in Queensland.

“Our club’s collective approach is that we’ve had a lot of fun together (in 2020) and we’ve been focused on the work at hand,” Tiger assistant coach Adam Kingsley told Sen.

“It challenges a lot of guys, I included too, but it’s unfortunate this time we’re in the industry.

“We must take strong steps to protect and strive for it. One of these looks like it could be tilted to the center. “

On Wednesday, all Victoria-based AFL clubs were severely banned as players and staff recommended leaving their homes only for sports, training and essentials.

Aside from the Tiger-Crow game, the other three games scheduled for Victoria look likely to move forward this weekend, without crowds.

More than 60,000 people were expected to take part in Friday night’s top-of-the-table clash between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, but the Premiership contenders will now face off at the empty Marvel Stadium.

Eleven new COVID-1 cases have been recorded in Victoria in the past two hours, with the state government announcing any lockouts soon.


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