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AFL fixture crisis amid WA restrictions

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AFL fixture crisis amid WA restrictions

The AFL fixture is liable to be thrown into chaos until Western Australian premier Model McGowan backs down on his strict border stance.

The league has committed to an unchanged opening round initiating March 18, however previous that would possibly well show tough given West Soar and Fremantle will both play early video games in Victoria.

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The Dockers will handle Melbourne on the MCG in round one, while the Eagles are due to the play the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium the following weekend.

Victoria, which on Friday recorded two recent COVID-19 cases, is the handiest divulge peaceable enviornment to any WA border restrictions.

AFL fixture boss Travis Auld concedes there would possibly well would possibly well well also just peaceable be alterations to the map to tumble in line with WA health advice.

“The downside will most likely be Fremantle coming to Victoria to play Melbourne,” Auld advised newshounds on Friday.

“It gifts a peril as it stands for Fremantle going support to WA, they’d deserve to quarantine (for 14 days).

“Clearly we have to work with these clubs and the WA authorities to ogle if there would possibly be a bigger resolution with out compromising the health of the community.”

McGowan is due to the entrance the media about upcoming divulge election later on Friday and is liable to be requested about the AFL’s pickle.

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AFL fixture crisis amid WA restrictions