The AFL’s penultimate round is set to kick-off with a sudden-loss of life showdown between GWS and Richmond this Friday night.
The 2019 wide finalists stayed within the finals inch with wins on the weekend, setting up a blockbuster round 22 clash.
The fixture is a Giants home recreation and the Sydneysiders are seemingly to demand Shock Stadium as their different of venue.
GWS and Richmond confronted off on the Docklands ground abet in round 9 when Tigers coach Damien Hardwick lamented his club having to play a house recreation there rather than on the MCG.
“I abominate coming here. I potentially mustn’t bid that,” Hardwick acknowledged post-recreation.
“The MCG has got soul, it be got Richmond members there. Our members don’t attain here.”
The Giants jumped abet into the eighth space with an against-the-odds upset of Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Friday night.
Leon Cameron’s facet sits two capabilities particular of Richmond in 10th after the Tigers reeled in a 26-level deficit to defeat North Melbourne on Saturday.
This weekend’s fixture may possibly also be finalised as soon as Monday, with the Brisbane Lions hopeful they may be able to return home to face Collingwood on the Gabba after being in quarantine in Perth earlier than final Sunday’s clash with Fremantle.
The AFL turned into wanting forward to to welcome crowds abet to video games in Victoria this weekend however the deliver’s sixth lockdown, announced final Thursday, has overwhelmed these hopes.