AFL Fixtures & Results 2017

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Released in October the previous year the annual AFL Fixture is a confirmed draw listing all of the upcoming season’s home and away games. There are 18 AFL teams that face off across the 23-week regular or home and away season leading up to the AFL Finals in September.

All up there are 198 AFL fixtures during that time and for the first time in 2016 the league scheduled two byes into the AFL Draw including one for the week before the AFL finals series before Round 23.

Some of the key dates during the AFL Draw are the Easter Monday clash between the Geelong Cats and Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG and the MCG Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon.

2017 AFL Fixture

The 2017 AFL Fixtures and dates of the weekly home and away Australian Rules games for this season’s Premiership season are detailed in full below.

For 2017 the AFL sticks to the controversial formula of a post Round 23 Bye. There will also be footy played on Good Friday for the first time in the AFL in 2017.

For complete coverage of the AFL Rounds across the draw make sure to follow the links for full match previews, AFL tips and live AFL betting odds on all games across the 23 week regular season as the AFL Grand Final on Saturday, September 30 approaches!

Highlights of the AFL Fixtures 2017 include:

  • The traditional season opener between Carlton and Richmond at the MCG on Thursday March 23
  • 2016 AFL Grand Final rematch between the Western Bulldogs and Sydney on Friday March 31 in Round 2 at Etihad Stadium
  • A Good Friday clash on Friday April 14 between North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs under the lights at Etihad Stadium
  • The AFL Anzac Day clash on Tuesday April 25 in Round 5 between Essendon and Collingwood at the MCG
  • Collingwood’s 125th birthday bash in Round 7 when they play Carlton at the MCG on May 6
  • Round 8’s clash in China when Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast play at Shanghai on May 14
  • The South Australian Derbies in Round 3 and 20
  • The West Australian Derbies in Round 6 and 17

Note: All times up to Sunday April 2 are AEDT then AEST onwards

2017 AFL Rounds

AFL ROUND 1

AFL Round 1 Fixtures

AFL Round 1

Carlton play Richmond in the traditional AFL Season Opener in Round 1. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Thursday March 23, 2017
  • Carlton 14.5 (89) v 20.12 (132) Richmond, MCG (7.20pm)
Friday March 24, 2017
  • Collingwood 12.14 (86) v 15.10 (100) Western Bulldogs, MCG (7.50pm)
Saturday March 25, 2017
  • Sydney Swans 12.10 (82) v 17.8 (110) Port Adelaide, SCG (4.35pm)
  • St Kilda 13.12 (90) v 18.12 (120) Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 14.12 (96) v 15.8 (98) Brisbane Lions, Metricon Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Essendon 17.14 (116) v 12.19 (91) Hawthorn, MCG (7.25pm)
 
Sunday March 26, 2017
  • North Melbourne 13.15 (93) v 21.10 (136) West Coast Eagles, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Adelaide 22.15 (147) v 14.7 (91) GWS Giants, Adelaide Oval (3.20pm)
  • Fremantle 10.13 (73) v 18.7 (115) Geelong, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)

AFL ROUND 2

AFL Round 2 Fixtures

Thursday March 30, 2017
  • Richmond 14.15 (99) v 11.14 (80) Collingwood, MCG (7.20pm)
Friday March 31, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) v 13.9 (87) Sydney Swans, Etihad Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday April 1, 2017
  • Hawthorn 13.11 (89) v 16.17 (113) Adelaide, MCG (1.45pm)
  • GWS Giants 24.16 (160) v 8.10 (58) Gold Coast Suns, Spotless Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) v 17.9 (111) Essendon, Gabba (7.25pm)
  • West Coast Eagles 18.8 (116) v 13.19 (97) St Kilda, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday April 2, 2017
  • Geelong 17.10 (112) v 17.9 (111) North Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Melbourne 13.8 (86) v 9.10 (64) Carlton, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Port Adelaide 22.13 (145) v 8.8 (56) Fremantle, Adelaide Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 3

AFL Round 3 Fixtures

Friday April 7, 2017
  • Sydney Swans 11.13 (79) v 11.14 (80) Collingwood, SCG (7.50pm)
Saturday April 8, 2017
  • North Melbourne 10.7 (67) v 15.19 (109) GWS Giants, Blundstone Arena (1.45pm)
  • Richmond 11.10 (76) v 8.17 (65) West Coast Eagles, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Geelong 20.6 (126) v 13.19 (97) Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Port Adelaide 12.11 (83) v 15.10 (100) Adelaide, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)
  • Fremantle 13.11 (89) v 10.13 (73) Western Bulldogs, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday April 9, 2017
  • St Kilda 14.23 (107) v 11.10 (76) Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Carlton 7.15 (57) v 6.6 (42) Essendon, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 21.13 (139) v 7.11 (53) Hawthorn, Metricon Stadium (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 4

AFL Round 4 Fixtures

AFL Easter Monday betting

Hawthorn and Geelong face off in the traditional Easter Monday AFL match. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

EASTER ROUND

Thursday April 13, 2017
  • West Coast Eagles 13.13 (91) v 10.5 (65) Sydney Swans, Subiaco Oval (8.10pm)
Friday April 14, 2017
  • North Melbourne 12.14 (86) v 12.17 (89) Western Bulldogs, Etihad Stadium (4.20pm)
Saturday April 15, 2017
  • Melbourne 15.4 (104) v 16.10 (106) Fremantle, MCG (1.45pm)
  • GWS Giants 16.16 (112) v 11.15 (81) Port Adelaide, Manuka Oval (4.35pm)
  • Carlton 12.10 (82) v 17.6 (108) Gold Coast Suns, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Adelaide 24.9 (153) v 13.10 (88) Essendon, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday April 16, 2017
  • Collingwood 7.13 (55) v 9.15 (69) St Kilda, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 10.7 (67) v 17.17 (119) Richmond, Gabba (4.40pm)
Monday April 17, 2017
  • Hawthorn 6.12 (48) v 20.14 (134) Geelong, MCG (3.20pm)

AFL ROUND 5

AFL Round 5 Fixtures

AFL Anzac Day match betting

Collingwood and Essendon face off in the AFL Anzac Day clash.

ANZAC ROUND

Friday April 21, 2017
  • Port Adelaide 20.17 (137) v 6.11 (47) Carlton, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Saturday April 22, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs 17.20 (122) v 14.6 (90) Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium (1.45pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 13.8 (86) v 23.15 (153) Adelaide, Metricon Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Sydney Swans 9.9 (63) v 15.15 (105) GWS Giants, SCG (7.25pm)
  • Fremantle 9.13 (67) v 9.8 (62) North Melbourne, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday April 23, 2017
  • St Kilda 13.10 (88) v 19.12 (126) Geelong, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)
  • Hawthorn 19.11 (125) v 11.9 (75) West Coast Eagles, MCG (4.40pm)
Monday April 24, 2017
  • Richmond 12.16 (88) v 11.9 (75) Melbourne, MCG (7.25pm)
Tuesday April 25, 2017
  • Essendon 15.10 (100) v 11.16 (82) Collingwood, MCG (3.20pm)

AFL ROUND 6

AFL Round 6 Fixtures

Friday April 28, 2017
  • GWS Giants 11.9 (75) v 9.19 (73) Western Bulldogs, Manuka Oval (7.50pm)
Saturday April 29, 2017
  • Hawthorn 8.7 (55) v 19.16 (130) St Kilda, University of Tasmania Stadium (1.45pm)
  • Carlton 15.7 (97) v 11.12 (78) Sydney Swans, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 10.7 (67) v 22.18 (150) Port Adelaide, Gabba (4.35pm)
  • North Melbourne 16.11 (107) v 14.10 (94) Gold Coast Suns, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
  • West Coast Eagles 16.7 (103) v 9.8 (62) Fremantle, Subiaco Oval (8.10pm)
 
Sunday April 30, 2017
 
  • Essendon 10.14 (74) v 17.10 (112) Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Geelong 11.12 (78) v 15.17 (107) Collingwood, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Adelaide 21.14 (140) v 10.4 (64) Richmond, Adelaide Oval (4.40pm)
AFL ROUND 6 Results Wrap-Up: The round started with the first AFL Friday night game to be held in Canberra and we were not let down with an absolute thriller between two genuine AFL premiership contenders in the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, the latter taking the four points. The Hawks and Swans abysmal start to the AFL season only got worse as they both suffered losses. After such a bad start to the season, both teams could find themselves in the unfamiliar scenario of missing September’s AFL Finals action. We have a new premiership favourite in the Adelaide Crows as they easily accounted for the previously unbeaten Richmond in Adelaide during the Round 6 Aussie Rules Results. The upset of the round came when Collingwood bounced back from a disappointing Anzac Day performance to beat the Cats at the MCG.

AFL ROUND 7

AFL Round 7 Fixtures

Collingwood AFL Team

The Collingwood Magpies celebrate their 125th birthday in Round 7 of the AFL Season 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Friday May 5, 2017
  • St Kilda 16.12 (108) v 12.13 (85) GWS Giants, Etihad Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday May 6, 2017
  • North Melbourne 22.13 (145) v 13.8 (86) Adelaide Crows, Blundstone Arena (1.45pm)
  • Collingwood 8.8 (56)  v 12.7 (79) Carlton, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) v 15.7 (97) West Coast Eagles, Adelaide Oval (4.35pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 18.16 (124) v 15.9 (99) Geelong, Metricon Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) v 11.9 (75) Richmond, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday May 7, 2017
  • Sydney Swans 20.15 (135) v 12.9 (81) Brisbane Lions, SCG (1.10pm)
  • Melbourne 14.7 (91) v 14.10 (94) Hawthorn, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Fremantle 17.14 (116) v 11.13 (79) Essendon, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)
 AFL ROUND 7 Results Wrap-Up: It was a round of upset Aussie Rules results during Round 7 as we got a better gauge of the pretenders and contenders for the Premiership. St Kilda may be a side that is ready to challenge for a top 4 spot as they disposed of the highly rated GWS Giants on Friday night. Carlton spoiled the 125 year anniversary celebrations of arch rivals Collingwood on Saturday afternoon with a spirited victory that is sure to fill the navy blue army with some hope moving forward. The biggest upset of the round came at Etihad Stadium on Saturday when luckless North Melbourne strung together back-to-back wins in a dominate display against the AFL ladder-leaders Adelaide in a result that few would have seen coming. The Western Bulldogs leapfrogged Richmond on the ladder as they won a nail-biter at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. The Hawks have shown that there may be hope left in the season yet after seeing off a fast finishing and determined Melbourne on Sunday afternoon at the MCG.

AFL ROUND 8

AFL Round 8 Fixtures

Jingwan Stadium

Jingwan Stadium in China will host a Round 8 AFL game between the Suns and Port Adelaide.

Friday May 12, 2017
  • West Coast Eagles 9.15 (69) v 8.13 (61) Western Bulldogs, Subiaco Oval (8.10pm)
Saturday May 13, 2017
  • Hawthorn 17.11 (113) v 11.9 (75) Brisbane Lions, University of Tasmania Stadium (1.45pm)
  • St Kilda 12.13 (85) v 10.6 (66) Carlton, Etihad Stadium (2.10pm)
  • GWS Giants 15.12 (102) v 15.9 (99) Collingwood, Spotless Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Essendon 17.8 (110) v 13.15 (93) Geelong, MCG (7.25pm)
  • Adelaide 9.12 (66) v 17.5 (107) Melbourne, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday May 14, 2017
  • Richmond 10.10 (70) v 10.12 (72) Fremantle, MCG (1.10pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 4.14 (38) v 16.14 (110) Port Adelaide, Jiangwan Sports Centre — Shanghai (3.20pm)
  • North Melbourne 11.12 (78) v 18.12 (120) Sydney Swans, Etihad Stadium (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 8 Results Wrap-Up: The upsets continued to happen in a round that was full of drama and controversy. The weekend started with a nail biting encounter in the west with the Eagles continuing their great home record with a win over the Western Bulldogs, which saw West Coast move into the Top 4. It was a spiteful clash at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon in which the Saints held off a gallant Carlton side. An all-in brawl erupted after the St Kilda players took exception to Carlton skipper Marc Murphy giving Jake Carlisle a spray as he lay on the ground injured. Saturday night dished up two big upsets as Melbourne beat the AFL ladder leaders Adelaide away from home and the Bombers beat the Cats in Melbourne. One of the most anticipated games for quite some time took place in Shanghai on the weekend between Port Adelaide and Gold Coast. There was debate about the attendance at the match but it is certain that the Suns didn’t arrive in the right frame of mind as they were trounced by the Power. The match of the round came on Sunday though, after a David Mundy kick post-siren sunk Richmond hearts as Fremantle moved to within striking distance of the top eight.

AFL ROUND 9

AFL Round 9 Fixtures

Friday May 19, 2017
  • Geelong 16.8 (104) v 12.9 (81) Western Bulldogs, Simonds Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday May 20, 2017
  • St Kilda 10.8 (68) v 18.10 (118) Sydney Swans, Etihad Stadium (1.45pm)
  • GWS Giants 11.12 (78) v 10.15 (75) Richmond, Spotless Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 7.18 (60) v 21.14 (140) Adelaide, Gabba (7.25pm)
  • Collingwood 13.12 (90) v 11.6 (72) Hawthorn, MCG (7.25pm)
Sunday May 21, 2017
  • Essendon 19.11 (125) v 8.16 (64) West Coast Eagles, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Melbourne 13.12 (90) v 15.14 (104) North Melbourne, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Fremantle 13.8 (86) v 7.9 (51) Carlton, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

Byes: Gold Coast Suns, Port Adelaide

AFL ROUND 9 Results Wrap-Up: The latest round of Aussie Rules kicked off with the unveiling of the new stand at Simonds Stadium in Geelong in a see-sawing contest against the Western Bulldogs. After an abysmal defensive performance the week prior with only 40 tackles, Geelong set a club tackling record with 134 to beat the Dogs at their own pressure style of game. It was another week of heartache for Richmond as they would again lose by under a kick, this time to Western Sydney. It was a brave performance despite not taking the points back to Melbourne but this will do little to console the yellow and black faithful. Collingwood have revitalised their AFL season with a huge comeback win at the MCG on Saturday night. Tom Mitchell gathered a massive 50 possessions but could not stop the Pies who were at one stage 43 points behind. The pressure is released slightly for coach Nathan Buckley for another week. After arguably the win of the season last week over the AFL ladder-leading Adelaide Crows, Melbourne again could not string together consecutive wins against the Roos on Sunday afternoon. North Melbourne has now won their past 16 games against the Demons, which is a club record winning streak against any opponent.

AFL ROUND 10

AFL Round 10 Fixtures

SIR DOUG NICHOLLS ROUND

Sir Douglas Nicholls

AFL Round 10 is named after Douglas Nicholls – Aussie Rules Football’s only player to have been knighted. Photo Credit: Supplied.

Thursday May 25, 2017
  • Geelong 11.15 (81) v 11.13 (79) Port Adelaide, Simonds Stadium (7.20pm)
Friday May 26, 2017
  • Sydney Swans 11.9 (75) v 12.9 (81) Hawthorn, SCG (7.50pm)
Saturday May 27, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs 13.12 (90) v 7.8 (50) St Kilda, Etihad Stadium (1.45pm)
  • Melbourne 18.14 (122) v 13.9 (87) Gold Coast Suns, TIO Traeger Park — Alice Spings (4.35pm)
  • Richmond 11.15 (81) v 10.6 (66) Essendon, MCG (7.25pm)
  • Adelaide 20.23 (143) v 6.7 (43) Fremantle, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday May 28, 2017
  • Collingwood 18.21 (129) v 13.6 (84) Brisbane Lions, MCG (1.10pm)
  • Carlton 15.6 (96) v 17.11 (113) North Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)
  • West Coast Eagles 14.6 (90) v 14.14 (98) GWS Giants, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 10 Results Wrap-Up: The first Thursday night Aussie Rules game of the year kicked off the AFL Indigenous Round as the Cats won a thriller against Port Adelaide in controversial circumstances. The 30 second shot-clock was enforced on Port Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon when kicking for goal which could have sealed the game for the Power with only minutes remaining in the game. Hawthorn continued their recent domination of the Sydney Swans in a gutsy 6-point win at the SCG on Friday night. Melbourne dominated the second half to power over the very inconsistent Gold Coast Suns in Alice Springs on Saturday afternoon. Home and Away AFL attendance records were broken on Saturday night as Richmond and Essendon played out a thrilling Dreamtime at the ‘G’ game in front of 85,656 people. The Tigers ended a run of extremely close losses and got their season back on track with a 15 point win. Adelaide handed Fremantle coach Ross Lyon his heaviest defeat of his coaching career with a 100 point thumping at the Adelaide Oval to keep top spot on the AFL ladder. The highlight of Sunday football came when the injury riddled GWS Giants added to West Coast’s woes by taking the 4 points home with them from Perth.

AFL ROUND 11

AFL Round 11 Fixtures

Thursday June 1, 2017
  • Port Adelaide 13.20 (98) v 7.5 (47) Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Friday June 2, 2017
  • Geelong 13.18 (96) v 10.14 (74) Adelaide, Simonds Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday June 3, 2017
  • Gold Coast Suns 11.14 (80) v 11.11 (77) West Coast Eagles, Metricon Stadium (1.45pm)
  • GWS Giants 18.9 (117) v 15.11 (101) Essendon, Spotless Stadium (4.35pm)
  • North Melbourne 9.12 (66) v 14.17 (101) Richmond, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday June 4, 2017
  • Fremantle 12.13 (85) v 15.15 (105) Collingwood, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

Byes: Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans, Western Bulldogs

AFL ROUND 11 Results Wrap-Up: Thursday night footy continued in Round 11 of the AFL and it was Port Adelaide who took the 4 points in a dominate display at Adelaide Oval against the Hawks. Hawthorn managed to score only 3 points in the first half, which is the lowest total in the history of their football club to that point in a game. Geelong toppled AFL ladder-leaders Adelaide in another classy performance in front of their home fans under lights on Friday night. Despite a huge gash in his head, Joel Selwood, along with his brother Scott and partner in crime Patrick Dangerfield, produced stand out performances in the 22 point win. In the upset Aussie Rules result of the round, the Gold Coast Suns continued the travel woes for the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon. ‘Two Metre Peter’ Wright booted a goal with less than two minutes remaining to seal an important three point win. Collingwood headed west to take on the Fremantle Dockers on Sunday to try and continue a rich vein of form. They would keep their AFL finals hopes alive with a 20 point victory with mature-aged recruit Josh Smith leading the way with 32 disposals.

AFL ROUND 12

AFL Round 12 Fixtures

West Coast Eagles

The West Coast Eagles are one of four AFL teams to have a bye in Round 12 in 2017. Photo Credit: WCE.

Thursday June 8, 2017
  • Sydney Swans 12.16 (88) v 6.6 (42) Western Bulldogs, SCG (7.20pm)
Friday June 9, 2017
  • Adelaide 16.15 (111) v 7.12 (54) St Kilda, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Hawthorn 12.7 (79) v 13.17 (95) Gold Coast Suns, MCG (1.45pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 18.13 (121) v 9.10 (64) Fremantle, Gabba (4.35pm)
  • Essendon 19.17 (131) v 8.13 (61) Port Adelaide, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday June 11, 2017
  • Carlton 10.11 (71) v 9.16 (70) GWS Giants, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)
Monday June 12, 2017
  • Melbourne 15.14 (104) v 15.10 (100) Collingwood, MCG (3.20pm)

Byes: Geelong Cats, North Melbourne, Richmond, West Coast Eagles

AFL ROUND 12 Results Wrap-Up: After a slow start to the Aussie Rules season, Sydney continued their climb up the AFL ladder with another convincing win to kick off Round 12 on Thursday night. The Swans added last year’s AFL premiers, the Western Bulldogs, to their growing number of victims as they ran out 46 point winners at the SCG. The Crows easily accounted for the Saints on Friday night in Adelaide in front of their inaugural premiership heroes who were celebrating their victory 20 years ago. Saturday was a day of upsets, which started with a Gold Coast victory over Hawthorn at the MCG, followed by the Brisbane Lions who recorded only their second win of the year against the Fremantle Dockers at the Gabba and ended with a Saturday night boilover at Etihad as the Bombers sent a message to the competition with a huge win over Port Adelaide. The upsets continued on Sunday as a determined Carlton side won a nail biter against the GWS Giants. In a Queens Birthday clash for the ages, the Melbourne Demons would move into 6th position on the AFL ladder with a 4 point win in front of seventy thousand people at the MCG on Monday.

AFL ROUND 13

AFL Round 13 Fixtures

Thursday June 15, 2017
  • West Coast Eagles 11.17 (83) v Geelong 10.10 (70), Subiaco Oval (8.10pm)
Friday June 16, 2017
  • North Melbourne 10.12 (72) v 12.17 (89) St Kilda, Etihad Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday June 17, 2017
  • Richmond 10.11 (71) v 12.8 (80) Sydney Swans, MCG (1.45pm)
  • Port Adelaide 18.13 (121) v 12.9 (81) Brisbane Lions, Adelaide Oval (4.35pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 11.7 (73) v 12.11 (83) Carlton, Metricon Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday June 18, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs 8.8 (56) v 17.11 (113) Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)

Byes: Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, GWS Giants, Hawthorn

AFL ROUND 13 Results Wrap-Up: The latest round of Aussie Rules football kicked off with a win to the West Coast Eagles over Geelong in Perth on Thursday night. The Eagles have struggled away from home this year, which makes it very important that they win their home AFL fixtures. The Saints bounced back from a 3 game losing streak to comfortably beat North Melbourne at Etihad on Friday night. Richmond gave up another big lead to lose a close one to Sydney at the MCG. They were 36 points ahead early in the 2nd quarter only to be run over the top of by a Sydney side that is looking more and more like the AFL Premiership contenders they were last year. Carlton headed north to the Gold Coast on Saturday night where they upset the Suns to record back to back wins for the first time this season. It was heart-break for Suns recruit Michael Barlow who suffered a serious leg break for the second time in his career late in the game. The round finished with a standalone Sunday game at Etihad between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs. The Demons showed their premiership credentials with dominate 57-point thumping of the reigning premier. The Melbourne faithful can finally start to feel confident in their team after back to back wins put them in 5th place on the ladder.

AFL ROUND 14

AFL Round 14 Fixtures

Thursday June 22, 2017
  • Adelaide 12.10 (82) v 14.12 (96) Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Friday June 23, 2017
  • Sydney Swans 11.20 (86) v 12.13 (85) Essendon, SCG (7.50pm)
Saturday June 24, 2017
  • Collingwood 9.8 (62) v 13.15 (93) Port Adelaide, MCG (1.45pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 12.14 (86) v 22.14 (146) GWS Giants, Gabba (4.35pm)
  • Western Bulldogs 15.17 (107) v 16.10 (106) North Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
  • West Coast Eagles 14.12 (96) v 15.9 (99) Melbourne, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday June 25, 2017
  • Geelong 10.14 (74) v 11.6 (72) Fremantle, Simonds Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Richmond 11.18 (84) v 8.10 (58) Carlton, MCG (3.20pm)
  • St Kilda 14.19 (103) v 10.12 (72) Gold Coast Suns, Etihad Stadium (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 14 Results Wrap-Up: It was another round of thrilling finishes in the AFL with four games decided by three points or less. Hawthorn started the round with an upset win over the Crows in Adelaide that no one saw coming to move the Hawks away from the bottom of the AFL Ladder. Friday night saw an unbelievable finish at the SCG between the Swans and Bombers. A mistake by veteran defender Brendon Goddard gave the Swans a chance in the dying stages and Gary Rohan took full advantage with a mark and goal that gave Sydney a one point win to continue their surge up the ladder. It was another one point margin on Saturday night when the Western Bulldogs held off a brave North Melbourne outfit at Etihad Stadium. It was an all-important victory for the Dogs who had dropped four of their previous five games heading into the clash. Captain Jack Viney gathered 38 disposals, 26 contested, in an inspiring performance to get his Melbourne Demons over the line in Perth. Melbourne had not beaten the Eagles in Perth for 15 years and it now seems likely that Melbourne we be playing AFL finals football come September. On Sunday afternoon a wounded Geelong Cats stormed home over the Fremantle Dockers to record a gutsy win in front of their home fans at Simmonds Stadium. Skipper Joel Selwood was knocked out in the opening minutes and took no further part in the game. Michael Walters missed a shot on goal with the final kick of the game that handed a two point win to the Cats.

AFL ROUND 15

AFL Round 15 Fixtures

Friday June 30, 2017
  • Melbourne 7.8 (50) v 11.19 (85) Sydney Swans, MCG (7.50pm)
Saturday July 1, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) v 12.15 (87) West Coast Eagles, Etihad Stadium (1.45pm)
  • Carlton 12.5 (77) v 13.11 (89) Adelaide, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 18.10 (118) v 14.14 (99) North Melbourne, Metricon Stadium (4.35pm)
  • GWS Giants 10.8 (68) v 10.8 (68) Geelong, Spotless Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Port Adelaide 8.15 (63) v 11.10 (76) Richmond, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday July 2, 2017
  • Essendon 11.16 (82) v 13.12 (90) Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Hawthorn 18.10 (118) v 14.10 (94) Collingwood, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Fremantle 12.8 (80) v 12.17 (89) St Kilda, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 15 Results Wrap-Up: It was another round of competitive and close games in the AFL this week. The Melbourne Demons played host to the Sydney Swans in a rare Friday night prime time spot for the hosts. They could not take advantage on the big stage however, after an impressive victory over West Coast in Perth last week, they were outplayed by a resurgent Swans side to go down by 35 points. The AFL premiership hangover seems to be taking full effect as the defending premiers, Western Bulldogs, dropped out of the eight with a seven point loss to the West Coast Eagles in Melbourne. The Gold Coast beat a gallant North Melbourne team on Saturday night at Metricon Stadium in skipper Gary Ablett’s 300th game. Like he has done on so many occasions, the little master gathered 37 points and played an important role for his team in a big win in front of their home fans. 2017 saw its first draw on Saturday night as the Cats drew with the Giants at Spotless Stadium. Star forward Tom Hawkins had a shot after the siren to win the game for Geelong but he missed, and the teams shared the points. Richmond leapfrogged Port Adelaide into fourth place on the AFL Ladder with a determined victory in Adelaide on Saturday night. The Brisbane Lions recorded just their second win for the season with a come from behind win over the Bombers in Melbourne on Sunday. St Kilda closed the round with an important nine point win over the Fremantle Dockers in Perth on Sunday.

AFL ROUND 16

AFL Round 16 Fixtures

Friday July 7, 2017
  • Adelaide 16.8 (104) v 5.15 (45) Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Saturday July 8, 2017
  • Hawthorn 14.13 (97) v 15.7 (97) GWS Giants, University of Tasmania Stadium (1.45pm)
  • Collingwood 12.8 (80) v 18.9 (117) Essendon, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Sydney Swans 17.16 (118) v 7.9 (51) Gold Coast Suns, SCG (4.35pm)
  • Brisbane Lions 11.12 (78) v 25.13 (163) Geelong, Gabba (7.25pm)
  • St Kilda 21.12 (138) v 10.11 (71) Richmond, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday July 9, 2017
  • North Melbourne 12.10 (82) v 13.8 (86) Fremantle, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Carlton 12.10 (82) v 14.6 (90) Melbourne, MCG (3.20pm)
  • West Coast Eagles 13.10 (88) v 18.12 (120) Port Adelaide, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 16 Results Wrap-Up: The Western Bulldogs tilt at another AFL Premiership flag is in big trouble after they were beaten convincingly by 59 points at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night. The Crows now sit on top of the AFL ladder after another thrilling round of football. There was no more exciting game over the weekend than the clash between the Hawks and Giants in Tasmania. For the second week in a row, GWS drew with their opponents and split the points. Essendon bounced back from a disappointing loss to Brisbane last week with a 37 point win over Collingwood on Saturday afternoon. Bucking the trend of recent weeks, there were some big margins on Saturday night. Sydney and Geelong both had big wins over the Gold Coast and Brisbane respectively, but it was Etihad Stadium where things really got ugly. It was a big test for Richmond to cement their spot in the Top 4 against the Saints. They were 82 points down at half time and never recovered as the Saints went marching on in a match dedicated to Nick Riewoldt’s late sister, Maddie. First gamer Ryan Nyhuis was a late inclusion into the Dockers side for their game against North Melbourne after David Mundy withdrew. Mundy kicked the winning goal for Fremantle against Richmond earlier in the year but it was the debutant, with four crucial goals, that would turn the match in an important four point away win. Carlton were valiant in defeat against the Dees on Sunday afternoon after losing Patrick Cripps with a serious leg injury. Melbourne held on for an eight point win to hold their position in the Top 8.

AFL ROUND 17

AFL Round 17 Fixtures

Friday July 14, 2017
  • St Kilda 7.15 (57) v 17.16 (118) Essendon, Etihad Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday July 15, 2017
  • Geelong 13.10 (88) v 12.13 (85) Hawthorn, MCG (1.45pm)
  • Port Adelaide 19.13 (127) v 8.9 (57) North Melbourne, Adelaide Oval (2.10pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns 13.10 (88) v 15.13 (103) Collingwood, Metricon Stadium (4.35pm)
  • GWS Giants 12.11 (83) v 14.12 (96) Sydney Swans, Spotless Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Melbourne 10.10 (70) v 17.14 (116) Adelaide Crows, TIO Stadium — Darwin (7.40pm)
Sunday July 16, 2017
  • Richmond 16.16 (112) v 12.9 (81) Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Carlton 9.8 (62) v 12.10 (82) Western Bulldogs, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Fremantle 5.14 (44) v 11.8 (74) West Coast Eagles, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 17 Results Wrap-Up: After a superb showing last week against Richmond, St Kilda was confident going into their clash against Essendon. It was not to be though, as the Bombers ran out 61 point winners to keep their AFL finals chances alive for another week. Saturday afternoon produced another thriller between Geelong and Hawthorn in Luke Hodge’s 300th game. 2017 Brownlow Medal favourite Patrick Dangerfield seemingly hurt his lower leg in the first quarter but it did not stop him from making an impact on the game. He kicked five goals and helped Geelong to a nail biting three point victory. Collingwood helped ease the pain on coach Nathan Buckley with a victory over the Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium but it seems too little too late for the Pies. The Swans are within striking distance of the Top 4 after they beat the Giants at Spotless Stadium. After a horror start to the season, Sydney now sit in 6th spot on the AFL Ladder and are climbing. The Western Bulldogs got their season back on track with a 20 point win over Carlton on Sunday afternoon. West Coast claimed bragging rights in the west as they ran out comfortable 30 point winners over Fremantle in the last derby to be played at Subiaco Oval.

AFL ROUND 18

AFL Round 18 Fixtures

Friday July 21, 2017
  • Adelaide v Geelong, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Saturday July 22, 2017
  • Essendon v North Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (1.45pm)
  • Melbourne v Port Adelaide, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns, Cazaly’s Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Sydney Swans v St Kilda, SCG (7.25pm)
  • Fremantle v Hawthorn, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday July 23, 2017
  • Richmond v GWS Giants, MCG (1.10pm)
  • Collingwood v West Coast Eagles, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)
  • Brisbane Lions v Carlton, Gabba (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 19

AFL Round 19 Fixtures

MULTICULTURAL ROUND

Friday July 28, 2017
  • Hawthorn v Sydney Swans, MCG (7.50pm)
Saturday July 29, 2017
  • North Melbourne v Melbourne, Blundstone Arena (1.45pm)
  • GWS Giants v Fremantle, Spotless Stadium (2.10pm)
  • Port Adelaide v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval (4.35pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns v Richmond, Metricon Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Carlton v Geelong, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday July 30, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs v Essendon, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Collingwood v Adelaide, MCG (3.20pm)
  • West Coast Eagles v Brisbane Lions, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 20

AFL Round 20 Fixtures

Friday August 4, 2017
  • Geelong v Sydney Swans, Simonds Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday August 5, 2017
  • GWS Giants v Melbourne, Maunka Oval (1.45pm)
  • Essendon v Carlton, MCG (2.10pm)
  • Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs, Gabba (4.35pm)
  • North Melbourne v Collingwood, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday August 6, 2017
  • St Kilda v West Coast Eagles, Etihad Stadium (1.10pm)
  • Richmond v Hawthorn, MCG (3.20pm)
  • Adelaide v Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 21

AFL Round 21 Fixtures

Brisbane Lions

The Brisbane Lions face off in a Queensland Derby against the Suns in Round 21.

Friday August 11, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs v GWS Giants, Etihad Stadium (7.50pm)
Saturday August 12, 2017
  • Sydney Swans v Fremantle, SCG (1.45pm)
  • Geelong v Richmond, Simonds Stadium (2.10pm)
  • Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns, Gabba (4.35pm)
  • Essendon v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
  • West Coast Eagles v Carlton, Subiaco Oval (7.40pm)
Sunday August 13, 2017
  • Melbourne v St Kilda, MCG (1.10pm)
  • Hawthorn v North Melbourne, University of Tasmania Stadium (3.20pm)
  • Port Adelaide v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 22

AFL Round 22 Fixtures

Eureka Stadium

Eureka Stadium in Ballarat will host an AFL Round 22 match between the Wesertn Bulldogs and Port Adelaide.

Friday August 18, 2017
  • Adelaide v Sydney Swans, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)
Saturday August 19, 2017
  • Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide, Eureka Stadium — Ballarat (1.45pm)
  • Collingwood v Geelong, MCG (2.10pm)
  • GWS Giants v West Coast Eagles, Spotless Stadium (4.35pm)
  • Gold Coast Suns v Essendon, Metricon Stadium (7.25pm)
  • Carlton v Hawthorn, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)
Sunday August 20, 2017
  • Melbourne v Brisbane Lions, MCG (1.10pm)
  • St Kilda v North Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)
  • Fremantle v Richmond, Subiaco Oval (4.40pm)

AFL ROUND 23

AFL Round 23 Fixtures

Friday August 25 — Monday August 28, 2017
* All times and dates TBC
  • West Coast Eagles v Adelaide, Subiaco Oval
  • Sydney Swans v Carlton, SCG
  • Brisbane Lions v North Melbourne, Gabba
  • Port Adelaide v Gold Coast Suns, Adelaide Oval
  • Collingwood v Melbourne, MCG
  • Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, Etihad Stadium
  • Geelong v GWS Giants, Simonds Stadium
  • Richmond v St Kilda, MCG
  • Essendon v Fremantle, Etihad Stadium

2017 AFL FINALS SERIES