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Tigers-Crows AFL recreation set to be moved

Richmond’s match towards Adelaide on the MCG is about to be moved to Sydney because the AFL scrambles to take care of a looming lockdown in Victoria.

The AFL season has been plunged into disaster earlier than spherical 11 attributable to a recent COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.

Gold Coast’s conflict with Hawthorn in Darwin on Saturday night time has already been postponed however that’s unlikely to be the final of the fixture modifications.

The South Australian authorities closing its border to Victoria has created points for Sunday’s match between the Tigers and the Crows.

With Sydney attributable to play Carlton on the SCG on Sunday, Giants Stadium looms because the doubtless choice for the relocated match between Richmond and Adelaide.

“There’s each chance that it will be moved to Sydney,” Richmond assistant coach Adam Kingsley advised SEN SA.

“We may very well be probably flying out as early as (Thursday)… we’re form of simply sitting round ready for some information earlier than we are able to progress.

“It is out of our management and we’ll do what we have to do to try to make the season go forward, like all of the golf equipment did final 12 months.

“It’ll be tough for some, simpler for others, significantly for ones with households it could be fairly tough on quick discover.”

On Wednesday, strict restrictions had been imposed on all Victorian-based AFL golf equipment with gamers and staffers beneficial to solely depart their properties for taking part in, coaching and necessities.

Aside from the Tigers-Crows recreation, the opposite three matches scheduled for Victoria this weekend seem prone to go forward, simply with out crowds.

Eleven new COVID-19 instances had been recorded in Victoria prior to now 24 hours with the state authorities to quickly make an announcement about any lockdown.

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