Geelong are nonetheless ready on affirmation of their journey schedule forward of Friday evening’s AFL qualifying last in opposition to Port Adelaide.
The Cats will enter quarantine situations on Tuesday to arrange for his or her journey to South Australia, with the state authorities imposing tight restrictions on the travelling celebration amid Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak.
A restricted crowd of 15,000 predominantly Energy followers awaits them at Adelaide Oval.
Geelong coach Chris Scott stated the membership’s clear desire is to journey on Thursday however they haven’t but obtained the inexperienced gentle from the AFL and SA authorities.
The Cats needed to fly to Adelaide on the morning of their round-13 evening match in opposition to Port Adelaide and endured an extended wait in quarantine situations on the floor earlier than their 21-point win.
“We’re actually robust on our desire to journey on Thursday evening,” Scott informed Fox Footy’s AFL 360.
“We all know that there’ll nonetheless be some restrictions after we get to South Australia.
“However we expect it will be too oppressive to ask a group to endure, for a last, what we did final time we went to Adelaide.
“The AFL are working actually laborious to try this and we have got confidence that they might ship that.
“I am positive that they would not decide on the venue on the Adelaide Oval except they’d labored with the SA well being authorities to make it possible for there was an affordable lead-in to the sport.”
Geelong anticipate they are going to keep outdoors Victoria for the rest of the finals sequence and will head to direct to Perth after their stint in Adelaide, no matter whether or not they beat the Energy.
Perth’s Optus Stadium is the new favorite to host the grand last and will additionally host finals in weeks two and three.
“We’re truly embracing that concept,” Scott stated concerning the prospect of spending weeks away from residence.
“We do not really feel like we may have a lot of a say on the place we play, regardless of our outcomes, which we’re okay with as effectively.
“I believe the AFL is working laborious to verify it is as stage a enjoying discipline as attainable.
“They could not fairly ship on that this week, however subsequent to this week I think that there can be impartial venues and just about all groups can be on the street collectively.”
Scott stated Geelong will draw on final yr’s expertise of spending months away in Queensland as they give the impression of being to go one higher than their grand last defeat to Richmond.