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The 2019 Australian Football League season was the 123rd season of the elite Australian rules football competition and the 30th under the name 'Australian Football League', having switched from 'Victorian Football League' after 1989. There are 18 teams competing in the league, the same as the previous seven seasons. The first game was played on Thursday, 21 March, and the season concluded with the 2019 AFL Grand Final on Saturday, 28 September. Richmond defeated Greater Western Sydney by 89 points in the grand final, marking their twelfth premiership.

2019 AFL premiership season
Teams18
PremiersRichmond
(12th premiership)
Minor premiersGeelong
(14th minor premiership)
Matches played207
Attendance7,517,677 (36,317 per match)
Highest attendance100,014 (Grand Final, Richmond vs. Greater Western Sydney)
Coleman MedallistJeremy Cameron
Greater Western Sydney (67 goals)
Brownlow MedallistNat Fyfe
Fremantle (33 Votes)
Wooden spoonersGold Coast
(2nd wooden spoon)
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Rule changesEdit

The AFL Commission approved several alterations to the rules of the game, to come into effect for the 2019 season:[1]

  • Traditional playing positions mandated at centre bounces (i.e. after goals have been scored)
    • Teams must have six players inside both 50m arcs, with one player inside the goalsquare.
    • Four midfield players must start inside the centre square with the two wingmen stationed along the wing.
  • At kick-ins, a player will no longer need to kick to himself to play on from the goalsquare.
  • Following a behind, the man on the mark will be brought out to 10m from the top of the goalsquare, rather than the existing five metres, due to the play on rule from kick-ins.
  • When defenders mark or receive a free kick within nine metres of their own goal, the man on the mark will be brought in line with the top of the goalsquare.
  • Team runners may only enter the playing surface after a goal has been kicked and must exit before play restarts.
  • Water carriers are not permitted to enter the playing surface during live play.
  • Players will be prohibited from setting up behind the umpire at centre bounces.
  • With respect to 50 metre penalties, the player with the ball:
    • Must be allowed to advance the mark by 50m without the infringing player delaying the game and;
    • Will be able to play on while the 50m penalty is being measured out.
  • With respect to kicks after the siren, a player in this situation:
    • Will be able to kick across their body using a snap or check-side however;
    • They must kick the ball directly in line with the man on the mark and the goal.
  • The 'hands in the back' rule interpretation has been repealed so a player can now:
    • Place his hands on the back of his opponent to protect his position in a marking contest, provided he does not push his opponent in the back.
  • A ruckman who takes direct possession of the ball from a bounce, throw-up or boundary throw-in will no longer be regarded as having had prior opportunity.
  • Where there is uncertainty over who is the designated ruckman, the ruckman for each team will still be required to nominate to the field umpire.

Pre-seasonEdit

AFLXEdit

The AFL confirmed in December 2018 that the modified version of the sport, known as AFLX, would return in the 2019 pre-season.[2] Unlike the 2018 competition, no AFL clubs took part in the event, with four all-star teams being picked by four high-profile players respectively; Patrick Dangerfield (captain of the Bolts), Eddie Betts (Deadlys), Nat Fyfe (Flyers) and Jack Riewoldt (Rampage).[2] The tournament occurred at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne on 22 February 2019 and was won by the Rampage.[3]

JLT Community SeriesEdit

The pre-season series of games returned as the 2019 JLT Community Series, with teams playing two games each. The games were stand-alone, with no overall winner of the series. Each team played two games, many at suburban or regional venues, while all games were televised on Fox Footy.

Premiership seasonEdit

Notable features of the draw include:

Round 1Edit

Round 1 (Opening Round)
Thursday, 21 March (7:20 pm) Carlton 9.10 (64) def. by Richmond 14.13 (97) MCG (crowd: 85,016) Report
Friday, 22 March (7:50 pm) Collingwood 9.11 (65) def. by Geelong 10.12 (72) MCG (crowd: 78,017) Report
Saturday, 23 March (1:45 pm) Melbourne 9.7 (61) def. by Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) MCG (crowd: 38,866) Report
Saturday, 23 March (4:05 pm) Adelaide 7.13 (55) def. by Hawthorn 12.15 (87) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,180) Report
Saturday, 23 March (7:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 15.12 (102) def. West Coast 8.10 (58) Gabba (crowd: 20,029) Report
Saturday, 23 March (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.16 (82) def. Sydney 9.11 (65) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 32,303) Report
Sunday, 24 March (1:10 pm) St Kilda 13.7 (85) def. Gold Coast 13.6 (84) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 20,291) Report
Sunday, 24 March (3:20 pm) Greater Western Sydney 16.16 (112) def. Essendon 5.10 (40) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 15,424) Report
Sunday, 24 March (3:20 pm) Fremantle 21.15 (141) def. North Melbourne 9.5 (59) Optus Stadium (crowd: 40,033) Report
  • Fremantle collected a team record of 40 clearances in its 82-point win over North Melbourne, it was also Fremantle's biggest win against North Melbourne.[citation needed]
  • Despite a swathe of rule changes designed to increase scoring, it was the lowest average scoring opening round since 1965.[6]

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Thursday, 28 March (7:20 pm) Richmond 10.6 (66) def. by Collingwood 17.8 (110) MCG (crowd: 70,699) Report
Friday, 29 March (7:50 pm) Sydney 8.14 (62) def. by Adelaide 12.16 (88) SCG (crowd: 32,575) Report
Saturday, 30 March (4:35 pm) Essendon 9.11 (65) def. by St Kilda 10.16 (76) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 44,252) Report
Saturday, 30 March (4:40 pm) Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) def. Carlton 11.6 (72) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 41,552) Report
Saturday, 30 March (5:10 pm) West Coast 16.8 (104) def. Greater Western Sydney 7.10 (52) Optus Stadium (crowd: 54,985) Report
Saturday, 30 March (7:25 pm) Geelong 20.6 (126) def. Melbourne 6.10 (46) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 27,561) Report
Sunday, 31 March (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 13.9 (87) def. by Brisbane Lions 16.11 (107) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 23,100) Report
Sunday, 31 March (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 13.9 (87) def. by Western Bulldogs 16.10 (106) MCG (crowd: 39,368) Report
Sunday, 31 March (3:40 pm) Gold Coast 7.19 (61) def. Fremantle 8.10 (58) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 10,119) Report
  • Collingwood took 99 marks in the 1st half against Richmond which broke the VFL/AFL record for most marks in a half by a team. The Magpies ended up with 174 marks for the game which is 5th most marks in a game in VFL/AFL history.[7]

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Thursday, 4 April (7:20 pm) Adelaide 10.15 (75) def. by Geelong 14.15 (99) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 45,631) Report
Friday, 5 April (7:50 pm) Melbourne 18.4 (112) def. by Essendon 20.10 (130) MCG (crowd: 52,475) Report
Saturday, 6 April (1:45 pm) Carlton 10.14 (74) def. by Sydney 14.9 (93) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 39,290) Report
Saturday, 6 April (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 19.11 (125) def. Richmond 10.16 (76) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 12,697) Report
Saturday, 6 April (6:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.11 (107) def. Port Adelaide 13.12 (90) Gabba (crowd: 19,958) Report
Saturday, 6 April (7:25 pm) Collingwood 11.10 (76) def. by West Coast 15.8 (98) MCG (crowd: 60,878) Report
Sunday, 7 April (2:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.14 (68) def. by Gold Coast 10.13 (73) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 22,499) Report
Sunday, 7 April (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 13.9 (87) def. North Melbourne 10.11 (71) MCG (crowd: 36,174) Report
Sunday, 7 April (3:20 pm) Fremantle 11.5 (71) def. St Kilda 9.12 (66) Optus Stadium (crowd: 38,227) Report

Round 4Edit

Round 4
Thursday, 11 April (7:20 pm) Sydney 11.12 (78) def. by Melbourne 15.10 (100) SCG (crowd: 26,669) Report
Friday, 12 April (7:50 pm) Collingwood 11.12 (78) def. Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64) MCG (crowd: 59,257) Report
Saturday, 13 April (1:45 pm) Geelong 11.9 (75) def. by Greater Western Sydney 11.13 (79) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 28,780) Report
Saturday, 13 April (2:10 pm) Essendon 17.10 (112) def. Brisbane Lions 9.11 (65) MCG (crowd: 48,289) Report
Saturday, 13 April (4:05 pm) Port Adelaide 14.8 (92) def. by Richmond 15.9 (99) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 38,864) Report
Saturday, 13 April (7:25 pm) North Melbourne 9.17 (71) def. Adelaide 8.11 (59) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 17,207) Report
Saturday, 13 April (6:10 pm) West Coast 10.9 (69) def. Fremantle 7.14 (56) Optus Stadium (crowd: 58,219) Report
Sunday, 14 April (2:40 pm) Gold Coast 8.11 (59) def. Carlton 8.9 (57) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 14,176) Report
Sunday, 14 April (3:20 pm) St Kilda 10.14 (74) def. Hawthorn 10.9 (69) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 35,883) Report

Round 5Edit

Round 5 (Easter)
Thursday, 18 April (7:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.13 (61) def. by Collingwood 18.15 (123) Gabba (crowd: 34,017) Report
Friday, 19 April (4:20 pm) North Melbourne 7.16 (58) def. by Essendon 17.14 (116) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 48,278) Report
Friday, 19 April (6:10 pm) West Coast 8.5 (53) def. by Port Adelaide 13.17 (95) Optus Stadium (crowd: 49,290) Report
Saturday, 20 April (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.16 (82) def. by Fremantle 16.10 (106) UNSW Canberra Oval (crowd: 11,277) Report
Saturday, 20 April (4:35 pm) Melbourne 7.13 (55) def. by St Kilda 15.5 (95) MCG (crowd: 35,558) Report
Saturday, 20 April (7:25 pm) Richmond 13.11 (89) def. Sydney 10.7 (67) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 40,053) Report
Sunday, 21 April (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 7.15 (57) def. by Carlton 15.11 (101) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 35,069) Report
Sunday, 21 April (4:10 pm) Adelaide 18.11 (119) def. Gold Coast 6.10 (46) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 40,847) Report
Monday, 22 April (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 13.12 (90) def. by Geelong 17.11 (113) MCG (crowd: 66,347) Report

Round 6Edit

Round 6 (ANZAC Round)
Wednesday, 24 April (7:35 pm) Richmond 12.13 (85) def. Melbourne 6.6 (42) MCG (crowd: 72,704) Report
Thursday, 25 April (3:20 pm) Essendon 10.9 (69) def. by Collingwood 10.13 (73) MCG (crowd: 92,241) Report
Friday, 26 April (7:20 pm) Port Adelaide 12.16 (88) def. North Melbourne 11.6 (72) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 36,099) Report
Saturday, 27 April (1:45 pm) Gold Coast 9.8 (62) def. by Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 13,694) Report
Saturday, 27 April (4:35 pm) St Kilda 10.8 (68) def. by Adelaide 15.7 (97) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 28,404) Report
Saturday, 27 April (7:25 pm) Sydney 12.7 (79) def. by Greater Western Sydney 18.12 (120) SCG (crowd: 29,780) Report
Saturday, 27 April (6:10 pm) Fremantle 13.10 (88) def. Western Bulldogs 9.15 (69) Optus Stadium (crowd: 43,732) Report
Sunday, 28 April (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 13.15 (93) def. Carlton 13.10 (88) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 15,888) Report
Sunday, 28 April (4:40 pm) Geelong 15.14 (104) def. West Coast 7.4 (46) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 28,085) Report

Round 7Edit

Round 7
Friday, 3 May (7:50 pm) Collingwood 15.18 (108) def. Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 37,559) Report
Saturday, 4 May (1:45 pm) Melbourne 11.13 (79) def. Hawthorn 11.8 (74) MCG (crowd: 40,864) Report
Saturday, 4 May (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 18.6 (114) def. St Kilda 10.10 (70) UNSW Canberra Oval (crowd: 12,633) Report
Saturday, 4 May (4:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 14.19 (103) def. Sydney 12.9 (81) Gabba (crowd: 20,075) Report
Saturday, 4 May (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 15.9 (99) def. Richmond 7.10 (52) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 36,151) Report
Saturday, 4 May (6:10 pm) West Coast 11.14 (80) def. Gold Coast 8.9 (57) Optus Stadium (crowd: 47,497) Report
Sunday, 5 May (1:10 pm) Carlton 8.14 (62) def. by North Melbourne 18.12 (120) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 42,430) Report
Sunday, 5 May (3:20 pm) Geelong 13.8 (86) def. Essendon 7.12 (54) MCG (crowd: 63,527) Report
Sunday, 5 May (4:10 pm) Adelaide 7.9 (51) def. Fremantle 5.4 (34) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 42,383) Report

Round 8Edit

Round 8
Friday, 10 May (7:50 pm) Sydney 11.11 (77) def. Essendon 10.12 (72) SCG (crowd: 26,502) Report
Saturday, 11 May (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.14 (92) def. Brisbane Lions 11.10 (76) Mars Stadium (crowd: 9,039) Report
Saturday, 11 May (1:45 pm) Carlton 13.9 (87) def. by Collingwood 16.10 (106) MCG (crowd: 69,289) Report
Saturday, 11 May (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 9.6 (60) def. by Melbourne 8.13 (61) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 9,765) Report
Saturday, 11 May (7:25 pm) St Kilda 10.10 (70) def. by West Coast 12.16 (88) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 24,246) Report
Saturday, 11 May (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 9.14 (68) def. by Adelaide 13.10 (88) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 49,675) Report
Sunday, 12 May (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 11.14 (80) def. by Geelong 16.8 (104) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 21,156) Report
Sunday, 12 May (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 10.11 (71) def. Greater Western Sydney 5.8 (38) MCG (crowd: 14,636) Report
Sunday, 12 May (3:20 pm) Fremantle 12.14 (86) def. by Richmond 17.9 (111) Optus Stadium (crowd: 42,641) Report

Round 9Edit

Round 9
Friday, 17 May (6:10 pm) West Coast 13.7 (85) def. Melbourne 9.15 (69) Optus Stadium (crowd: 51,162) Report
Saturday, 18 May (1:45 pm) Collingwood 17.10 (112) def. St Kilda 10.11 (71) MCG (crowd: 60,702) Report
Saturday, 18 May (2:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) def. Adelaide 13.14 (92) Gabba (crowd: 20,405) Report
Saturday, 18 May (4:35 pm) Geelong 21.7 (133) def. Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 31,373) Report
Saturday, 18 May (7:25 pm) Essendon 8.12 (60) def. Fremantle 7.11 (53) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 29,176) Report
Saturday, 18 May (7:25 pm) North Melbourne 10.12 (72) def. by Sydney 11.11 (77) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 12,799) Report
Sunday, 19 May (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) def. Gold Coast 7.9 (51) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 26,129) Report
Sunday, 19 May (3:20 pm) Richmond 14.11 (95) def. Hawthorn 8.11 (59) MCG (crowd: 64,936) Report
Sunday, 19 May (4:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 20.18 (138) def. Carlton 7.3 (45) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 9,599) Report

Round 10Edit

Round 10 (Sir Doug Nicholls Round Week 1)
Friday, 24 May (7:50 pm) Sydney 11.7 (73) def. by Collingwood 11.14 (80) SCG (crowd: 34,649) Report
Saturday, 25 May (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 12.8 (80) def. Port Adelaide 6.13 (49) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 11,637) Report
Saturday, 25 May (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.12 (90) def. by North Melbourne 18.7 (115) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 26,156) Report
Saturday, 25 May (4:35 pm) Adelaide 10.13 (73) def. by West Coast 13.7 (85) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 41,630) Report
Saturday, 25 May (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 9.10 (64) def. by Geelong 13.13 (91) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 13,144) Report
Saturday, 25 May (7:25 pm) Richmond 10.13 (73) def. Essendon 6.14 (50) MCG (crowd: 80,176) Report
Sunday, 26 May (1:10 pm) Melbourne 10.8 (68) def. by Greater Western Sydney 14.10 (94) MCG (crowd: 20,023) Report
Sunday, 26 May (3:20 pm) St Kilda 9.14 (68) def. Carlton 8.7 (55) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 35,058) Report
Sunday, 26 May (3:20 pm) Fremantle 10.13 (73) def. Brisbane Lions 10.12 (72) Optus Stadium (crowd: 36,383) Report

Round 11Edit

Round 11 (Sir Doug Nicholls Round Week 2)
Friday, 31 May (7:50 pm) North Melbourne 15.9 (99) def. Richmond 9.8 (62) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 29,365) Report
Saturday, 1 June (1:45 pm) Collingwood 11.9 (75) def. by Fremantle 11.13 (79) MCG (crowd: 41,774) Report
Saturday, 1 June (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 19.12 (126) def. Gold Coast 6.7 (43) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 7,581) Report
Saturday, 1 June (4:35 pm) Geelong 13.7 (85) def. Sydney 8.15 (63) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 29,021) Report
Saturday, 1 June (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.13 (85) def. Hawthorn 10.6 (66) Gabba (crowd: 25,051) Report
Saturday, 1 June (7:10 pm) Melbourne 12.16 (88) def. by Adelaide 14.6 (90) TIO Stadium (crowd: 10,634) Report
Sunday, 2 June (12:20 pm) St Kilda 9.15 (69) def. by Port Adelaide 22.7 (139) Jiangwan Stadium (crowd: 9,412) Report
Sunday, 2 June (3:20 pm) Essendon 11.8 (74) def. Carlton 4.9 (33) MCG (crowd: 50,423) Report
Sunday, 2 June (3:20 pm) West Coast 21.7 (133) def. Western Bulldogs 10.12 (72) Optus Stadium (crowd: 53,195) Report

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Friday, 7 June (7:50 pm) Richmond 5.7 (37) def. by Geelong 16.8 (104) MCG (crowd: 65,214) Report
Saturday, 8 June (1:45 pm) Carlton 11.12 (78) def. Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 32,214) Report
Saturday, 8 June (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 11.6 (72) def. by North Melbourne 14.15 (99) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 9,305) Report
Saturday, 8 June (7:10 pm) Adelaide 12.10 (82) def. Greater Western Sydney 9.7 (61) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 41,710) Report
Sunday, 9 June (3:20 pm) Sydney 18.8 (116) def. West Coast 10.11 (71) SCG (crowd: 36,640) Report
Monday, 10 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood 15.8 (98) def. Melbourne 7.15 (57) MCG (crowd: 74,036) Report
Bye: Essendon, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Thursday, 13 June (7:20 pm) Adelaide 15.11 (101) def. Richmond 9.14 (68) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 40,837) Report
Friday, 14 June (7:50 pm) Essendon 14.12 (96) def. Hawthorn 11.11 (77) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 44,846) Report
Saturday, 15 June (1:45 pm) Gold Coast 11.10 (76) def. by St Kilda 11.14 (80) Riverway Stadium (crowd: 7,243) Report
Saturday, 15 June (2:35 pm) Fremantle 15.10 (100) def. Port Adelaide 12.7 (79) Optus Stadium (crowd: 37,451) Report
Saturday, 15 June (7:10 pm) Carlton 15.10 (100) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 35,479) Report
Sunday, 16 June (3:20 pm) North Melbourne 10.8 (68) def. by Greater Western Sydney 14.7 (91) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 7,832) Report
Bye: Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, West Coast

Round 14Edit

Round 14
Thursday, 20 June (6:10 pm) West Coast 14.22 (106) def. Essendon 11.5 (71) Optus Stadium (crowd: 52,810) Report
Friday, 21 June (7:50 pm) Sydney 12.10 (82) def. Hawthorn 9.9 (63) SCG (crowd: 29,553) Report
Saturday, 22 June (1:45 pm) Melbourne 13.7 (85) def. Fremantle 11.5 (71) MCG (crowd: 20,211) Report
Saturday, 22 June (4:35 pm) St Kilda 8.11 (59) def. by Brisbane Lions 17.13 (115) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 22,885) Report
Saturday, 22 June (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) def. Geelong 8.8 (56) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 37,726) Report
Sunday, 23 June (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) def. by Collingwood 13.4 (82) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 39,836) Report
Bye: Adelaide, Carlton, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney, North Melbourne, Richmond

Round 15Edit

Round 15
Thursday, 27 June (7:20 pm) Essendon 12.5 (77) def. Greater Western Sydney 10.11 (71) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 25,195) Report
Friday, 28 June (7:50 pm) Geelong 14.12 (96) def. Adelaide 10.9 (69) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 28,108) Report
Saturday, 29 June (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 9.17 (71) def. by West Coast 11.11 (77) MCG (crowd: 31,895) Report
Saturday, 29 June (4:35 pm) Sydney 14.9 (93) def. Gold Coast 7.9 (51) SCG (crowd: 26,194) Report
Saturday, 29 June (7:25 pm) Collingwood 5.7 (37) def. by North Melbourne 11.15 (81) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 38,801) Report
Saturday, 29 June (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 5.11 (41) def. by Western Bulldogs 10.6 (66) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 25,623) Report
Sunday, 30 June (1:10 pm) St Kilda 10.10 (70) def. by Richmond 16.7 (103) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 40,962) Report
Sunday, 30 June (3:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 15.17 (107) def. Melbourne 11.8 (74) Gabba (crowd: 24,809) Report
Sunday, 30 June (3:20 pm) Fremantle 11.9 (75) def. by Carlton 11.13 (79) Optus Stadium (crowd: 37,293) Report

Round 16Edit

Round 16
Friday, 5 July (7:50 pm) Hawthorn 9.13 (67) def. Collingwood 9.9 (63) MCG (crowd: 66,407) Report
Saturday, 6 July (1:45 pm) Essendon 11.10 (76) def. Sydney 9.12 (66) MCG (crowd: 60,199) Report
Saturday, 6 July (2:10 pm) Gold Coast 9.4 (58) def. by Richmond 23.12 (150) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 16,031) Report
Saturday, 6 July (4:05 pm) Adelaide 5.14 (44) def. by Port Adelaide 15.11 (101) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,544) Report
Saturday, 6 July (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 10.11 (71) def. Geelong 7.13 (55) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 35,641) Report
Saturday, 6 July (6:10 pm) Fremantle 2.19 (31) def. by West Coast 19.8 (122) Optus Stadium (crowd: 56,358) Report
Sunday, 7 July (1:10 pm) Carlton 15.10 (100) def. by Melbourne 15.15 (105) MCG (crowd: 55,593) Report
Sunday, 7 July (3:20 pm) North Melbourne 17.10 (112) def. St Kilda 11.7 (73) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 10,696) Report
Sunday, 7 July (4:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.8 (74) def. by Brisbane Lions 14.10 (94) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 12,268) Report

Round 17Edit

Round 17
Friday, 12 July (6:10 pm) West Coast 12.5 (77) def. by Collingwood 11.12 (78) Optus Stadium (crowd: 56,251) Report
Saturday, 13 July (1:45 pm) Sydney 8.14 (62) def. by Carlton 9.15 (69) SCG (crowd: 32,570) Report
Saturday, 13 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 12.12 (84) def. Fremantle 8.5 (53) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 13,006) Report
Saturday, 13 July (4:35 pm) Essendon 12.14 (86) def. North Melbourne 12.9 (81) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 45,682) Report
Saturday, 13 July (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 8.8 (56) def. by Adelaide 23.13 (151) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 8,741) Report
Saturday, 13 July (7:25 pm) Geelong 12.12 (84) def. St Kilda 8.9 (57) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 24,035) Report
Sunday, 14 July (1:10 pm) Richmond 13.16 (94) def. Greater Western Sydney 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 38,986) Report
Sunday, 14 July (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 10.14 (74) def. Melbourne 9.12 (66) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 26,781) Report
Sunday, 14 July (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 6.13 (49) def. by Brisbane Lions 14.13 (97) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 33,118) Report

Round 18Edit

Round 18
Friday, 19 July (7:20 pm) Adelaide 10.15 (75) def. by Essendon 15.6 (96) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 47,735) Report
Saturday, 20 July (1:45 pm) Richmond 15.11 (101) def. Port Adelaide 9.9 (63) MCG (crowd: 41,642) Report
Saturday, 20 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 15.9 (99) def. Gold Coast 11.9 (75) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 31,765) Report
Saturday, 20 July (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 19.8 (122) def. Collingwood 11.9 (75) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 15,467) Report
Saturday, 20 July (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) def. North Melbourne 12.3 (75) Gabba (crowd: 23,833) Report
Saturday, 20 July (6:10 pm) Fremantle 7.10 (52) def. Sydney 7.9 (51) Optus Stadium (crowd: 33,594) Report
Sunday, 21 July (1:10 pm) Geelong 8.13 (61) def. by Hawthorn 12.13 (85) MCG (crowd: 53,636) Report
Sunday, 21 July (2:50 pm) Melbourne 11.12 (78) def. by West Coast 14.7 (91) TIO Traeger Park (crowd: 7,164) Report
Sunday, 21 July (4:40 pm) St Kilda 17.14 (116) def. Western Bulldogs 14.5 (89) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 21,705) Report

Round 19Edit

Round 19
Friday, 26 July (7:50 pm) Collingwood 9.12 (66) def. by Richmond 14.14 (98) MCG (crowd: 78,722) Report
Saturday, 27 July (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 7.18 (60) def. by Brisbane Lions 13.9 (87) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 15,157) Report
Saturday, 27 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 13.9 (87) def. Adelaide 9.6 (60) MCG (crowd: 38,369) Report
Saturday, 27 July (2:35 pm) West Coast 18.13 (121) def. North Melbourne 10.12 (72) Optus Stadium (crowd: 54,376) Report
Saturday, 27 July (7:25 pm) St Kilda 15.14 (104) def. Melbourne 13.7 (85) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 22,854) Report
Saturday, 27 July (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.13 (55) def. by Greater Western Sydney 8.8 (56) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 27,591) Report
Sunday, 28 July (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.17 (113) def. Fremantle 9.12 (66) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 21,181) Report
Sunday, 28 July (3:20 pm) Sydney 12.8 (80) def. by Geelong 16.11 (107) SCG (crowd: 32,911) Report
Sunday, 28 July (4:40 pm) Gold Coast 15.6 (96) def. by Essendon 15.16 (106) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 15,759) Report

Round 20Edit

Round 20
Friday, 2 August (7:50 pm) North Melbourne 12.14 (86) def. Hawthorn 9.10 (64) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 33,226) Report
Saturday, 3 August (1:45 pm) Essendon 9.13 (67) def. by Port Adelaide 19.12 (126) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 42,940) Report
Saturday, 3 August (2:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) def. Sydney 12.9 (81) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 16,116) Report
Saturday, 3 August (2:35 pm) Fremantle 14.11 (95) def. Geelong 9.7 (61) Optus Stadium (crowd: 36,310) Report
Saturday, 3 August (7:25 pm) Melbourne 9.6 (60) def. by Richmond 13.15 (93) MCG (crowd: 37,254) Report
Saturday, 3 August (7:10 pm) Adelaide 14.8 (92) def. St Kilda 10.10 (70) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 39,984) Report
Sunday, 4 August (1:10 pm) Collingwood 18.12 (120) def. Gold Coast 8.3 (51) MCG (crowd: 33,577) Report
Sunday, 4 August (3:20 pm) Carlton 11.9 (75) def. by West Coast 15.9 (99) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 32,802) Report
Sunday, 4 August (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 14.14 (98) def. Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) Gabba (crowd: 25,831) Report

Round 21Edit

Round 21
Friday, 9 August (7:50 pm) Greater Western Sydney 4.5 (29) def. by Hawthorn 13.7 (85) UNSW Canberra Oval (crowd: 11,741) Report
Saturday, 10 August (1:45 pm) Melbourne 7.11 (53) def. by Collingwood 10.10 (70) MCG (crowd: 31,903) Report
Saturday, 10 August (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) def. Sydney 7.14 (56) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 29,568) Report
Saturday, 10 August (4:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 22.12 (144) def. Gold Coast 8.5 (53) Gabba (crowd: 22,530) Report
Saturday, 10 August (7:25 pm) Essendon 4.9 (33) def. by Western Bulldogs 21.11 (137) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 41,816) Report
Saturday, 10 August (7:25 pm) Geelong 9.15 (69) def. North Melbourne 1.8 (14) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 21,664) Report
Sunday, 11 August (1:10 pm) St Kilda 10.12 (72) def. Fremantle 10.9 (69) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 17,715) Report
Sunday, 11 August (3:20 pm) Richmond 11.7 (73) def. Carlton 6.9 (45) MCG (crowd: 51,039) Report
Sunday, 11 August (3:20 pm) West Coast 13.12 (90) def. Adelaide 12.8 (80) Optus Stadium (crowd: 54,994) Report

Round 22Edit

Round 22
Friday, 16 August (7:50 pm) Melbourne 5.12 (42) def. by Sydney 15.5 (95) MCG (crowd: 23,700) Report
Saturday, 17 August (1:45 pm) Carlton 11.12 (78) def. St Kilda 10.8 (68) MCG (crowd: 51,786) Report
Saturday, 17 August (2:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.15 (75) def. Geelong 10.14 (74) Gabba (crowd: 35,608) Report
Saturday, 17 August (4:05 pm) Adelaide 6.12 (48) def. by Collingwood 17.12 (114) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 48,175) Report
Saturday, 17 August (7:25 pm) North Melbourne 22.12 (144) def. Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 17,063) Report
Saturday, 17 August (6:10 pm) Fremantle 7.13 (55) def. by Essendon 13.9 (87) Optus Stadium (crowd: 47,833) Report
Sunday, 18 August (1:10 pm) Richmond 13.10 (88) def. West Coast 13.4 (82) MCG (crowd: 57,415) Report
Sunday, 18 August (3:20 pm) Greater Western Sydney 9.11 (65) def. by Western Bulldogs 19.12 (126) GIANTS Stadium (crowd: 10,139) Report
Sunday, 18 August (4:40 pm) Hawthorn 18.10 (118) def. Gold Coast 7.6 (48) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 31,331) Report

Round 23Edit

Round 23
Friday, 23 August (7:50 pm) Collingwood 10.16 (76) def. Essendon 10.5 (65) MCG (crowd: 85,405) Report
Saturday, 24 August (1:45 pm) Sydney 17.7 (109) def. St Kilda 8.16 (64) SCG (crowd: 33,722) Report
Saturday, 24 August (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 13.10 (88) def. Melbourne 12.11 (83) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 8,202) Report
Saturday, 24 August (4:35 pm) Geelong 19.15 (129) def. Carlton 8.13 (61) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 31,669) Report
Saturday, 24 August (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 7.13 (55) def. by Greater Western Sydney 20.7 (127) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 7,610) Report
Saturday, 24 August (6:10 pm) West Coast 9.13 (67) def. by Hawthorn 16.9 (105) Optus Stadium (crowd: 55,859) Report
Sunday, 25 August (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 18.13 (121) def. Adelaide 13.9 (87) Mars Stadium (crowd: 9,560) Report
Sunday, 25 August (3:20 pm) Richmond 12.10 (82) def. Brisbane Lions 8.7 (55) MCG (crowd: 76,995) Report
Sunday, 25 August (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 15.20 (110) def. Fremantle 10.7 (67) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 27,504) Report
  • The crowd of 76,995 for the Richmond vs. Brisbane Lions match is the highest ever attendance for a match between the two sides, breaking the previous record of 46,961 set in round 20, 2013.

Win/loss tableEdit

Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Adelaide Haw
32
Syd
26
Geel
24
NM
12
GC
73
StK
29
Frem
17
PA
20
BL
1
WCE
12
Melb
2
GWS
21
Rich
33
X
Geel
27
PA
57
GC
95
Ess
21
Carl
27
StK
22
WCE
10
Coll
66
WB
34
X
X
X
X
11
Brisbane Lions WCE
44
NM
20
PA
17
Ess
47
Coll
62
GC
49
Syd
22
WB
16
Adel
1
Frem
1
Haw
19
Carl
15
X
StK
56
Melb
33
GWS
20
PA
48
NM
12
Haw
27
WB
18
GC
91
Geel
1
Rich
27
Rich
47
GWS
3
X
X
5
Carlton Rich
33
PA
16
Syd
19
GC
2
WB
44
Haw
5
NM
58
Coll
19
GWS
93
StK
13
Ess
41
BL
15
WB
3
X
Frem
4
Melb
5
Syd
7
GC
24
Adel
27
WCE
24
Rich
28
StK
10
Geel
68
X
X
X
X
16
Collingwood Geel
7
Rich
44
WCE
22
WB
14
BL
62
Ess
4
PA
39
Carl
19
StK
41
Syd
7
Frem
4
Melb
41
X
WB
9
NM
44
Haw
4
WCE
1
GWS
47
Rich
32
GC
69
Melb
17
Adel
66
Ess
11
Geel
10
X
GWS
4
X
4
Essendon GWS
72
StK
11
Melb
18
BL
47
NM
58
Coll
4
Geel
32
Syd
5
Frem
7
Rich
23
Carl
41
X
Haw
19
WCE
35
GWS
6
Syd
10
NM
5
Adel
21
GC
10
PA
59
WB
104
Frem
32
Coll
11
WCE
55
X
X
X
8
Fremantle NM
82
GC
3
StK
5
WCE
13
GWS
24
WB
19
Adel
17
Rich
25
Ess
7
BL
1
Coll
4
X
PA
21
Melb
14
Carl
4
WCE
91
Haw
31
Syd
1
WB
47
Geel
34
StK
3
Ess
32
PA
43
X
X
X
X
13
Geelong Coll
7
Melb
80
Adel
24
GWS
4
Haw
23
WCE
58
Ess
32
NM
24
WB
44
GC
27
Syd
22
Rich
67
X
PA
11
Adel
27
WB
16
StK
27
Haw
24
Syd
27
Frem
34
NM
55
BL
1
Carl
68
Coll
10
WCE
20
Rich
19
X
3
Gold Coast StK
1
Frem
3
WB
5
Carl
2
Adel
73
BL
49
WCE
23
Melb
1
PA
38
Geel
27
GWS
83
NM
26
StK
4
X
Syd
42
Rich
92
Adel
95
Carl
24
Ess
10
Coll
69
BL
91
Haw
70
GWS
72
X
X
X
X
18
Greater Western Sydney Ess
72
WCE
52
Rich
49
Geel
4
Frem
24
Syd
41
StK
44
Haw
33
Carl
93
Melb
26
GC
83
Adel
21
NM
23
X
Ess
6
BL
20
Rich
27
Coll
47
PA
1
Syd
2
Haw
56
WB
61
GC
72
WB
58
BL
3
Coll
4
Rich
89
2
Hawthorn Adel
32
WB
19
NM
16
StK
5
Geel
23
Carl
5
Melb
5
GWS
33
Rich
36
PA
31
BL
19
X
Ess
19
Syd
19
WCE
6
Coll
4
Frem
31
Gee
24
BL
27
NM
22
GWS
56
GC
70
WCE
38
X
X
X
X
9
Melbourne PA
26
Geel
80
Ess
18
Syd
22
StK
40
Rich
43
Haw
5
GC
1
WCE
16
GWS
26
Adel
2
Coll
41
X
Frem
14
BL
33
Carl
5
WB
8
WCE
13
StK
19
Rich
33
Coll
17
Syd
53
NM
5
X
X
X
X
17
North Melbourne Frem
82
BL
20
Haw
16
Adel
12
Ess
58
PA
16
Carl
58
Geel
24
Syd
5
WB
25
Rich
37
GC
26
GWS
23
X
Coll
44
StK
39
Ess
5
BL
12
WCE
49
Haw
22
Geel
55
PA
86
Melb
5
X
X
X
X
12
Port Adelaide Melb
26
Carl
16
BL
17
Rich
7
WCE
42
NM
16
Coll
39
Adel
20
GC
38
Haw
31
StK
70
X
Frem
21
Geel
11
WB
25
Adel
57
BL
48
Rich
38
GWS
1
Ess
59
Syd
47
NM
86
Frem
43
X
X
X
X
10
Richmond Carl
33
Coll
44
GWS
49
PA
7
Syd
22
Melb
43
WB
47
Frem
25
Haw
36
Ess
23
NM
37
Geel
67
Adel
33
X
StK
33
GC
92
GWS
27
PA
38
Coll
32
Melb
33
Carl
28
WCE
6
BL
27
BL
47
X Geel
19
GWS
89
1
St Kilda GC
1
Ess
11
Fre
5
Haw
5
Melb
40
Adel
29
GWS
44
WCE
18
Coll
41
Carl
13
PA
70
X
GC
4
BL
56
Rich
33
NM
39
Geel
27
WB
27
Melb
19
Adel
22
Frem
3
Carl
10
Syd
45
X
X
X
X
14
Sydney WB
17
Adel
26
Carl
19
Melb
22
Rich
22
GWS
41
BL
22
Ess
5
NM
5
Coll
7
Geel
22
WCE
45
X
Haw
19
GC
42
Ess
10
Carl
7
Frem
1
Geel
27
GWS
2
PA
47
Melb
53
StK
45
X
X
X
X
15
West Coast BL
44
GWS
52
Coll
22
Frem
13
PA
42
Geel
58
GC
23
StK
18
Melb
16
Adel
12
WB
61
Syd
45
X
Ess
35
Haw
6
Frem
91
Coll
1
Melb
13
NM
49
Carl
24
Adel
10
Rich
6
Haw
38
Ess
55
Geel
20
X
X
6
Western Bulldogs Syd
17
Haw
19
GC
5
Coll
14
Carl
44
Frem
19
Rich
47
BL
16
Geel
44
NM
25
WCE
61
X
Carl
3
Coll
9
PA
25
Geel
16
Melb
8
StK
27
Frem
47
BL
18
Ess
104
GWS
61
Adel
34
GWS
58
X
X
X
7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder

LadderEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Geelong 22 16 6 0 1984 1462 135.7 64
2 Brisbane Lions 22 16 6 0 2004 1694 118.3 64
3 Richmond (P) 22 16 6 0 1892 1664 113.7 64
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 1885 1601 117.7 60
5 West Coast 22 15 7 0 1902 1691 112.5 60
6 Greater Western Sydney 22 13 9 0 1926 1669 115.4 52
7 Western Bulldogs 22 12 10 0 1941 1810 107.2 48
8 Essendon 22 12 10 0 1702 1784 95.4 48
9 Hawthorn 22 11 11 0 1742 1602 108.7 44
10 Port Adelaide 22 11 11 0 1806 1714 105.4 44
11 Adelaide 22 10 12 0 1776 1761 100.9 40
12 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 1824 1834 99.5 40
13 Fremantle 22 9 13 0 1579 1718 91.9 36
14 St Kilda 22 9 13 0 1645 1961 83.9 36
15 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1706 1746 97.7 32
16 Carlton 22 7 15 0 1609 1905 84.5 28
17 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 1569 1995 78.6 20
18 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 1351 2232 60.5 12
Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Ladder progressionEdit

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicates the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished in first place on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicates the team had a bye during that round.
  • Subscript numbers indicate ladder position at round's end.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
 
1 Geelong 48 81 121 121 161 201 241 281 321 361 401 441 441 441 481 481 521 521 561 561 601 602 641
2 Brisbane Lions 43 82 122 124 129 167 204 205 244 246 285 286 287 326 365 404 443 482 523 563 602 641 642
3 Richmond 45 413 414 813 1210 168 169 206 245 284 286 287 288 289 327 366 405 445 484 524 564 604 643
4 Collingwood 011 47 411 88 124 163 202 242 282 322 323 362 363 402 402 403 442 444 446 486 525 565 604
5 West Coast 016 410 86 123 128 1212 1610 207 246 285 324 324 325 364 403 442 444 483 522 562 603 603 605
6 Greater Western Sydney 41 48 84 122 126 164 203 204 243 283 322 323 362 363 364 365 366 406 445 485 486 486 526
7 Western Bulldogs 47 84 85 810 814 814 1212 1610 1612 1613 1614 1615 2014 2015 2413 2812 3210 3212 369 3610 4010 448 487
8 Essendon 018 017 415 812 127 1210 1211 1213 1610 1612 2010 2010 2410 2410 2810 329 368 407 447 447 447 487 488
9 Hawthorn 44 49 87 89 813 1211 1213 169 1611 209 2011 2011 2012 2012 2015 2413 2811 3210 3211 3212 3611 409 449
10 Port Adelaide 46 83 88 811 125 165 167 1611 208 2010 247 248 249 287 289 327 329 329 3210 369 408 4011 4410
11 Adelaide 015 412 413 414 812 129 166 203 207 207 248 285 324 325 326 328 367 368 368 408 409 4010 4011
12 North Melbourne 017 016 017 417 418 417 815 817 817 1214 1613 2012 2013 2013 2411 2810 2812 2813 2814 3213 3214 3612 4012
13 Fremantle 42 46 83 87 123 162 165 168 169 208 249 249 286 288 288 2811 2813 3211 3212 3611 3612 3613 3613
14 St Kilda 49 85 810 122 162 166 168 1612 1613 2011 2012 2013 2411 2411 2414 2415 2415 2814 3213 3214 3613 3614 3614
15 Sydney 012 014 412 415 416 416 418 816 1214 1215 1215 1614 1615 2014 2412 2414 2414 2415 2415 2415 2415 2815 3215
16 Carlton 014 015 016 018 415 415 417 418 418 418 418 818 818 818 1217 1217 1617 2016 2416 2416 2416 2816 2816
17 Melbourne 013 018 018 416 417 418 816 1215 1215 1216 1216 1216 1216 1616 1616 1616 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017
18 Gold Coast 010 411 89 126 1211 1213 1214 1214 1216 1217 1217 1217 1217 1217 1218 1218 1218 1218 1218 1218 1218 1218 1218

Finals seriesEdit

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: Sep 6, MCG  
1  Geelong 7.9 (51)  
4  Collingwood 9.7 (61)     SF1: Sep 13, MCG  
     Geelong 13.10 (88)    
EF1: Sep 5, Optus Stadium      West Coast 10.8 (68)       PF1: Sep 21, MCG
5  West Coast 17.14 (116)        Collingwood 7.10 (52)  
8  Essendon 9.7 (61)          Greater Western Sydney 8.8 (56)     GF: Sep 28, MCG
         Richmond 17.12 (114)
  EF2: Sep 7, Giants Stadium       PF2: Sep 20, MCG      Greater Western Sydney 3.7 (25)
6  Greater Western Sydney 16.17 (113)          Richmond 12.13 (85)  
7  Western Bulldogs 8.7 (55)     SF2: Sep 14, Gabba        Geelong 9.12 (66)  
     Brisbane Lions 11.14 (80)    
QF2: Sep 7, Gabba      Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83)    
2  Brisbane Lions 8.17 (65)  
3  Richmond 18.4 (112)  


Week oneEdit

Qualifying finals
QF1: Friday, 6 September (7:50 pm) Geelong 7.9 (51) def. by Collingwood 9.7 (61) MCG (crowd: 93,436) Report
QF2: Saturday, 7 September (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.17 (65) def. by Richmond 18.4 (112) Gabba (crowd: 37,478) Report
  • For the first time since the Amended top 8 finals system was introduced in 2000, both home teams have lost their qualifying finals. This is the first time the top 2 teams have lost their first week finals since 1926.[21]
  • The crowd of 37,478 for the Brisbane Lions vs. Richmond qualifying final at the Gabba was the largest for an AFL match in Queensland.[22]
  • Richmond won 10 games in a row for the first time since 1980.[21]
Elimination finals
EF1: Thursday, 5 September (6:10 pm) West Coast 17.14 (116) def. Essendon 9.7 (61) Optus Stadium (crowd: 59,216) Report
EF2: Saturday, 7 September (3:20 pm) Greater Western Sydney 16.17 (113) def. Western Bulldogs 8.7 (55) Giants Stadium (crowd: 19,218) Report

Week twoEdit

Semi-finals
SF1: Friday, 13 September (7:50 pm) Geelong 13.10 (88) def. West Coast 10.8 (68) MCG (crowd: 51,813) Report
SF2: Saturday, 14 September (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.14 (80) def. by Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) Gabba (crowd: 30,034) Report

Week threeEdit

Preliminary finals
PF2: Friday, 20 September (7:50 pm) Richmond 12.13 (85) def. Geelong 9.12 (66) MCG (crowd: 94,423) Report
PF1: Saturday, 21 September (4:35 pm) Collingwood 7.10 (52) def. by Greater Western Sydney 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 77,828) Report

Week fourEdit

Grand final
Saturday, 28 September (2:30 pm) Richmond 17.12 (114) def. Greater Western Sydney 3.7 (25) MCG (crowd: 100,014) Report
  • This is the first appearance in a grand final for Greater Western Sydney.
  • This was only the second grand final in league history which did not feature either of the top two teams of the home-and-away season. The last time this has occurred was in 1980 when Richmond defeated Collingwood.
  • This is the eighth consecutive year where at least one non-Victorian club has qualified for the grand final. The previous longest streak is seven, set in 2001–2007.
  • Greater Western Sydney's score of 3.7 (25) was their lowest-ever score in a match and the lowest by any team in an AFL grand final since Collingwood's 2.2 (14) in 1960.
  • Marlion Pickett of Richmond became the first player to debut in a VFL/AFL grand final since Keith Batchelor of Collingwood in 1952.

AwardsEdit

Coleman MedalEdit

  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the player led the Coleman Medal at the end of that round.
  • Numbers underlined indicates the player did not play in that round.

Player milestonesEdit

[23]

Name Club Milestone Round
Jack Riewoldt Richmond 250 AFL games[24] Round 1
Marc Murphy Carlton 250 AFL games[25] Round 1
Tom Hawkins Geelong 500 AFL goals[26] Round 1
Justin Westhoff Port Adelaide 250 AFL games[27] Round 2
Shannon Hurn West Coast 250 AFL games[28] Round 2
Kieren Jack Sydney 250 AFL games[29] Round 5
Eddie Betts Adelaide 300 AFL games[30] Round 5
David Mundy Fremantle 300 AFL games[31] Round 6
Travis Boak Port Adelaide 250 AFL games[32] Round 7
Dale Thomas Carlton 250 AFL games[33] Round 13
Harry Taylor Geelong 250 AFL games[34] Round 14
Josh Kennedy West Coast 600 AFL goals[35] Round 19
Heath Shaw Greater Western Sydney 300 AFL games[36] Round 19
Tom Hawkins Geelong 250 AFL games[37] Round 19
Shane Edwards Richmond 250 AFL games[38] Round 21
Eddie Betts Adelaide 600 AFL goals[39] Round 22
Lance Franklin Sydney 300 AFL games[40] Round 23
Scott Pendlebury Collingwood 300 AFL games[41] Qualifying Final

Best and fairestEdit

Club Award name Player
Adelaide Malcolm Blight Medal Brad Crouch
Brisbane Lions Merrett-Murray Medal Lachie Neale
Carlton John Nicholls Medal Patrick Cripps
Collingwood Copeland Trophy Brodie Grundy
Essendon W. S. Crichton Medal Zach Merrett
Fremantle Doig Medal Nat Fyfe
Geelong Carji Greeves Medal Patrick Dangerfield
Gold Coast Club Champion Jarrod Witts
Greater Western Sydney Kevin Sheedy Medal Tim Taranto
Hawthorn Peter Crimmins Medal James Worpel
Melbourne Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Trophy Max Gawn & Clayton Oliver
North Melbourne Syd Barker Medal Ben Cunnington
Port Adelaide John Cahill Medal Travis Boak
Richmond Jack Dyer Medal Dion Prestia
St Kilda Trevor Barker Award Seb Ross
Sydney Bob Skilton Medal Dane Rampe
West Coast John Worsfold Medal Luke Shuey
Western Bulldogs Charles Sutton Medal Marcus Bontempelli
Source: [1]

Club leadershipEdit

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice-captain(s) Leadership group Ref
Adelaide Vacant Rory Sloane
Taylor Walker
Matt Crouch, Richard Douglas, Josh Jenkins, Tom Lynch, Daniel Talia [42][43]
Brisbane Lions Chris Fagan Dayne Zorko Harris Andrews Jarrod Berry, Allen Christensen, Darcy Gardiner, Ryan Lester, Stefan Martin, Lachie Neale [44]
Carlton Brendon Bolton
(round 1–11)
David Teague
(round 12–23)
Patrick Cripps
Sam Docherty
Ed Curnow, Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson [45][46]
Collingwood Nathan Buckley Scott Pendlebury Steele Sidebottom Taylor Adams, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe [47]
Essendon John Worsfold Dyson Heppell Zach Merrett Joe Daniher, Orazio Fantasia, David Myers [48]
Fremantle Ross Lyon
(round 1–22)
David Hale
(round 23)
Nat Fyfe Reece Conca, Joel Hamling, David Mundy, Alex Pearce, Michael Walters [49][50]
Geelong Chris Scott Joel Selwood Mark Blicavs, Patrick Dangerfield Mitch Duncan, Tom Stewart, Harry Taylor, Zach Tuohy [51]
Gold Coast Stuart Dew David Swallow
Jarrod Witts
Pearce Hanley, Touk Miller Brayden Fiorini, Jarrod Harbrow, George Horlin-Smith, Alex Sexton [52]
Greater Western Sydney Leon Cameron Phil Davis
Callan Ward
Stephen Coniglio, Josh Kelly Matt de Boer [53]
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson Ben Stratton Jack Gunston Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O'Meara, Liam Shiels, Isaac Smith [54]
Melbourne Simon Goodwin Nathan Jones
Jack Viney
Max Gawn, Neville Jetta [55]
North Melbourne Brad Scott
(round 1–10)
Rhyce Shaw
(round 11–23)
Jack Ziebell Robbie Tarrant Shaun Higgins, Jamie Macmillan [56][57]
Port Adelaide Ken Hinkley Tom Jonas
Ollie Wines
Hamish Hartlett [58]
Richmond Damien Hardwick Trent Cotchin Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt [59]
St Kilda Alan Richardson
(round 1–17)
Brett Ratten
(round 18–23)
Jarryn Geary Sebastian Ross Dan Hannebery, Tim Membrey, Dylan Roberton [60][61]
Sydney John Longmire Josh Kennedy
Luke Parker
Dane Rampe
Isaac Heeney, Jarrad McVeigh, Callum Mills, Tom Papley, Nick Smith [62]
West Coast Adam Simpson Shannon Hurn Josh Kennedy, Luke Shuey Andrew Gaff, Jeremy McGovern, Nic Naitanui [63]
Western Bulldogs Luke Beveridge Easton Wood Marcus Bontempelli Lachie Hunter, Jason Johannisen, Jackson Trengove, Mitch Wallis [64]

Coach changesEdit

Coach Club Date Notes Caretaker New coach
Brad Scott North Melbourne 26 May 2019 Offered to step down as part of a strategic review at the club and decided to leave immediately following continued poor on-field performances in 2019.[57] Rhyce Shaw Rhyce Shaw
Brendon Bolton Carlton 3 June 2019 Sacked following continued poor on-field performances in 2019.[46] David Teague David Teague
Alan Richardson St Kilda 16 July 2019 Resigned following the club’s decision not to renew his contract for 2020 following continued poor on-field performances.[61] Brett Ratten Brett Ratten
Ross Lyon Fremantle 20 August 2019 Sacked after Fremantle failed to make finals for a fourth consecutive year.[50] David Hale Justin Longmuir
Don Pyke Adelaide 12 September 2019 Stepped down after regular season, during an external club review following poor on-field results in 2018 and 2019.[65] N/A Matthew Nicks[66]

Club financialsEdit

2019 AFL membership figures
Club Members[67] Change from 2018 % change from 2018
Adelaide 64,437   302   0.47%
Brisbane Lions 28,023   3,156   12.69%
Carlton 64,269   8,264   14.76%
Collingwood 85,226   9,719   12.87%
Essendon 84,237   4,918   6.20%
Fremantle 51,431   4,208   7.56%
Geelong 65,063   1,245   1.95%
Gold Coast 13,649   1,541   12.73%
Greater Western Sydney 30,109   4,866   19.28%
Hawthorn 81,211   909   1.13%
Melbourne 52,421   8,146   18.40%
North Melbourne 42,419   1,630   4.00%
Port Adelaide 51,951   2,435   4.48%
Richmond 103,358   2,632   2.61%
St Kilda 43,038   3,263   7.05%
Sydney 61,912   978   1.61%
West Coast 90,445   10,155   12.65%
Western Bulldogs 44,373   1,127   2.61%
Total 1,057,572   49,078   4.87%

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