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The 2019 Australian Football League season is 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 is scheduled to conclude with the 2019 AFL Grand Final on Saturday, 28 September. The reigning premiers are West Coast.

2019 AFL premiership season
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Teams18
Matches played54
Attendance2,100,906 (38,906 per match)
Highest attendance92,241 (Round 6, Essendon vs. Collingwood)
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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, the biggest winning margin at Perth Stadium and 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
  • The ANZAC Day attendance of 92,241 was the 6th highest attended home and away match in VFL/AFL history.[8]

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 vs. Collingwood SCG
Saturday, 25 May (1:45 pm) Hawthorn vs. Port Adelaide University of Tasmania Stadium
Saturday, 25 May (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs vs. North Melbourne Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 25 May (4:35 pm) Adelaide vs. West Coast Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 25 May (7:25 pm) Gold Coast vs. Geelong Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 25 May (7:25 pm) Richmond vs. Essendon MCG
Sunday, 26 May (1:10 pm) Melbourne vs. Greater Western Sydney MCG
Sunday, 26 May (3:20 pm) St Kilda vs. Carlton Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 26 May (3:20 pm) Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions Optus Stadium

Round 11Edit

Round 11 (Sir Doug Nicholls Round Week 2)
Friday, 31 May (7:50 pm) North Melbourne vs. Richmond Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 1 June (1:45 pm) Collingwood vs. Fremantle MCG
Saturday, 1 June (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Gold Coast GIANTS Stadium
Saturday, 1 June (4:35 pm) Geelong vs. Sydney GMHBA Stadium
Saturday, 1 June (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. Hawthorn Gabba
Saturday, 1 June (7:10 pm) Melbourne vs. Adelaide TIO Stadium
Sunday, 2 June (12:40 pm) St Kilda vs. Port Adelaide Jiangwan Stadium
Sunday, 2 June (3:20 pm) Essendon vs. Carlton MCG
Sunday, 2 June (3:20 pm) West Coast vs. Western Bulldogs Optus Stadium

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Friday, 7 June (7:50 pm) Richmond vs. Geelong MCG
Saturday, 8 June (1:45 pm) Carlton vs. Brisbane Lions Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 8 June (4:35 pm) Gold Coast vs. North Melbourne Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 8 June (7:10 pm) Adelaide vs. Greater Western Sydney Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 9 June (3:20 pm) Sydney vs. West Coast SCG
Monday, 10 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood vs. Melbourne MCG
Bye: Essendon, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Thursday, 13 June (7:20 pm) Adelaide vs. Richmond Adelaide Oval
Friday, 14 June (7:50 pm) Essendon vs. Hawthorn Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 15 June (1:45 pm) Gold Coast vs. St Kilda Riverway Stadium
Saturday, 15 June (2:35 pm) Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide Optus Stadium
Saturday, 15 June (7:10 pm) Carlton vs. Western Bulldogs Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 16 June (3:20 pm) North Melbourne vs. Greater Western Sydney Blundstone Arena
Bye: Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, West Coast

Round 14Edit

Round 14
Thursday, 20 June (7:20 pm) West Coast vs. Essendon Optus Stadium
Friday, 21 June (7:50 pm) Sydney vs. Hawthorn SCG
Saturday, 22 June (1:45 pm) Melbourne vs. Fremantle MCG
Saturday, 22 June (4:35 pm) St Kilda vs. Brisbane Lions Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 22 June (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide vs. Geelong Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 23 June (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood Marvel Stadium
Bye: Adelaide, Carlton, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney, North Melbourne, Richmond

Round 15Edit

Round 15
Thursday, 27 June (7:20 pm) Essendon vs. Greater Western Sydney Marvel Stadium
Friday, 28 June (7:50 pm) Geelong vs. Adelaide GMHBA Stadium
Saturday, 29 June (1:45 pm) Hawthorn vs. West Coast MCG
Saturday, 29 June (4:35 pm) Sydney vs. Gold Coast SCG
Saturday, 29 June (7:25 pm) Collingwood vs. North Melbourne Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 29 June (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide vs. Western Bulldogs Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 30 June (1:10 pm) St Kilda vs. Richmond Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 30 June (3:20 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. Melbourne Gabba
Sunday, 30 June (3:20 pm) Fremantle vs. Carlton Optus Stadium

Round 16Edit

Round 16
Friday, 5 July (7:50 pm) Hawthorn vs. Collingwood MCG
Saturday, 6 July (1:45 pm) Essendon vs. Sydney MCG
Saturday, 6 July (2:10 pm) Gold Coast vs. Richmond Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 6 July (4:05 pm) Adelaide vs. Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 6 July (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs vs. Geelong Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 6 July (6:10 pm) Fremantle vs. West Coast Optus Stadium
Sunday, 7 July (1:10 pm) Carlton vs. Melbourne MCG
Sunday, 7 July (3:20 pm) North Melbourne vs. St Kilda Blundstone Arena
Sunday, 7 July (4:40 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Brisbane Lions GIANTS Stadium

Round 17Edit

Round 17
Friday, 12 July (6:10 pm) West Coast vs. Collingwood Optus Stadium
Saturday, 13 July (1:45 pm) Sydney vs. Carlton SCG
Saturday, 13 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn vs. Fremantle University of Tasmania Stadium
Saturday, 13 July (4:35 pm) Essendon vs. North Melbourne Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 13 July (7:25 pm) Gold Coast vs. Adelaide Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 13 July (7:25 pm) Geelong vs. St Kilda GMHBA Stadium
Sunday, 14 July (1:10 pm) Richmond vs. Greater Western Sydney MCG
Sunday, 14 July (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 14 July (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions Adelaide Oval

Round 18Edit

Round 18
Friday, 19 July (7:20 pm) Adelaide vs. Essendon Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 20 July (1:45 pm) Richmond vs. Port Adelaide MCG
Saturday, 20 July (2:10 pm) Carlton vs. Gold Coast Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 20 July (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Collingwood GIANTS Stadium
Saturday, 20 July (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. North Melbourne Gabba
Saturday, 20 July (6:10 pm) Fremantle vs. Sydney Optus Stadium
Sunday, 21 July (1:10 pm) Geelong vs. Hawthorn MCG
Sunday, 21 July (2:50 pm) Melbourne vs. West Coast TIO Traeger Park
Sunday, 21 July (4:40 pm) St Kilda vs. Western Bulldogs Marvel Stadium

Round 19Edit

Round 19
Friday, 26 July (7:50 pm) Collingwood vs. Richmond MCG
Saturday, 27 July (1:45 pm) Hawthorn vs. Brisbane Lions University of Tasmania Stadium
Saturday, 27 July (2:10 pm) Carlton vs. Adelaide MCG
Saturday, 27 July (2:35 pm) West Coast vs. North Melbourne Optus Stadium
Saturday, 27 July (7:25 pm) St Kilda vs. Melbourne Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 27 July (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide vs. Greater Western Sydney Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 28 July (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs vs. Fremantle Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 28 July (3:20 pm) Sydney vs. Geelong SCG
Sunday, 28 July (4:40 pm) Gold Coast vs. Essendon Metricon Stadium

Round 20Edit

Round 20
Friday, 2 August (7:50 pm) North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 3 August (1:45 pm) Essendon vs. Port Adelaide Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 3 August (2:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Sydney GIANTS Stadium
Saturday, 3 August (2:35 pm) Fremantle vs. Geelong Optus Stadium
Saturday, 3 August (7:25 pm) Melbourne vs. Richmond MCG
Saturday, 3 August (7:10 pm) Adelaide vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 4 August (1:10 pm) Collingwood vs. Gold Coast MCG
Sunday, 4 August (3:20 pm) Carlton vs. West Coast Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 4 August (4:40 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. Western Bulldogs Gabba

Round 21Edit

Round 21
Friday, 9 August (7:50 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Hawthorn UNSW Canberra Oval
Saturday, 10 August (1:45 pm) Melbourne vs. Collingwood MCG
Saturday, 10 August (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide vs. Sydney Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 10 August (4:35 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast Gabba
Saturday, 10 August (7:25 pm) Essendon vs. Western Bulldogs Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 10 August (7:25 pm) Geelong vs. North Melbourne GMHBA Stadium
Sunday, 11 August (1:10 pm) St Kilda vs. Fremantle Marvel Stadium
Sunday, 11 August (3:20 pm) Richmond vs. Carlton MCG
Sunday, 11 August (2:40 pm) West Coast vs. Adelaide Optus Stadium

Round 22Edit

Round 22
Friday, 16 August (7:50 pm) Melbourne vs. Sydney MCG
Saturday, 17 August (1:45 pm) Carlton vs. St Kilda MCG
Saturday, 17 August (2:10 pm) Brisbane Lions vs. Geelong Gabba
Saturday, 17 August (4:05 pm) Adelaide vs. Collingwood Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 17 August (7:25 pm) North Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide Marvel Stadium
Saturday, 17 August (6:10 pm) Fremantle vs. Essendon Optus Stadium
Sunday, 18 August (1:10 pm) Richmond vs. West Coast MCG
Sunday, 18 August (3:20 pm) Greater Western Sydney vs. Western Bulldogs GIANTS Stadium
Sunday, 18 August (4:40 pm) Hawthorn vs. Gold Coast Marvel Stadium

Round 23Edit

Round 23
23–25 August Richmond vs. Brisbane Lions MCG
23–25 August West Coast vs. Hawthorn Optus Stadium
23–25 August North Melbourne vs. Melbourne Blundstone Arena
23–25 August Gold Coast vs. Greater Western Sydney Metricon Stadium
23–25 August Port Adelaide vs. Fremantle Adelaide Oval
23–25 August Geelong vs. Carlton GMHBA Stadium
23–25 August Collingwood vs. Essendon MCG
23–25 August Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Mars Stadium
23–25 August Sydney vs. St Kilda SCG

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
Melb
GWS
Rich
X
Geel
PA
GC
Ess
Carl
StK
WCE
Coll
WB





Brisbane Lions WCE
44
NM
20
PA
17
Ess
47
Coll
62
GC
49
Syd
22
WB
16
Adel
1
Frem
Haw
Carl
X
StK
Melb
GWS
PA
NM
Haw
WB
GC
Geel
Rich





Carlton Rich
33
PA
16
Syd
19
GC
2
WB
44
Haw
5
NM
58
Coll
19
GWS
93
StK
Ess
BL
WB
X
Frem
Melb
Syd
GC
Adel
WCE
Rich
StK
Geel





Collingwood Geel
7
Rich
44
WCE
22
WB
14
BL
62
Ess
4
PA
39
Carl
19
StK
41
Syd
Frem
Melb
X
WB
NM
Haw
WCE
GWS
Rich
GC
Melb
Adel
Ess





Essendon GWS
72
StK
11
Melb
18
BL
47
NM
58
Coll
4
Geel
32
Syd
5
Frem
7
Rich
Carl
X
Haw
WCE
GWS
Syd
NM
Adel
GC
PA
WB
Frem
Coll





Fremantle NM
82
GC
3
StK
5
WCE
13
GWS
24
WB
19
Adel
17
Rich
25
Ess
7
BL
Coll
X
PA
Melb
Carl
WCE
Haw
Syd
WB
Geel
StK
Ess
PA





Geelong Coll
7
Melb
80
Adel
24
GWS
4
Haw
23
WCE
58
Ess
32
NM
24
WB
44
GC
Syd
Rich
X
PA
Adel
WB
StK
Haw
Syd
Frem
NM
BL
Carl





Gold Coast StK
1
Frem
3
WB
5
Carl
2
Adel
73
BL
49
WCE
23
Melb
1
PA
38
Geel
GWS
NM
StK
X
Syd
Rich
Adel
Carl
Ess
Coll
BL
Haw
GWS





Greater Western Sydney Ess
72
WCE
52
Rich
49
Geel
4
Frem
24
Syd
41
StK
44
Haw
33
Carl
93
Melb
GC
Adel
NM
X
Ess
BL
Rich
Coll
PA
Syd
Haw
WB
GC





Hawthorn Adel
32
WB
19
NM
16
StK
5
Geel
23
Carl
5
Melb
5
GWS
33
Rich
36
PA
BL
X
Ess
Syd
WCE
Coll
Frem
Geel
BL
NM
GWS
GC
WCE





Melbourne PA
26
Geel
80
Ess
18
Syd
22
StK
40
Rich
43
Haw
5
GC
1
WCE
16
GWS
Adel
Coll
X
Frem
BL
Carl
WB
WCE
StK
Rich
Coll
Syd
NM





North Melbourne Frem
82
BL
20
Haw
16
Adel
12
Ess
58
PA
16
Carl
58
Geel
24
Syd
5
WB
Rich
GC
GWS
X
Coll
StK
Ess
BL
WCE
Haw
Geel
PA
Melb





Port Adelaide Melb
26
Carl
16
BL
17
Rich
7
WCE
42
NM
16
Coll
39
Adel
20
GC
38
Haw
StK
X
Frem
Geel
WB
Adel
BL
Rich
GWS
Ess
Syd
NM
Frem





Richmond Carl
33
Coll
44
GWS
49
PA
7
Syd
22
Melb
43
WB
41
Frem
25
Haw
36
Ess
NM
Geel
Adel
X
StK
GC
GWS
PA
Coll
Melb
Carl
WCE
BL





St Kilda GC
1
Ess
11
Fre
5
Haw
5
Melb
40
Adel
29
GWS
44
WCE
18
Coll
41
Carl
PA
X
GC
BL
Rich
NM
Geel
WB
Melb
Adel
Frem
Carl
Syd





Sydney WB
17
Adel
26
Carl
19
Melb
22
Rich
22
GWS
41
BL
22
Ess
5
NM
5
Coll
Geel
WCE
X
Haw
GC
Ess
Carl
Frem
Geel
GWS
PA
Melb
StK





West Coast BL
44
GWS
52
Coll
22
Frem
13
PA
42
Geel
58
GC
23
StK
18
Melb
16
Adel
WB
Syd
X
Ess
Haw
Frem
Coll
Melb
NM
Carl
Adel
Rich
Haw





Western Bulldogs Syd
17
Haw
19
GC
5
Coll
14
Carl
44
Frem
19
Rich
41
BL
16
Geel
44
NM
WCE
X
Carl
Coll
PA
Geel
Melb
StK
Frem
BL
Ess
GWS
Adel





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 9 8 1 0 912 624 146.2 32
2 Collingwood 9 7 2 0 851 657 129.5 28
3 Greater Western Sydney 9 6 3 0 860 666 129.1 24
4 Brisbane Lions 9 6 3 0 825 797 103.5 24
5 Richmond 9 6 3 0 770 744 103.5 24
6 West Coast 9 6 3 0 681 681 100.0 24
7 Adelaide 9 5 4 0 724 628 115.3 20
8 Port Adelaide 9 5 4 0 766 711 107.7 20
9 Fremantle 9 4 5 0 693 628 110.4 16
10 Essendon 9 4 5 0 718 712 100.8 16
11 Hawthorn 9 4 5 0 717 719 99.7 16
12 Western Bulldogs 9 4 5 0 726 753 96.4 16
13 St Kilda 9 4 5 0 675 755 89.4 16
14 Sydney 9 3 6 0 679 800 84.9 12
15 Melbourne 9 3 6 0 625 820 76.2 12
16 Gold Coast 9 3 6 0 553 728 76.0 12
17 North Melbourne 9 2 7 0 690 841 82.0 8
18 Carlton 9 1 8 0 650 851 76.4 4
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2019. Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

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

[11]

Name Club Milestone Round
Jack Riewoldt Richmond 250 AFL games[12] Round 1
Marc Murphy Carlton 250 AFL games[13] Round 1
Tom Hawkins Geelong 500 AFL goals[14] Round 1
Justin Westhoff Port Adelaide 250 AFL games[15] Round 2
Shannon Hurn West Coast 250 AFL games[16] Round 2
Kieren Jack Sydney 250 AFL games[17] Round 5
Eddie Betts Adelaide 300 AFL games[18] Round 5
David Mundy Fremantle 300 AFL games[19] Round 6
Travis Boak Port Adelaide 250 AFL games[20] Round 7

Club leadershipEdit

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice-captain(s) Leadership group Ref
Adelaide Don Pyke Rory Sloane
Taylor Walker
Matt Crouch, Richard Douglas, Josh Jenkins, Tom Lynch, Daniel Talia [21][22]
Brisbane Lions Chris Fagan Dayne Zorko Harris Andrews Jarrod Berry, Allen Christensen, Darcy Gardiner, Ryan Lester, Stefan Martin, Lachie Neale [23]
Carlton Brendon Bolton Patrick Cripps
Sam Docherty
Ed Curnow, Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson [24]
Collingwood Nathan Buckley Scott Pendlebury Steele Sidebottom Taylor Adams, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe [25]
Essendon John Worsfold Dyson Heppell Zach Merrett Joe Daniher, Orazio Fantasia, David Myers [26]
Fremantle Ross Lyon Nat Fyfe Reece Conca, Joel Hamling, David Mundy, Alex Pearce, Michael Walters [27]
Geelong Chris Scott Joel Selwood Mark Blicavs, Patrick Dangerfield Mitch Duncan, Tom Stewart, Harry Taylor, Zach Tuohy [28]
Gold Coast Stuart Dew David Swallow
Jarrod Witts
Pearce Hanley, Touk Miller Brayden Fiorini, Jarrod Harbrow, George Horlin-Smith, Alex Sexton [29]
Greater Western Sydney Leon Cameron Phil Davis
Callan Ward
Stephen Coniglio, Josh Kelly Matt de Boer [30]
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson Ben Stratton Jack Gunston Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O'Meara, Liam Shiels, Isaac Smith [31]
Melbourne Simon Goodwin Nathan Jones
Jack Viney
Max Gawn, Neville Jetta [32]
North Melbourne Brad Scott Jack Ziebell Robbie Tarrant Shaun Higgins, Jamie Macmillan [33]
Port Adelaide Ken Hinkley Tom Jonas
Ollie Wines
Hamish Hartlett [34]
Richmond Damien Hardwick Trent Cotchin Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt
St Kilda Alan Richardson Jarryn Geary Sebastian Ross Dan Hannebery, Tim Membrey, Dylan Roberton [35]
Sydney John Longmire Josh Kennedy
Luke Parker
Dane Rampe
Isaac Heeney, Jarrad McVeigh, Callum Mills, Tom Papley, Nick Smith [36]
West Coast Adam Simpson Shannon Hurn Josh Kennedy, Luke Shuey Andrew Gaff, Jeremy McGovern, Nic Naitanui [37]
Western Bulldogs Luke Beveridge Easton Wood Marcus Bontempelli Lachie Hunter, Jason Johannisen, Jackson Trengove, Mitch Wallis [38]

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