The AFL grand final is almost upon us here, with the Richmond Tigers entering the biggest match of the season as heavy favourites to defeat the GWS Giants, who have had a stunning finals campaign to make their first decider.
The match is scheduled to get underway with the first bounce at 2:30pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 28 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Half-time is expected to be at around 3:35pm (AEST), while the game should conclude at approximately 5pm (AEST).
While the Richmond Tigers were able to beat the Geelong Cats last weekend in their preliminary final after a weekend off, the Giants, who finished sixth at the end of the regular season, have had to do things the hard way.
Geater Western Sydney, after beating the Western Bulldogs at home in Week 1 of the finals, have then won two knockout games interstate, beating the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Magpies in a pair of thrillers.
Key AFL grand final 2019 game information: Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants
Date: Saturday, September 28
First bounce: 2:30pm (AEST)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
TV: Live, Channel 7
Online: Live 7plus, AFL Live Pass
Betting: Tigers $1.38, Giants $3.15
Overall record: Played 12, Tigers 8, Giants 4
Umpires: Matt Stevic, Ray Chamberlain, Shaun Ryan
B David Astbury, Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, Jayden Short
C Brandon Ellis, Dion Prestia, Josh Caddy
HF Daniel Rioli, Trent Cotchin, Kane Lambert
F Jason Castagna, Tom J. Lynch, Jack Riewoldt
FOL Toby Nankervis, Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin
I/C Ivan Soldo, Liam Baker, Marlion Pickett, Shai Bolton
EMG Jack Ross, Sydney Stack, Ryan Garthwaite,Kamdyn McIntosh
B Nick Haynes, Phil Davis, Aidan Corr
HB Adam Kennedy, Sam Taylor, Heath Shaw
C Zac Williams, Josh Kelly, Lachie Whitfield
HF Sam J. Reid, Jeremy Cameron, Harry Perryman
F Harry Himmelberg, Jeremy Finlayson, Brent Daniels
FOL Shane Mumford, Tim Taranto, Matt de Boer
I/C Jacob Hopper, Daniel Lloyd, Toby Greene, Adam Tomlinson
EMG Isaac Cumming, Zac Langdon, Lachlan Keeffe,Ian Hill
Unlike the rest of the AFL finals, there will only be one way to watch the AFL grand final, with Channel 7 holding exclusive live TV rights for the game. They’ll also stream the game live on select platforms via their 7plus service.
You’ll also be able to follow every minute of the match at The Roar with our minute-by-minute live blog, scores, highlights an all the best pre and post-match analysis and opinion.