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Calendar of Events

AFL Rd 20 - Richmond v Gold Coast SUNS

AFL Rd 20 - Richmond v Gold Coast SUNS

Aug 16, 2015

The Tigers host the SUNS on a Sunday afternoon at the MCG from 1.10pm.

AFL Rd 21 - Collingwood v Richmond

AFL Rd 21 - Collingwood v Richmond

Aug 22, 2015

MCG co-tenants Collingwood and Richmond will meet on a Saturday afternoon from 1.45pm.

AFL Rd 21 - Carlton v Melbourne

AFL Rd 21 - Carlton v Melbourne

Aug 23, 2015

The Blues and Demons lock horns on a Sunday afternoon from 3.20pm.

AFL Rd 22 - Geelong Cats v Collingwood

AFL Rd 22 - Geelong Cats v Collingwood

Aug 28, 2015

The Cats and Pies compete at the MCG on a Friday night at 7.50pm.

AFL Rd 22 - Essendon v Richmond

AFL Rd 22 - Essendon v Richmond

Aug 29, 2015

The Bombers and Tigers do battle at the MCG on a Saturday night at 7.20pm.