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  Adelaide Crows 
Round 1 - Friday, March 23 -  Etihad Stadium
Essendon v Adelaide         
The Crows kick off the season in a blockbuster away clash against the Bombers on prime-time Friday night Football. They will then take a trip down memory lane for the Grand Final replay at the G, when the Crows seek revenge on the Tigers!     
Round 13 - Saturday, June 16 - MCG
Adelaide v Hawthorn
Round  16 - Friday, July 6 - MCG
Richmond v Adelaide 

 

  Brisbane Lions
  Round 4 -  Saturday, April 14 - MCG
  Richmond v  Brisbane   Lions
The Lions have two early blockbuster games facing the past two Premiership winners! They then face Collingwood in what will hopefully be a do or die clash for both teams prior to the point end of the seaon!
Round 8 - Saturday, May 12 - Etihad Stadium 
Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions
Round 21 - Saturday, August 8 - Etihad Stadium 
Collingwood v Brisbane Lions 

 

  Carlton
Round 1 - Thursday, March 22 - MCG 
Richmond v Carlton  - SEASON OPENENER      

Carlton and Richmond kick off the season once again in Round 1 Thursday night in what is set to be a packed MCG crowd. The traditional rivalries continue with early season contests against Collingwood and Essendon, setting the scene for some massive contests.

Round 3 - Friday, April 6 - MCG
Carlton v Collingwood 
Round 8 - Saturday, May 12 - MCG
Carlton v Essendon

 

  Collingwood
Round 3 - Friday, April 6 - MCG
Carlton v Collingwood                           
Collingwood’s season starts off with a bang as they face their 3 fiercest rivals in the first 6 rounds. A Friday night blockbuster against old foe Carlton will be sure to draw a big crowd. The Pies contest the traditional ANZAC Day clash against Essendon before looking to knock off reigning premiers Richmond just 4 days later.
Round 5 - Wednesday, April 25- MCG
Collingwood v Essendon -ANZAC DAY
Round 6 - Sunday, April 29- MCG
Collingwood v Richmond

 

  Essendon
 Round 1 -  Friday, March 23 - Etihad Stadium
Essendon v Adelaide Crow
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The Bombers return to Friday night football for their season opener! They will then turn their focus to ANZAC Day where the traditional rivals meet again! The Tigers will then be waiting for the Bombers in the biggest test of the season where they will comapres themselves against last year's Premiers. 
Round 5 - Wednesday, April 25 - MCG
Collingwood v Essendon - ANZAC DAY
Round 11 - Saturday, June 2 - MCG
Essendon v Richmond- DREAMTIME

 

  Fremantle 
 Round 7 - Sunday, May 6 - MCG
Richmond v Fremantle            
Fremantle will make the trip East to play at the Home of Football, the MCG, in big matches against Richmond and Collingwood. Don’t miss your chance to see the Dockers in action at Etihad as well, in their late season match up with Essendon.
Round 11 - Sunday,  June 3 - MCG
Collingwood v Fremantle 
Round 18 - Saturday, July 21 - Etihad 
Essendon v Fremantle 

 

  Geelong Cats
Round 2 - Monday, April 2 - MCG
Geelong v Hawtho
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Geelong will again feature in the Easter Monday fixture with a home game at the MCG against rivals Hawthorn. The Cats will contest other big games at the ‘G in the now annual country game against Essendon, while seeking revenge for their Week 1 Finals loss last season to Richmond in Round 13.

Round 9 - Saturday, May 19 - MCG
Essendon v Geelong
Round 13 - Sunday, June 17 - MCG
Geelong v Richmond

 

  Gold Coast Suns
Round 2 - Saturday, March 31 - Etihad Stadium
Carlton v Gold Coast Suns                   
Witness the Suns play in Melbourne throughout the 2018 season with key match-ups against Carlton and North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium before they take to the field at the MCG against Melbourne later in the season.
Round 16 - Sunday, July 8 - Etihad Stadium
North Melbourne v Gold Coast Suns
Round 20 - Sunday, August 5 - MCG
Melbourne v Gold Coast Suns

 

  GWS Giants
 Round 2 - Saturday,  March 31 - MCG
 Collingwood v GWS Giants   
                        
The Giants march into Melbourne in Round 2 to take on the mighty Pies to kick of their first of many interstate matches. They will return again to take on the Saints and Blues under the roof at Etihad Stadium later in the season. Could this be the year for the boys from the mighty west?
Round 5 - Saturday, April 21 - Etihad Stadium 
St Kilda v GWS Giants
Round 20 - Sunday, Aug 5 - Etihad Stadium 
Carlton v GWS Giants

 

  Hawthorn
 Round 1 - Saturday, March 24 - MCG
 Hawthorn v Collingwood                          

The Hawks start their 2018 campaign with a clash of the titans as they take on the Pies on a Saturday night to help kick off round one! Easter Monday will see their attention focused to traditional rivals Geelong while in Round 8, it will be Friday night footy, when the Swans come to town!

Round 2 - Monday, April 2 - MCG
Geelong v Hawthorn - EASTER MONDAY
Round 8 -  Friday, May 11 - MCG
Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

 

  Melbourne
Round 1 - Sunday, March 25 - MCG
Melbourne v Geelong Cats                        
All eyes will be on the G as the new look Dees tackle the reigning premiers under lights for the ANZAC eve match. And then it’s back to the home of football for the ever-popular Queens Birthday game against old foe the Pies! Will the Dees rise to the occasion in 2018?
Round 5 - Tuesday, April 25 - MCG
Melbourne v Richmond - ANZAC EVE
Round 12 - Monday, June 11 - MCG
Melbourne v Collingwood- QUEENS BIRTHDAY

 

  North Melbourne
 
 Round 2 - Friday, March 30 - Etihad Stadium  

North Melbourne v St Kilda - GOOD FRIDAY            

North Melbourne will be looking to set up an annual rivalry against St Kilda as the two teams clash on Good Friday in 2018. The Roos will also hope to defeat fellow Victorian finals contenders in Hawthorn and Richmond in 2 blockbuster home games for the club.

Round 5 - Sunday, April 22 - Etihad Stadium  

North Melbourne v Hawthorn

Round 8 - Sunday, May 13 - Etihad Stadium 

North Melbourne v Richmond

 

  Port Adelaide 
 Round 4 - Sunday, April 15 - Etihad Stadium
Essendon v Port Adelaide                                
Following an impressive trade period, fans will be expecting Port to put in a strong showing on their trips to Melbourne in 2018. An early season visit to Etihad to take on the Bombers should be an early indicator of where both teams are at!
Round 15 - Saturday, June 30 - MCG
Carlton v Port Adelaide      
Round 22 - Saturday, August 18 - MCG
Collingwood v Port Adelaide      

 

  Richmond
 Round 1 - Thursday, March 22 - MCG
Richmond v Carlton - SEASON OPENER     
The Premiers have a jam packed calendar of blockbuster matches in 2018! Whether it’s the Premiership flag unveiling to kick the season off, the return of the ANZAC Day eve match against the Demons, or the fan favourite Dreamtime at the G, the Tiger Army will be out in force. 
Round 5 - Tuesday, April 24 - MCG
Melbourne v Richmond - ANZAC EVE

Round 11 - Saturday, June 2 - MCG
Essendon v Richmond - DREAMTIME

 

  St Kilda
Round 2 - Friday, March 30 - Etihad Stadium 
North Melbourne v St Kilda  - GOOD FRIDAY    
The Saints have pinched the Good Friday match off the Bulldogs – but will they be able to take home the 4 points as well? Having done a number on the Tigers at Etihad in 2017 to the tune of 67 points, Saints fans will be hoping for a similar outcome  at the G in Round 10. 
Round 10 - Saturday, May 26 - MCG
Richmond v St Kilda        
Round 17 - Friday, July 13 - Etihad Stadium
St Kilda  v Carlton

 

  Sydney Swans
 Round 4 - Saturday, April 4 - Etihad Stadium
Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans    
 Watch the Swans and the Hawks in Friday night footy at the 'G'!  The 2012 and 2014 grand final opponents have formed a strong rivalry in recent years. Their past three games have been decided by a total of 17 points! Then watch the Swans take on the Premiers in a blockbuster at Etihad.
Round 8 -  Friday, May 11 - MCG
Hawthorn v Sydney Swans  
Round 15 - Thursday, June 28 - Etihad Stadium
Richmond v Sydney Swans  

 

  West Coast Eagles
 Round 5 - Saturday, April 21 - MCG
Carlton v West Coast Eagles                                

Eagles fans will be able to see their side in action in Victoria as they take on Carlton and Collingwood at the MCG, while they will face the Hawks under the roof at Etihad Stadium in what is sure to be a fiery clash in Round 10.

Round 10 - Sunday, May 27 - Etihad Stadium 
Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles     
Round 17 - Sunday, July 15 - MCG
Collingwood v West Coast Eagles     

 

  Western Bulldogs
 Round 3 - Sunday, April 8 - Etihad Stadium
Western Bulldogs v Essendon    
All Dogs fans will not want to miss the highly anticipated match against the Dons in Round 3. The blockbuster game will see former teammate Jake Stringer take on his old side for the first time. They will also host the Swans and the Cats in big matches at Etihad, both sure to be played in front of a large home crowd.
Round 4 - Saturday, April 14 - Etihad Stadium
Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans
Round 15 - Friday, June 29 - Etihad Stadium 
Western Bulldogs  v Geelong Cats