AFL teams make a break for Queensland over fresh Melbourne infections

Southeast Queensland could soon be home to a number of AFL clubs who are having to flee Melbourne.

The league has again been thrown into chaos after eight local coronavirus cases popped up in Melbourne overnight.

The MCG has also been listed as an exposure site.


Officials are now scrambling to figure out how to keep the season alive, which will likely mean relocating a number of teams to Queensland.

Sydney’s teams – GWS and the Swans – will reportedly arrive here this morning from Melbourne, they’d been in a hub there to avoid the Sydney outbreak.

While the Western Bulldogs will arrive here a day early, to ensure their clash against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon can still go ahead.

It’s still not clear what could happen to the remaining Melbourne based teams.

It comes after 12 NRL clubs touched down in the southeast yesterday, with five of those clubs to set up a hub on the Gold Coast.