Gold Coast Suns-Hawks clash to go ahead….in Sydney

The Gold Coast Suns clash with Hawthorn this weekend will go ahead but has been shifted to Sydney.

The game was scheduled to be played at Darwin’s TIO Stadium on Saturday night but AFL bosses were forced to find an alternative after the Northern Territory shut its border to Melbourne.

It was reported the clash would be postponed with both teams to have their Round 12 bye brought forward to this weekend.


But the AFL has confirmed the game will now be played at the SCG at 7.40pm on Saturday.

The Suns admit it is disappointing they will not get to play in Darwin but the club says it understands the decision.

“Our Territory partnership means much more to us than just a game. We have had AFL and AFLW players and staff in town all week visiting schools and supporting local footy to help grow the game and promote healthy, active lifestyles,” Suns Chief Executive Mark Evans said.

“We will now work with all parties involved to find a way to play our annual Darwin fixture later in the year.”

The AFL has also confirmed the Richmond-Adelaide clash scheduled for the MCG would be played at Giants Stadium in Sydney instead.

All other games scheduled for Melbourne will go ahead but with no crowds.

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