2018 Toyota AFL Championship
2018 AFL Live TV Guide
The AFL’s popularity continues to be strong, as it is the most attended spectator sport in greater Australia, and one of the top five best attended league’s world-wide with an average of well over thirty-thousand people in the seats for each game. This year’s Premiership promises to be one of the best yet, with many teams having a real chance to win it all and be crowned the champions of Australian Footy.
At Comparetv we’ll be analyzing the key games to give you the inside play, sharing the latest internet TV, live streaming or sports on-demand packages so you can save some hard earned cash, and reviewing the newest choices in entertainment so you can enjoy every minute of the premiership no matter what’s on your schedule.
2018 AFL Toyota Premiership
The 2018 AFL Premiership will be contested by eighteen teams over 23 rounds of grueling football played with the usual fast paced action, hard hits, athletic displays and fierce rivalries that make the sport exciting both on and off the field.
Among the sure to be most watched fixtures will be the inaugural AFLX 2018 competition, a Grand Final re-match between Adelaide and Richmond on the 29th of March, the hugely popular Anzac Day event between Essendon and Collingwood to be held in Melbourne at the MCG on April 25th, the fiercely contested Western Derby 47 being hosted at Optus Stadium on April 29th, and the 2018 AFL Grand Final to determine this year’s best on September 28.
- When: March 22 – September 28
- Rounds: 23
Live AFL Premiership TV
If you looking for the most live AFL TV coverage then Foxtel is the place for you, with every game of every round of the 2018 season shown live and ad-break free before the Grand Final, through a combination of Fox Footy and Fox Sports, to include a good number of great matches not available on Free to Air TV.
With Foxtel Now you have the option to watch Footy and other popular sports online*, as well as streaming the AFL Live to a compatible mobile device through the Foxtel Go App. So if you aren’t a subscriber take a moment to review Foxtel Now’s 14 Day Free* Trial, which offers the best in Live sport and other great entertainment.
Must See AFL Fixtures
In addition to the twenty-three rounds of elite competition, the below contests carry extra significance due to their popularity, intensity and geographical impact, including the key AFL free to air matches.
Western Derby 2018
The Western Derby will see the Eagles take on the Dockers in what is always an intense contest between the two sides, and with this marking the forty-seventh contest between the clubs it should be even more interesting. West Coast have won the past five meetings and will attempt to make it six, while Fremantle will look to reverse the course despite playing a tough stretch in the previous several rounds.
- When: Sunday, April 29, 4:40 pm Sydney Time
- Where: Domain Stadium, Perth
Anzac Day Clash
This year the live Anzac Day round starts on Friday, the 20th of April, but the main event will be the traditional clash between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers. The meeting will carry extra significance due to it being the year following 100th anniversary and the emotion on display the last time out, so outside of the Melbourne Cup, Bathurst 1000 and Grand Finals this match is expected to be one of the biggest sporting events on the Australian calendar.
- When: Wednesday, April 25, 3.20 pm Sydney Time
- Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
South Australia will pause for two hours to conclude Showdown 44 between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power. Adelaide have won five in a row so the Power will be extra motivated, and it’s always such a brilliant spectacle, more so now at the Adelaide Oval, which is one of the best sporting grounds in the world.
- When: Saturday, May 12, 5.10 pm Sydney Time
- Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
2018 AFL Finals Series
The best eight sides from the Home and Away season will battle it out for Premiership glory across four weeks, starting on September 1, which is a Friday night, with the first placed side taking on the fourth placed side. The Finals format is great for fans because the top four sides play each other, with the winners advancing to the Grand Final Qualifier with a chance to etch their name into greatness. The defending champs are the Richmond Tigers, and this year they will be looking to repeat their spectacular 2017 Grand Final win, with a chance to prove it wasn’t a one-in-28-years fluke.
- When: 28 September
- Where: TBA