Footy fans are relishing the 124th AFL Grand Final, which is set to kick off this Saturday. The 2020 edition will take place at the Gabba, in Queensland instead of the usual MCG in Victoria.
Richmond are currently the reigning Premiers and are now in line to back it back-to-back titles when they face Geelong on October 24th. Find out how to watch the game either live or via on demand replays.
Must See 2020 AFL Live TV
The 2020 AFL Grand Final is set to be a fascinating contest between two giants of the game. The coronavirus may have impacted live sport in Victoria, but that hasn’t stopped two teams from the state reaching this year’s flagship event. Richmond and Geelong may have finished the season a little further down the ladder than they would have liked, but their finals performances more than merited their place on the Gabba turf.
2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final
When: October 24
Where: The Gabba, Brisbane
This year’s Grand Final can be watched live on Free to Air TV via the Seven Network. However, if you can’t watch the game as it happens, you can get full replays On Demand with Foxtel and Kayo. Check out our Grand Final fixture guide below.:
AFL 2020 Grand Final LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sat, Oct 24||Richmond vs Geelong Cats (Grand Final)||LIVE: 7.30pm||Seven|
|Sat, Oct 24||Richmond vs Geelong Cats (Grand Final)||Replay: 10.30pm||Foxtel /Kayo|
|Sun, Oct 25||Richmond vs Geelong Cats (Grand Final)||Replay: 5.00am||Foxtel /Kayo|
Above events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The AFL TV replays will be available exclusively on Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) for several days .
Watch or Stream the AFL Live
While the free to air AFL telecasts are limited to an average of four contests in each round, the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete live coverage with no ad-breaks during play before the grand final. This includes watching the AFL live online with eligible mobile and internet connected devices (PC & Mac excluded) using the Foxtel Go app, and replays so you can enjoy the action no matter your schedule.
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Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same Fox Footy broadcasts, and include the convenience of streaming the AFL free and Live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo also have a split-view feature so you can watch up to four live events at the same time, ensuring you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport listed in the Kayo TV guide. This offer also applies to existing Telstra customers, to get started just visit the website listed below.
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AFL on Free to Air
Continuing in 2020, the twenty-three rounds of the AFL Premiership will be for the most part held three days a week, Friday to Sunday. The AFL Free to Air coverage on Seven Network will include live telecasts of the Friday night game, up to two matches on Saturday, one contest on Sunday afternoon, and any games that fall on a public holiday, a Monday or a Thursday. Channel 7 will also broadcast the entire Final series live, including the Grand Final.
Channel Seven vs Foxtel/Kayo
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited, Foxtel and Kayo Sports will televise every game in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with up to five exclusive matches each week including the games on Saturday and Sunday night. Additionally, the Kayo Sports AFL coverage will include the option to pause, rewind, check scores, watch multiple matches and other fan friendly features.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
The above listing offers a guide for what games are shown on each channel, Australia-wide, and does not reflect Channel Seven’s free to air state-to-state variations which may also include:
New South Wales (NSW) – Sydney: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Queensland (QLD) – Brisbane: All Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
South Australia (SA) – Adelaide: All Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows matches will be televised by the Seven Network across Channel 7, as well as 7Mate and 7HD.
Western Australia (WA) – Perth: All Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles matches will be televised by the Seven Network, live, alternating between Channel 7 and 7Mate.
ACT – Canberra: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Victoria – Melbourne: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
Northern Territories (NT) – Darwin: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
Tasmania – Hobart: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
AFL 2020 Teams to Watch
The Richmond Tigers will head into the 2020 season as the favourites to take out their 13th Premiership, after they dominated the GWS Giants in the Grand Final last year to the tune of 89 points en route to their second flag in three years. Their selfless style of play and incredible ball movement was on show throughout the finals series in 2019, and the pairing of key forwards Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt worked as well as anyone could have hoped. A smattering of top-level talent and an array of capable co-stars with well-defined roles should once again make them extremely difficult to beat in 2020, and you won’t miss a minute when watching this week’s AFL live online.
The team the Tigers defeated in the 2019 Grand Final, the GWS Giants, will also head into 2020 as Premiership hopefuls, and will be desperate to avenge the disappointing loss they suffered on their first trip to the big dance last year. The Giants’ top end is as talented as any in the league, and the return of Stephen Coniglio – who missed the second half of last season with a knee injury – amongst a host of other injured stars will give them a huge boost in 2020. For years they’ve been close but have never been able to break their Premiership duck, but if they can avoid the injury curse which has plagued them in recent years they will be well and truly in the mix.
Another side likely to be thereabouts at the pointy end of the season is the team GWS beat in a thrilling preliminary final last year, the Collingwood Magpies. The Magpies have made it to the final four in each of the last two years and enjoyed a Grand Final appearance in 2018, but they’ve been unable to take the next step and win a 15th Premiership. This year, they will bring back much of the same cast which made them such a dangerous side in 2019, and led by arguably the best midfield in the business they will have their eyes firmly set on the Premiership Cup.