AFL 2018 Live TV Preview
The biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar arrives on Saturday, the 29th of September, with the Collingwood Magpies preparing to face the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Grand Final, the 122nd edition of this spectacular event. This will be the first-ever Grand Final between the two sides, but the familiarity is there having just played each other three-weeks earlier in an entertaining Qualifying Final won by the Eagles. In total, the Eagles have secured three Grand Finals during their thirty-two years in the league, with their most recent being delivered in 2006. On the other side, the Magpies have been in the competition for 122 years, and own a total of fifteen Grand Final trophies, with their most recent coming in 2010.
Both teams head into the game on the back of arguably the two most impressive performances of 2018, Collingwood having taking apart the comfortable Premiership favourite in Richmond last Friday night, and West Coast having treated the in-form Demons like a bottom side in a demolition the very next day. The Pies will head into this game as slight favourites, likely a product of their home ground advantage, but they will have their work cut out if the Eagles play anywhere near their best. In what shapes up to be a Grand Final to remember, this one could easily be up for grabs deep into the final quarter, but don’t look for every match of the AFL on Free to Air to be shown live online.
LIVE AFL TV Fixtures: Grand Final
Fri Sept 28 LIVE: 2018 Grand Final Parade 11.00am – 1.00pm (Fox Footy)
Sat Sept 29 LIVE: West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies at 2.00pm (Seven)
Sat Sept 29 replay: West Coast vs Collingwood at 6.00pm (Fox Footy)
Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. AFL match replays available through-out the week.
Watch or Stream the AFL Live
If you are looking for AFL action then Foxtel is the place for you, with every game of every round of the 2018 season shown live and in HD, with no ad-breaks through Fox Footy (excluding the grand final). This includes a good number of matches not available on Free to Air, and replays of the games you may have missed.
So if you’re a resident of Australia check out the Foxtel Sports Combo pack which currently offers no lock-in contract and the first 2 months FREE if trialled by October 13. With the Sports Combo you can watch Footy live at home, and if you have to be out and about you can stream the AFL free using the Foxtel App within minutes of joining (Mac & PC excluded).
AFL Free to Air Broadcast Guide
New South Wales – Sydney: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Queensland – 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 – 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.
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, NT – Darwin, Tasmania – Hobart: No special channel 7 broadcasting arrangements apply.
Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to an average of three contests per week, Foxtel will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with up to five exclusive games each week to include the late matches on both Saturday and Sunday, and the option to stream the AFL live online.
Friday Night: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 1: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 2: Foxtel
Saturday Evening: Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 1: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 2: Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 1: Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 2: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Sunday Evening: Foxtel
Monday & Public Holidays: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Australia Regional Television Times
Use this City and State chart to determine what time the match will start in your location. For example, games that kick off at 8.00pm in Melbourne will be broadcast at 7.30pm in Adelaide and at 6.00pm in Perth, based on their time differences.
Sydney, NSW: 7.00pm
Brisbane, QLD: 7.00pm
Melbourne, VIC: 7.00pm
Hobart, TAS: 7.00pm
Canberra, ACT: 7.00pm
Adelaide, SA: 6.30pm
Darwin, NT: 6.30pm
Perth, WA: 5.00pm