AFLX 2018 TV Fixtures to Air Live and Stream Free Online in Australia


AFLX Footy tournament Live TV Times
It’s AFL T20 style. It’s fast, exciting, thrilling and unique. It’s AFLX and it’s here in 2018 where we will see a completely different and enthralling version of Aussie Rules.

All 18 teams will take part in AFLX, which will be held across three days from February 15-17, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching on a standard or HD TV, or streaming live online to a mobile device with a Free trial.

AFLX 2018 Preview

AFLX is certainly a different game to the one most will be familiar with and the traditional version of the AFL. The rules go like this: It is played on a rectangular field, roughly 65mx110m. There are ten players for each team, seven on the field and three for interchange. There are two players in the defensive 40, three in the middle section and another two in the attacking 40. It is played in two ten minute halves with two minutes for half time, with no time on, so the clock will keep running if the ball is out. It will be a free kick to the opposition team when the player touches the ball and it goes out of bounds. It’s also a 25m penalty. The points system for scoring sees 10 points if a goal is kicked outside the 40m arc with a 20 second shot clock.

When: Thursday 15 February – Saturday 17 Febuary
Where: Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

The format of the 2018 AFLX competition involves the 18 teams divided into three groups, Group A, Group B and Group C, with two pools of 3 teams in each group. From there, it’s round robin with each pool to have their own Grand Final. Group A plays on Thursday, Group B matches are on Friday and Group C goes on Saturday. This style of footy does really suit teams that have speed in their squad, so teams like Richmond and GWS will be ideally suited given the youth of their respective squads and the quick ball movement they produced in 2017. Another side to look out for is the Bombers, with recruit Devon Smith sure to be watched closely. He has come to the Dons from the Greater Western Sydney Giants on big coin, and this will be his first appearance in the new colours so he’ll want to make a good impression. Another player from Essendon to watch is Adam Saad. He was a pretty solid player when at the Gold Coast Suns but now with one of the biggest clubs in Melbourne, the pressure and spotlight will be on him as he looks to impress for his new club. His pace and agility will be absolutely perfect for the AFLX format.

2018 AFLX Live TV Fixtures – Saturday 17 February (AEDT)

GWS Giants v Richmond at 4.10pm
Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs at 4.38pm
Richmond v Brisbane Lions at 5.06pm
Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns at 5.34pm
Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants at 6.02pm
Gold Coast Suns v Sydney Swans at 6.30pm
Grand Final: TBC v TBC at 7.03pm

*See Saturday (Group C) TV fixtures below. Shown as Sydney time (AEDT), adjust for regional differences.

AFLX Live Streaming and a Free Trial

While you can watch AFLX free to Air in Australia on 7Two (ch. 7), if you are looking for the most live AFL action then Fox Footy is the place for you, with every game of every round of the 2018 season shown live and in HD, with no ad-breaks siren to siren (grand final excluded), as well as replays of the matches you may have missed.

So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Foxtel Now 2-weeks Free Streaming TV trial, which has no set-up fees and will broadcast these exciting Footy matches online (Mac & PC excluded)*, while also offering Live AFLX streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app.

Travelling abroad? Want to watch the finals?

Stream the AFL finals on PC, iPhone, Android, Chromecast, and Airplay with the Watch AFL app!

Pool A, Hindmarsh Stadium, Thursday February 15

Live TV (Sydney time)

Port Adelaide v Geelong Cats at 6.40pm
Adelaide Crows v Collingwood at 7.08pm
Geelong Cats v Fremantle at 7.36pm
West Coast v Adelaide Crows at 8.04pm
Fremantle v Port Adelaide at 8.32pm
Collingwood v West Coast at 9.00pm
Grand Final: TBC vs TBC at 9.33pm

Pool B, Etihad Stadium, Friday February 16

Live TV (Sydney time)

Carlton v Melbourne at 6.40pm
Hawthorn v Essendon at 7.08pm
Melbourne v Carlton at 7.36pm
Essendon v St Kilda at 8.04pm
Melbourne v N. Melbourne at 8.32pm
St Kilda v Hawthorn at 9.00pm
Grand Final: TBC v TBC at 9.33pm

Pool C, Allianz Stadium, Saturday February 17

Live TV (Sydney time)

GWS Giants v Richmond at 4.10pm
Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs at 4.38pm
Richmond v Brisbane Lions at 5.06pm
Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns at 5.34pm
Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants at 6.02pm
Gold Coast Suns v Sydney Swans at 6.30pm
Grand Final: TBC v TBC at 7.03pm

In addition to every match of the 2018 AFLX, this Foxtel Now trial will offer fans an opportunity to watch other great February action including the 2018 World Club Series featuring the Melbourne Storm, every game of the Women’s AFL live, all matches of the 2018 Super Rugby season plus much more not available on free to air in Australia.