Huge AFL finals move

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<p>The AFL has scrapped the pre-finals bye and will go straight in to the post-season after the conclusion of the home and away season this weekend.</p>
Covid outbreaks around Australia and ongoing uncertainty about border closures and quarantine rules have forced the AFL to act.

The AFL has scrapped the pre-finals bye and will go straight in to the post-season after the conclusion of the home and away season this weekend.

As states continue to battle Covid outbreaks, it's understood AFL clubs have been informed the week off will instead be held over and used during the finals.

It could possibly mean a week off for teams who make the Grand Final, which is now almost certain to be played in Perth, which could give participating teams time to both travel and quarantine if necessary.

Melbourne's lockdown was extended on Monday until at least September 2 which is set to result in the season decider being shifted away from the MCG for the second straight season.

The Grand Final will…
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