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AFL flees Qld lockdown, NRL left in limbo | Southern Highland News




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AFL teams have fled Queensland while the NRL remains hopeful it can complete fixtures this weekend after a snap COVID-19 lockdown for the state’s south-east plunged several sporting codes in chaos. Three AFL matches have been relocated while five clubs left the state on Saturday as the Queensland government announced the three-day lockdown from 4pm. Saturday’s Gold Coast-Melbourne and Essendon-Sydney fixtures were postponed, while Sunday’s GWS-Port Adelaide contest was also affected. The Suns will now take on the Demons at Marvel Stadium early on Sunday afternoon as part of a double header, with the Giants to face the Power later at the same venue – while Essendon will host Sydney at the MCG. All three games will be…

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