AFL fixture 2022, Round 12, Round 13, Round 14, Round 15

The AFL has broken with its mid-season Thursday night tradition, with all three Thursday night matches in the AFL’s latest fixture release to be played in Melbourne.

The league on Thursday afternoon released the next block of its 2022 fixture, with dates and times confirmed for the four rounds from Rounds 12 to 15. Scroll down to see the full fixture.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFL primarily scheduled Thursday night matches during the mid-season bye rounds in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney, with the odd clash held at Marvel Stadium and even GMHBA Stadium.

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While the first of the three ‘bye weeks’ (Round 12) this year will start with a clash between the Western Bulldogs and Geelong on a Friday night, the following three rounds will start with matches at the MCG on a Thursday night.

Richmond will feature in two of the Thursday matches – it’ll host Port Adelaide to kick off Round 13 then take on Carlton one week later – before premiership fancies Melbourne and Brisbane face off in one of the most highly-anticipated games of the season.

There’ll also be four Friday night games in Melbourne across the four rounds, with an extra game in Perth between the West Coast Eagles and Essendon in Round 15.

Carlton and Essendon meet in Round 13. Picture: Michael KleinSource: News Corp Australia

The Bombers will also feature in the Round 13 Friday night clash against Carlton – an Essendon fixture wish granted by the AFL as it’ll conclude the club’s three-day celebration of its 150-year anniversary.

“This momentous occasion will be a once in a lifetime celebration,” Bombers chief executive Xavier Campbell said.

“The blockbuster Friday night game against Carlton at the MCG will be an extraordinary experience for any Essendon or football fan.

“This three-day festival will allow the red and black family to connect with fellow fans, reflect on their favorite moments and meet club legends while celebrating the club’s 150th anniversary.”

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As well as its Thursday night match against Brisbane, Melbourne will feature in two other significant matches during the four-round fixture, hosting Sydney on a Saturday night in Round 12 then facing Collingwood in Round 13 for the traditional Queen’s Birthday game as Big Freeze returns to the G.

Two massive matches will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Footy: Hawthorn v Collingwood in Round 12 then Geelong v Richmond Round 15.

All matches will be live and ad-break free siren-to-siren on Fox Footy.

Lincoln McCarthy of the Lions and Jake Bowey of the Demons. Picture: Sarah ReedSource: Getty Images

AFL FIXTURE 2022(All times AEST)

ROUND 12

Friday June 3

Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats at Marvel Stadium (7.50pm)

Saturday June 4

Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval (1.45pm)

Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne at TIO Stadium (4.35pm)

Melbourne v Sydney Swans at MCG (7.25pm)

Sunday June 5

Hawthorn v Collingwood at MCG (2.10pm)

Fremantle v Brisbane Lions at Optus Stadium (5.20pm)

Byes: Carlton, Essendon, GWS Giants, Port Adelaide, Richmond, St Kilda

ROUND 13

Thursday June 9

Richmond v Port Adelaide at MCG (7.20pm)

Friday June 10

Essendon v Carlton at MCG (7.50pm)

Saturday June 11

Fremantle v Hawthorn at Optus Stadium (4.10pm)

Brisbane Lions v St Kilda at The Gabba (7.25pm)

Sunday June 12

North Melbourne v GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium (3.20pm)

Monday June 13

Collingwood v Melbourne at MCG (3.20pm)

Byes: Adelaide Crows, Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns, Sydney Swans, West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs

ROUND 14

Thursday June 16

Richmond v Carlton at MCG (7.20pm)

Friday June 17

St Kilda v Essendon at Marvel Stadium (7.50pm)

Saturday June 18

Port Adelaide v Sydney Swans at Adelaide Oval (1.45pm)

West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium (4.35pm)

GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs at Giants Stadium (7.25pm)

Sunday June 19

Gold Coast Suns v Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium (3.20pm)

Byes: Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne

ROUND 15

Thursday June 23

Melbourne v Brisbane Lions at MCG (7.20pm)

Friday June 24

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium (7.00pm)

West Coast Eagles v Essendon at Optus Stadium (8.40pm)

Saturday June 25

Carlton v Fremantle at Marvel Stadium (1.45pm)

Geelong Cats v Richmond at MCG (4.35pm)

Sydney Swans v St Kilda at SCG (7.25pm)

Sunday June 26

North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows at Blundstone Arena (1.10pm)

Collingwood v GWS Giants at MCG (3.20pm)

Port Adelaide v Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval (4.10pm)

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