The health of the Australian community, players and staff remains a priority, and as such, Richmond understands the recent changes to quarantine requirements by the Queensland Government related to Victorian-based AFL teams entering the state.

The Tigers will now play Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

“This is an AFL season like no other, and we all have to continue to be flexible as things change,” Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said.

“This is another indication that the COVID-19 crisis remains a serious situation for all of us, and we all need to listen and adhere to Government advice on health and safety.

“We’re disappointed for the Richmond fans in Queensland who had planned to buy tickets to our game, we hope to play in front of the Tiger Army soon.”

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Brendon Gale on the fixture change

Brendon Gale chats to SEN about Richmond's current form and the sudden change in fixture.

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Speaking to SEN on Monday afternoon, Gale said the Club will "do what we have to do to ensure this season gets completed."

"We were told back in March that it would be a 153-game season that would require agility, flexibility and resilience," he said.

"There's 118 games to go. We don't know what that looks like but we know we've got to fulfil our end of the bargain and as (Damien Hardwick) has said on numerous occasions, we're an anytime, anywhere club."