Richmond is heading north to Queensland for Rounds 6 and 7, where they will now face Sydney followed by North Melbourne.

The Tigers will take on the Swans at The Gabba on Sunday, July 12, before coming up against the Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Saturday, July 18.

Both matches will be broadcast live on Channel Seven.

Richmond was originally fixtured to play North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium in Round 6 and Greater Western Sydney at the MCG in Round 7. 

All 10 Victorian AFL clubs will leave the state at the completion of their Round 5 commitments this weekend, and will be temporarily relocated to other states across the country.

The amendment to the fixture has been made based on relevant State Government and Medical officer advice to firstly ensure the safety of not only the clubs, players, officials and the wider community, but also to provide certainty to clubs and fans on the next block of games.

The temporary relocation of all 10 Victorian-based teams out of the state will see them move to bases in Queensland, NSW and WA where they will undergo the various quarantine regimes while also continuing to adhere to the strict protocols the AFL has in place.

AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan said the announcement today was the next step as the AFL continued to make the necessary changes to navigate the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership season.

“The health and safety of our people and the wider community is paramount. We will continue to make decisions that are anchored in the advice of Governments and designed to protect our people and the wider community.”

“I have said on a number of occasions that this would be a season of challenges. And that the one certainty is that before we completed the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership season there would be more unique challenges along the way.”

“I want to thank the Governments in NSW, Queensland and WA for their support in helping us set up a series of high-performance centres that will see interstate teams based in their state in accordance with all the strict local protocols and playing games,”

“I would also like to thank all of our clubs, players, coaches, umpires and officials for their continued support and ability to adapt quickly as we navigate through the changing environment.”