Richmond will host GWS at 7.25pm on Saturday May 15 at Marvel Stadium before travelling to Brisbane for a Friday night Gabba clash as part of the fixture announced by the AFL today.

The Tigers/GWS clash which is the two sides’ first ever game against each other at Marvel Stadium will be televised on FOX FOOTY and Kayo Sports.

The rematch of last season’s qualifying final against the Lions will then be played in prime time on Friday night at the Gabba.

It will be Richmond’s first game back at the Gabba since last year’s premiership triumph. Fittingly, just like the historic Grand Final, the contest will be played under lights.

The match will be broadcast live on Channel 7, with the first bounce at 7.50pm.

AFL Head of Broadcasting and Scheduling Marcus King said Rounds Nine and Ten offered a particularly good spread of competitive matchups.

“We have a few weeks until Rounds Nine and Ten are upon us, but they appear to be a potential nightmare for tipsters,” Mr King said.

“Looking ahead, we plan on releasing Rounds 11 and 12 next week, followed by, subject to any Covid setbacks, a minimum four week block to provide further certainty for clubs and fans.”

Round nine

Friday, May 14
St Kilda v Geelong at Marvel Stadium, 7.50pm AEST

Saturday, May 15
Sydney v Collingwood at the SCG, 1.45pm AEST
Hawthorn v North Melbourne at University of Tasmania Stadium, 2.10pm AEST
Gold Coast v Brisbane at Metricon Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Richmond v GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEST
Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST

Sunday, May 16
Essendon v Fremantle at Marvel Stadium, 1.10pm AEST
Melbourne v Carlton at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
West Coast v Adelaide at Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST

Round 10

Friday, May 21
Brisbane v Richmond at the Gabba, 7.50pm AEST

Saturday, May 22
Carlton v Hawthorn at the MCG, 1.45pm AEST
Geelong v Gold Coast at GMHBA Stadium, 2.10pm AEST
Western Bulldogs v St Kilda at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Adelaide v Melbourne at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST
Fremantle v Sydney at Optus Stadium, 5.40pm AWST

Sunday, May 23
GWS Giants v West Coast at Giants Stadium, 1.10pm AEST
Collingwood v Port Adelaide at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
Essendon v North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, 4.40pm AEST