The time has come.
A little later than we’re used to, the 2020 AFL Finals Series is underway.
Richmond and St Kilda will kick things off tomorrow night (Friday 9 October) at Metricon Stadium in the first Semi Final, before Geelong and Collingwood do battle at The Gabba on Saturday 10 October.
The winner of each match will see themselves advance to next week’s Preliminary Finals, with Port Adelaide awaiting the winner of Richmond v St Kilda, and Brisbane ready to face either Geelong or Collingwood.
For the losers, their 2020 AFL Finals campaign will come to an end.
Limited tickets are still available to see Geelong and Collingwood go head-to-head at The Gabba, starting at 6.40pm EST, available at Ticketmaster.com.au.
Geelong Cats v Collingwood
Geelong will head into the clash as favourites, boasting three 2020 All Australians in their side, including Coleman Medalist Tom Hawkins.
Hawkins will be pivotal to the Cats’ chances, keen to atone for his poor kicking against Port Adelaide in their Qualifying Final in Week 1.
Collingwood were written off by most against West Coast last week, rising against the odds to topple the Eagles in Perth.
Back in the comfort of their Queensland hub, the Pies will certainly rate their chances once again.
The Collingwood forward line has been where question marks lie in 2020, and they will be counting on players like Jaidyn Stephenson and Jordan De Goey to step up against the elite Geelong backline if they are to be any chance.
Patrick Dangerfield is built for Finals, with the dual threat able to be damaging both in the midfield and forward line. He will be hungrier than ever –desperately seeking his first Premiership – and is just one man that the Pies need to stop.
To see the Cats and Pies in action this weekend, grab your tickets now from Ticketmaster.com.au.