Footy’s back, crowds are back, and don’t we love it.
The absence of live sport around the world has left a huge hole in a lot of us.
We know you’re missing the thrill and excitement just as much as us, so here’s a list of live sport returning across Australia and around the world.
It’s back. Fans across the country will be rejoicing with the return of the AFL this weekend. After an almost three-month hiatus, Round 2 of the 2020 Premiership Season begun last night, Thursday 11 June, with Collingwood and reigning Premiers Richmond going right down to the wire, with neither side able to prevail resulting in our first draw of the season.
Friday night continues with one of the most heated and hard-fought rivalries in recent memory as Geelong host Hawthorn. Every time the two sides play, a classic is dished up, and we can’t imagine this one will be any different.
The game will be Brownlow Medalist Patrick Dangerfield’s 250th game, while coach Chris Scott hasn’t ruled out Jack Steven making his debut for the Cats after being admitted to hospital with a stab wound less than a month ago.
The remainder of the round sees four clashes on Saturday 13 June headlined by the Showdown between Adelaide and Port Adelaide in the 7.40pm AEST timeslot, before three Sunday matches.
The SA State Government have confirmed that approximately 2,000 fans will be permitted to attend the match, in what sporting fans across the nation will be hoping is a sign of things to come.
To see the full Round 2 fixture for this weekend’s action, head here.
The first of Australia’s elite sporting competitions to return, the NRL, heads into Round 5 this weekend.
Fans have been treated to high intensity and fast-paced displays, with several understandably tiring players contributing to plenty of excitement.
The Eels are the only team to start the season with four wins, despite the Panthers and Knights also being undefeated after playing out a 14-14 draw in Round 3.
This coming weekend’s action was kicked off by the Sea Eagles last night, Thursday 11 June, knocking off the Broncos.
Arguably the match of the round sees Parramatta take on the Panthers in a primetime Friday night (12 June) clash, with both sides undefeated and sitting in first and third respectively.
Where to watch: Catch the NRL action with several games live on Channel 9, otherwise head to Kayo Sports.
The world game is back, and the German Bundesliga was the first of Europe’s top leagues to return.
Our pick of this weekend’s action for Aussie fans is the more friendly 11.30pm AEST timeslot on Saturday 13 June, headlined by Borussia Dortmund, currently second on the table, heading to Dusseldorf.
If you want to watch the reigning Champions Bayern Munich in action, you can catch them in the match of the round against fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach at 2.30am AEST on Sunday 14 June.
Where to watch: Catch the Bundesliga live on Kayo Sports.
The Spanish league will also return this weekend, with Barcelona and Real Madrid currently locked in a tense battle at the top of the table.
For the early risers, you can see the likes of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, and Luis Suarez in action as Barcelona faces Mallorca at 6am AEST on Sunday 14 June.
To catch Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, and Sergio Ramos’ Real Madrid, they face Eibar at 3.30am AEST on Monday 15 June.
Where to watch: Catch LaLiga live on Kayo Sports.
Guess who’s back?
So, as Australian sport slowly begins to return, sink your teeth into some live sport this weekend and stay safe at home.