Geelong meets Sydney in the 2022 AFL Grand Final.
For the first time since 2017, both qualifying final winners clinched victory in their domestic pre-finals, with the Cats defeating Brisbane and the Swans Collingwood.
And although the Cats and Swans were original VFL clubs dating back to 1897, this will be their first Grand Final encounter.
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Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Premiership decision.
WHEN DOES THE GRAND FINALS BEGIN?
The 2022 AFL Grand Final begins on Saturday, September 24 at 2:30pm AEST, returning to its traditional timeslot after two night games in Brisbane and Perth respectively.
It is the first Grand Final since 2019 at the MCG in Melbourne.
Victoria has a four-day weekend thanks to two public holidays leading into the Grand Final weekend.
All of Australia has a national day of mourning for the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 22 September while Victoria has a public holiday on Friday 23 September for the Grand Final.
Pre-game entertainment is expected to start between 1pm and 1:30pm AEST, with details on TBC.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE AFL GRAND FINAL?
The 2022 AFL Grand Final will be streamed live on Seven and 7Plus (select platforms only and up to 720p HD only) and you can stream it on Kayo after the game.
The Grand Final can only be streamed on TVs with 7Plus on Telstra TV, Samsung Tizen (2016 and up), Fetch TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and 5, Android TV/Google TV and LG TV.
You cannot broadcast the 7Plus broadcast of the AFL Grand Final via Chromecast or AirPlay.
Otherwise, you’ll need free-to-air channels or even a simple antenna connected to your TV’s coaxial input to watch it live on TV.
Foxfooty will have a huge range of live pre-game, half-time and post-game coverage with full analysis from the best team in the business.
If you are outside of Australia you can watch the Grand Final as well as Fox Footy coverage and TV shows on WatchAFL.
WHO PLAYS IN THE GRAND FINALS?
The Geelong Cats meet the Sydney Swans in the 2022 AFL Grand Final on Saturday 24 September at 14:30 AEST.
The Cats are trying to win their first AFL premiere since 2011, having since lost the 2020 Grand Final.
The Swans are attempting to win their first flag since 2012, having since lost the 2014 and 2016 Grand Finals.
WHEN DOES THE GRAND FINALS END?
The 2022 AFL Grand Final concludes roughly just after 5pm AEST, with full details TBC.
CAN I GET TICKETS FOR THE AFL GRAND FINAL?
There are no public tickets available for the Grand Final unless you purchase an expensive package where all tickets are allocated to clubs, members and companies.
WHO PRESENTS THE PREMIERSHIP CUP?
After the grand final, a club star presents the trophy to the winning coach and captain.
For Geelong it will be Prime Minister Cameron Ling. For Sydney it will be 1995 Brownlow Medalist Paul Kelly.
WHO IS THE 2022 AFL GRAND FINAL ENTERTAINMENT?
British pop star Robbie Williams will perform with Delta Goodrem ahead of the AFL Grand Final for pre-game entertainment.
Legendary Australian rock band Goanna, best known for their hit song Solid Rock, will be collaborating with First Nations artists Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith and William Barton for the halftime show.
Other cast members include G Flip, Mike Brady, The Temper Trap feat. Budjerah and Ngaiire and Katie Noonan.
AFL Grand Final schedule ahead of the game
1:25 pm Welcome to the land of Uncle Colin Hunter Jnr.
1:26 pm Grand Final Motorcade in Toyota HiLux cars
1:33 p.m. Mike Brady
13:40 Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment – Robbie Williams with Delta Goodrem
14:11 Referee entry and Toyota match ball delivery
14:13-14:16 Teams enter
2:24 pm MC Hamish McLachlan – Country recognition
14:25 Premiership Cup 2022 presentation by Bachar Houli, Premiership Cup Ambassador
14:26 National Anthem by Katie Noonan
2:28 p.m. Coin toss
2:30 p.m. The grand finale of the 2022 Toyota AFL begins
For more entertainment details on the Grand Finals, click here.
WHO RUNS IN THE AFL GRAND FINAL SPRINT?
All 18 clubs will have a representative in the 100m sprint ahead of the grand final.
The Saints’ Brad Hill and the Magpies’ Isaac Quaynor are among the favourites.
Adelaide Crows: Sam Berry
Brisbane Lions: Darcy Wilmot
Carlton: Matt Cottrell
Collingwood: Isaac Quaynor
Essendon: Jake Kelly
Fremantle: Karl Worner
Geelong Cats: Shannon Neal
Suns of the Gold Coast: Mabior Chol
GWS giants: Leek Aleer
Hawthorn: Jacob Blanck
Melbourne: Kade Chandler
North Melbourne: Luke McDonald
Port Adelaide: miles miner
Richmond: Hugo Ralphsmith
St Kilda: Brad Hill
Sydney Swans: Corey Warner
West Coast Eagles: Patrick Naisch
Western Bulldogs: Laitham Vandermeer
AFL GRAND FINAL WINNER, NORM SMITH MEDAL AND FIRST GOALS PERSON ODDS
Geelong is the $1.50 favorite to win the Grand Final while Sydney is the underdog at $2.65. The line is 13.5 points.
Norm Smith medal odds
Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong) $7
Callum Mills (Sydney) $9
Jeremy Cameron (Geelong) $9
Luke Parker (Sydney) $11
Isaac Heeney (Sydney) $13
Tom Stewart (Geelong) $13
Cam Guthrie (Geelong) $15
Tom Hawkins (Geelong) $17
Chad Warner (Sydney) $19
Tom Papley (Sydney) $21
Joel Selwood (Geelong) $23
Others are available for $26 or more
Odds for the first goalscorer of the Grand Final
Jeremy Cameron (Geelong) $9
Lance Franklin (Sydney) $9
Tom Hawkins (Geelong) $10
Isaac Heeney (Sydney) $11
Tom Papley (Sydney) $11
Tyson Stengle (Geelong) $12
Gary Rohan (Geelong) $15
Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong) $15
Will Hayward (Sydney) $15
Logan McDonald (Sydney) $15
Others are available for $23 or more
All odds via Pointsbet and valid from Thursday 17:00
AFL GRAND FINAL WEATHER
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it will be 14 degrees and partly cloudy in Melbourne on Saturday 24 September.
There is a 30% chance of showers, most likely early morning.