Friday night lights for Tigers in rounds seven and eight

Richmond will play back-to-back Friday night blockbusters at the MCG in rounds seven and eight when they kick off round seven against the Western Bulldogs before playing a grand final rematch against Geelong the following week.

The results from those consecutive home games will be crucial in sorting out the respective clubs’ top four aspirations, with both games guaranteed to attract big crowds although the number of spectators might remain capped due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Tigers will be back under Friday night lights in rounds seven and eight.Credit:Getty Images

Geelong will face Richmond after taking on the in-form Sydney at the SCG on Saturday night six days earlier in round seven, with Brisbane to play Port Adelaide at the Gabba as expected on Saturday night, too

Essendon’s home game against Carlton will be played on Sunday afternoon in the 3:20 timeslot ahead of the western derby that finalises round seven.

In round eight Melbourne have been drawn to play Sydney at the MCG on Saturday night, with both teams unbeaten after three rounds and set to be well in the hunt going into that round. The match will coincide with the Showdown where a potentially resurgent Adelaide will play Port Adelaide.

Round 7

Friday, April 30
Richmond v Western Bulldogs at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST

Saturday, May 1
Collingwood v Gold Coast at the MCG, 1.45pm AEST
Adelaide v GWS Giants at Adelaide Oval, 1.40pm ACST
St Kilda v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Sydney v Geelong at the SCG, 7.25pm AEST
Brisbane v Port Adelaide at the Gabba, 7.25pm AEST

Sunday, May 2
North Melbourne v Melbourne at Blundstone Arena, 1.10pm AEST
Essendon v Carlton at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
West Coast v Fremantle at Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST

Round 8

Friday, May 7
Richmond v Geelong at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST

Saturday, May 8
GWS Giants v Essendon at Giants Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
Gold Coast v St Kilda at Metricon Stadium, 2.10pm AEST
North Melbourne v Collingwood at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Melbourne v Sydney at the MCG, 7.25pm AEST
Port Adelaide v Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST

Sunday, May 9
Hawthorn v West Coast at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST
Western Bulldogs v Carlton at Marvel Stadium, 3.20pm AEST
Fremantle v Brisbane at Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST

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