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Fixture reveals: Prime time in Canberra, Blues in Tassie

Giants and Hawks will clash under lights in Canberra - AFL,GWS Giants,Hawthorn Hawks
Giants and Hawks will clash under lights in Canberra

GREATER Western Sydney will return to Friday night footy in 2019, with the AFL's newest side set to host Hawthorn in a blockbuster primetime fixture in Canberra.

DOUBLE-HEADER Two Good Friday games locked in

The Giants will continue their agreement to play three matches in the nation's capital next season, with a round 21 clash against the Hawks the pick of the bunch.

It will be just the second time GWS has hosted a Friday night game and the fifth time in its history it will feature in the prime time slot.

EASTER THURSDAY Lions back in prime time

The Giants have played at least three matches in Canberra every year throughout their existence, winning their last nine matches there by an average of more than 42 points.

It will be Hawthorn's first trip to Canberra in the club's history.

ROUND ONE Who plays who?

Meanwhile, the Hawks will host Carlton at University of Tasmania Stadium in round six.

It will be just the second time the two sides have met outside of Victoria for premiership points with the Hawks victorious by 19 points in Launceston in 2016.

Other fixture reveals

- North Melbourne will host Sydney at Blundstone Arena in Hobart in round nine

- The Western Bulldogs will host Brisbane at Mars Stadium in Ballarat in round eight

- The Western Bulldogs will host Adelaide at Mars Stadium in Ballarat in round 23