A BLOCKBUSTER Friday night clash between Brisbane and Collingwood will headline the final round of the regular season, with a Sunday showdown between North Melbourne and Richmond also set to shape the make-up of the top eight.

The fixture for Round 10 was confirmed on Friday, with all eyes to be on the Lions' match against the Magpies at Metricon Stadium on the night of Friday, October 28.

The Lions and Magpies (along with Adelaide and Melbourne) have lost just one of their opening six games of the season heading into round seven, and both teams are expected to be battling for a top-four spot come the business end of the regular season.


The Lions v Magpies game is the second match of a Friday night double header, with Carlton to host the Western Bulldogs in the opening game of the weekend.

Another key match-up in Round 10 will be North Melbourne's match at Arden St against Richmond on Sunday October 30, with both teams currently on 16 points in the bottom half of the eight.

Melbourne, Adelaide and Geelong, who are all in the race for finals, will all be in action on the Saturday against West Coast, St Kilda and Sydney, respectively.


Friday, October 28
Carlton v Western Bulldogs, Ikon Park, 6.10pm AEDT
Brisbane v Collingwood, Metricon Stadium, 8.10pm AEST

Saturday, October 29
Melbourne v West Coast, Casey Fields, 1.10pm AEDT
St Kilda v Adelaide, RSEA Park, 3.10pm AEDT
Geelong v Sydney, GMHBA Stadium, 5.10pm AEDT
Fremantle v Hawthorn, 4.10pm AWST

Sunday, October 30
Port Adelaide v Essendon, Alberton Oval, 12.40pm ACDT
North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos v Richmond, Arden St, 3.10pm AEDT
Greater Western Sydney v Gold Coast, Henson Park, 5.10pm AEDT