ESSENDON has received a minor boost in its bid to make finals with its 'away' clash with Gold Coast set to be played in Victoria.

The Suns have revealed they were hoping to return to Queensland for round 22 - and have an ability to train and prepare for round 23 under quarantine rules  - but they simply ran out of time to receive all the required government approvals.

The Bombers will now play the Suns at GMHBA Stadium at 3.20pm AEST on Sunday.


A venue has also been found for Brisbane's clash with Collingwood. That game will be played at the Gabba on Saturday night at 7.25pm AEST.

Both Brisbane and Collingwood have agreed to strict travel arrangements and other protocols as approved by the Queensland Government. Collingwood will fly-in and fly-out for the match on Saturday via charter flight.

Round 22

Friday, August 13
GWS Giants v Richmond, Marvel Stadium, 7.50pm AEST, SEVEN

Saturday, August 14
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, UTAS Stadium 1.45pm AEST, FOX
Port Adelaide v Carlton, Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACST, FOX
Geelong v St Kilda, GMHBA Stadium, 4.35pm AEST, FOX
Brisbane v Collingwood, Gabba, 7.25pm AEST, SEVEN
North Melbourne v Sydney, Marvel Stadium, 7.40pm AEST

Sunday, August 15
Melbourne v Adelaide, MCG, 2.10pm AEST, FOX
Gold Coast v Essendon, GMHBA Stadium, 3.20pm AEST, SEVEN
Fremantle v West Coast, Optus Stadium, 3.10pm AWST, FOX