AFL round 1: Teams, start times, fixtures and where to watch

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It's time for you to grab a seat, open a cold drink and watch the 2019 AFL season unfold.

Will West Coast defend their premiership? Will Collingwood go one better? Can Adelaide rebound from the heartbreak of 2017 and bounce back to the top. Can Buddy Franklin finally deliver the Swans what their fans seek? So many questions for the 2019 AFL season and they're all about to be answered.

Round 1 AFL fixtures guide

Below you'll find each of the games for round 1 of the 2019 AFL Season and where you can watch the AFL live online or on your TV.

Round Date Home team Away team Venue Time (AEST) Where to watch
1 Thu, Mar 21 Carlton Richmond MCG 7:20pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
1 Fri, Mar 22 Collingwood Geelong Cats MCG 7:50pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
1 Sat, Mar 23 Melbourne Port Adelaide MCG 1:45pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel
1 Sat, Mar 23 Adelaide Crows Hawthorn Adelaide Oval 4:35pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel
1 Sat, Mar 23 Western Bulldogs Sydney Swans Marvel Stadium 7:25pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
1 Sat, Mar 23 Brisbane Lions West Coast Eagles The Gabba 8:20pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel
1 Sun, Mar 24 St Kilda Gold Coast Suns Marvel Stadium 1:10pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel
1 Sun, Mar 24 GWS Giants Essendon Sydney Showground Stadium 3:20pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
1 Sun, Mar 24 Fremantle North Melbourne Optus Stadium 6:20pm Kayo Sports, Foxtel

Note: Also make sure you check out the full 2019 AFL fixtures guide.

Where to watch AFL live for free, online or on your TV

The main ways you can tune in for round 1 of the 2019 AFL season are: live on Foxtel, on Kayo Sports or with an AFL Live Pass subscription. You can also watch four games for free on TV through Channel 7. However, thanks to some handy free trials offered by the excellent new Kayo Sports service and the long-lasting Foxtel service, fans can get a better experience for free right now. Even if it is for a limited time.

For specific details, read our extensive guide to each of these AFL live streaming and TV offerings.

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AFL teams round 1

Below you'll find the line-ups for each team playing in AFL round 1 action.

Carlton vs Richmond teams

Carlton Full Back Garlett, Jones, Plowman
Carlton Half Back Simpson, Weitering, Newman
Carlton Centre Murphy, Cripps (c), Fisher
Carlton Half Forward Gibbons, C. Curnow, Walsh
Carlton Full Forward E. Curnow, McGovern, McKay
Carlton Followers Phillips, Dow, Petrevski-Seton
Carlton Interchange Thomas, Cuningham, Fasolo, Setterfield
Carlton Emergencies Polson, O'Brien, Casboult, Lobbe
Richmond Full Back Rance, Astbury, Grimes
Richmond Half Back Vlastuin, Houli, Short
Richmond Centre Edwards, Cotchin (c), McIntosh
Richmond Half Forward Rioli, Butler, Weller
Richmond Full Forward Riewoldt, Martin, Lynch
Richmond Followers Nankervis, Prestia, Lambert
Richmond Interchange Balta, Higgins, Graham, Broad
Richmond Emergencies Soldo, Ellis, Markov, Menadue

Collingwood vs Geelong Cats teams

Collingwood Full Back Maynard, Roughead, Crisp
Collingwood Half Back Howe, Moore, Langdon
Collingwood Centre Mayne, Pendlebury, Sidebottom
Collingwood Half Forward Thomas, Cox, Stephenson
Collingwood Full Forward Elliott, Mihocek, de Goey
Collingwood Followers Grundy, Beams, Treloar
Collingwood Interchange Phillips, Brown, Aish, Varcoe
Collingwood Emergencies Crocker, Goldsack, Sier, Greenwood
Geelong Full Back Henry, Blicavs, O'Connor
Geelong Half Back Kolodjashnij, Taylor, Stewart
Geelong Centre Selwood, Dangerfield, Duncan
Geelong Half Forward Dahlhaus, Ratugolea, Atkins
Geelong Full Forward Ablett, Hawkins, Rohan
Geelong Followers Stanley, Kelly, Parfitt
Geelong Interchange Clark, Menegola, Constable, Miers
Geelong Emergencies Parsons, Abbott, Cunico, Narkle

Melbourne vs Port Adelaide teams

Melbourne Full Back Lewis, O.McDonald, Jetta
Melbourne Half Back Hibberd, Frost, N.Jones
Melbourne Centre Fritsch, Oliver, Salem
Melbourne Half Forward Neal-Bullen, T.McDonald, Petracca
Melbourne Full Forward Melksham, Weideman, Viney
Melbourne Followers Gawn, Harmes, Brayshaw
Melbourne Interchange Spargo, Hunt, Hore, Wagner
Melbourne Emergencies Preuss, Petty, Sparrow, Keilty
Port Adelaide Full Back Bonner, Clurey, Houston
Port Adelaide Half Back Burton, Jonas, Byrne-Jones
Port Adelaide Centre Motlop, Rockliff, Westhoff
Port Adelaide Half Forward Boak, Watts, Ebert
Port Adelaide Full Forward R.Gray, Ryder, Rozee
Port Adelaide Followers Lycett, Powell-Pepper, Drew
Port Adelaide Interchange Butters, Duursma, Amon, Marshall
Port Adelaide Emergencies Mayes, S.Gray, Farrell, Howard

Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn teams

Adelaide Full Back Kelly, Talia, Doedee
Adelaide Half Back Laird, Keath, Mackay
Adelaide Centre Milera, M.Crouch, Smith
Adelaide Half Forward Lynch, Walker, Jones
Adelaide Full Forward Murphy, Jenkins, Betts
Adelaide Followers Jacobs, Sloane, Gibbs
Adelaide Interchange B.Crouch, Knight, Atkins, Douglas
Adelaide Emergencies Otten, Ellis-Yolmen, Fogarty, O'Brien
Hawthorn Full Back Hardwick, Frawley, Impey
Hawthorn Half Back Burgoyne, Mirra, Stratton
Hawthorn Centre Morrison, Shiels, Smith
Hawthorn Half Forward Roughead, Nash, Sicily
Hawthorn Full Forward Breust, Gunston, Puopolo
Hawthorn Followers McEvoy, Worpel, O'Meara
Hawthorn Interchange Scrimshaw, Henderson, Ceglar, Cousins
Hawthorn Emergencies Moore, Hanrahan, Lewis, Brand

Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans teams

Western Bulldogs Full Back Duryea, Cordy, Crozier
Western Bulldogs Half Back Daniel, Wood, Suckling
Western Bulldogs Centre Hunter, Liberatore, Macrae
Western Bulldogs Half Forward Gowers, Schache, Dunkley
Western Bulldogs Full Forward McLean, Naughton, Lloyd
Western Bulldogs Followers English, Bontempelli, Wallis
Western Bulldogs Interchange Smith, Richards, Dickson, Williams
Western Bulldogs Emergencies Young, Trengove, Greene, Hayes
Sydney Swans Full Back Mills, Rampe, Melican
Sydney Swans Half Back McVeigh, Grundy, Lloyd
Sydney Swans Centre Clarke, Kennedy, Florent
Sydney Swans Half Forward Parker, Reid, Papley
Sydney Swans Full Forward Sinclair, Franklin, Blakey
Sydney Swans Followers Aliir, Hewett, Jones
Sydney Swans Interchange Hayward, Heeney, Cunningham, Dawson
Sydney Swans Emergencies Thurlow, Ronke, O'Riordan, McInerney

Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles teams

Brisbane Full Back Hodge, Walker, Rich
Brisbane Half Back Witherden, Andrews, Gardiner
Brisbane Centre Zorko, Neale, McCluggage
Brisbane Half Forward Rayner, Hipwood, McCarthy
Brisbane Full Forward Cameron, McStay, McInerney
Brisbane Followers Martin, Berry, Lyons
Brisbane Interchange Bastinac, Robinson, Bailey, Mathieson
Brisbane Emergencies Christensen, Taylor, Lester, Smith
West Coast Full Back Hurn, Barrass, Sheppard
West Coast Half Back Cole, McGovern, Jetta
West Coast Centre Masten, Sheed, Redden
West Coast Half Forward Hutchings, Allen, Petrucelle
West Coast Full Forward Ryan, Darling, Hickey
West Coast Followers Vardy, Yeo, Shuey
West Coast Interchange Waterman, Brander, Duggan, Venables
West Coast Emergencies Nelson, Ah Chee, Allen, Smith

St Kilda vs Gold Coast Suns teams

St Kilda Full Back Geary, Joyce, Savage
St Kilda Half Back Webster, Battle, Newnes
St Kilda Centre Sinclair, Ross, Billings
St Kilda Half Forward Kent, Bruce, Parker
St Kilda Full Forward Lonie, Membrey, Gresham
St Kilda Followers Pierce, Steele, Dunstan
St Kilda Interchange Steven, Clark, Marshall, Long, Phillips, McKenzie, Hind, Wilkie
St Kilda Emergencies TBC
Gold Coast Full Back Harbrow, Collins, Ballard
Gold Coast Half Back Murdoch, Hombsch, Hanley
Gold Coast Centre Weller, Swallow, Horlin-Smith
Gold Coast Half Forward Sexton, Wright, MacPherson
Gold Coast Full Forward Ainsworth, Burgess, MacPherson
Gold Coast Followers Witts, Miller, Miles
Gold Coast Interchange Bowes, Day, Fiorini, Joyce, King, Martin, Powell, Rischitelli
Gold Coast Emergencies TBC

GWS Giants vs Essendon teams

GWS Giants Full Back Shaw, Davis, Williams
GWS Giants Half Back Kennedy, Taylor, Whitfield
GWS Giants Centre Tomlinson, Taranto, Perryman
GWS Giants Half Forward Deledio, Himmelberg, Daniels
GWS Giants Full Forward Greene, Cameron, Lloyd
GWS Giants Followers Simpson, Coniglio, Hopper
GWS Giants Interchange Hately, Cumming, Buntine, de Boer, Keeffe, Flynn, Finlayson, Reid
GWS Giants Emergencies TBC
Essendon Full Back Saad, Ambrose, McKenna
Essendon Half Back Brown, Hurley, Ridley
Essendon Centre Zaharakis, Myers, Shiel
Essendon Half Forward Heppell, Stringer, Baguley
Essendon Full Forward Merrett, McKernan, Fantasia
Essendon Followers Bellchambers, Langford, McGrath
Essendon Interchange Guelfi, Smith, Francis, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Zerk-Thatcher, Parish, Clarke, Laverde
Essendon Emergencies TBC

Fremantle vs North Melbourne teams

Fremantle Full Back Hamling, Pearce, Ryan
Fremantle Half Back Conca, Wilson, Colyer
Fremantle Centre Langdon, Fyfe, Hill
Fremantle Half Forward Cerra, McCarthy, Walters
Fremantle Full Forward Ballantyne, Taberner, Lobb
Fremantle Followers Darcy, Brayshaw, Mundy
Fremantle Interchange Banfield, Duman, Hughes, Crowden, Nyhuis, Tucker, Giro, Schultz
Fremantle Emergencies TBC
North Melbourne Full Back Williams, Tarrant, McKay
North Melbourne Half Back Atley, Vickers-Willis, Pittard
North Melbourne Centre Polec, Higgins, McDonald
North Melbourne Half Forward Hall, Wood, Scott
North Melbourne Full Forward Ziebell, Brown, Turner
North Melbourne Followers Goldstein, Cunnington, Simpkin
North Melbourne Interchange Hrovat, Davies-Uniacke, Dumont, Ahern, Larkey, Tyson, Thomas, Macmillan
North Melbourne Emergencies TBC

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