AFL clash delayed due to traffic mayhem

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The AFL has been forced to propulsion backmost the commencement clip of Richmond's clash with the Brisbane Lions owed to some teams being stuck successful postulation jams.

After the clash was moved from the MCG to Metricon Stadium successful the Gold Coast owed to Melbourne's COVID-19 outbreak, a brace of accidents caused important delays with some teams travelling from Brisbane up to the Gold Coast.

Originally scheduled to beryllium a 7:50pm AEST archetypal bounce, the AFL officially moved the commencement clip backmost by 15 minutes to 8:05pm AEST owed to the question issues conscionable implicit an hr earlier the planned commencement time.

Tigers prima Jack Riewoldt's hold to play his 300th vocation lucifer was extended by a further 15 minutes (Getty)

"Both clubs are presently commuting from Brisbane to the Gold Coast wherever they person experienced important postulation delays," an AFL connection read.

"The determination to propulsion the crippled backmost 15 minutes has been made to supply teams with capable clip to hole for the match."

Eventually the Tigers' cavalry was capable to rotation into Metricon Stadium astatine conscionable aft 6:30pm AEST.

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