Essendon will open round seven in a Thursday night blockbuster against traditional rival Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium.

The clash will mark back-to-back home games at Marvel Stadium, after the AFL yesterday revealed the round six fixture which will see the Bombers face the Bulldogs.

Both matches will be broadcast live on Channel Seven.


Thursday, July 16
Essendon v Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium (SEVEN), 7.40pm AEST

Friday, July 17
Geelong v Collingwood, Optus Stadium (SEVEN), 6:10pm AWST, 8.10pm AEST

Saturday, July 18
Sydney v Brisbane, SCG (FOX), 1.45pm AEST
Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG (FOX), 4.35pm AEST
Gold Coast v Carlton, Metricon Stadium (SEVEN), 7.40pm AEST
North Melbourne v Adelaide, Marvel Stadium (FOX), 7.40pm AEST

Sunday, July 19
St Kilda v Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium (FOX), 1.05pm AEST
Richmond v Greater Western Sydney, MCG (SEVEN), 3.35pm AEST
Fremantle v West Coast, Optus Stadium (FOX), 4.35pm AWST, 6.35pm AEST