Live: Atmosphere building as Cats and Swans prepare for AFL grand final


It all comes down to this for Geelong and Sydney — the 2022 AFL grand final.

Who will lift the premiership cup? Follow all the build-up and action in our live blog.

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By Dean Bilton

Back home 💖

The weather is getting better and better in Melbourne, and we should have a perfect afternoon for a grand final.

The MCG lies in wait…

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By Dean Bilton

It’s AFL grand final day

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Hello! Welcome, at last, to the big one. We are back at the MCG on a beautiful Melbourne Saturday afternoon for the AFL grand final, and it feels so good.

At the end of a long season, one which has proven as close and thrilling as any in recent memory, it’s Geelong and Sydney left standing in the race of the ultimate prize. Two of the great clubs of the modern era, who have largely defied footy gravity to remain at the pinnacle of the game for well over a decade. For one of them, this will be their masterpiece.

Stick around with me for the day as we bring you every piece of it – all the build up, all the action and all the fall out. And may the best team win.



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