Brisbane will take on reigning Premiers, Melbourne in a Friday night blockbuster to launch the final round of the season in a clash that is set to have massive top-four implications. 

The AFL released details of the round 23 fixture on Tuesday, with the second-placed Demons and third-placed Lions to kick off the weekend at the Gabba at 7.50pm AEST in what shapes as the match of the round. 

With the top-four still to be locked in, it looms as a mouthwatering clash between the two contenders. 

"The top eight is still very much in the balance, and if the matches are anything like what we witnessed last weekend, it's sure to be one of the best rounds of the season," AFL executive general manager of finance, clubs and broadcast Travis Auld said. 


"The 2022 season has been more like the game we know and love, a return to the rituals of going to the footy and barracking for our teams but it hasn't been without its challenges. 

"We want to thank every fan who turned up week after week to support their club and hopefully help them land a coveted spot in the top eight."

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Round 23 Fixture

Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne
7:50pm Friday 19 August 
The Gabba