We're into Round 7 and we're heading to Canberra to take on the GWS Giants on ANZAC Thursday.

Who: GWS Giants vs Brisbane Lions
Where: Manuka Oval, Manuka Cir, Griffith ACT 2603
When: Saturday 20th April at 7:30pm (local)
Gates Open: 6:00pm, check your ticket for your entry gate.
Entry Conditions: Please read here

Weekly Notices
We're wearing our 2024 ANZAC Guernsey. Match-worn Guernseys auction will go live post-game. Time to be confirmed.

Tickets → Tickets are ON SALE for Round 7.

Activities → Come back later to find out details.

Food & Drinks → Come back later to find out details.


Bus → For the ANZAC Day match between the Giants and Lions on Thursday 25 April 2024: please refer to the Transport Canberra AFL event page for specific information about chartered bus services running directly to Manuka Oval and limited public services running in Canberra on a public holiday. General bus information: Travel on ALL Transport Canberra services is FREE on game day to holders of a game ticket. Have your game day ticket ready to present if requested by a bus driver or light rail Customer Service Officer. To plan your trip, type in Manuka Oval as your destination in the Transport Canberra journey planner: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/. You can use your entry ticket for your free return trip after the game.

Parking → Patrons are reminded not to leave valuables in their cars as they are responsible for the security of their own vehicles. Please note that parking on verges and footpaths is not permitted and may result in a fine. The maps below provide the recommended driving routes for entry to Manuka Oval car parks, depending on which car park you wish to park at.  In addition, the ACT Government is trialing the ParkCBR smart phone application that will assist you in parking within the Manuka Shopping area. 

The Parking Map is available here
The Relaxed Time Restrictions Area is available here

General Parking is available at Kingston & Manuka Shopping Centres, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets.  Please refer to the seating plan to see which entrance would be most convenient to gain access to your seats. Parking is available at Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Fitzroy St and National Circuit, Forrest. The cost is $10 per vehicle, cash or credit card payment (tap & go) and is just a comfortable five minute walk to Manuka Oval. Parking is also available at Telopea Park School for $10 per vehicle.

Accessible Parking → Disability parking is between Manuka Pool and the Manuka Arts Centre. Vehicles must display authorised permits.

Road Closures  → Temporary traffic management arrangements are applicable to all match days. Local residents are issued with resident vehicle passes for use during the AFL and cricket season, which should be displayed on car dashboards for access through these closures. Access during the temporary closure of Manuka Circle is from Fitzroy Street, at the intersection of Empire Circuit.

Drop Off/Pick Up → Taxis are permitted to drop-off patrons at either the East or Main gate drives but would recommend dropping off at the Manuka Shopping centre then use the pedestrian traffic lights to cross Canberra Avenue Taxis are available at the conclusion of the event from the Manuka Oval Shopping Centre Taxi Rank. Ride Share Services are able to drop-off and/or pick-up patrons at 2 Community Drop areas.  These being either the corner of Fitzroy St and Empire Circuit or the corner of Furneax St and Canberra Ave.

Bikes & Walking → There are a number of paths available for use for entry and departure from Manuka Oval.  Please note that there is a bike rack outside both the East & Main gates but no bikes are permitted inside the venue.  You must also provide your own lock and the venue takes no responsibility for your bikes security.

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Brisbane controlled the air, leading the contested marks 12 to four at half-time and ending the game plus-six in the metric. A total of 10 different Lions registered at least one contested mark for the game, led by Jack Payne with three, while the Giants worked to make the ground their own, but it did take some time for them to get their forward pressure game going.

That lack of forward pressure early from the Giants handed the Lions the chance to generate fast slingshot attack, leading to the latter's opening three goals by way of Lincoln McCarthy, Eric Hipwood and Charlie Cameron. Not even the intercepting prowess of Sam Taylor could quell the speed and efficiency with which the visitors used the ball to attack.

GIANTS                                          2.2    6.4    10.7   13.9 (87)
BRISBANE                                  5.3    9.5    14.5   16.12 (108)

Brisbane: Cameron 7, Gunston 2, Hipwood 2, McCarthy, Ashcroft, Rayner, Daniher, Bailey

Brisbane: Cameron, McInerney, Payne, Rich, Dunkley

Crowd: 10,461 at Manuka Oval