AFL releases full Round 13 fixture

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The AFL has on Thursday announced the details of Round 13, with Carlton and Gold Coast to join Essendon and Richmond in Darwin as part of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round.

Set to be played from Friday, Aug. 21 until Monday, Aug. 24, this year's Indigenous Round will feature two matches in Darwin, including Gold Coast's first ever match in the city, and Carlton's first in 15 years, as well as the traditional 'Dreamtime' game.

With COVID-19 cases under control in the NT, limited crowds will still be allowed to attend the Darwin double-header.

In other prominent games, premiership fancies West Coast will host last year's grand finalists GWS at Optus Stadium in the last of three matches on Aug. 23.

That match will directly follow Brisbane's game against St Kilda at the Gabba, with both teams currently sitting inside the top four.

Round 13 brings about a return to a more traditional fixture format, with the AFL currently in the middle of staging 33 games across 20 days.

Friday, August 21

Gold Coast vs. Carlton, TIO Stadium, 7.50pm

Saturday, August 22

Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne, Metricon Stadium, 1.45pm

Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval, 3.35pm

Essendon vs. Richmond, TIO Stadium, 7.40pm

Fremantle vs. Sydney, Optus Stadium, 8.10pm

Sunday, August 23

Adelaide vs. Geelong, Adelaide Oval, 1.05pm

Brisbane vs. St Kilda, Gabba, 3.35pm

West Coast vs. Greater Western Sydney, Optus Stadium, 6.10pm

Monday, August 24

Collingwood vs. North Melbourne, Gabba, 7.10pm