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33 GAMES OF FOOTY IN 20 DAYS

Richmond and Western Bulldogs will kick off 20 consecutive days of AFL games when they face off at Metricon Stadium next Wednesday night.

The AFL released the fixture for rounds nine to 12 on Tuesday night, with games set to be held in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania across that time.

There will be 33 games in total across the 20 days, with the four rounds held consecutively.

Some teams face four-day breaks, while others will have a bye during that four- round block.

The AFL struck a deal with the AFLPA to lift the freeze on signing contracts from 2021, while securing approval for four-day breaks.

"We have taken the opportunity to compress the season as the feedback from clubs is that while they are in a hub environment there was a desire to play more games in a shorter period of time, and in turn we can effectively complete the season in a quicker format," AFL general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld said.

- AAP

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