Posted: 23 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
The 2017 Round 1 Fixture Has Been Released
Next year's round one fixture has been released - and it's packed with blockbusters.
Essendon's wish for a prime time game has been granted, with the returning Bombers set to take on Hawthorn in a lively Saturday night encounter.
Travis Cloke's time without Collingwood also won't be short lived, as his Bulldogs clash with the Pies on the Friday night.
Carlton and Richmond open the season on Thursday, likely improvers St Kilda and Melbourne clash at Etihad while there's an enticing contest between finalists Adelaide and GWS on Sunday arvo.
The full fixture drops on Thursday.
Next year's round one fixture