There is no bigger day on Melbourne's sporting calendar than the Australian Football League Grand Final played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The 2016 AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday 1st October 2016 in front of 90,000+ football fans and an estimated 30m television audience world-wide.
After 23 rounds of home and away games between 18 teams (10 Victorian and 8 Interstate), 3 weeks of finals, this is the game that decides the premier team for the season.
2016 Grand Final
Saturday 1st October 2016
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Drawn Grand Final
It was announced in 2016, that if the scores were tied at the end of the game, two additional five minute halves would be played.
In the event of scores still being tied after two additional five minute halves, the game would continue until the next score and be decided by a "golden point". Under the new system, which will apply for all finals, if scores remain locked after the second of the two extra periods, the siren will not sound until one team has scored to break the deadlock.
Each team will get an extra 15 interchange rotations across the two additional halves of time. There will be a normal time length quarter break at the end of the full match but between the two additional time-on periods teams would simply change ends.
2015 Grand Final
HAWTHORN -V- WEST COAST
WON by Hawthorn
HAWTHORN 5.0 9.3 14.5 16.11 (107)
WEST COAST 1.5 3.8 5.9 8.13 (61)
Hawthorn: Gunston 4, Smith 3, Rioli 2, Hodge, Roughead, Birchall, Schoenmakers, Hill, McEvoy, Suckling
West Coast: McGovern 2, Darling, Hill, Hutchings, LeCras, Shuey, Yeo
Hawthorn: Rioli, Mitchell, Smith, Hodge, Gunston, Burgoyne, Frawley
West Coast: Gaff, Shuey, Butler, Hutchings, Priddis
West Coast: Nil
Hawthorn: David Hale replaced by Matt Suckling in the third quarter
West Coast: Callum Sinclair replaced by Matt Rosa in the third quarter
Umpires: Dalgleish, Rosebury, Stevic
Official crowd: 98,633 at MCG
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Date | TimeDate: Saturday 1st of October 2016