01 June 2020

Updates from SCGT Sports Partners

AFL – (Sydney Swans)

The Swans will resume the 2020 season against Essendon at the SCG on Sunday, June 14.

The AFL confirmed the next four weeks of the home and away fixture, revealing Sydney Swans will play three of those four matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The clash with Essendon will be followed by a Saturday afternoon away game against North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, before the Swans return to the SCG to take on the Western Bulldogs in prime time on Thursday night, before hosting Melbourne the following Sunday afternoon.

The announcement comes as the team returned to training with the full squad for the first time since the lockdown began.
Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said there’s plenty of work to do before he turns his attention to the Bombers, but he knows the players can’t wait to get out there.

“Our players are really looking forward to getting back into it and no matter where it is, at what time or what venue, we’re just looking forward to playing again,” Longmire said.

“Everyone is in pretty good shape and we’re looking forward to seeing how that goes over the next few weeks. It’s a really important two-week training block we’ve got in front of us now.”

Round 2
Sunday June 14
Sydney Swans v Essendon, SCG, 3.35pm
Broadcaster: Channel 7

Round 4
Thursday June 25
Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs, SCG, 7.50pm
Broadcaster: Channel 7

Round 5
Sunday July 5
Sydney Swans v Melbourne, SCG, 3.35pm
Broadcaster: Channel 7


Cricket (Cricket Australia)

Cricket Australia has announced (May 28) a full international schedule for the 2020-21 summer, underlining the organisation's growing confidence the season will be able to proceed amid loosening COVID-19 restrictions.

The full schedule includes international cricket in every month from August to February, with CA chief executive Kevin Roberts adding it is subject to change amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

The men's schedule announced today confirms details of Tests against India and Afghanistan as well as revealing ODIs against India, New Zealand and Zimbabwe as well as T20 Internationals against India, New Zealand and the West Indies.


Men's Test Series v India

First Test: December 3-7, the Gabba, Brisbane

Second Test: December 11-15, Adelaide Oval (day-night)

Third Test: December 26-30, MCG

Fourth Test: January 3-7, SCG

Gillette Men's ODI Series v India

First ODI: January 12, Perth Stadium

Second ODI: January 15, MCG

Third ODI: January 17, SCG

Gillette Men's T20 v New Zealand

Only T20: February 2, SCG


In response to the New Zealand Government's latest travel restrictions, Cricket Australia and the SCG was advised the New Zealand Men's Cricket team would return home on Saturday March 14.

The two remaining scheduled matches of the One-Day International series in Australia and the upcoming three-match T20 International series in New Zealand were postponed on March 15, until further notice.

Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket will work together to identify a future opportunity to play both series.


NRL – (Sydney Roosters)



The Sydney Roosters resumed the 2020 NRL season with a win over South Sydney in Round 3. 

The Roosters will continue to play home matches out of Bankwest Stadium (Parramatta) until further notice. 


Super Rugby – (NSW Waratahs)

SANZAAR announced on Tuesday (March 17) that it would suspend the 2020 Super Rugby tournament at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches for the ‘foreseeable future’.

Details of a revised five-team, Australian-based 'Super Rugby AU' competition are yet to be finalised.


A-League & W-League (Sydney FC)

Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO James Johnson confirmed today (May 28) that FFA, the Hyundai A-League clubs and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have reached agreement on a comprehensive plan for the re-start of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.

“Ideally mid-June will see players return to training, allowing them to reach the required elite level of fitness for competitive matches to commence by mid-July, and for the Hyundai A-League Finals Series to be completed by mid-August," Johnson said.

“The proposed timing will mean that the culmination of the Hyundai A-League will coincide with the re-start of Australian grassroots football, connecting the professional game and our two million participants like never before.”

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