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Port Adelaide 2018 fixture released

Mike Cranmer, Steph Say  October 31, 2017 8:44 AM

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The 2018 AFL fixture sees the Power play four games under lights at Adelaide Oval.


PORT ADELAIDE'S 2018 fixture has officially landed - and the Port Faithful have plenty to look forward to next year! 

Four home games under lights - including a Saturday night ANZAC Round clash against Geelong - headline the Power's 2018 fixture, along with plenty of family-friendly timeslots and opportunities to see the boys play interstate. 

The Power will travel across four states, with away trips scheduled to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Ballarat and Tasmania across the season, while also making the trip to Shanghai to face the Suns in Round 9. 

We'll host the first Showdown in a Saturday twilight timeslot in Round 8, and the boys will enjoy a well-deserved break after the trip to China in Round 10. 

Two Friday night games will see Port Adelaide face reigning premiers Richmond along with Melbourne - both on home turf at Adelaide Oval. 

Port Adelaide will also spend three consecutive games at home in June - the Richmond encounter kicks off the home stint in Round 12, followed by a Thursday night clash with the Western Bulldogs in Round 13 and the Dees the following Friday night! 

Port Adelaide 2018 AFL fixture: Summary of highlights

  • Port Adelaide season opener – Round 1 v Fremantle at Adelaide Oval (4.05pm Saturday 24 March)
  • AFL Anzac Round at Adelaide Oval – Round 5 v Geelong (7.10pm Saturday 21 April)
  • Port Adelaide home Showdown – Round 8 v Adelaide Crows (4.40pm Saturday 12 May)
  • Port Adelaide in Shanghai – Round 9 v the Gold Coast Suns (1.15pm Saturday 19 May)
  • AFL Indigenous Round – Round 11 v Hawthorn at University of Tasmania Stadium (2.10pm Saturday 2 June)
  • Friday night footy in Adelaide – Round 12 v Richmond (7.20pm Friday 8 June) and Round 14 v Melbourne (7.20pm Friday 22 June)
  • Thursday night footy in Adelaide – Round 13 v Western Bulldogs (7.20pm Thursday 14 June)
  • Port Adelaide on the MCG – Round 15 v Carlton (1.45pm Saturday 30 June) and Round 22 v Collingwood (1.45pm Saturday 18 August)

VIEW THE FULL FIXTURE HERE


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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port Adelaide will host the Dockers at Adelaide Oval in their 2018 season opener. The Power were impressive when the teams met in Round 2 last year winning by 89 points, with Robbie Gray (six goals) and Charlie Dixon (four goals) providing strong targets in attack.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel

Sydney at the SCG is the task for Port in the second game of the season. The Power will be looking to repeat last year’s gutsy Round 1 win against the Swans, where they ran out 28-point victors. Brad Ebert and Travis Boak were influential, while Sam Powell-Pepper asserted himself on the competition with an inspirational goal from 60.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Brisbane will travel to Adelaide Oval for the early Saturday fixture in Round 3, where they’ll likely have the opportunity to play against their former club champion, Tom Rockliff – now in a Power guernsey - for the first time. Both meetings between the two clubs went in Port’s favour in 2017, with Chad Wingard in fine form on both occasions.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel

Port will return to Etihad Stadium in Round 4 seeking redemption against the Bombers, who proved convincing winners in an 11-goal victory at the same venue over the Power in 2017. Robbie Gray (three goals) and Justin Westhoff (33 disposals) were shining lights in an otherwise unmemorable performance for the Power.

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Broadcaster: Channel 7 

Hosting ANZAC Round has become a staple element of Port Adelaide’s fixture, and 2018 will be no different! The Power will host Steven Motlop’s former team, Geelong, in their first Saturday night fixture in ANZAC Round at Adelaide Oval. It was a two-point heart-breaking loss at Simonds Stadium when the teams met in 2017, and Port Adelaide will be hunting a win. In that game, Ollie Wines (31 possessions) and Jared Polec (29 possessions) racked up plenty of the ball, while Robbie Gray bagged three majors.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port’s second trip to Melbourne for the year will again be to Etihad Stadium, where the visitors will take on the Kangaroos. The Power were too strong for the young Roos when the two teams met in Round 17 last year, winning by 70 points at Adelaide Oval. Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert and Chad Wingard all racked up 30 touches, while Sam Gray (four goals) and Chad Wingard (three goals) were potent up forward.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port Adelaide will head west to the brand new Perth Stadium for the first time in 2018. Expect an emotionally charged encounter - it will be the first time the sides meet for premiership points since last year’s devastating extra-time loss to the Eagles in the Elimination Final. Charlie Dixon was Port’s most influential player on the ground, kicking three goals.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

The most fierce rivalry in South Australian sport will see Port host the Crows in a Saturday twilight fixture in the first Showdown of 2018. The Power will seek some revenge on their cross-town enemies, after five consecutive losses across 2016 and 2017. Can the Power break the drought? Ollie Wines was the best for Port in Round 3 last year, kicking two goals among 30 touches.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port Adelaide will return to Shanghai to face the Suns for a second consecutive year in 2018, at the newly named Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium. The Power won last year’s history-making encounter on Chinese soil convincingly by 72 points. Justin Westhoff kicked one of the goals of the year, while Travis Boak (30) and Brad Ebert (31) had plenty of the ball.

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The boys will take a well deserved mid-season break!

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Following the bye round, the Power head to Tasmania for the first time since 2013 to take on the Hawks in Round 11 at their home away from home. In last year’s clash at Adelaide Oval, Port kept the Hawks goalless in the first half before running out 51-point victors. Brad Ebert racked up 34 touches, while Charlie Dixon kicked four goals.

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Broadcaster: Channel 7

Port host the reigning premiers in their first Friday night fixture of the season. Last year, Chad Wingard gathered 39 disposals while Sam Powell-Pepper kicked two goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers ran out 13-point winners.

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Broadcaster: Channel 7 

The second of a three-game stretch of home fixtures sees the Western Bulldogs travel to Adelaide Oval for a Thursday night primetime clash. In their only clash with the Dogs last year, Port won by 17 points.

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Broadcaster: Channel 7 

Jack Watts will have the opportunity to face his former side, Melbourne, under lights at Adelaide Oval in Port’s third consecutive primetime fixture. Melbourne were too strong in last year’s clash, winning by 23 points, despite 31 touches from Robbie Gray and four goals to skipper Travis Boak.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port Adelaide will journey to the MCG for the first time in Round 15, playing Carlton on Saturday afternoon. When the teams met at Adelaide Oval in 2017, the Power ran away 90-point victors. Ollie Wines, Matthew Broadbent and Brad Ebert all racked up more than 30 touches, while Robbie Gray kicked five goals and Aidyn Johnson slotted two goals on debut.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel

St Kilda will again travel to Adelaide Oval in 2018, after suffering a heart-breaking defeat at the hand of Paddy Ryder and the boot of Robbie Gray in last season’s thriller. Jared Polec had 30 possessions in the tight tussle, but the game will be remembered for its heart-stopping finish.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port Adelaide will again head to Perth Stadium in Round 17, this time taking on the Dockers for the second time. An earlier meeting against the Eagles at the new ground will provide a good opportunity to acclimatise to the conditions.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

The Giants come to Adelaide Oval for a Sunday twilight clash in Round 18. When the sides met in 2017, GWS finished the stronger of the two, running out 31-point victors. Jasper Pittard had 24 touches while Travis Boak booted two majors.

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Broadcaster: Channel 7 

Port Adelaide will again head to Mars Stadium in 2018 to play the Bulldogs in Ballarat. In last year’s clash at the venue, the Power won the seesawing contest by three goals. Travis Boak had 33 possessions, while Charlie Dixon was the focal point up forward kicking four goals.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Round 20 sees the second Showdown of 2018 – an Adelaide home Saturday twilight fixture. A disappointing loss in the second clash to the Crows in 2017 will be motivation enough for a stronger performance this time around.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

The Power will host West Coast for the second time in Round 21, 2018. Port will be looking to right a few wrongs at their home venue against the Eagles, who they haven’t beaten at Adelaide Oval.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port Adelaide head to the MCG for the second time in 2018 to play Collingwood in Round 22. Last year’s clash at the ‘G between the two clubs saw Port win a tough battle by 31 points. Robbie Gray was mercurial in front of the big sticks, bagging five goals.

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Broadcaster: Foxtel 

Port’s last home and away fixture of 2018 sees them face the Bombers for a second time. The game will be played at Adelaide Oval, with the date and time to be confirmed towards the end of the season.   


MATCHES BY TIMESLOT

TIME TOTAL MATCHES HOME MATCHES AWAY MATCHES
Saturday early 3 1 2
Saturday afternoon 3 0 3
Sunday early 1 0 1
Sunday afternoon  1 0 1
Saturday twilight 6 4 2
Sunday twilight 3 1 2
Thursday night 1 1 0
Friday night 2 2 0
Saturday night 1 1 0


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