A rematch will be played on October 2nd , at the MCG , at 2.10 pm .
It is only the third grand final replay, in VFL/AFL history.
Both teams played valiantly but were denied an outright win. It wasn’t the easy match , with Collingwood dominating, that most predicted .The Saints proved they are a force to be reckoned with , and almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat .
Adding further drama to the day, was the flooding of both teams change rooms , with a sewerage leak from a broken pipe,Â making the rooms inaccessible after the game .
Most spectators ,shocked and disbelieving at the final siren will be back next week , same time , same place , same combatants .
Whilst the AFL stands to gain a huge financial windfall , from the rematch, there will need to be some hasty rescheduling of other sporting events , eg the VRC ,Turnbull Stakes Day, at Flemington racecourse , on 2nd October will probably be moved, to Sunday the 3rd October.
Luckily ,the NRL Grand Final between the St George Illawarra Dragons , and the Sydney Roosters begins at 5.00pm. It won’t clash with the AFL Grand Final , which should be over by then . However the two minor NRL finals ,NSW Cup Grand Final , and the Toyota Cup (NYC) Grand Final,Â scheduled to play at 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm respectively, will be on at the same time .