A super Sunday headlines the final round of the season after the AFL locked in the fixture for Round 23 on Tuesday.
With the season tipped to go down to the wire, the AFL has moved to ensure the make up of the ladder comes down to the final day of the year.
Brisbane v Melbourne will open Round 23 on Friday night, while Essendon v Richmond at the MCG headlines Saturday.
But the main action is saved for the final day of the season, with all three games on Sunday set to shape the eight.
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs begins at 1:10pm, with Carlton v Collingwood at the MCG starting at 3:20pm in front of what should be a bumper crowd.
St Kilda will take on Sydney at 4:40 in the last match of the season, which will likely decide the final make up of the eight.
FULL ROUND 23 FIXTURES
Friday August 19
Brisbane v Melbourne – Gabba – 7:50pm
Saturday August 20
GWS Giants v Fremantle – Manuka Oval – 1.45pm
North Melbourne v Gold Coast Suns – Marvel Stadium – 2.10pm
Geelong v West Coast – GMHBA Stadium – 4.35pm
Essendon v Richmond – MCG – 7.25pm
Port Adelaide v Adelaide – Adelaide Oval – 7:30pm
Sunday August 21
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs – University of Tasmania Stadium – 1.10pm
Carlton v Collingwood – MCG – 3.20pm
St Kilda v Sydney – Marvel Stadium – 4.40pm